Tokyobike’s NYC Outpost

The Japanese bike-maker sets up shop with a crisp yet warm store and a cohesive collection of design items

Japanese bike-maker Tokyobike has steadily expanded from their HQ in Japan’s capital since selling their first bike back in 2002. Tokyobike has stores in London, Berlin, Milan, Bangkok and Melbourne. After a stint as a pop-up, Tokyobike’s New York store permanently opens in Nolita on 20 March 2015 at Bowery and Prince Street. Coming off a recent frame and shoe collaboration with New Balance, the …

Tokyobike + New Balance C-Series Collection

An exclusive first look at the design collaboration resulting in three new shoe designs and two new bicycle colorways

Established in 2012 to develop new concepts and designs inspired by various lifestyles, New Balance‘s Tokyo Design Studio is often responsible for the Boston-based brand’s more limited, buzz worthy introductions. With cycling recently put in their crosshairs, three new models (CM600C, CT700C and 996C) were developed under the helm of Design Manager Shugo Moritani, specifically for the urban commuter that rides daily, though with a …

Tokyobike Spring 2014 New Singlespeed

Three fresh colors, swept handlebars and a Brooks saddle breathe new life to the perfectly simple bicycle

As longtime supporters of Tokyobike and their “less is more” approach to bicycle building, we took special note of their upcoming spring 2014 release: the New Singlespeed. While aesthetically similar to its predecessor, the fresh release will introduce a more classic swept handlebar, Brooks leather team pro saddle and bar grips, plus chrome wheels; all nicely complementing the pared-down steel frame. With an eye on …