Makoto’s Doppo Sim Works Tourer

Doppo Kunikida was a Japanese naturalist, one of the best. In fact, he’s the founder of the movement which focuses on, you guessed it, nature in literature. This love of nature inspired Sim Works to develop their own touring bike, one that would take a 27.5 or 29″ wheel and be prepared for just about anything you’d encounter on the road or trail. The Doppo is a steel bike, made in Nagoya by the framebuilder Shin and was first debuted at NAHBS this year. This is Makato’s personal bike, which he affixed with racks and panniers for our tour, while utilizing the “anything” mounts on the fork and the Sim Works “Homage” tires. You can read more about the Doppo at the Sim Works blog and contact them for ordering information…

This bike looked so good on the top of Mount Mihara that I had to shoot a few photos of it. Enjoy!

  • ncoffeeneur

    Great to see someone else touring in Keens!

    • Scott Felter

      However geeky, Keen Commuter sandals are incredible bike touring shoes.

      • ncoffeeneur

        The new ones are a little “slimmer” too!

  • I know you are not good at in the morning…but, What a grumpy face Mako !?

  • Sublime by Default

    Wonderfully smart and sensible bike, the whole thing. Similar qualities to the Elephant NFE.

  • Jonathan Neve

    Man, I’m loving those panniers.

  • Ondrej Nemec

    I need those fenders! Has anybody know where to buy?

  • Wow, that’s one gorgeous tourer!

  • Mike Salkowski

    Gorgeous! Loving the front rack; can anyone identify it? Hard to find one like that in black.

    • Isaiah Kramer

      Simworks Potluck?

  • Jesse

    Killing seat stay junction. This thing’s begging for a segmented fork.

    Anyone know the make and model of those bars?