The Euphree Metropolis Robin is billed as a commuter bike, however it’s inbuilt a manner the place the bike might additionally double as a laid-back cruiser bike.
It’s bought a 500W rear hub motor able to Class 3 speeds and a stout rear rack that’s now welded to the body, which supplies the bike a very stable 100 lb carrying capability — options that each one lend themselves to the commuter class; however it’s additionally a step via body with barely swept handlebars, a cushty seat and a pleasant upright geometry — all issues that lend themselves to a cruiser bike.
Euphree has carried out a great job of mixing the cruiser and commuter worlds in my view. They’re two classes that may be complimentary if carried out properly and this bike appears to do it properly.
As I discussed earlier than, the Metropolis Robin is constructed round a 500W rear hub motor that makes 80Nm of torque and a 48V, 18Ah (864Wh) battery that’s built-in into the body, which is similar powerplant that drove the earlier model of this bike.
It additionally comes inventory with a 100 mm fork within the entrance and a SR Suntour NCX suspension seatpost that collectively assist take the sting off bumpy pavement — additionally options we noticed on the earlier model.
However that’s the place the spec sheets of this bike and the earlier bike start to look totally different. Although Euphree didn’t do a ground-up redesign of the Metropolis Robin for 2022, they did spend a substantial period of time tweaking the bike primarily based on buyer suggestions.
For starters, they’ve given the bike a 7-Pace Mezzu drivetrain from MicroShift and altered the brakes to Tektro HD E350 hydraulic disk brakes.
There may be additionally a brand new Kenda tire that’s knobbier and friendlier on extra variable terrain, brighter lights, steel fenders, water bottle bosses and, as I discussed earlier than, they’ve welded the rear rack to the body for higher carrying capability.
Whilst we have been reviewing this actual bike Euphree was honing in on their design. We have been despatched a brand new show that now sits off to the facet as a substitute of instantly within the middle of the handlebars and so they added a small bash guard that protects the rear derailleur.
Lastly, and I’ll go into a bit extra element on this later, Euphree gave the 2022 model of the bike a barely toned-down programming. Within the first iteration of the bike, clients might really select between a better energy program and a extra mellow program at buy, and Euphree discovered that almost all clients appeared to choose the mellower setting, in order that’s what comes inventory on this model of the bike.
I believe one of the crucial vital issues to be aware of when fascinated by these adjustments is how carefully Euphree listened to their buyer base when altering their bike’s design. It could appear to be a easy and possibly even apparent factor to do, however I’ve seen few e-bike manufacturers hearken to their clients the way in which Euphree does.