Shimano has created Metrea, a technically advanced, urban cycling specific group of components. Metrea was developed for cyclists who prefer advanced, yet timeless, minimalist technology; for those who are looking for fun, passion and an efficient way to get around. It offers cleverly designed comfort and suitability for everyday use. The name itself is derived from the terms "Metropolitan" and "Real". This is the key concept behind the Urban Sport category: the optimum balance between function and exclusivity, suitability for everyday use and the use of high-quality materials.