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The tokyobike Sport is a quick and stealthy urban commuter, offering 9-speeds and a forward leaning, slightly aggressive riding position. Equipped with a flat handlebar for responsive handling, a sporty cut-out saddle and rubber grips for comfort. Our Sport is often referred to as the most handsome model in our range. Unlike other tokyobike models the Sport comes stock with matte black components, which gives it a more modern and performance minded look. Made for the stylish urban rider with a need for speed.
Please allow up to 5 business days for bicycle orders to ship. Bicycle requires assembly by a professional mechanic. tokyobike does not offer or cover assembly, nor assembly reimbursement. NO EXPRESS SHIPPING. ***Please also note that if you need to cancel your order, there will be a $50 cancelation charge applied if the order has not yet been shipped. Any order that has left the tokyobike premises cannot be changed or cancelled. ***
We can send your tokyobike the easy way or the easier way.
Option 1. We’ll ship it to a local bicycle shop near you (our recommendation)
We use your shipping address to select a bike shop near you with the highest reputation. And where possible, we choose shops we’ve had success with in the past and know first-hand to be the most friendly. Once a shop is selected and your assembly is organized, our team will notify you via email. It usually takes a bike shop 1-10 days to assemble your new tokyobike after it arrives with them. We can’t control bike shop assembly times, but we do our best to choose shops that are known for their speedy service.
Once your tokyobike is assembled, your local bike shop will contact you for pick up. Assembly fees typically range from $75-160, depending on where you live. Make sure you save your receipt and email it to us right away at firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your bicycle’s serial number for registration. In exchange, we’ll send you a $100 digital tokyobike gift card.
If you also purchased accessories that need professional installation (such as racks, baskets or fenders), those will be shipped to your local bike shop, too - unless you request otherwise. Accessories or life goods that don't need professional assistance will be sent straight to your shipping address.
Option 2. We’ll ship it to you directly (assembly required)
If you’d prefer to have your tokyobike sent directly to you, we deeply respect that. We’ll send it to your shipping address and, from there, you’ll need to organize assembly yourself. Please note, we don’t include assembly instructions because we believe professional assembly will provide you with a safer and longer-lasting bicycle. And proof of assembly by a professional mechanic is necessary to maintain your one-year warranty. Once you organize professional assembly on your own, don’t forget, you still qualify for a $100 gift card with a copy of your receipt.
For international customers, only this option is available. And for pre-orders, please refer to our Pre-Orders T&C here.
There are some individuals who constantly seek and tend to find their mission in life. Dean DiSimone is one of those people. A co-owner of tokyobike’s New York City store (Bowery @ Prince Street – the first tokyobike store in the Americas), Dean is an inspirational figure who’s personal journey is as interesting and diverse as the brand he represents. Dean has: two Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering, a Master’s degree in Architecture, dabbled in business consulting, founded a digital studio and taught at Ivy League colleges, just to mention a few of his many achievements. All this aside, Dean projects a down-to-earth persona that was shocking (because this is New York) and inviting. Dean’s politeness and humility endeared us even more to him and made us want to know more about tokyobike and its underlying philosophy.
Dean (along with his dog, Henry) was gracious enough to grant Style.No.Chaser a Q&A which is both inspirational and stimulating. See it in full below.
“The philosophy is one that is very contrary to much we grow up with ……”
Could you please provide a brief history of tokyobike?
Tokyobike is a small, independent bicycle brand founded in 2002 in the quiet Tokyo suburb of Yanaka. Based on the concept of ‘Tokyo Slow’ the bikes are designed to be light to ride with an emphasis on comfort over speed. The initial goal of Tokyobike was to sell bikes ‘for the city’. At the time of inception by Ichiro Kanai, there were really only two types of bicycles in Japan – the mamachari (or ‘mother’s chariot’) which was a heavy shopping bicycle ridden by housewives during the day and ‘borrowed’ by drunken salarymen who missed their last trains at night, or very expensive bikes for use by more serious cyclists. Tokyobike embraced the thought riders would appreciate a simple, functional, classic object that allowed them to enjoy their surroundings as much as their commute, and also acknowledge that people in Tokyo used to have a slow life – one that is in contrast to the systems and efficiencies we find in our modern cities. Tokyobike set out to recapture that spirit.
