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Populo Metro Internal 3spd Urban Bike


The Populo Metro is a bike that combines the sleek looks of a single speed, with the versatility of a geared bike. We wanted to provide the perfect urban bike that's ready for any commute or adventure you have to throw at it. The Metro’s reliable Nexus 3 Speed Hub and twist shifter gives you low, medium, and high gear options, which should be just enough to get you where you need to go with the flick of your wrist.

The minimal design means it's reliable in any weather conditions and doesn't need constant adjustment - and the lightweight alloy frame makes it a breeze to ride up any hills or carry up stairs. As a bonus, it won't corrode in poor weather conditions. The Populo Metro is the perfect companion for your next bike ride around town.

Complete bike (size Large) weighs just 24 lbs, so it won't weigh you down in the urban jungle.

 

Specifications

FRAME
Premium Aluminium Alloy
FORK
Steel, Fender/ Rack mounts
HEADSET
1 1/8 Black Alloy Threadless Headset
STEM
Populo Forged Alloy 31.8mm*28.6mm
HANDLEBARS
Populo forged Alloy riser 31.8*600mm

HANDLEBAR GRIPS
Velo Comfort Gel Grips

SEAT POST
Alloy 27.2*350mm
SADDLE
Velo Fitness Saddle
PEDALS
Alloy Fitness Platform
BOTTOM BRACKET
Neco Square Taper Sealed cartridge BB
CHAINRING/CRANK
Prowheel 46T 170mm Alloy
CHAIN
KMC P410A
WHEELS
700c Double Wall 6061 Aluminium 
HUBS
Novatec, 9mm QR/ Shimano Nexus Internal 3 Speed
SPOKES
14G Stainless steel w/ brass nipples
TIRES
Freedom Wedge 700x32C, 30TPI
TUBES
Kenda 700 x 32c Presta Valve
BRAKES
C-Brake, Linear Pull
SHIFTERS
Shimano Grip Shifter 3-Speed EZ Fire 8-Speed

WEIGHT

 24 lbs (49cm)


GEOMETRY



FRAME SIZE
Recommended Rider Height
SMALL/49cm
5'-5'7
MEDIUM/52cm
5'7-5'11
LARGE/55cm
5'11-6'2
X-LARGE/58cm
6'2+
A | Head Tube Angle 72° 72° 72.5° 72.5
B | Seat Tube Angle 75.5° 74° 74° 74°
C | Top Tube C-C 532.8mm 536.1mm 547.1mm 544.7mm
D | Seat Tube C-T 470mm 500mm 530mm 560mm
E | Head Tube Length 135mm 150mm 180mm 205mm
F | B.B. Drop 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
G | Chain Stay 435mm 435mm 435mm 435mm
H | Front Center 605mm 610mm 615mm 615mm
I | Wheelbase 1035mm 1040mm 1045mm 1045mm
J | Reach 393.9mm 394.2mm 394.8mm 397.3mm
K | Stack 554.3mm 568.5mm 599mm 622.9mm
L | Stand Over 746.7mm 772.6mm 803.2mm 832.6mm

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
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L.T.
Nice Urban Commuter

I bought the bike on a great sale, have been riding my Populo Metro for about four months, and am very pleased with it. It is lightweight and almost maintenance free with the internal 3 speed hub that shifts smoothly. I like its simple styling too. However, I may make some modifications. Even in flat but windy South Florida, I find it geared a little too high and may change out the front chainring for a smaller one, since I'm almost always using only the first and second speeds. Also, being used to disk brakes and V brakes on my other bikes, I find that the C brakes require more effort to stop, so I may change them out some day. Once I wear out the tires, I will replace them with ones that permit higher air pressure for faster rolling. Even so, I am pleased with the bike as originally equipped.

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R.R.
Awesome bike for the money.

Super fun to ride and a great compromise for those that aren’t confident in getting a fixie. I love the flat black look as well. Some of the components could be upgraded like the brake handles but what’s there isn’t bad especially for the price.

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J.
Unique Bike

If you want a more aggressive styled bike with an internal gear hub, this is your choice (mostly because it's one of the only one I found). Overall, the bike rides well, especially for the price, and I am happy with my purchase. The bike is light, the shifting feels good, and the aesthetic is sleek. I gave it only 4 stars for a few small reasons. For one, the shipment via fedex was late and frustrating to track. Additionally, while assembly out of the box was simple enough, the front wheel was so out of true that the bike shop worker asked me if I had gotten into a crash. The video said the bike would be good to ride after assembly. After truing, the bike now rides much better. Finally, the brakes aren't the greatest, but you get what you pay for. Overall, the bike does a good job at getting me where I need to go.

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C.C.
Bike

Pretty good bikes so far haven't had any major problems out of it bike rides really smooth really smooth and I thought it would lightweight all around just a good bike I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

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m.V.
Excellent bike

Lightweight
Good quality
Very happy with this bike