MOKUMONO - The bike that reflects the History of Dutch Craftsmanship
We revive the Dutch tradition of bicycle manufacturing using state of the art production technologies. The result is a lightweight high quality bike.
Cycling and The Netherlands are synonymous. Almost everybody, even our Prime Minister, uses a bike. Cycling has been part of the Dutch culture for centuries.
It might be hard to imagine, but the production of bicycles has hardly changed over time. Traditionally, a bicycle frame is built by joint welding metal tubes. This is mostly done by hand and therefore labor intensive. The Netherlands has a rich history of bicycle manufacturing but in an attempt to reduce costs, almost all bicycle manufacturers have moved production to cheap labor countries, mostly in Southeast Asia.
We set out to change this because we believe it is time to bring bicycle production back to The Netherlands. Mokumono revives the vanishing tradition of Dutch bicycle manufacturing.
Inspired by the way cars are produced, Mokumono frames are made of two sheets of aluminum pressed into form and laser welded together. This not only results in a lightweight and strong frame, but by using these techniques we are also able to highly automate our production process, significantly lowering labor costs and thus making it possible to build bicycles in The Netherlands again.
Mokumono is made with the best products available. With selecting each of these, we make sure our bikes have a long life span and are low in maintenance.
In March 2016 we ran a successful Kickstarter campaign. This has given us the opportunity to start production. After we delivered the first bikes to our Kickstarter backers we will start selling again. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep updated on the process.