Its biggest feature is that the down tube is in an extremely low position. It is set below the position of the crankshaft. Therefore, even women wearing long skirts and dresses can get on and off without getting their clothes dirty.
The down tube is also a step to put your foot on, and you can put one foot on it and kick the ground with the other foot to proceed like a kickboard. The developers call this "skating" mode. If you drive in this mode, you can protect your clothes from wrinkles that occur when you sit in the saddle and oil stains that come in contact with chains.
"Skate" mode is also useful when you are in an environment where you cannot drive on the road. It seems that you can drive on the sidewalk more safely than pedaling.
The design is also particular about women. The high-end version of "Designer Edition-Metro Sliders" uses leather for handle grips, saddles, saddle bags, etc. The chain cover is also decorated with leather to pursue a sense of luxury and fashion.
It weighs 10.5 kg. The size when folded is as small as 72x74x28 cm, making it easy to bring into the room. It will be a strong ally for women who live in rooms without bicycle parking lots.
In addition, it is said that it has been devised so that it can be easily done by a woman's hand when rolling it in a folded state or carrying it by hand.
The price is $ 799 for the standard version "Classic Edition-Metro Sliders Lite" equipped with a 6-speed external transmission, and 999 for the high-end version "Designer Edition-Metro Sliders" equipped with an easy-to-maintain internal 3-speed transmission. Will be in dollars. Shipment is around March 2016.