Spokes people— Kyoto


A company that started out making bikes for professional cyclists decided to expand into a wider market. The result is customisable models for people who care about design as much as they enjoy a two-wheeled jaunt through the city.

Funriki, bikes, fixed-gear

When new Japanese bicycle brand Funriki launched last December it had the unusual distinction of being picked up both by serious cycling magazines and the fashion press. These were proper bikes that cycling otaku could appreciate, with looks that would appeal to those who usually care more about style than finding the ultimate brake pads. When you meet the people who created the Funriki bike you can see why the word “fun” was incorporated into the name. The company behind Funriki is Diatech Products, a young bike business founded by Kota Sakurai…


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