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
87-89 Tabernacle Street
London EC2A 4BA

Opening hours
Tuesday to Friday 11am to 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5 pm
Mondays Closed


+44 (0) 20 7251 6842
sales@tokyobike.co.uk
www.tokyobike.co.uk
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We are always on the lookout for bright, enthusiastic people who want to work with us - please email sales@tokyobike.co.uk

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Earlier in the year, we were lucky enough to host a workshop on the ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi. This short film captured some of the people and the craft involved.

Spin London 2014 was bigger and better than ever.

A big thank you to everyone who came to see us. We had lots of compliments on our stand which looked great in no small way thanks to brose~fogale who provided some of their beautiful, simple, lifestyle accessories. We hope to work with them again in future but to see their current collection head to their site.    

Highlights of the show included the stunt man testing out a revolutionary form of head protection - more about that here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcqLqrfg16E&feature=youtu.be

Most fun was had playing a wierd game (the name of which is a mystery) invented by the founder of Plume (plumemudguard.com). It involves the unlikely combination of feather dusters, kids bikes and party poppers. Could be the new bike polo?

For a couple of lucky punters who entered our competition there was a new tokyobike single speed and a Sahn helmet to take home.

Hopefully see you next year.

Photographed by Yu Fujiwara

Back to school - a simple class that will help you avoid punctures, quickly replace a tube and get you back on your bike. The cost is £10 but includes an inner tube and set of tyre levers. 
Classes are held at the tokyobike store the first Wednesday of every month 6.30-7.30pm. 
To reserve a place: http://goo.gl/3QxDCh

Back to school - a simple class that will help you avoid punctures, quickly replace a tube and get you back on your bike. The cost is £10 but includes an inner tube and set of tyre levers. 

Classes are held at the tokyobike store the first Wednesday of every month 6.30-7.30pm. 

To reserve a place: http://goo.gl/3QxDCh

Please visit us at the Spin London bike show. We will be launching our new limited edition single speed as well as showing off some of our favourite other cycling brands. 
Still relatively new Spin London brings together a range of progressive cycling brands under the roof of an East London institution. The show takes place 28th, 29th and 30th March at the Truman Brewery - come and say hello. 
http://spinldn.com/

Please visit us at the Spin London bike show. We will be launching our new limited edition single speed as well as showing off some of our favourite other cycling brands. 

Still relatively new Spin London brings together a range of progressive cycling brands under the roof of an East London institution. The show takes place 28th, 29th and 30th March at the Truman Brewery - come and say hello. 

http://spinldn.com/

This spring sees the launch of a limited edition, classic look, single speed. Based on our standard single speed model but fitted with all silver components, ivory walled tyres, tokyobike classic handlebar and Brooks Team Pro saddle and grips. Available in ivory or black frames at £620.00

NEW STOCK HAS ARRIVED - if you have been patiently waiting for a colour or size speak now! We are fully stocked just in time for the season. 

Yoga with Nikita at tokyobike

Join Nikita for a 90 minute workshop, designed specifically to take away some of the strains and aches associated with cycling but suitable for all. 

Date and time: Tuesday 18th March from 7.30pm

Location: tokyobike store, Shoreditch.

Price is £15 and to book a place just email nikitaakilapa@hotmail.com or call on 07568 598 920

*illustration by Charlotte Trounce (http://charlottetrounce.tumblr.com)

Tea time at tokyobike

The Good & Proper Brew Bar at the tokyobike store is up and running. From 8.30am you will be able to order freshly brewed loose leaf tea to sit in or take away. Tastings will be held on Tuesday evenings and loose tea is available to take home.

Follow @goodpropertea for further details.

(Source: tokyobikeuk)

Thank you for coming to the exhibition! It went really well.

Exhibition still continues until 16th Feb for people who missed the night.

Photographed by Yu Fujiwara

metamorphose at tokyobike will run from 4th to 16th February and showcase a new collection of collages by Kaoru Sato* made from a series of street style photographs by collaborator (and tokyobike team member Yu Fujiwara www.yufujiwara.com)
opening reception: Thursday 6th February 7–9pm
with sounds curated by colectivo futuro (http://colectivofuturo.com/)
after party: from 10pm-till at the Alibi (http://thealibilondon.co.uk/)
*Kaoru Sato / K+ (kaoruplus.com)Born in tokyo and based in London, Kaoru has been working for international clients in the fields of fashion, publishing, film and music. Her work has been featured in art and fashion titles including dazed & confused, fashion illustration file, creative calendar collection and ingenuity.
*Yu Fujiwara / 8and2 (www.8and2.tumblr.com)Born in Kobe, Japan. Yu Fujiwara is a freelance photographer based in London, UK. Yu specialised graphic design in London College of Communication and was strongly influenced by conceptual art. After graduating from LCC, he has been working extensively in the fields of graphic design, photography and art. Contributor for Joshua’s, The Style Snip, Never Underdressed, Leon Magazine

metamorphose at tokyobike will run from 4th to 16th February and showcase a new collection of collages by Kaoru Sato* made from a series of street style photographs by collaborator (and tokyobike team member Yu Fujiwara www.yufujiwara.com)

opening reception: Thursday 6th February 7–9pm

with sounds curated by colectivo futuro (http://colectivofuturo.com/)

after party: from 10pm-till at the Alibi (http://thealibilondon.co.uk/)


*Kaoru Sato / K+ (kaoruplus.com)
Born in tokyo and based in London, Kaoru has been working for international clients in the fields of fashion, publishing, film and music. Her work has been featured in art and fashion titles including dazed & confused, fashion illustration file, creative calendar collection and ingenuity.

*Yu Fujiwara / 8and2 (www.8and2.tumblr.com)
Born in Kobe, Japan. Yu Fujiwara is a freelance photographer based in London, UK. Yu specialised graphic design in London College of Communication and was strongly influenced by conceptual art.
After graduating from LCC, he has been working extensively in the fields of graphic design, photography and art. Contributor for Joshua’s, The Style Snip, Never Underdressed, Leon Magazine

tokyobike Sport 9s - custom road bike with Shimano Sora STI with double chainset and PRO handlebar

Price £980.00*

*£1130.00 with Gilles Berthoud saddle and Gropes leather grips pictured.