Don’t be fooled by the Metropole’s easy, classic charm. This is a performance bike with a classic city bike soul. This bike utilizes Gama’s timeless frame design, it is outfitted with fast rolling 700c tires, and the ultra-versatile 8-speed Shimano drivetrain. Call it a hybrid bike, commuter bike, urban bike, or a beach cruiser... The bottom line is that this lightweight alloy frame is quicker on the road, easier to carry up the stairs, and you’ll never see a spot of rust. All of this adds up to a bike that is exactly what you need it to be. Quick, light, and ready to take you wherever you're going. This is not your average cheap bike. In fact the team at Gama, does not make cheap bikes, Gama makes inexpensive high-quality bicycles specific for your cycling needs. Plus, this bike is equipped with all of the bicycle accessories you need to get out on the town: fenders, rear rack, basket, and a bell. If the Metropole doesn’t suit your needs, check out the rest of Gama’s stylish, urban bicycles on Amazon, life is too short to roll on the same average bike as the other guys. Please note: Although these bicycles are delivered approximately 80% assembled, it is highly recommended that you take the bicycle to a bike shop for assembly by a qualified professional.