Walking around in Vevey, Switzerland, I saw a rider coming down the street in 23-degree temperatures, so I naturally thought, “serious.” He was riding a brand I had never seen before called Rivette. The company is based in Denmark and do all of the frame and paint work in-house. They seem to be better known for their MTB frames, but make this gorgeous aluminum frame, the R6 (which this guy was riding). The frame is coupled with their own R6 monocoque fork and Rivette headset. For an aluminum frame it isn’t cheap at 1598eu (about $2278), but there is a lot of craftsmanship and a really nice paint job for the price. Their name is inspired by one my favorite cycling terms, “on the rivet” (in my case going as fast as I can, without pulling a Pluto face), and I love their comment, “if you only want a bike to park in front of the coffee shop, buy an Italian frame.” Cheeky.
Photos by Rivette Bikes