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    Commencal Meta "6" prototype video.

    Commencal has jumped on the 6" bangwagon with the Meta 6". It will be released in 2008 with a totally different swingarm.

    http://www.wat.tv/video/243509/supre...l--Meta-6.html

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    looks sweet!


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    I guess that skidding up trail in France is cool. Not a bad looking bike though.

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    It's Andorra, not France.

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    The Supreme Mini Dh is a six inch travel bike. This Meta 6 will feature more of an all mountain geometry, making it ideal for longer endurance rides as well as the everyday rider who just wants a little more cush.

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    I'm pretty excited about this - I'm riding an 07 Meta 5.5 (numero 1) and can say that it's without a doubt the best bike I've ever ridden. Not just "all mountain" either -
    more travel? I'm in...
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    meta 5 love-hate-love

    I agree with the best bike ever ridden sentiment.....

    I have a Meta 5 as well, and absolutely love the way it rides.

    My issue is with pivot slop. Within just a couple months after purchasing the bike, I've noticed slop developing in the pivots. I don't know whether I've worn the bushings or what, but based on the difficulty I had in getting a replacement der hanger from the U.S. Commencal folks, I don't even want to think about addressing this issue with them.....but nonetheless, the little bit of play that is detectable when pulling up on the seat is bothersome, and annoying for a bike that is otherwise sweet as hell.

    Sooner or later I'll have to think about rebuilding the linkages, and the thought of that is problematic with nary a bike shop around who even recognizes the manufacturer...

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    Same problem

    I had the same trouble as you did. Brought it to the lbs and it was quickly solved. Needed to tighten the main pivot bolts using two 10mm allen key. Be careful to insert them all the way as I think the bolts are aluminum. After tightening them, remember to tighten the other bolts that are just around the main pivot. I am hoping that this is not something that will need to be done all the time.
    Keep me posted if you run into other trouble so I can keep an eye on it.
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    I must be missing something here...

    What about any of the terrain that guy was riding requires (or even benefits from) a 6" bike?

    I ride stuff tougher than that at similar speeds (though I slow a bit more in the corners for the trail's sake) on a friggin' Rockhopper. I mean, he didn't drop more than 1' -2', no logs, no serious rock sections, no bone-jarring rooty stuff, just a bunch of flowy smooth single track.

    Maybe I'm retarded, but if I needed a 6" bike for that, I'd quit riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarist
    I must be missing something here...

    What about any of the terrain that guy was riding requires (or even benefits from) a 6" bike?

    I ride stuff tougher than that at similar speeds (though I slow a bit more in the corners for the trail's sake) on a friggin' Rockhopper. I mean, he didn't drop more than 1' -2', no logs, no serious rock sections, no bone-jarring rooty stuff, just a bunch of flowy smooth single track.

    Maybe I'm retarded, but if I needed a 6" bike for that, I'd quit riding.
    true, and he lowered the saddle and put protective pads on for that knarly downhill ride.

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    Good job!

    From the horses mouth I may wait, was gonna go for a 5.5. Had a few email exchanges, thoroughly nice bloke and quick responses. If after sales is like this get ready for Commencal to do big things here in the UK. Oh the 5.5 rides really well too, try it..GYP

    Hi,

    Thanks for showing your interest in our bikes, great to hear that the
    Meta 6 has caught your eye!

    We will indeed be releasing a 160mm Meta for the 2008 model year, and
    if all goes according to plan, it should be in the UK in September. I
    don't know if you went to the bike show at the NEC this past weekend,
    but I was there with a prototype of the bike. You could have compared
    it with the Meta 55 and the Mini DH, which is also part of our
    All-Mountain family of bikes. Guess you'll have to wait now...

    If you need anything else, please feel free to email me.

    Best regards

    David Pergant Export Sales
    Commençal Bicycles, BP 36, Erts, La Massana, AD400, Principat d'Andorra
    Tel: + 376 737479, Mobile/Cell: +376 626665, Fax: +376 737490
    email: dave@commencal.com Skype/ichat: davidpergant

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarist
    I must be missing something here...

    What about any of the terrain that guy was riding requires (or even benefits from) a 6" bike?

    I ride stuff tougher than that at similar speeds (though I slow a bit more in the corners for the trail's sake) on a friggin' Rockhopper. I mean, he didn't drop more than 1' -2', no logs, no serious rock sections, no bone-jarring rooty stuff, just a bunch of flowy smooth single track.

    Maybe I'm retarded, but if I needed a 6" bike for that, I'd quit riding.

    no doubt

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    Linkage slop

    Hey Huge!

    Don't know what type of riding or conditions you have, but the best things to do is to take everything apart, clean it, and build it up again. Takes some time, but the result is worth it.

    If you're after rear hangers, you can get them from the website ( http://shop.commencal.com/index.php?...sort=2a&page=3)

    Let me know how you get on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarist
    I must be missing something here...

    What about any of the terrain that guy was riding requires (or even benefits from) a 6" bike?
    .....
    Maybe I'm retarded, but if I needed a 6" bike for that, I'd quit riding.
    Completely agree. That was a very poor choice of trails to showcase a 6" bikes. Is that all it can handle? That trail screams for a Hardtail. And the rear tire kept breaking traction going around corners, good suspension doesn't do that. What were they attempting here?
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    There were a few rocks on that trail

    The swing arm came off a Amp or a K2, nice
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