How did you get involved with tokyobike?
In 2005 I traveled to Tokyo with a group of my students from the University of Pennsylvania and came across a matte brown Tokyobike on the street. I took a photo of that bicycle and thought of it often in the coming years as an object of design purity, and the reference point that continued to deter my ability to commit to a bike stateside. Five years later I stumbled across the Tokyobike shop in Shoreditch London and was again inspired by the simplicity of the limited models, stunning and tasteful color ways, and the overall curation of this lifestyle brand. While committed to taking a few home with me, the staff strongly recommended not doing so as they were against selling bikes that they could not assemble and fit for me in person. I liked that resistance. After a friendly argument I was recommended to reach out to the owner in Tokyo to see if he would send me a bicycle. An email was sent.
7 months later I received an email from Fuyuki Sugahara, the man behind the Tokyobike growth in Australia who was kind enough to explain the challenges of getting a bicycle to the States. Coincidentally, I was off to Japan just weeks later and we decided to meet up to find a way to get my own Tokyobike. After making my way to the humble Tokyobike design headquarters in suburban Yanaka, I was greeted by Ichiro, Fuyuki, and a handful of youthful staff working hard on iMacs in a quiet, peaceful setting. It was here that Ichiro and I spent hours talking about design, culture, food, and pretty much everything but bicycles. His spirit captivated me and I welcomed his offer to join him for lunch and sake at his favorite soba shop. The slow, delicious afternoon was then extended with a beautiful bike ride throughout the city of Tokyo and a handful of his team, stopping frequently to meet his friends, colleagues, local artisans, and of course, his favorite restaurants. Before I knew it, it was the witching hour of 11:30pm and time to catch my train back across town before the lines retired for the night, and not once had we talked about the bicycle I sought, but it was a topic I was not prepared to breach after the wonderful experience I had with the team. Upon departure, the team quickly recalled that we never discussed the bicycle I came for and asked for my return the following day to address it, which I kindly obliged. Fast forward three days of a similar experience of inspiring discussion, incredible food, and delightful rides, Ichiro asked for me to be his partner in the Americas over our final drink of sake. The rest of the story is still being written…
You mentioned that tokyobike has a unique philosophy that revolves around “quality over quantity”, could you please elaborate on that? How does this philosophy resonate with you as an individual?
The philosophy is one that is very contrary to much we grow up with in the states. Success as we know it is defined by metrics that often are built of numbers that are not reflective of quality nor experience. In Tokyobike I found just the opposite. While there is no resistance to growth nor success, there is an inherent opposition to anything that compromises finding the right bicycle for the right person. We view Tokyobike not as our brand but that of the customers, and if we do not find a way to ensure we are recommended and fitting the proper ride to each individual, we are not accepting our responsibility. In a world of mass consumer packaged goods, it is easy to dismiss the wonderful variance in each of our needs, desires, and ways of living. Tokyobike really embraces this gradient and works hard to allow for the product to be an extension of who you are.
What does being a part of tokyobike give you that you did not have at your previous career?
It is really hard to compare running a creative agency to getting involved in retail as they are such different animals, but one thing that has been incredibly interesting is being in direct contact with the end consumer, especially around something that brings such freedom and enjoyment. Everyone seems to have an interesting history and relationship with their bicycles and knowing that you are becoming part of their personal lore brings something that can be a challenge in other fields. With that said, my experience in the design and marketing worlds is being put to test as launching a new brand in the Americas presents a wonderful challenge of education. From the business side of things, it has been incredible to learn about the world of import/export, distribution, and the mechanics of a retail environment. I often find myself negotiating between in the mindset of a mom-and-pop shop and a global brand.
We noticed some exceptional items in the store that were not necessarily related to the bicycles, what is the story/idea behind that?
