77|011 Metropolitan Bike
by Rizoma

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Product news: this carbon-fibre and aluminium bicycle with no upright in the diamond-shaped frame weighs just eight kilograms.

77|011 Metropolitan Bike by Dirk Bikkemberg for Rizoma

The bicycle comes with a flip-flop rear wheel hub so the rider can chose between a single-speed and fixed-gear mechanism by pulling a lever and flipping the wheel over.

77|011 Metropolitan Bike by Dirk Bikkemberg for Rizoma

Wing mirrors can be attached to the ends of the handlebars so cyclists can see behind without craning over their shoulders.

77|011 Metropolitan Bike by Dirk Bikkemberg for Rizoma

"High-end materials and shapes along with a new concept of urban mobility is the revolution," says Rizoma CEO Fabrizio Rigolio, who describes the bike as "a new alternative to the luxury caItalian bike manufacturers".

77|011 Metropolitan Bike by Dirk Bikkemberg for Rizoma

The 77|001 Metropolitan Bike is available to buy with either matte white or shiny carbon frame finish.

77|011 Metropolitan Bike by Dirk Bikkemberg for Rizoma

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77|011 Metropolitan Bike by Dirk Bikkemberg for Rizoma

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The information below is from Rizoma:


RIZOMA 77|011 – New Metropolitan Bike

Rizoma, the internationally renowned brand for all things cycling, presents the innovative metropolitan bike 77|011 dedicated to those who love style and technology.

77|011 Metropolitan Bike by Dirk Bikkemberg for Rizoma

A unique commodity, ideal for navigating urban environments with style, the 77|011 has changed the rules and the concept of motion, adapting it for contemporary culture. Technically advanced and durable, the most compelling feature of Rizoma’s newest addition is its multi-functionality: with dual single speed (with a traditional free wheel) and fixed-gear (using a threaded sprocket, a growing trend among urban cyclists who prefer the greater control by using the pedals for braking) capabilities. The rear wheel comes ready with two mounts that allow the rider to choose freely between two pulleys, depending on their preferred mode of travel.

77|011 Metropolitan Bike by Dirk Bikkemberg for Rizoma

The 77|011 also comes with mounts for the optional brakes included on the base model. Rizoma’s interpretation of the ‘Made in Italy’ style and the philosophy are clearly seen in the simplicity of the design and in its plug and play functionality, all in a single frame size (thanks to the adjustable seat 92 > 96 cm), removing the complication of choosing a best fitting model.

77|011 Metropolitan Bike by Dirk Bikkemberg for Rizoma

The metropolitan bike 77|011 by Rizoma is the fusion of a cutting-edge concept with an exclusive design. The sleek carbon fiber structural skin frame and the simplicity of the belt-drive contribute to a decidedly modern look. Aluminum elements, machined from solid, make the 77|011 distinctive and a mere 8kg, so it’s easy to carry on a shoulder when climbing stairs or going into the subway. Shiny carbon and matte white (all made of carbon-fiber) are the two color variations available for Rizoma’s newest icon.

The Rizoma 77|011 costs €3,700 and can be purchased in select stores or online at www.rizoma77011.com.

  • alessandro

    Hmmm, my current bike weighs the same amount, is equipped with campy 10 speed, and cost $2k. I just have to ask why these people who have nothing to do with bikes (I’ve never heard of Rizoma before, and a quick google search tells me that “internationally renowned brand for all things cycling” refers more to motorcycling) have to waste the time doing something that’s already been done well. Carbon’s been done, 8kg isn’t that light, a seatpost height adjustable by 4cm is absolutely ridiculous and is not one-size fits all, and leads me to believe they completely threw ergonomics out the window. Sure, maybe if you putter a block to the subway, and then another block to your place it wouldn’t be too bad, but cycling cross-town would be frickin ridiculous.

    That said, it’s fairly sleek, that crank looks nice. but I just can’t get over the fact that if I wanted this bike, I’d have to toss that pretty integrated seat/seatpost and handlebars to make the bike fit me. But if I had the money to throw at this thing, I guess I could throw more money at them to custom build it for me, thus defeating the purpose entirely.

    • omnicrom

      100% agree, what is it with people thinking that a seat tube is ugly? If anything is ugly (and completely impractical as you point out) it’s the stumpy saddle perched awkwardly on this frame.

  • James

    Am I mistaken or are the load points of the saddle the actual frame of the saddle rather than padding? If so does that mean the rider just sits on the exposed saddle frame?

    The handle bars also look very uncomfortable and restrictive. Aesthetically it looks very nice, but ergonomically not so much.

  • Whycycle

    Yet another aesthetic bicycle concept going to manufacture without really taking engineering or human factors into consideration.
    – The frame would be lighter, stronger and more rigid with a seat tube. Removing it might be making a statement, but the extra strength required by the structure at the crank and seat post areas outweighs any advantage gained by removing it (is there one?).
    – Splitting the handlebar into two pieces with a separate piece in the middle is also inherently weaker, no matter what it's made of. Those joints can/will fail easier than a straight bar.
    – Frame length is as (if not more) important than seat/frame height so the claims that this bike with a laughable 4cm adjustability eradicates any complicated frame selection are disingenuous in the extreme. It will only suit a very small sample of people ergonomically.

    Nice renders though.

  • Kelly

    What’s with the ugly mirror?