- Integrated Tout Terrain Trekking-Rack with Racktime compatibility for the most flexible cargo solutions
- Silent E-Drive with hub-motor, Gates Carbon Drive belt and Pinion gearbox
- 26" wheels for stability, comfort and strength
- Gates Carbon Drive belt-compatible frame for a strong, clean and reliable drivetrain
The Metropolitan Family
|Activity||Light Touring, Commuting, Fitness/Recreation|
|Capacity (Total / Rack)||160 kg / 40 kg|
High-quality materials. Innovative design. Passionate craftsmanship. Through carefully selected components we create a bicycle like no other.
Integrated Trekking Rack
Our integrated Trekking-Rack offers superb ride safety and reliability thanks to the welded (bolt-free) attachment. The advantages of this welded and integrated approach become most apparent when riding with a heavy load. The Racktime® mounts enable the universal use of rack accessories such as baskets. The Trekking-Racks are well suited for both daily use and weekend trips with panniers. With respect to the choice of material, we use CrMo 4130 just as with our frames. The material properties of steel make it is much more durable than aluminum racks – regardless of whether they are integrated or bolt-on. The maximum load capacity of our Trekking-Rack is 40 kg.
Every frame is painted in-house with our robust and high-quality T-Coat powder coating process. This ensures a beautiful and durable finish even under the toughest conditions. The T-Coat consists consist of one, two three layers depending on the component - this allows us to optimise the surface, weight and corrosion characeristics for each use case.
The classic wheel size is characterized by a number of advantages: ruggedness, international availability, superb maneuverability and maximum comfort. The 26" wheels are especially versatile, as the large selection of tire types allows your bicycle to be tailored precisely to your riding preferences. Even if your type of riding and preferences change over time, your bike remains flexible. The universal availability of spare parts is advantageous both for round-the-world trips and for urban riding, as you can find a 26" tire in just about any bicycle shop in the world. As magazine "Mybike" stated: "We believe the 26" is a wheel size that will survive all fashion trends, as the advantages speak for themselves."
Ergo-Stop Steerer Stop
The Ergo-Stop is a small detail that makes a big difference. Many of us have experienced the moment - whether in a moment of distraction or with a heavy front load - when the handlebars turn suddenly and contact the bike, damaging wires, cables or even the frame. The Ergo-Stop consists of two elements – a stop integrated into the frame and a stopper mounted on the fork steerer tube. With the Ergo-Stop steering stop, handlebars can only be turned approximately 90° in each direction. This limit prevents cables from being torn off, your light system from being damaged, or your top tube being dented by the handlebars.
Belt/Chain Tensioning System
TBA (Pinion Bridge)
The function of the Tout Terrain TBA system is analogous to that of an eccentric bottom bracket - but for bicycles with a Pinion gearbox. The gearbox is rotated about its central suspension screw by a simple pivot. The TBA rotates the gearbox eccentrically, thereby tensioning the chain or belt. The advantages for you lie in the simple operation thanks fixed, rather than more complex sliding or rotating dropouts. Wheels are mounted and removed in the same way as in a traditional rear wheel. Unlike sliding or pivoting dropouts, wheel alignment is also consistent since the dropouts are fixed. The fenders are always the same distance to the tire, since the position of the tire does not change relative to the fender.
Free yourself from oily, rusty chains and join the Gates Carbon Drive revolution: Clean, quiet, rugged. Almost no other component has advanced the bicycle as a mode of low-maintenance transport as much as the Gates Carbon Drive belt. Particularly when used year-round, you'll be pleased with its low maintenance as periodic cleaning is all that's required. Belts even last two to three times longer than a chain. Tout Terrain was one of the first manufacuters to offer bicycles with belt drives, and with more than 10 years of experience we have optimized our frames for this purpose. Unlike a chain which can ""unlink"" to fit onto a bike, a belt is seamless, so the frame must "open" to allow it to fit onto the drivetrain. Our belt-specific dropout design is an integral part of the frame and very discrete. The connection is made of stainless steel and will provide a lifetime of reliability.
The sealed Pinion gearbox is centrally located in the frame, resulting in a low center of gravity and the superb riding experience. Because of the weight distribution, the bicycle handles with exceptionally agility and dynamics. Depending on the application, the gear ratio spans from the urban C1.6 6-gear gearbox with an overall ratio of 295% to the P1.18 premium model with 18 gears and an overall ratio of 636%. Ergonomically, it is suited to both short and long rides with stance widths (Q-factor) of just 166 for C-line and 174 millimeters for P-Line gearboxes. It allows for both sporty as well as efficient riding, as the pedaling power is applied directly into the drivetrain.
Tout Terrain Classic Tubeset
We have carefully designed our classic tube sets together with our production factories. We use strictly high-quality CrMo 4130 (chrome molybdenum) steel which is single- or double-butted, depending its place in the frame. Load-optimized tubes which are individually selected for each model so we can achieve a balance between weight and durability. These tube sets are combined with stainless steel components (e.g., at the dropouts) to achieve a durable, comfortable and long-lasting frameset.
Silent eDrive E-Bike
Our Silent eDrive models are equipped with a Pinion gearbox, a gearless hub motor and the Gates Carbon Drive belt drive. This combination ensures a whisper-quiet and reliable drivetrain. The maintenance requirements for the complete system are minimal and are generally limited to an annual oil change for the gearbox and regular cleaning of the belt. Various gearbox types, with 6 to 18 gears, allow the bike to be tailored to your specific needs.
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Aside from the right set of components, the correct frame size is crucial in order to feel comfortable on your Tout Terrain bike. The best way to be sure is to go on an extented test ride at one of our dealers. Let your dealer help you to adjust your bike to fit your needs.
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Metropolitan eXpress Classic
The Metropolitan CS frameset is built with chromoly steel, integrating wide and stable rear rack making it well suited to commuting, cruising, touring or multi-surface rides. The 26" wheels, high volume tires and Gates Carbon Drive belt drive system make for a comfortable, clean, and reliable ride in all conditions.
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