Rocky Mountain Bicycle Company Metropolis Hybrid Bike

Rocky Mountain Bicycle Company Metropolis Hybrid Bike 

DESCRIPTION

  • Fork: Alloy Disc W/ eyelets
  • Head Set: FSA threadless W/15mm alloy top cover
  • Stem: Rigid alloy threadless 7 deg
  • Handlebar: Semi-rise alloy 25mm rise
  • Brakes: Shimano BRM416 mechanical disc

USER REVIEWS

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[May 14, 2015]
Josh

Strength:

Light weight

Weakness:

Poorly made. The frame cracked after less than 2 years. Rocky Mountain warranty department says the issue is "common", and is caused by water (and is not covered under there warranty). The bike was kept indoors, so for this to be an issue, this would lead one to believe that water can VERY easily enter the frame, by riding in light rain or from puddles.

I've had $100 bikes last 5 times longer than this bike. I've never been more disappointed with a product, or a companies ambivalence to a design flaw.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Oct 11, 2014]
Koert DuBois

Strength:

Stolen - Loved this bike for cruising around. Really liked being able to shift the Alfine hub when stopped. Good compromise geometry- not too racy but fairly aggressive.

Weakness:

Stolen - Really heavy, so not very fast off the line or up hills. Alfine hub is almost maintenance free but requires occasional cable tension adjustments.

My beloved Rocky Mountain Metropolis was stolen 9/9/14 in Ventura California. (Professional job, the bike was on a rack in plain sight of the neighbors, the lock removed with one clean cut.) This is a fairly rare bicycle so I'm hoping that someone sees this review. My name is Koert D****s and I can be reached through Facebook or at koertd@gmail.com

Happy to pay a reward if it helps to get my bike back or catch the crooks.Thanks for keeping an eye out.

Rocky Mountain Metropolis Hybrid Bike Matte Gun Metal, 18"

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 15, 2012]
Cdncycler

Strength:

This bike reminds me of the old days of cycling in the late 60's. It's like riding the old spuercycle back then. I love the disc brakes on the bike as well as the gearing....24 speeds is plenty of gears for myself.

Weakness:

none

I bought the 2012 Metrpolis LHR ...black in colour. Esthetically, it looks great. Performance wise...very good for the price I bought it for brand new.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 07, 2010]
nuliajuk
Commuter

Strength:

The hub gear is very user friendly in traffic as you can shift even while stopped at an intersection. The disc brakes offer great stopping power in all conditions. For my short commute, the steeply sloping top tube is also a plus, as I can ride in a skirt or dress in a pinch - it offers almost as much clearance as a mixte. (Something I've never found in my size.)
I didn't expect to like the pegged platform pedals, but they're great for city riding.
I can hammer hard on this bike without feeling any flex and the wheels are still true despite the bad roads in this city.

Weakness:

The ride is very harsh compared to my old steel touring bike.
It's lucky I've never had a flat on the back wheel as getting the wheel off is a challenge.
I hate the break-away fender tabs. They kept coming loose while riding, so I crazy-glued them shut.
As with many disc brake bikes, it was difficult to fit a rack. (Why can't manufacturers put extra eyelets either side? Does rack fitting not occur to them?)

Mine is actually a 2008. The spot above only goes to 2007.
I bought this bike to commute on as my 23 year old touring bike was getting harder to find parts for. The disc brakes and hub gear seemed like practical solutions for everyday use.

Similar Products Used:

The closest bike I've had to this was an original Rocky Mountain Sherpa mountain bike (it wasn't a touring bike then) back in 1982.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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