bepster wrote:Anybody have any opinions about Tokyobike?
Cool bike. Not too terrible of a price. Long wheelbase, meant for plooting around town with comfort, not speed. I like it.
Although the 650C wheels are an odd choice. They want a smaller wheel, fine. But 650C is traditionally used for tri or time trial bikes. And your tire choices will reflect that, they will be narrow, hard and not for comfort. For city riding I recommend a minimum of a 28mm tire and ideally a 32mm. This bike comes with a 25mm tire. Less air to adsorb city road potholes and such. If they wanted a smaller wheel (700C is on most bikes out there), I would have gone with a 650B. Slightly larger than the 650C but a wheel traditionally for touring/randonneuring which translates well for city riding and great tire choices.
It looks like there may be enough clearance to swap to 650B but then you have the added expense of wheels and different fenders. I would also be sure to ask a dealer if there is clearance for the 650B,