Competition: win a tokyobike worth £520


Dezeen: tokyobike single-speed prize

Dezeen has teamed up with tokyobike to launch their new London store this week and to celebrate we're give away a single-speed bike worth £520 (above).

tokyobike prize

Congratulations to the winner! David Koroma (above) won a single-speed tokyobike.

New tokyobike store on Tabernacle Street

The new store (above and below) opens at 87-89 Tabernacle Street in Shoreditch on Thursday evening and Dezeen readers are invited to the party (see details below).

Dezeen: new tokyobike store in London

The prize draw will be take place at the opening party on Thursday 17 May and the winner will be able to ride away on their new bike. There will also be five runners up prizes of Gropes leather handlebar grips worth £25.00 each (below).

Dezeen Gropes handlebar grips

The opening party is from 6-9pm and music will be provided by Dezeen Music Project, with our in-house DJs spinning original tracks.

Dezeen Music Project

Dezeen Book of Ideas will also be on sale for a special price of £10 per copy (usual price £12).

Dezeen Book of Ideas

This competition is now closed.

Saito Wood paper basket

The winner will be announced at 8pm at tokyobike, 87-89 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4BA. Only people who attend the party and put their business card into the prize draw bin, which is a very elegant Saito Wood paper bin (above, also on sale at tokyobike) will be entered for the prize.

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tokyobike opening party invite

Please join us to celebrate the opening of our new store.
Thursday 17th May

Artist exhibition - 6 tokyobikes x 6 artists.
A.Four / Lucas Price, Alex Daw, Mike Guppy, Simon Memel, Tom Pearson, Soju Tanaka

Dezeen: tokyobike 4

Win a tokyobike on the night!
for details follow us on twitter: @tokyobikeUK

87-89 Tabernacle Street
London, EC2 4BA

in collaboration with Dezeen
music provided by Dezeen Music Project

About the prize

One lucky winner will ride away with a single-speed tokyobike worth £520. Here is the full spec:

Price: £520.00
Frame: Full Cr-Mo steel (470/530/570/610mm)
Colours: Black, White, Purple,  Green, Red, Saffron
Gears: Single Speed
Wheels & Tyres: White rims and white tyres  (650×25c)
Details: Flat handlebars with white grips & white saddle
Weight: 9.4kg (530mm)

Dezeen: tokyobike single-speed prize

About tokyobike

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.

Dezeen: tokyobike

Smaller 650mm wheels and slim, compact, steel frames make the bikes easy to handle and light to ride. More about slow than fast, tokyobike is as much about discovering your city and enjoying the ride as it is about the destination. Spring 2012 marks the opening of the first stores in Europe beginning with London and Berlin.

Dezeen: tokyobike

  • Terry Olpin

    "Just one gear on my fixie bike!" #richardheads

  • j_11

    *worth £520.

    Oh, ok.


  • Eddy

    Looks the business. It would be cool riding a tokyobike around our streets.

  • Bregham

    Just a few follow up comments on Tokyobike. I live in Tokyo (not that it changes anything!) and have owned a Tokyobike 26 for a year and the design and comfort are great, mainly because of the simplicity and no frills approach. However, I am disappointed with the quality of some of the components. The pedal screws were constantly loose and one of the crank caps fell off. Some of the parts, specifically the nuts on the quick release mechanisms and the screws on the front derailleur have rusted, while the rubber is wearing through and starting to split on the tyres (I wouldn't say I use the bike excessively and cycle on average 6 km per day on flat smooth city roads).

    I contacted Tokyobike about this and their customer service is excellent. However, although they replaced the pedals free of charge, they claim the rust and the wear and tear on the tyres is normal.

    Hence the motivation to post my comments is that I feel that for a bike that costs 50,000 Yen the component quality should be better. Maybe I am wrong, you decide!