05 Oct Included Supplier: Bk Lisboa
At DAHON, we constantly wish to urge our followers all throughout the globe to have impressive trips with our variety of straightforward folding bikes for every person, with this in mind we wish to provide a proclaim to our licensed dealerships as well as suppliers that are a vital part of the DAHON household that dedicate to providing bikers the most effective consumer experience in their areas. In the coming months we will certainly radiate the limelight on several of them; sharing their tales as well as effort with our international riding neighborhood.
This month bk lisboa is up! Have a look at our meeting with its proprietor Diogo to obtain the complete rundown:
Year Established: 2012
Personnel number: 4
The amount of shops do you have? 1 display room in Lisboa. 3 assistance centres in Lisboa, Porto as well as Algarve
Display Room Place: Rio de Janeiro 29b, Lisboa, Portugal
Internet site as well as socials: https://www.bklisboa.pt/ @bklisbon (Facebook, Instagram as well as Twitter)
1. Just how did your business start?
All of it began in 2011 when my other half as well as I travelled around Europe by train, we discovered it impressive seeing the quantity of individuals utilizing their bikes to commute. I had actually never ever experienced that in my life, in my nation Portugal, we were (as well as still are) away from this degree of travelling. Yet just like any kind of motion, I recognized that one way or another it would certainly occur in my area also.
As most of us understand, there is no earth B. We need to deal with ourselves as well as urge others to do the exact same, so as quickly as I showed up back from my journey, the very first point I did was try to find a brand-new work pertaining to bikes. I simply wished to be associated with this industry by urging every person to utilize a bike to commute. I was fortunate to be able to benefit a couple of months in the store of the very first DAHON dealership in Portugal, where I found out fundamentals regarding the sector, as well as the brand name itself. After that in September 2012, we opened our very own store in Lisbon.
2. What’s your goal declaration?
Lasting movement for every person.
3. That do you offer bikes to?
Family Members with or without youngsters, or pets. As well as additionally people wanting to present the bike right into their way of lives. I do not advertise sporting activity options (although any kind of bike is sedentary-proof).
4. Just how do you set about matching an individual to the best bike?
I constantly require to understand their individual information such as dimension, weight, if the consumer has youngsters or animals to bring to name a few points. It’s a dressmaker’s work.
5. Why would certainly you advise folding bikes to consumers?
Compact bikes are my core company (also if they aren’t collapsible), they are effective, manoeuvrable as well as risk-free to fill things, youngsters or animals as a result of their reduced gravity features. They additionally fit well in the lift, staircases, as well as houses, which prevail troubles in a city. As well as they are a lot more useful to continue a train, bus or in the vehicle. Truthfully I really feel that the metropolitan bike market is inverted. There ought to be a lot more small bikes, than large wheel bikes which are much better for sporting activity or touring.
6. What is your preferred component regarding dealing bikes?
When I hand supply the bike all set to the consumer, that is the emphasize.
7. Please inform us regarding your earliest biking memory?
When I was brought by my daddy on his traditional auto racing bike, in the 80s. There was no soft seat, simply steel. There were no risk-free choices for lugging youngsters, however those memories are memorable.
8. Where is your preferred area to cycle on the planet as well as why?
I do not have a strong point of view on this since I have not taken a trip a lot around the globe yet. I can state that I have actually delighted in a lot more off-road courses, despite small bikes. Not roadways that are also harsh, however unpaved/secondary roadways are exceptional for small bikes to uncover colonies as well as take off from the chaos of cities. Include a train or bus ticket as well as you have every little thing you require.
9. What is your preferred DAHON bike as well as why?
This is the hardest inquiry:-RRB-) as I’m a dealership I have actually attempted all or nearly all the DAHON versions that have actually appeared. I can state that I’m a little bit consumed with 16″ wheels. In my individual collection I have a red 80’s Dahon III, 2 chromoly Piccolos, 2 Contours as well as naturally the brand-new Swirl. I assume the primary factor is the ideal equilibrium in between dimension as well as performance. Yet I acknowledge that for fars away 20 ″ or even more is more effective. I have actually been utilizing a Hemingway 20″ a great deal lately (additionally referred to as K-One as well as Horize in various other areas), I like the geometry of this structure. Oh as well as a DAHON Dashboard miniature velo (451 wheel).
10. What’s following imminent for your business?
I’m obtaining near the 10th wedding anniversary of my company, as well as I really feel that my brand name has actually gotten its very own identification. Possibly as a result of a much more typical technique. I simply wish to maintain boosting as well as providing the most effective on the marketplace despite the rate. Also one of the most costly bike can be less costly than the least expensive vehicle.
11. Anything else you would love to inform the DAHON neighborhood?
I have a huge dedication as well as treatment in the direction of DAHON. I was birthed the year after the business was produced as well as I have actually produced relationships with lots of followers around the globe throughout the last couple of years of task. Any kind of DAHON customer that concerns Portugal from throughout the globe ought to understand that they can obtain complete assistance as well as components by a specific dealership that understands every little thing regarding v-clamps, vise grasps, span handleposts and more.
Accepting the DAHON way of living: Diogo’s other half Val, Diogo checking out unravelled flexibility from a wonderful point of view as well as small taking a trip in a lift.
Behind the scenes at the office: Worker Fernando “the DAHON master”, the well-known hallmark being appreciated as well as DAHON supply getting ready to be unravelled.
Many thanks a lot Diogo for sharing your tale with us, we truly value all your effort for DAHONERS in Portugal as well as past! Why not provide bk lisboa an adhere to on their social networks: @bklisbon (Facebook, Instagram as well as Twitter).