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Commencal Launches New Meta Power with Shimano EP8 Motor

New geometry and updated finish on this Commencal e-bike built around Shimano's all-new EP8 motor and battery package.

Commencal Launches New Meta Power with Shimano EP8 Motor

The appearance of the POWER in our range has shaken things up. When we decided to create electric versions of the META, the first point was clear - stick to the COMMENCAL DNA. In short, create a fun comfortable and efficient uphill and downhill bike.


When we say POWER we mean motor, battery and electronic controls. This year again we trust Shimano. We continue to collaborate with the Japanese brand because of their technical advantages and the reliability of their engines.


The reliability of our bikes has always been our priority and Shimano's reputation for that is well established. The numerous service centres all over the world are also an asset for a well-controlled after-sales service. 

Compactness, engine management and shape are the main advantages of these Shimano engines. A compact engine allows us to make a mountain bike as we understand it at COMMENCAL, with geometry and kinematics that are not compromised by the size of the engine.


Therefore we offer the following:

  • A 27.5" model, the POWER SX, which is the 'edgy' POWER of the lineup. A bike made to lap as many runs as possible, with the rider being able to push through turns, jumps and try the steepest sections every time!
  • A 29" model, the POWER 29, which represents pure performance. A monster on technical climbs with a disturbing ability on downhill sections! Definitely a friend of those who go up what they go down. It helps the rider through difficult sections and allows them to find flow where they wouldn't think it was possible.

For 2021 we're using the new EP8 engine. It now features a higher torque (85 N.m) whilst the power output curves are improved.

The result is a softer bike with better control of grip and more reactive to pedal strokes. Not only does it gain in performance, this new engine is also intended to be much quieter and more discreet than the older generations.


The new 630Wh battery hugely increase its capacities, and that's not all! The positioning of the engine has allowed lowering of the battery which helps to improve weight distribution. A new engine mount combined with a new generation engine guard both keep the unit neat in size and reduce the risk of impact with the ground.

Finally, with the seat tube angle straightened by one degree, the META POWER is more responsive, more acute.

Combined with the performance and quality of the EP8 engine management, this bike can go anywhere! The look of this new bike has also evolved in depth. It's very simple, everything's new! The sharper lines clearly underline the improved performance.

2021 Commencal Meta Power Geometry


Meta Power Versions

Meta Power 29

Meta Power 29 Signature
Meta Power 29 Team
Meta Power 29 Essential

Meta Power SX (27)

Meta Power SX Race
Meta Power SX Ride

For more on the new range and to check out the specifications of each model, head on over to

View key specs, compare, and rate the 2021 Meta Power E-Bikes in the Vital MTB Product Guide.

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