Metier Velo

 

Métier Vélo bicycles are built with 3D-printed, 6/4 titanium lugs and carbon fiber tubes. The lugs and tubes are bonded together with custom epoxy blends into light, tough, high-performance frames.  Métier Vélo frames have a distinctive look reminiscent of classic lugged steel, and can be repaired by de-bonding and replacing a damaged tube.  Métier Vélo frames are full custom to fit the riders needs and style. The lugs are designed for each frame, and custom, filament-wound tubes are an option. In addition to frames, Métier Vélo produces 3D-printed custom parts in 6/4 titanium for builders and riders, and offers consulting for 3D-design and printing.

Jamie White [owner | builder | rider]

 

Bikes & Products
Métier Vélo Classic Race:

The Métier Vélo Classic Race is my personal ride. Fabricated from 3D-printed 6/4 titanium lugs and carbon tubes from Rockwest Composites in Salt Lake City.

Frame details: Geometry is based on my 1992 Trek 2300 (73˚ headtube, 73˚ seat tube, 70mm BB drop) with modern updates, including a sloping top tube (8˚), longer chainstays (415mm), shorter and lower front end (501mm stack, 388mm reach).  Rear dropouts are based around the DR4022 replaceable hangar from Paragon Machine Works.  Topped off by the exclusive Métier Vélo micro-adjusting saddle mount 3D-printed in titanium.

Bike details:  Chris King PF30BB and InSet2 headset, SRAM eTAP shifting, Red rim brakes, Quarq powermeter, Rolf Prima tubular wheels, 27mm Paris-Roubaix tires. Clearance for 33mm tire in back and 28mm up front. 15lbs ready-to-race with cages & powermeter.

Métier Vélo micro-adjusting saddle mount:

The MASM is a lightweight and secure integrated saddle mount with 60mm of tool-free height adjustment.  Height adjustment uses a threaded post turning in a threaded sleeve.  The sleeve is bonded into the frame, and the post is secured by a locknut; no slipping, creaking, or clamp bolt to break. The angle adjustment pivots around a point 40mm above the rails (rather than a point below the rails), and helps isolate angle changes from height. A cradle-and-clamp rides on the base and squeezes the rails without exerting bending force, and accommodate both 7mm round and 7x10mm oval rails. The 25mm interface allows maximum fore-aft adjustment. The cradle runs on a track in the base, and slides out to the side when the clamp is loosened sufficiently to allow easy saddle installation. The two-bolt clamp exerts minimal force on the rails when secure.

The MASM is 140g 3D-printed in 6/4 titanium. It is available as a retro-fit to replace common seatpost sizes, separately for custom builders, or as an option on Métier Vélo frames.

Special pricing for NAHBS2017 on 31.6mm MASMs available as a retrofit or frame option. Contact Métier Vélo for details (jamie@metier-velo.com).

Metier Velo – Emma’s Do-it-all Road Bike #EDIARB:

Emma is a professional mountain bike racer and the 2016 Fat Bike National Champion.  She needed a road bike, and here it is! Emma’s Do-It-All Road Bike features 2x11compact, wide-range 50/34 11-32 drivetrain,  hydro disc brakes, thru-axles front & rear, a custom Syntace X-12 compatible rear dropout system with a hangar optimized for road derailleurs, and clearance for 33mm tubular tires.

Emma is relatively small, so her frame features stand over clearance provided by an 80mm bottom bracket drop appropriate for 165mm crankarms, and a 421mm seat tube measured bottom bracket center to top-tube center.  She sacrificed toe overlap in order to run standard-sized 700c wheel. The 458mm top tube slopes down 12˚ for standover clearance.   The rear seatstays are asymmetric; the left kicks back 10mm and up 30mm to accommodate a post-mount brake bridge mount for 160mm rear disc brakes.  The relatively short 420mm chainstay, ˚ seat tube angle, and stiff chainstays provide a responsive ride.

The bottle mounts keep the center of gravity low; the seat tube bottle bosses straddle the front derailleur clamp.  The bosses are titanium from Paragon Machine Works bonded in with vibration-resistant G/Flex. A set of  Arundel SideLoaders allow easy access to the bottles.  Together, the low bottle mounts, 80mm BB drop, a 71˚ head tube angle, and 48mm of fork rake provide stability on long, rough descents.  Cosmetics are printed directly into the lugs or bonded to the frame. The UV-protective finish is easily refreshed.

Completing the package are a TRP CX fork and Rolf Prima Ares 4 clinchers mounted with 32mm Continental gravel tires. When she takes it on unpaved roads, her choice of wheels are Rolf Prima TdF4SL tubulars with 33mm Continental Chicane Team Edition tires.

Frame features

  • 3D-printed 6/4 titanium lugs designed by  Métier Vélo, printed by GPI Prototypes
  • Carbon tubes by Rock West Composites
  • Bonded with West System G/Flex epoxy
  • 1,185g  bare frame
  • No-nonsense full-length internal shift cables and hydro hose
  • Clean & elegant internal cable & hose runs
  • Syntace X-12 compatible custom rear dropouts
  • Road optimized, custom rear derailleur hangar
  • Custom rear brake mount for 160mm rotor
  • Integrated saddle mount
  • Paragon Machine Works titanium bottle bosses bonded with vibration-resistant West System G/flex
  • 1-1/8” to 1-1/2” Tapered head tube
  • Clearance for 33mm tubular tires
  • Custom Appleman-inspired 3D-printed logo and nameplate bonded directly to carbon tubes

Bike features

  • Chris King InSet2 HS & PF30 ceramic BB
  • TRP CX 15mm thru-axle fork
  • Shimano mechanical 11-speed hydro shifters 50/34 chainrings & 11-34 cassette
  • Rolf Prima Ares4 disc clinchers (train)
  • Quarq ElsaRS powermeter