Has Shimano produced a group solely for style?

Shimano teases Metrea urban group

Shimano teased a new groupset at Eurobike, one that will have escaped the attention of many looking solely at the performance gear.

Dubbed Metrea, the 1×11 kit appears to be designed for clean lined city bikes, offering a choice of time trial style or a more standardised lever/shifter combination.

Though details are still thin on the ground, we do know that a mechanic and hydraulic brake will form part of the line, including a 140mm IceTech rotor.

The crank is based around a Hollowtech design and integrates a guard for the sprocket.

More to follow as we have it. 

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