The MetaBike MetaPhysic builds upon the ongoing evolution of recumbent bicycle designs.
Designer Elias Almansa has produced a machine that climbs with the best bikes of any platform, while preserving the all day comfort and superior aerodynamics of the recumbent genre. The ability of the MetaBike frame design to resist pedaling and chain tension forces from 'tip to tail' is the secret to its uphill abilities.
Key features include the telescoping boom with triangulation back to the head tube, bracing between the head tube and main frame, an idler mounting point on the main tube, and a robust pair of chainstays mated to the main frame by way of a rear bridge plate. Even the rear dropouts are extra strong to resist flex!
But all of this muscle doesn't equal lots of weight. A MetaPhysic can be easily built to a complete bike weight of less than 24 lbs without resorting to fragile or exotic components and wheels.
Revolving around a single frame platform, the MetaBikes MetaPhysic US allows for a wide array of component builds in order to create the right bike for you and your riding style. Build up a supersleek racer, a rugged randonneuring machine, or the ultimate commuter. No matter how you build it, MetaBikes USA is committed to making your MetaPhysic 'a keeper'.
The US Spec
Here's what you get with the standard MetaPhysic US specification:
|Frame||MetaBikes frame (one size), heat treated 7000 series aluminum. Available in Pearl White, Pearl Blue, and Matte Black.|
|Fork||Bontrager Road Race carbon fork|
|Seat||Fiberglass with Ventisit (classic) pad; three seat sizes available|
|Idler||MetaBikes over/under polymer|
|Handlebar||MetaBar SL, 7005 T6 aluminum, "preying mantis" style|
|Stem||MetaStem SL, 7005 T6 aluminum|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X9 long cage|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X9|
|Shifters||SRAM X9 trigger shifters, 10 speed|
|Crankset||SRAM Elita, 170mm arms, 52/39/30T|
|Bottom Bracket||Truvativ GXP|
|Headset||FSA Orbit 1-1/8" integrated, threadless|
|Cassette||SRAM 11-36t 10 speed|
|Brake Levers||Avid Speed Dial 7|
|Front Wheel||700C Velocity Aerohead, 32H 3-cross w/ Velocity Superlight hub|
|Rear Wheel||700C Velocity Aerohead, 32H 3-cross w/ Velocity lightweight ATB hub|
|Tires||Schwalbe Durano, 700x25C|
|Seat Angle||20 to 40 degrees (adjustable)|
|X-Seam||38-48" depending on seat and boom position|
|Weight Limit||250 lbs|
|Gear Range||22.5-127 gear inches|
|Bike Weight||24lbs without pedals and seat pad|
MetaBikes USA offers plenty of options to build out from the base MetaPhysic US. Take a look at our Build page for details.
Buy and Try
Wondering where you can try a MetaBikes MetaPhysic US? Recumbent dealer RBR Recumbent Bike Riders Inc in central Pennsylvania is the US distributor and primary dealer. If you can't make it to RBR, you can take advantage of the MetaBikes USA exclusive return policy that allows you to buy and try a MetaPhysic.