Bicycles and Accessories for the Urban and Touring Cyclist
“The Metropolitan weighs over 30 lbs. It’s built to last, and to take a great deal of abuse. Your racing bike isn’t built to last. It’s built only to get you from point A to point B as fast as possible, and only if the road surface is in good condition. On a nice sunny day with smooth roads, your racing bike will always get you there faster than the Metropolitan would. But on those other days, and at night, the Metropolitan will get you places that the racing bike can’t go to at all.” - Peter White from Peter White Cycles via Bikerumour - 16 Nov 2011
"If you’re a touring addict who wants a bike that will last you for mile upon mile over the most testing and surprising variety of terrains all over the world, this might just be the bike for you." - Oliver Laverack, tester for The Bike List.
Silkroad Xplore - Eurobike Gold Award 2012
What the jury had to say: “A comfortable traveling bike equipped with a wide range of high-quality features. The transmission is completely enclosed, making it low maintenance. The central, low mounting position of the transmission increases stability with a low center of gravity. A travel bike that leaves nothing more to be desired!”