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Commencal Launches MY22 Meta SX and Meta Power SX Mixed Wheel Builds

We have been working on 29/27 ‘Mullet’ bikes for 3 years now with our different DH teams. This work has allowed us to understand that to transform a regular bike with the same sized wheels into a bike with different sized wheels, it isn’t effective to just throw a 27-inch wheel on the back. The geometry and kinematics of the bike must be completely reworked and it is thanks to this experience that we are now able to present the most successful version of the META V4 we’ve ever produced, the META SX!

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WHEEL SIZE

Equipping this META SX with different sized 29/27-inch wheels is not the result of a trend that we’re following. Quite simply, this way the bike is much more balanced, specifically relating to grip on the front and back - the large 29-inch wheel on the front allows more confidence and rolling capacity whilst the 27.5-inch rear wheel offers more maneuverability and responsiveness. The result is a bike that is more agile and easier in the steeps, more efficient under braking and more dynamic when pushing hard.

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GEOMETRY 

Once again, our choice to work with aluminum has allowed us to accompany this change in wheel size with an adjustment of the geometry. A shorter 10mm reach, a straightened steerer angle and extended (10mm) chain stays mean that the rider is naturally repositioned in the centre of the bike and will therefore have the ability to be more precise and agile in their technique.

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KINEMATICS

Undoubtedly, one of the points that has changed the most is the way the suspension works. Apart from the kinematics which have been reworked to provide more liveliness, we’ve made a point of managing the stiffness of the rear triangle. Through new double row Enduro Bearings, eliminating any deformation, the new META SX offers perfect deformation/rigidity management to provide grip, comfort and performance.

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In addition to all this in-depth work, as on our META POWER TR and META TR models, we now offer a "Flip Chip" on the shock extension in order to be able to better adjust the geometry, and therefore fit with your style! This system also means you can adapt the height of the bottom bracket as well as the steerer and saddle angles within seconds. Depending on your preferences, you can have the choice between a dynamic bike that’s perfect for big pedalling trips, or a more progressive version which is ideal for days in the bike park or on more committed trails.

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FINISHES

Finally, we have worked on a detail that makes the difference; the finished look. The welds have been the subject of meticulous work to reduce them as much as possible without affecting the solidity of the frame. The cable routing is neat for easier maintenance, the cables being easily accessible in the down tube, while grommets are placed at the ends to give perfect support and prevent penetration of water and mud. Installing a bottle cage has also been made easy.

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META SX PRICING

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META SX MODEL GALLERY

Meta SX Signature
Meta SX Öhlins
Meta SX Team
Meta SX Essential
Meta SX Ride
Meta SX Origin

META SX BUILD KITS

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META POWER SX

Like the META SX, the new META POWER SX is designed for performance and commitment, no matter how difficult the trails are that you encounter. An electric-enduro made to have fun, ride fast and keep going for miles and miles (with lots of smiles)!

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For 2022, it looks a bit different now that it features different sized wheels, 29-inch on the front and 27.5 on the back. We are determined to continuously improve all our bikes. In order to continue to move more up-market, we use our previous platforms to determine specific points of improvement. After two years of loyal service, a redesign of the META POWER 29 and SX was called for. They are now one!

To do this, the geometry of the bike was completely reworked, and the kinematics too. It’s thanks to this experience that we are now able to present the most successful version of our META POWER ever made, the META POWER SX!

WHEEL SIZE

Equipping this META POWER SX with 29/27 wheels is not the result of a trend that we’re following. It’s because this way, the bike has much more balanced grip at the front and the back. The larger 29-inch wheel on the front gives more confidence and clearance whilst the 27.5-inch rear wheel offers more maneuverability and responsiveness. The result is a bike that is more agile and easier on steeper slopes and is more efficient under braking and livelier when pushing.

GEOMETRY

Once again, our choice to work with aluminum has allowed us to accompany this change in wheel size with an adjustment of the geometry. A shorter reach, a straightened steerer angle and longer chain stays allow the rider to be repositioned in the centre of the bike, which in turn will provide more tolerance and precision.

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KINEMATICS

One of the points that has changed the most is undoubtedly the way the suspension works. Apart from the kinematics which have been revised to provide more dynamism, we have made sure to grant the stiffness of the rear triangle to the overall dynamic of the bike. Through new double row Enduro Bearings, eliminating any deformation, the new META SX offers perfect deformation/rigidity management to provide grip, comfort and performance.

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In addition to all this in-depth work, as on our META POWER TR and META TR models, we now offer a "Flip Chip" on the shock extension in order to be able to better adjust the geometry, and therefore fit with your style! This system also means you can adapt the height of the bottom bracket as well as the steerer and saddle angles within seconds. Depending on your preferences, you can have the choice between a dynamic bike that’s perfect for big pedalling trips, or a more progressive version which is ideal for days in the bike park or on more committed trails.

MOTORISATION

As an EMTB and ‘Gravity’ brand, we know that it is essential to collaborate with recognised component specialists. Equipping the META POWER SX with the SHIMANO EP8 engine was therefore an obvious choice. Why?

  • It has a high torque (85N.m) whilst power curves are optimised.
  • The result is a softer bike for better grip control and more responsiveness to each pedal stroke.
  • The 630Wh battery increases capacity tenfold, perfect for long days.
  • A new engine mount, combined with a new-gen engine guard, improves the size and reduces the risk of impact with the ground.

FINISHES

Finally, we have worked on a detail that makes the difference, the finished look. The welds have been the subject of meticulous work to reduce them as much as possible without affecting the solidity of the frame. The cable routing is neat for easier maintenance, the cables being easily accessible in the down tube, while grommets are placed at the ends to give perfect support and prevent penetration of water and mud. Installing a bottle cage has also been made easy.

META POWER SX PRICING

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META POWER SX MODEL GALLERY

Meta Power SX Signature
Meta Power SX Team
Meta Power SX Essential
Meta Power SX Ride

META POWER SX BUILD KITS

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For more information, head on over to www.commencal.com.


View specs, compare bikes, and rate the Meta SX and Meta Power SX in the Product Guide.

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