Commencal Launches Meta AM V4.2 World Cup Edition

When we last visited Commencal in Andorra, they showed us a pretty slick new frame finishing technique. Basically, they anodize and polish the frame, then they place a special protective decal where the graphics will be, after which the entire frame is shot-peened. When the protective decals are then removed, those parts of the frame are still glossy which gives the appearance of a shiny graphics decal, when in reality it's just two different finishes providing the effect. The result is understated yet quite impressive. 

Fast forward to today, and they've finally announced the bike that goes with the sweet new finish: the Meta AM V4.2 World Cup edition. Based around a FOX Factory suspension build, the bike is specced with a functional mix of fairly high-end parts next to a few house-brand items. Since Commencal is a direct-sales brand, the whole package sells for a quite reasonable $4499 USD stateside, or EUR4499 on the old continent.

2018 Commencal Meta AM V4.2 World Cup Geometry

2018 Commencal Meta AM V4.2 World Cup Specs

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  • Banshee

    1/23/2018 3:26 AM

    Haha, we have been using this anodizing technique for years... just saying!

  • Startgas

    1/23/2018 8:01 AM

    Too bad you didn't tell anyone about it.

  • Banshee

    1/25/2018 1:29 AM

    We weren't the first to do it, so didn't feel it was anything to brag about. It's a great finish for
    a frame tho.

  • NoahColorado

    1/23/2018 1:00 PM

    And it looks awesome! Loved my black Rune.

  • Kusa

    1/23/2018 3:09 AM

    Seat tube 440 / 1180 wheelbase... and if i want a longer bike, i will not fit onto 490.... please do something with it. The geo scaling is like 10 years ago. It is not all the reach game, those are important too.

  • obygobywanoby

    1/22/2018 2:57 PM

    GX Eagle shifter on "World Cup" build... I see what you did there Commencal, very sneaky. When, if ever, will we see carbon offerings?

  • LookinForIt

    1/22/2018 9:19 PM

    Never, Max doesn't want to do carbon ever

  • Oldranger

    1/26/2018 8:04 PM

    I think it’s a great idea. Keeping costs down requires finding the right opportunities when premium parts don’t add value

  • Ferisko

    1/31/2018 8:41 AM

    The wise thing to do is to up spec the shifter to X01 and down spec the rear derailleur to GX not the opposite way. The shifter dictates the feel of shifting, the accuracy and the futures like multi up or down shift. The higher group RD just becomes a more expensive target for rocks and branches. This is just a marketing way to spec a bike because from far you can see the big X01 logo on the RD while the rest of the drive train parts are one group bellow (GX, descendant)...

  • onenerdykid*

    1/22/2018 12:17 PM

    But... why "World Cup" for an enduro bike?

  • boaz

    1/22/2018 9:24 AM

    sweet bike! one wish with the bike is a shorter seat tube length. 19.3 is way too long IMO. 18 would be perfect.

  • longroadtonowhere

    1/22/2018 3:03 PM

    Yep. My biggest complaint about the bike. Having been on it for a year, if i could change anything it would be that. Even with dropped slammed, the seat still seems to be in the way.

  • boaz

    1/22/2018 3:15 PM

    i hear you. i have the meta sx and it’s a rad bike, but the seat tube length on my size large is also my biggest complaint

  • DubC

    1/22/2018 8:56 AM

    That is a smoking looking and well spec'ed bike!

  • TheDeadSailor

    1/22/2018 8:36 AM

    Orange forks were only cool when you had to be a Pro to get one

  • Startgas

    1/22/2018 12:03 PM

    Agree, looks horrible...

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