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Jitensha Bikes are extremely light and their double-walled design makes their width vary - it's wider near the joints to ensure higher resistance and narrower wherever possible, to make it as light as possible. As a result, you get a great combination between lightness and durability.
It has a 48/18 gearing, which makes it an extremely versatile bike. It can be fast, it's not difficult to get it moving from the start (at a traffic light, for example), or go up a slope if you pedal a little harder.
The singlespeed Jitensha has simple and efficient technology, with first-quality components. This means little to no maintenance is necessary while you get to keep 100% of the control and 100% of the pleasure.
Jitensha is an ode to Japan. It combines minimalism of form and extremism of looks, in a slender, lightweight bicycle that shines with simplicity.
Jitensha means bicycle in Japanese. It's deeply anchored in the Tokyo culture and lifestyle. All kinds of people, riding all kinds of bicycles. A brilliant way to experience and live Tokyo. Jitensha has always been part of their lifestyles as well. Whilst living in Tokyo, the vision of sharing our love and dreams emerged.
'The belief bicycles are and will increasingly be a great urban commute solution. The will to share the Jitensha love of bicycles, design, fashion, Tokyo, Paris… and their dreams for a more sustainable environment, through smaller, responsible businesses. That's the spirit and energy in Jitensha!'
This bicycle comes in a well protected box, about 80% assembled. The most complicated is already mounted from the factory and the rest is quite easy to do. You will have to place the front wheel, the pedals, the saddle and adjust the handlebar.
At the top you will see a video where one of our mechanics explains in a few simple steps how to correctly assemble this. If you do not feel confident to finish the assembly, we recommend you take the bicycle to a nearby bicycle store/workshop for a specialist to complete the bicycle build.