Tokyobike seeks like-minded designers and their products to round out our brand story. It is one of craft, quality, and simplicity. While not all of our products are directly related to the lifestyle of cycling, they do all stack up against the lifestyle of living in a complex, dynamic urban setting. Many of our products are sourced locally in Yanaka and capture the spirit of what it means to have multiple generations focusing on one craft, while others are simply brands we love that are doing something we feel is exceptional and should be championed.
Who is the quintessential tokyobike customer?
Such a good question, and one that we would spend months defining for brands in my past life. Simply, our quintessential customer is one that appreciates beautiful, clean, smart design, but is also someone comfortable with defining their own style and path. This customer is one that is inquisitive, and an incredible listener, but who has a distinct perspective on who they are and what they like. We don’t train our sales staff to ‘sell’ but rather to house these same characteristics, especially the listening component.
What are the most popular bikes and colors among the bikes you carry? Why do you think these are popular with customers?
Our Single Speeds have received plenty of accolades around the world, and are typically what people ask for when they visit us. But with that said, our policy is to get our customers on as many test rides as they desire, and after that, we have seen a huge swing toward our Classic Sport that provides more flexibility with 8 gears and an upright ride. Color is a tough one as we pride ourselves on a distinctly curated set that can’t be found in other brands. In New York, the Sand Brown and Matte Black colors have found great success.
There is definitely a lot of innovation around tokyobike’s designs, could you elaborate on this and also talk about other ways in which you perceive/foresee tokyobike being different?
Innovation with Tokyobike is less about invention than it is about making some key decisions with how our bikes are designed and built. As an example, our bicycles are fitted with 650c wheels which are smaller than the typical 700c wheels you find on Western cycles. This slight difference in size makes an incredible difference in handling which is fantastic in city contexts, but also reduces the weight of the bicycle not to mention the overall size which is important to city dwellers storing their cycles indoors.
Tokyobike has stores in London, Berlin, Sydney, etc. – we know this NYC shop is the first in the Americas, are there plans for expansion on this continent and elsewhere?
Definitely. We have our eyes set on a few key locations in the states and Canada, and will ultimately be looking to South America in the near future. This summer we are collaborating with Levi’s Commuter on a series of month-long events in Williamsburg, downtown Los Angeles, and London and will continue to introduce the brand to key markets moving forward. That said, I would love to find a permanent home for us in LA, Portland, San Francisco and possibly a year-round cycling climate on the east coast.
Bikes (especially tokyobikes) are a very stylish accessory, what other style accessories do you feel are important for every man to have?
Every man needs to define his style and be smart with how his look and accessories work together. A casual jacket from Comme des Garçons over a t-shirt, vintage Levi’s denim, a Max Bill Meister wristwatch, and a pair of classic Stan Smiths can do any man right in the summer.
If there is one thing that everyone should know about tokyobike, what is that thing?
Tokyo Slow. We can all use a little of that.
What does your dog, Henry think about tokyobike?
When not guarding the door or wrestling with customers, Henry’s go to is the Sand Brown Classic Sport with a Brooks Cambium saddle and Ring Grips…most likely because that is what his mother is riding. We also think he is quite happy to have his run of the loft now that all of the bicycles have migrated to the shop.
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8 Urban Bikes Perfect for Every Office
Bikes can be aesthetically pleasing, a brilliant form of transportation, and, most important, a fun way to exercise. Bikes allow us to interact with the design, reliably get from point A to point B, and keep us healthy — both physically and mentally.
Tell me again why bikes aren’t a more integral part of our culture, available to humans as they go about their day?
Well, I’m going to change that. That’s right, the next bit of information will forever transform the structure of our very society, putting bikes at the center. OK — I’m getting ahead of myself here. In all seriousness, I love bikes for the three main reasons mentioned above (design, transportation, and exercise).
Everyone can make room in their life for riding, even if it’s just for an hour every week. As a legendary cyclist, Eddy Merckx eloquently said, “Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel, but ride.”
Here’s the kicker: other than current cyclists, the majority of people haven’t found time for cycling or haven’t formed their own connection with bikes. The good news is this can change overnight, and it starts with introducing bikes to the workplace.
