Commencal META HT AM RACE 29 - 2021
We believed in this niche several years ago and since then we've become real specialists. To stay ahead of the curve, we're looking at the little details that make the difference. On this new version, the seat tube is lowered. Two advantages:
1) It is now possible to install a longer travel seat post.
2) The choice of size is no longer restricted by a seat tube that's too high. Which is particularly useful for those who want a longer bike.
For the rest, we've tweaked our formula. A semi-rigid frame allows more pedalling efficiency, a lighter weight and it reduces essential maintenance. A 150mm or 160mm fork provides comfort and/or safety depending on what you're riding.
The frame facilitates 27.5 and 29-inch wheels. 27.5 for small and medium sized riders. Or simply for those who prefer increased handling, comfort and grip. 29 for medium and large sized riders. Or for those who favour efficiency, precision and performance.
A first-choice bike for some, a second or third choice for others, the META HT AM is one of those bikes that quite simply makes you want to ride.
About the META HT AM 29 RACE
The 'Matte Graphite' paint job immediately excited us and that sets the tone for this 29er model!
As the name suggests this is a performance focused model. With 29-inch SPANK wheels and 2.4 MAXXIS tyres, it oozes precision and efficiency, whatever the terrain. Equipped with a FOX 36 Performance 150mm fork, this precision is guaranteed, in particular thanks to the 36mm upper tubes. It also features the 3-position grip cartridge and pneumatic Float Evol spring that means adjusting the stiffness is a breeze. The SHIMANO Deore brakes are particularly powerful and durable, in fact, they're famous for their bite. The KS seat post is added to link up pedalling and DH sections seamlessly. As for the 12-speed SHIMANO Deore transmission, we have a 10-51t cassette and makes this model a formidable pedaler.
That full-suspension bike had better watch out!
Frame: 2021 META HT AM
Fork: Fox 36 Performance, 3 positions, rebound, BOOST (15 x 110mm), 51mm offset
Headset: Acros ZS44/SS56, Alloy cups, sealed barings
Stem: Ride Alpha Freeride 40mm, 31.8mm
Bar: Ride Alpha R27, 31.8mm, 780mm width, 27mm rise, 7050 alloy
Grips: Ride Aplha DH, Ultrasoft compound, single clamp, black
Brakes: Shimano Deore, 2 piston, I-SPEC EV Compatible, Shimano SM-RT66 203mm/180mm rotors
Shifters: Shimano Deore, 12s, RapidFire Plus
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore, 12s
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Deore, BSA Threaded
Crankset: Shimano Deore, 170mm, BOOST, 32T
Chain: KMC X12, 12s
Cassette: Shimano Deore, 12s, 10-51T
Rims: Spank Spike Race 33, 29”, 32h, 28mm inner width, Tubeless Ready
Hubs: rear – Formula MSL-148A, front – Formula DC-711
Spokes: DT SWISSS Competition, J-bend, 2.0/1.8/2.0 double butted, stainless, with Nylok, black
Tires: rear – Maxxis Dissector, 29”x2.4” EXO, tubeless ready, front – Maxxis Dissector, 29”x2.4”, EXO, tubeless ready
Dropper Post: KS Rage-I, 31.6mm, 125mm travel on S, 150mm on M, 170mm on L, 190mm on XL, SouthPaw alloy remote
Seat: WTB Silverado, narrow shape, Cr-Mo rails
Pedals: not included
Color: Matte Graphite
Accessories: Chainstay protector, Seatstay protector
Weight: 13.4kg / 29.54 lb for S size without pedals
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