The first Métier Vélo Mountain Bike is a collaboration with Poly-Shape, an additive manufacturing company based in Salon-de-Provence, France. As it happens, Salon-de-Provence is near the famous Roc d’Azur mountain bike festival—races, rides, and bikes—from 4-8 October 2017, and Poly-Shape will be there with the Métier Vélo MTB!
For 2017, Métier Vélo frames will be available in two editions: Classic and Team. Here’s the latest info until I have time to update the Métier Vélo website.
Just a reminder that the MASM is a real product. Really expensive, but really real! Order yours from the Métier Vélo Store!
One MASM to rule them all: Spare sleeves! If you have several bikes with the same size seat tubes, I can print spare sleeves so you can use a single MASM on all your bikes. If you add up the prices of the high-end ISPs on all your bikes, the MASM compares in cost, outperforms in function, and launches your coolness into the stratosphere.
Price includes a custom accent printed right into the metal or other touches. 27.2, 30.9 and 31.6mm diameters available.
Printed to order. Contact me for lead time.
The dropouts featured on the NAHBS Winter Training Bike are now available to order in the Métier Vélo Store!
I can customize the frame interface for each set of dropouts for building into the frame of your choice.
They are printed in batches of 10 sets (left & right dropouts, road hangar, and spare hangar). Price per set includes customization.
Special pricing for a batch of 10 if only the angle needs to be customized for each set; each dropout can have different chainstay-seatstay angles if the interface style is the same. Contact me for details.
I hate seatposts. Hate them. They slip, creak, sieze, and the collar bolts have a bad habit of breaking at inconvenient times (who carries around a spare 5mm allen bolt? I’m racing, that’s 2 extra grams!). Speaking of extra grams, seatposts are heavy: manufacturers always claim low weights, but when you measure, they are always 250g or more. Seatposts don’t hold your seat very well, especially single-bolt designs, I once rode 140 miles in a race with numb…well, lets just say the saddle angle slipped after I hit a pothole hard early in the pre-dawn dimness. AND seatposts are hard to adjust; usually it is impossible to adjust the angle without messing up the fore-aft. Don’t get me started on the side-clamp designs—they only accommodate one type of rail, and it is always the wrong type. 7mm? 10mm?—AND they catch on the insides of your shorts.
Thus, I am pleased to offer the Métier Vélo Micro-Adjusting Saddle Mount (MASM).
I believe I have solved all of the problems associated with mounting one’s saddle to one’s bicycle securely, and adjusting it easily so that it stays put in the correct position. No more numb, well, TMI. Plus the MASM looks nice. Sort of like an upsidedown sock. The MASM has the following features:
The only problem is the price: currently (2016) $3,000 made to order or $2,800 option on a Métier Vélo frame. I wish I could give them away because I think everyone should have one.
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