With Metrea, Shimano has created a technically high-quality, 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. Riders who combine the Metrea components with the new narrow H-type handlebars enjoy agile handling and enormous manoeuvrability - particularly important in busy city centres. In addition, this handlebar type is perfectly adapted to the anatomical requirements of arm movement. The ST-U5060 Dual-Control shift/brake levers provide an efficient and aerodynamic driving position, while the controls for hydraulic disc brakes and gearshift remain perfectly accessible.