Blame it, if you will, on George Plimpton, founder of The Paris Review
. The dapper image of the white-haired writer in his pinstriped jacket suit, pedaling through the streets of Manhattan, made the humble bicycle respectable. Desirable, even.
Fast forward to Singapore, 2012. While it would be pure lunacy to ride in a jacket suit in our hot humid climate, there’s something very jaunty (and sexy) about a man in a chambray shirt and chino shorts, pedaling the nooks of the less beaten path.
The Bisou unisex bicycle from Tokyobike is extremely easy on the eye – a simple, lightweight (12 kg) and compact city bike, that focus on the comfort of riding over speed.
Built with Cr-Mo steel instead of the traditional aluminium frames, the bicycle is stronger and more flexible, ensuring durability and providing a more comfortable ride. The 650c wheels have a finer profile than the usual city bike, reducing weight and allowing for a smoother cruise. It features the Shimano 7 speeds and comes with the SRAM grip-shifter system, making it very easy to switch speeds.
The Bisou retails at $975 and is available in blue-grey, navy, white, red, momo (pink) and saffron (yellow) at the Tokyobike boutique at 38-01 Haji Lane.
Oh, and have we already mentioned it is unisex? Consider yourself warned.
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