Looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint and save a few bucks on gas each month? Why not start riding a bike? Our Metro series makes bicycle commuting a breeze. With triple chainrings up front, you'll be able to tackle most any hill with ease. An adjustable stem lets you ride in comfort and a seatpost with a built-in blinking tail light helps make you more visible to drivers. What better way to "go green" than riding a bike?
Like the rest of our Metro bikes, the Sanford features an aluminum frame which means it will never rust and is as light as a feather. All of Metro bikes are designed to be nimble and quick like a traditional road bike, but with flat bars, wider tires, and triple chainrings, they are much more comfortable and stable to ride. Even if you never plan to ride to work, a bike like the Sanford is a great choice for riders that don't like the hunched-over "twitchy" feeling of a road bike but still want to be able to ride longer distances on the road.
The Sanford has carbon fiber fork with an alloy steer tube for added weight savings. Carbon does wonders for dampening road vibrations! We also added eyelets on both drop-outs and mounts on the stays if you decide you want to add fenders and/or a rack. A nine-speed drivetrain will give you a wide range of gears for both the flats and uphills.
Here are a few spec highlights on the Sanford:
- Metro series lightweight aluminum frame
- Carbon fiber fork with alloy steer tube
- Shimano Deore LX rear derailleur with Shimano R440 9-speed shifters
- Ritchey cockpit components with Ritchey adjustable stem
- FSA Vero 52/42/30 crankset
- Vittoria Randonneur 700 x 35c tires
- Ally seatpost with built-in blinking tail light (battery replaceable)
MSRP on the Sanford is about $960.