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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the NS Bikes Metropolis. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
15 reasons to buy
- Expert riders said the Metropolis excelled on pump tracks and steep dirt jumps.
- Test-riders described the Metropolis’s geometry as excellent.
- A compact frame made the Metropolis easily throwable on pump tracks.
- Manitou’s ‘Circus Expert’ fork was stiff, tough and performed well.
- The SRAM ‘Level’ rear hydraulic disc offered up ample stopping power.
- Short chainstays and a steep head-angle added to this bike’s compact flickability.
- Assembly was quick and minimal, with rear wheels already coming installed.
- Test riders were impressed by this rig’s weight, for a steel bike.
- NS’s ‘Lick’ handlebar offered a favorable 77mm of rise.
- Owners and reviewers admired this rig’s good looks and skinny tubing.
- Sealed-bearing hubs laced to NS Fundamental rims made for strong, true wheels.
- Octane One hubs engaged quickly on take-off.
- Rear brake hose was plenty long for barspins and tailwhips.
- The Metropolis 2’s 25 x 10t ratio served all dirt-jump needs.
- A Tektro mechanical front disc brake is supplied, if you find yourself on the street.
5 reasons not to buy
- One reviewer would have liked a steerer tube that fit a tapered fork.
- A 28 x 10t ratio made it a little difficult to ride the Metropolis 1 uphill to jumps.
- This rig is too jump-oriented to serve as a daily rider or do-it-all bike.
- A reviewer felt that chain-tugs would have been a welcome inclusion.
- A 2017 Metropolis 3 owner experienced squeaky cranks after a month’s use.
Expert Reviews70/100 based on 1 expert reviews
Which Bike To Choose? Aluminium or steel? Metropolis or Movement? [English Subtitles – Polish Language]
Stoked! …there’s nothing to change on it… geometry is really good… flips, tailwhips, flairs, barspins really good. This fork stood up well… weight is decent… this is a pro bike which can boost up your progress… steel is really cool, flexing well on take-offs…