The design process
Artistic simplicity was the overall design aesthetic, whilst ensuring speed through component choices was the functional consideration. Quicker acceleration, quicker shifting and quicker braking suits busy traffic and lively riding, and brings urban sports riding enjoyment.
With these form and function concepts in place, METREA’s design philosophies were outlined, namely: clean cut, minimalist surfaces; geometric character lines; and texture contrast through high quality, refined, durable materials.
From these core philosophies and a clear picture of the end goal, the components themselves were realized. To put it another way, METREA is the end result in the pursuit of pleasure from urban cycling.
METREA brings a new riding style that adopts high-quality construction, sharp and sophisticated textures and urban riding trends.
Riders can choose a flat bar for greater urban versatility and compatibility with a wide range of bike frames. Two-way SL-U5000 flat bar Rapidfire Plus shift levers with instant release and Vivid index shifting allow for rapid gear changes with consistent pedaling. The shift levers are operated by OPTISLICK-coated cables offering a smooth and light shifting performance.