The Metric is a small-wheeled utility bike, inspired by our visits 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 steel frame is elegantly slim, light and more rigid than a folder. Fitted with slim racing tyres and 7-speed gearing that can propel you up hills, it's surprisingly sporty, and also comes with a handy small front porteur rack and hammered alloy mudguards.
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.
Top tip: the slim racing tyres can be replaced for wider ones if you are regularly riding on rougher roads and tracks. The bike uses high-pressure (100 PSI) tyres and needs pumping up every few weeks.
This bike is available for CLICK AND COLLECT.
NOTE: Colours can look different on phones, computer monitors etc.
Weight: 14kg / 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: Narrow Bobbin saddle / Seatpost: Alloy microadjust 600mm (can be cut down) / Kickstand: Alloy / Mudguards: Hammered alloy / Front Carrier: Chrome steel front / Bell: 66mm Chrome Ding-Dong
Finding the correct size bike starts with measuring the legs. Take a measuring tape, place it on the floor inside the leg and measure upwards. Now check the chart below.
24.8" - 39.8"
5'2" - 6'3"
Rider heights are given as a guide only. Everyone has different length legs, regardless of height. We strongly recommend measuring the inside leg before choosing the size!
We aim to ship orders received before 12 noon GMT on the same day (Monday - Friday, excluding UK Public Holidays). Orders placed after 12 noon will be shipped the following business day.
Orders received between 12 noon on Friday and 12 noon on Monday will be shipped on Monday (excluding UK Public Holidays).
|United Kingdom||3 working days||£15|
|Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France,
Germany, Gibraltar, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein,
Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Spain
|7 working days||£40|
|Poland, Portugal, Slovakia||7 working days||£45|
|Estonia, Latvia, Sweden||7 working days||£48|
|Finland, Hungary, Norway, Romania, Slovenia,
|7 working days||£55|
|USA(1)||7 working days||Contact us for quote|
|Rest of the world(1)||7 working days||Contact us for quote|
These are estimated delivery times and may be affected occasionally by factors outside our control. If you have a deadline - a birthday for example - make sure you order well in advance to avoid stress or disappointment.
(1) - Package shipping internationally might be subjected to import taxes, customs duties and/or additional local fees imposed by the destination country. Bobbin does not have any responsibility for these additional charges that may apply. Certain countries might also require additional documents. If the necessary information is not provided, this may result in delays in the order.
The Metric comes with a small front carrier rack. You can carry bags on this, if they are secured with a bungee such as our Long Bungee. You can also get creative and add your own wooden or metal crate.
The Metric does not come with a rear carrier rack. You can attach your own, so long as it is compatible with 20” wheel bikes.
It is possible to attach a front childseat to the handlebar stem.
Assembling your bike is empowering. It’s a great way to understand how it works! Please click here to view our step by step guide to assembly.
Some things to note:
Any questions, please click here to contact us.