Riding a bike in Japan is part of life. It's about enjoying the ride, exploring the city, and the freedom that goes with that.
Tokyo Bike is a small and independent bicycle company which launched in the old Tokyo suburb of Yanaka eight years ago. Founded by bicycle enthusiast Ichiro Kanai, the team in Tokyo designs bikes for the city. Each bicycle weights between 9 and 11 kilos, is easy to carry up to your apartment and light to ride. To make the stops and starts of urban riding smoother, bikes have been designed with a smaller 650 diameter wheel.
More about slow, than fast, Tokyo Bike believes that speed is not always the aim, destination is only part of the story, and losing yourself in a city's small back lanes and expansive parks and gardens, is one way of switching off and escaping it all.
The Tokyo Bike story is about simple bikes, that are reasonably priced, easy to ride and to carry, are pared back to the basic elements, and available in a wide range of colours.
Tokyo Bike shops can be found in Tokyo and Sydney, and very soon in London.
Drop into Tokyo Bike just off Bourke Street Surry Hills only 20 metres from the City of Sydney's new cycle way.
Cycle ways are popping up all over Sydney. Just hop on a bike and live life Amsterdam-style. City of Sydney just unveiled a green strip stretching from Green Square to Surry Hills. Pedal your way to work or play in the CBD and surrounding suburbs without the hassles of parking fees, bus fares and designated drivers.
Tokyo Bike is the place to pick up a pair of wheels. ...read more
Located in the back of the Paramount Coffee Project cafe, there is a fun hipster themed bike shop selling Tokyo Bikes. The space is clean and bright and there are lots of beautiful retro bicycles to look through. They also sell cool accessories, such as see-through bike bells, wooden finished helmets and custom bags.
Great place to wander into when you are waiting for a table at the cafe.