The Ride: A week with a Tokyobike

Since a long time that i admire the simplicity of Tokyobike urban bicycles, so when João Camolas, from Vélocité Café, invited me to try one, i've accepted right away. Founded in 2002 in Yanaka, a quiet suburb of Tokyo, Tokyobike presents bicycles specially designed to the japanese capital streets, however they adapt perfectly to the ones in Lisbon. Despite giving an emphasis on comfort over speed, the CS model is light, agile, fast in flat roads and has the necessary gears to climb any hill calmly. With a chromoly steel frame, classic geometry and great attention to detail, the appealing CS in moss green made me leave aside my lycra and road bicycle during a week and i enjoyed it a lot! tokyolisbon2tokyolisbon3