The majority of humans on this planet go to work every day, spending around eight hours in an office filled with people and technology. If we (the greater cycling community) want bikes to grow in popularity, we have to put them in front of people. And let’s be honest, when confronted with the option to work or pedal a bike, I’m confident more than 50% of the population would choose the latter.
To motivate more people to embrace cycling, let’s introduce bikes into the workplace. Every workplace. That’s right, whether you work for a beachside advertising agency or a corporate tax firm, there’s room for bikes. The way I see it: if you provide them, they will ride.
With that said, here’s a list of seven bicycles fit for the office that inspire with their excellent design, offer reliable transportation, and serve as a fun method for exercise.
State Bicycle Co. Elliston
Blending timeless charm with modern city bike performance, the Elliston from State Bicycle Co. is the epitome of timeless old-world style and advanced utility. The bike’s classic look is both charming and comforting, and its simplicity provides an irresistible bargain. For under $500 a pop (including the 3-speed drivetrain), the office can afford a fleet!
Priority Continuum Onyx
The updated Priority Continuum Onyx reminds us what riding a bike is indeed supposed to be about: a fun, comfortable, and pure form of transportation. And after some quality time with this new bike, we are confident you will agree. Enjoy your ride, year-round (with our winter tire package), without the worry of shifting under load or skipping gears with the seamlessly shifting NuVinci rear hub. Just twist the shifter grip to the perfect resistance to go over hills or along the stretched-out bike path. Never stain your pants or fix an ailing rusty chain with the Gates Carbon Drive belt. Start and stop with confidence using the Tektro Hydraulic disc brakes. Internal cable routing helps keeps a clean and refined look. Everyone in the office will want to throw a leg over the Onyx.
Marin Presidio 3
The Presidio is Marin’s dedicated commuting range, designed with low maintenance and adaptability in mind. Internal gearing, disc brakes, puncture-resistant tires, and high-performance belt drives are built tough for city streets and repeated use. While the lightweight aluminum frames feature all of the attachment points and braze-ons that commuters demand. Presidio is a dynamic flat-bar road bike. It’s always fun to ride, whether you go for a lunch ride or post-work sprint around the neighborhood. This sleek, modern design offers one incredibly smooth ride, and it’s sure to bring a smile to anyone who takes a spin.
Linus Pronto Urban Bike
The Linus Pronto is well-suited for quick errands and daily commutes. The bike’s reflective tires and polished components complement the light-weight alloy frame. The matte shades of indigo and black establish an air of understated class — just the right balance of work and play for the office setting. Afraid of getting your business casual attire dirty? Not to worry, custom fit alloy fenders keep you clean from the road to office.
Co-op Cycles CTY 1.3 Bike
No chain means less maintenance and ease of use — for everyone in the office. The Co-op Cycles CTY 1.3 bike gets you to work or the coffee shop with a no-fuss belt drive and an efficient and reliable 8-speed internal-gear rear hub. The flat handlebar provides an upright riding position for improved comfort and visibility. Additionally, The CTY 1.3 offers hydraulic disc brakes for consistent performance in all conditions, reflective decals, and reflective tire sidewalls. Platform pedals mean no special shoes required—just jump on and go!
The tokyobike Sport is a quick and stealthy urban commuter, offering 9-speeds and a forward-leaning, slightly aggressive riding position. Equipped with a flat handlebar for responsive handling, a sporty cut-out saddle and rubber grips for comfort. The Sport model is referred to as the most handsome model in the range. Unlike other tokyobike models, the Sport comes stock with matte black components, which gives it a more modern and performance-minded look. Made for the stylish urban rider with a need for speed.
Raleigh Redux 2
This best-selling bike is the ultimate multi-use machine. Plus, it’s fast and clean. Designed with a lightweight frame and integrated aluminum fork, the Redux 2 is light enough to lift up steep stairs to an apartment but durable enough for hardcore city use. The Redux 2 provides 9 speeds, a larger diameter handlebar, and hydraulic disc brakes for optimal stopping power. This bike is enhanced with smooth shifting and low maintenance. Big all-terrain tires roll over almost anything in their path. Clean lines, bold block colors, minimal logos, and overall good looks also make the Redux 2 a top pick.
