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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.

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). 

Destination Service Price
United Kingdom 3 working days £15
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France,
Germany, Gibraltar, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein,
Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Spain
7 working days £80
Poland, Portugal, Slovakia 7 working days £85
Estonia, Latvia, Sweden 7 working days £88
Finland, Hungary, Norway, Romania, Slovenia,
7 working days £90
USA(1) 10 working days Contact us for quote
Rest of the world(1) 10 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. 

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. View our assembly video here.

  • The bike arrives in a box.The handlebars, front wheel, front mudguard, pedals and saddle must be attached.
  • You will need a multi-tool or hex key set, 10mm spanner, 15mm wrench, scissors, pliers, a screwdriver and a pump.

Some things to note:

  • If you assemble your own bike, it’s very important that you do it correctly. If you have doubts, pay your local bike mechanic to check over your handiwork or assemble it for you.
  • In the first few weeks of use, you can expect your bike to ‘bed-in’. You must check everything is tight before each ride. Cables will stretch so your gears and brakes will need adjustment.

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.


One size

Inside Leg

24.8" - 39.8"
63cm - 101cm

Rider Height

5'2" - 6'3"
157cm - 190cm

Rider heights are given as a guide only. Everyone has

  • Weight: 14kg
  • Frame: Hi-Ten steel
  • Handlebars: Chrome plated steel
  • Stem: Alloy quill stem
  • Grips: Duracork
  • Gear shifter: Shimano rapidfire
  • Gears: Shimano Tourney 7 speed
  • Chainset: Steel 44T
  • Crank: Steel
  • Pedals: Alloy rat trap
  • Brakes: Tektro side pull caliper
  • Rims: Double wall alloy 20”
  • Tyres: Kenda Brown with cream wall 20”x1”
  • Mudguards: Hammered alloy
  • Saddle: Narrow Bobbin sport saddle
  • Seatpost: Alloy microadjust 600mm (can be cut down)
  • Kickstand: Alloy
  • Front Carrier: Chrome steel front
  • Bell: 66mm Chrome Ding-Dong

Compact Bike

Metric is a one-size bike with small wheels. Perfect for storing and sharing between family, colleagues and mates. 

Hammered Mudguards

Features like the lightweight hammered mudguards, front carry rack and skinny tyres make the Metric highly unusual and covetable. 


Natural duracork grips, tektro brake levers, signature Bobbin gel saddle & jolly ding dong bell make riding this bike a joy.

Perfect City Runaround

Click and Collect

All our adult bikes are available for Click and Collect! We partner with local bike stores for this service. To find out more click here


Our adjustable Long Bungee is perfect for strapping things onto the front rack.


Carry More: Our Metric Basket can be added to the front rack.

Lighting: Our Classic Headlamp can be permanently mounted using our Adaptor.

Tyres: The slim racing tyres can be replaced for wider ones if you're riding on rougher roads and tracks.  


The Metric has a low centre of gravity making it perfect for mounting a childseat on the front of the bike. Ask us for advice!