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A brand new era of Japanese cyclists discovers the enjoyment of gravel using within the culturally wealthy port of Sakai Metropolis.

In a small store in Sakai Metropolis, Shouichi Soukawa is “constructing the way forward for gravel biking in Japan.” 

That’s what Shimano wrote within the description for its newest video. The bike firm’s brief documentary shines a light-weight on Nook Bikes, the place Soukawa has shortly constructed a repute for his glorious gravel frames.

After studying metal body manufacturing in Tokyo, Soukawa moved again to Sakai Metropolis, a longtime middle of business metal manufacturing. Regardless of its roots, town additionally boasts a wealthy arts scene, and Soukawa feels impressed most by visible artists and musicians.

Take a second to hearken to his contemplative tackle bike-making.

“I feel prospects have needed bikes like these all alongside,” he says. “And now we have simply now began making bikes that fulfill these wants.”

Runtime: 6.5 minutes

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Andrew McLemore

By Andrew McLemore

An award-winning journalist and photographer, Andrew McLemore brings greater than 14 years of expertise to his place as Affiliate Information Editor for Lola Digital Media. Andrew is a musician, climber and traveler who at the moment lives in Cuenca, Ecuador, which he makes use of as a house base for adventures all through the Americas. When he is not writing, enjoying gigs or exploring the outside, he is hanging out along with his canine Campana.

Matters: Information, Biking, Gravel

Tags: Shimano, sakai metropolis, japan

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