Cycle de Roma

Great Design November 22, 2012 0
Cycle de Roma

Italian brand Rizoma and designer Dirk Bikkembergs have confidently infused great design into the new 77/011 Metropolitan Bike. Whether you’re commuting to Rome or touring in Venice, this light-weight two-wheeler ensures you’ll arrive in style.

At the heart of the 77/011 is a monocoque carbon fiber frame, outfitted with custom components milled from solid billet aluminum. The bike only has one gear – it comes with two interchangeable rear cogs, allowing users to set it up as either a freewheeling single-speed, or an oh-so-hip fixie. If they go with the fixed-gear option, they can also choose to leave off the front and rear sidepull brakes.

Instead of a chain, it utilizes a Gates Carbon-Drive belt drive, set up in a 55/22t ratio. The use of a belt drive means that no lubrication is required, and no oily gunk will be transferred onto the rider’s pant leg.

Rizoma 77 011 Metropolitan Bike

Rizoma 77/011 Great Design

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