Miyata Mixte

Miyata Mixte

Well, it looks like the mixte has grown up. ‘Mixte’ is a direct appropriation of the French word meaning ‘mixed’ or ‘unisex’: despite the fact that it shares the same form as a ladies step-through frame, a discerning man about town may ride one without a question (albeit ignorant) about his masculinity.

Miyata Century

Miyata Century

7 YEARS AGO / 10 COMMENTS / MOUNTAIN BIKES

Miyata was founded by a Japanese gunsmith in 1892 who, thankfully, realized that bicycles were a more sustainable industry. It is now a Dutch joint venture, Koga-Miyata, with all bikes created in the Netherlands. The Miyata Century, “essentially a pimped-up version of the Koga-Miyata Skyrunner”, was a limited edition built to commemorate 100 years of…