Public R16 flat Bar
This bike is perfect for both men and women who want a high-performance road bike but prefer the comfort of a flat handlebar. The new PUBLIC R16 offers our lightest Chromoly frame. It boasts a wide gearing range of 16 speeds and rapid-fire trigger shifters for quick and effortless shifting. Like other PUBLIC road bikes, the R16 Flat Bar is built with dual bottle cage mounts, and front and rear mounts, perfect for the PUBLIC rear rack and Porteur front rack. The quick-release wheels make it especially easy to attach to a roof rack or load inside a car for those rides outside of town. Narrow 32mm commuter tires offer nimbler handling than other models, with plenty of shock absorption for rough city streets. Removable, sleek matching fender keep your jeans clean on wet roads without compromising your performance or style.
Didn’t see a bike you and your co-workers can get excited about? No problem. Let us know what you are looking for in the comments section, and we will find an option right for your office crew.
Sport Matte Black
Riders often ask us what the top of our range is among our standard tokyobike models — the Sport it is. With a lightweight 9-speed derailleur, the Sport offers a little extra hustle. The matte black components and threadless stem are a modern performance upgrade over our Classic Sport, lightening the overall weight of the bike. With room for 2 water bottles, it’s easy to transport proper hydration — or hydration & caffeine if you prefer. The Sport comes equipped with speedy 650c wheels, providing quick acceleration and boasting speed over comfort. The fit set up on the Sport is the most aggressive of our line. As a rider, you can expect to be leaning forward into a slightly more aerodynamic and performance-minded riding position. Made for the rider who seeks a quicker ride and a stealthy modern aesthetic.
Frame & Fork: Lightweight Cr-Mo steel (Made in Taiwan)
Gears: 9-Speed Shimano Sora with 42t x 11t-25t Gear Range
Shifter: Shimano Acera Rapid Fire
Grips: Black Rubber
Saddle: Black Cut-out Sport Saddle
Handlebars: Matte Black Alloy 25.4 cd
Stem: Matte Black Forged Alloy 1” 25.4cd
80mm extension (47cm & 53cm) 100mm extension (57mm & 61mm)
Seatpost: Matte Black Forged Alloy
26.6 x 250mm (47cm & 53cm) 350mm (57cm & 61cm)
Brake Calipers: Tektro R315 Matte Black
Brake Levers: Tektro XL510 Matte Black
Crankset: Lasco, Black Forged Alloy 170mm w/black steel chainguard
Bottom Bracket: Cartridge, Sealed Bearing 68 x 113mm
Rims: Matte Black Double Walled Aluminum Rims with CNC Sidewall
Tires: Black Kenda Kontender 650c x 25c
Front Hub: Black Alloy 36h x 140mm Sealed Bearings
Rear Hub: Black Alloy 36h x 130mm Sealed Bearings
Spokes: 14 Gauge Black Stainless Steel
Weight: 10.5kg / 23lbs (53 cm)
MADE IN TAIWAN
Beyond the nuanced shopping experience, Tokyobikes are unique in that almost all of their models run 650C wheels. In comparison to the full sized 700C wheels you see on road bikes, they are smaller, very durable, and highly efficient for smaller riders. From Georgena Terry’s bikes to Emma Pooley’s Olympic victories, 650C wheels have had a played a significant role in women’s specific bike design. The small wheels have also allowed the frame to retain classic proportions through their smaller sizes.
Over the summer Tokyobike has occupied a pop up space along Bowery and Spring in NYC, an intersection between two key commuting bike lanes. Juliana says many people graduate from Citi Bikes (New York’s bike sharing system) to owning their own Tokyobikes. The wheels come with quick release skewers, but almost all of the bikes end up leaving the shop with pinheads suggesting heavy commuter use. While the shop will likely close during the winter, it will open again at the beginning of spring and the online shop is open year round.