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Video: Tomomi Nishikubo Rides Downtown Tokyo in 'Esperanto'

Jul 26, 2022 at 10:15
by Teton Gravity Research  

Of all the segments in Esperanto, Tomomi Nishikubo’s undoubtedly stands out the most. Set to beautifully appropriate music, the Japanese trials rider takes his precision bike handling skills to the streets of Tokyo in a mind-blowing performance. Filming the segment was a massive challenge, with Japan closed due to Covid restrictions. Tomomi convinced us he could get it done with a crew of local filmers and the help of his Canyon bike so we trusted him and let him loose. Nishikubo has been riding bikes for 18 years, moving over from a brief career in motocross during his youth. His early inspiration to riding trials came from watching online videos of Danny Macaskill and Fabio Wibmer. After winning the Japanese Trials Championships in 2016 and 2017, he set his sights on shooting next-level video parts, culminating in his downtown Tokyo segment in Esperanto.

Get to know more about Nishikubo in his Esperanto athlete edit, and catch him on the Esperanto film tour – tickets and tour information are available on TGR's Tour Page.

Sure beats being stuck in downtown traffic. Satoshi Saijo photo.

Tomomi goes shopping. Satoshi Saijo photo.

Cherry blossoms are a big part of Japanese culture...so are wheelies, we think. Satoshi Saijo photo.

Tomomi takes the direct route. Satoshi Saijo photo.

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  • 17 0
 That was incredible, the bridge crossing was nuts. Love the cherry blossoms and family vibe, nice work.
  • 18 0
 I'd like to see a video edit with him and Danny in Japan.
  • 10 0
 This dude is legit. Respect
  • 8 1
 he's an amazing rider, but that edit was weak sauce. Was there even 50 seconds worth of riding????
  • 2 0
 yeah he's put out banger edits before, maybe this was just a little promo for Canyon on the side while he's busy working on a larger project. Could have contractual obligations to deliver an edit at x interval, like every second month or something.
  • 6 0
 You WILL high 5 me, children!!
  • 2 0
 I'm surprise he is able to ride those city features and not get in any conflict with the Japanese authorities. Japanese regulations are pretty rigid.
  • 2 0
 Seriously committed on that flat gap. I hope he releases some longer edits.
  • 1 0
 Orijinaru watashi wa chikaimasu, bideo wa kūrudesu, sukiru mo subarashīdesu, watashi wa bideo ga sukidesu.

Noted: "youre so good boy."
  • 3 0
 Love his contagious smile.
  • 3 0
 That showcased about 10% of Tomomi's talent, pretty average vid.
  • 3 1
 すっごい! お疲れ様でした!
  • 1 0
 Wow! He did all that without gold stanchions.
  • 1 0
 Sick riding! Would love to see more from Japan presented like this!
  • 1 1
 i have always wondered, where do japanese ride? is there something else than Fuji??
  • 3 0
 While Fuji is the famous one, Japan is incredibly mountainous. Im sure theres no shortage of places to ride
  • 1 0
 BCPov has some videos on YouTube of riding in Japan a few years back with his wife Yuka. You can get a good idea from those videos!
  • 1 0
 stupid question - what kind of shoes are those?
  • 2 0
 Crankbrothers stamp lace
  • 1 0
 love this guy
  • 5 5
 He is wheelie good!
  • 2 5
 sick riding; music didn't fit the tone of the edit
  • 1 0
 Sorry man, OBA willed it to be such.

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