The Metropolis is a dedicated dirt jumping bike. You can take the Metro straight out of the box and head to Mellowpark to practice your 360 nosedives, or even go for a big backflip at a Crankworx event. If you are not planning to go so far, hit the streets and practice some off-the-bank tailwhips. The bike is ready for this kind of stuff because it has all the features of a modern pro-level dirt bike. The geometry and parts have been chosen by our top riders, therefore the build is significantly different than what you normally find in “corporate” bikes. The Metropolis 1 features loads of great parts mounted on a multi-butted NS cromoly frame We spec'd our FMB tour winning Proof handlebars, picked a special combo of lightweight tires from Kenda - in fact it's the same setup that our pro riders use. We also use a set of sealed bearing hubs by Octane One, a microdrive 25:11 drive-train, fat integrated seatpost-combo and many more cool features. There is also one big change in our flagship dirt bike for 2013. The Metro 1 now comes with the amazing Rock Shox Argyle fork that puts this bike in another league.
NS Bikes Metropolis 1 Bike Features and Benefits:
Rock Shox Argyle R CL fork, 100mm travel
real press fit Spanish BB frame (w/o adaptor cups)
OctaneOne fat seat-post combo
100mm travel fork for more confidence on really big jumps
frame with integrated seatpost clamp & clearance for fat tires
integrated headset system
Octane One sealed front 20mm hub
Octane One sealed rear single speed pro hub with 11t driver
Avid Elixir1 hydraulic rear brake
light, high-end crankset Salt Plus
low profile NS Aerial pedals with removable pins
strong NS Fundamental rims
light 60tpi tires
NS Bikes Metropolis 1 Bike Specifications:
Frame: NS 100% Cromoly
Fork: Rock Shox Argyle R CL, 100 mm travel, 20 mm axle, alloy steer tube
Headset: Salt by Wethepeople, sealed angular bearings (Campy spec: 45x45deg, OD41.8mm)
Stem: NS Quark
Handlebar: NS Proof
Grips: NS Sam Pilgrim signature
Brakes: Avid Elixir 1 160mm rear, Tektro Novela 160mm front
Bottom Bracket: SALT by Wethepeople, Spanish BB, 19mm x 8 splines
Crank: SALT PLUS by Wethepeople, tubular cromoly
Chainring: SALT by Wethepeople, 25T CNC alloy ring
Rims: NS Fundamental
Hubs: Octane One 20mm (sealed bearing) front, Octane One Single Speed Pro 11T Driver (sealed) rear
Spokes: Black spokes w/14mm nipples
Tires: Kenda Small Block 8 60tpi, 26x2.1 folding
Seatpost Saddle: Octane One fat seat-post combo
Pedals: NS Aerial
Weight: ~12.5 kg including pedals, without front brake
Note: Bike comes complete with front and rear brakes
NS Bikes Metropolis 1 Bike Geometry:
Frame size: 308mm / 12.1”
Head angle: 70 deg
Seat tube angle: 71 deg
Chainstay: 381 mm / 15” slammed
Top tube length (c-c): 574 mm / 22.6”
BB height: 327 mm / 12.9”
Buy NS Bikes Metropolis 1 Bike from Chain Reaction Cycles, the online bicycle store.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dirtrider Great bike
There is little to be added to the previous comment.
This is simply a great bike. The look is amazing and the quality of the bike parts is high. It is so much fun riding my Metropolis. It is pretty light weight compared to a BMX bike. CRC shipped in time and I was ready to hit the dirt park within 30 minutes after opening the package.
All in all this bike is a steal. I would buy it again.
12 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Amazing bike
I got this bike a couple of weeks ago to replace my transition Vagrant I was using for doing dirt jumps. The difference is simply stunning.
Not only is the bike light with quality parts, but the geometry really makes everything much better. It feels very stable in the air and gives me tons of confidence to even ride out of jumps that I mess up. Knowing that the bike is not the limiting factor I can really push myself and progression has been amazing.
Highly recommended, also for its stunning looks.
Delivery was also top notch with CRC doing a final assembly check on the bike. Aside from a set of misplaced pedals, that CRC solved admirably, this bike is really ready to roll straight out of the box. Recommended
05 March 2013
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