|Fork||Alloy Disc W/ Eyelets|
|Head Set||Cane Creek C.N.C. Threadless W/15mm PP Top Cover|
|Stem||FSA Metropolis 30° X 90mm|
|Handlebar||FSA Metropolis 31.8mm X 620mm|
|Brakes||Shimano BRM416A Mechanical Disc|
|Brake Levers||Shimano M421|
|Shifters||Shimano Alfine Rapid Fire 8spd|
|Gearing (RR)||Shimano Alfine Internal Hub|
|Cranks & Chainrings||FSA Metropolis Alloy Arm 45T|
|Bottom Bracket||Cartridge TH 7420 W/Super Water Seals|
|Pedals||FPD NWL-91K Alloy Body W/Steel Cage|
|Hubs (FR)||Shimano Disc HB-M435|
|Hubs (RR)||Shimano Alfine Internal Hub|
|Rims||Alex TD24 Alloy DBL Wall Disc Only W/Eyelets 700C|
|Tires (RR/FR)||CST Salvo 28 1 5/8-1 3/8 A.V.|
|Seat Post||FSA Metropolis 31.6mm|
|Saddle||RMB Urban Water Proof|
|Seat Tube length||410||457||508||558|
|Horiz. Toptube Length||535||550||575||590|
|Seat Tube (center-center)||-||-||-||-|
When we first started building bikes it quickly became apparent that traditional frame geometry wasn't going to cut it on the steep descents and tight turning singletrack of southern British Columbia. To help tame this rugged landscape we developed ST3 Geometry - or Sloping Top Tube Technology. A sloping top tube means increased frame stiffness and strength, and when things aren't going so well, more stand over height for crucial dismounting ease.
The frame layout creates a compact front end, giving increased agility in tight turning singletrack while providing increased stiffness for greater control in all conditions. It's also bomber construction: with a greater separation between the top tube/seat tube and seat tube/seat stay welds, frame stress is distributed over a larger area of the seat tube. Originated by Rocky Mountain and copied by others, ST3 delivers a better handling, stronger frame - the ride of a lifetime.
We know that bikes take beating when locked up or leaned against things, so our new Metropolis line features the brand new Armura paint process that increases paint durability by 30%. The raw frames receive a treatment which allows the new paint formulation to adhere better than other coatings which will make your bike look better, longer.