The Metric is a small-wheeled utility bike, inspired by our recent visit to Kyoto. ‘Mini-velo’ adult bikes are a huge trend in Japan, where they are stored in tiny apartments and used to zip around the city back alleys on errands. It doesn’t fold, which means the frame is elegantly slim, light and more rigid than a folder. Fitted with a handy front rack (removable if you like), it’s surprisingly sporty and fast.
Metric is a one-size unisex machine that can be swapped between colleagues and family members. Riding this bike will fill you with joy and make you look very cool indeed.
- Compact Mini Velo Bike
- 20” wheels
- 7 speed
- One size (suitable for riders 152cm-190cm)
Frame: Hi-Ten steel / Handlebars: Chrome plated Stem: Alloy quill stem Grips: Duracork / Gear shifter: Shimano rapidfire Gears: Shimano Tourney 7 speed / Chainset: Steel Crank: Alloy / Pedals: Alloy rat trap / Brakes: Tektro side pull / Rims: Double wall alloy / 20” Tyres: Kenda Brown with cream wall 20”x1” / Saddle: Bobbin vinyl saddle / Seatpost: Alloy microadjust 600mm / Kickstand: Alloy / Mudguards: Hammered alloy / Carrier: Chrome steel front / Weight: 14kg (with front rack)