An intro to tokyobike
"The bike is simply a way to enjoy your city, as much about the journey as the destination"
tokyobike is a small, independent bicycle company founded in 2002 in the quiet Tokyo suburb of Yanaka. The name was derived from the design of the bikes. In the same way the mountain bike was designed for the mountains, so tokyobike was designed for Tokyo.
Based on the concept of ‘Tokyo Slow’ the bikes are designed to be light to ride with an emphasis on comfort over speed. The bike is simply a way to enjoy your city, as much about the journey as the destination.
tokyobike began in the quiet Tokyo suburb of Yanaka in 2002. Twelve years later we arrived in New York and, as with all worthwhile journeys, began again.
And to be fair, how could they? It required more than a box of parts. It required a way of thinking that was unique to the streets we come from. We call it, Tokyo Slow. The knowledge that a bike is more than a mode of transportation. It’s a tool for contemplation.
Of course, we’ve invested a lot in our bikes’ design, too. A lightweight Cr-Mo steel frame to ensure agility. A smaller wheel size for speed and storage. But those things are the surface. We make bikes, in theory. But what we really hope to make is a difference in the way you ride.
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