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Commencal Meta AM 29 Frame

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Commencal Meta AM 29 Frame (High Polished)
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It's Metal, but not quite Rock and Roll

Rating:
The Good:

- Progressive geometry
- Good color choice (White and Lagoon Blue Option)
- 34.9mm dropper post diameter for better bushing overlap
- Good amounts and quality of rubber frame protection
- Minimum 200mm rear rotor
- Standard boost spacing

The Bad:

- Inadequate QC, internal welding showed massive amounts of unnecessary aluminum shards/strips, like spikes on the inside of the bottom bracket and headset areas
- 4x paint chips on frame, size of pencil erasers
- Rear brake mount required sanding and alignment, had overshots of welding material
- Almost all threaded holes had paint or other heavy residue in them making installation of any bolts a pain

Overall Review:

When the new revision of the Meta AM, the geometry reached a near perfect level of aggressiveness. The amount of travel is ideal for this super-duro bike, while being progressive enough to maintain a lighter trail feel than a thoroughbred DH bike. The color ways were very good looking online, and they proved to be brilliant and deep in real life.

The ride feel is exceptional, with plenty of small bump sensitivity, and end stroke progression. It is heavy, my build turned out to be 38 lbs but this adds to its character and isn't super noticeable on the climbs compared to bikes of similar travel. My previous Yeti SB150 felt just as difficult to maneuver uphill.

However, the quality control on the White/Lagoon Blue frame I received was sub-par. That is the only true downside.

Specifications

Product Commencal Meta AM 29 Frame
Riding Type Enduro / All-Mountain, Freeride / Bike Park
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
SM, MD, LG, XL View Geometry
Size SM MD LG XL
Top Tube Length 573mm 600mm 626mm 652mm
Head Tube Angle 63.6° 63.6° 63.6° 63.6°
Head Tube Length 115mm 120mm 125mm 130mm
Seat Tube Angle 78.5° 78.5° 78.5° 78.5°
Seat Tube Length 380mm 420mm 440mm 460mm
Bottom Bracket Height 21mm drop 21mm drop 21mm drop 21mm drop
Chainstay Length 433mm 433mm 433mm 433mm
Wheelbase 1231mm 1258mm 1285mm 1312mm
Standover
Reach 445mm 470mm 495mm 520mm
Stack 633mm 638mm 642mm 647mm
* Additional Info All specifications listed are with 170mm travel fork.
Wheel Size 29"
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details 6066 alloy, triple butted T4 and T6 tubes; molded down tube, chainstay, and seatstay protection
Rear Travel 160mm
Rear Shock 230mm x 62.5mm
Head Tube Diameter Tapered, 1.125" top, 1.5" bottom, for ZS44/ZS56 headset
Bottom Bracket BB92 press-fit
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 148x12mm Boost
Front Derailleur Size N/A (1x-specific)
Seatpost Diameter 34.9mm
Max Tire Size 65mm (2.56")
ISCG Tabs ISCG05
Bottle Cage Mounts One inside front triangle
Colors Heritage Green, High Polished, Black/White, Pearl White/Electroplate Lagoon
Warranty 5 years main frame; 2 years chainstays and suspension "contact system"; 6 months paint/decals
Weight 8 lb 13.1 oz (4,000 g)
Miscellaneous 2021 version
Double-row Enduro pivot bearings
Internal cable routing
Piggyback shock compatible
200mm post mount rear brake tabs
220mm max rear rotor
Designed for 170mm travel fork
Multiple component options available at Commencal website
Price
  • $1,399
  • $1,499
More Info commencalusa.com

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