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    New 2009 Meta 6 VIP

    Here's my 2009 Meta 6. Size large, total bike weight is 31.6 pounds (Frame only without shock is 8.5) Coming off a Nomad and could not be happier so far.
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    That's a beauty! I was on a Meta 6 for the past year and it is a fantastic bike. I went for a Meta 5 for '09 because I wanted a bigger gap between my trail bike and DH bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy
    That's a beauty! I was on a Meta 6 for the past year and it is a fantastic bike. I went for a Meta 5 for '09 because I wanted a bigger gap between my trail bike and DH bike.
    Hey Dogboy, I remember you from the IH forum. I'm thinking about ditching the 6point and getting a Meta 6. How would you compare the two bikes?

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    I absolutely love our Meta 6.2 demo bike at Go-ride.com. I rode it two times and claimed it as my own. It's still up for demo, but I have first pick of it any time we are doing a shop ride. It impressed me a lot with it's descending capabilities, but I was very surprised as to how good it climbs in both the middle and granny ring. There are a lot of mulit-pivot bikes out there that don't get the job done as well as the Meta 6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by forceyoda
    Here's my 2009 Meta 6. Size large, total bike weight is 31.6 pounds (Frame only without shock is 8.5) Coming off a Nomad and could not be happier so far.
    That's similar to what I was expecting in my build weight wise. I'm using XT cranks and a Float 36 though. My frame was 8.44 when I weighed it and its a XL. What hubs are you using? Mine are Hope Pro IIs.
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    I am running Chris King hubs right now. I just got some maxxis advantage 2.4 with wire beads and the total bike weight is 33 now but I am still happy with it.

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    I have 2.35 High Rollers for it right now. I was thinking of going with a 2.35 Excavator in front, 2.1 in the rear.
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    Sweet bike! Maybe try a 2.35" Minion DHF single ply, or an Ardent 2.25" in the front, and an Ignitor 2.1 in the rear?

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    Gotta switch to Kenda, they're the sponsor
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    Ah I see...have you tried the El Moco tire yet? I just tossed a 2.35" stick-e on the front of my bike and I love it! They are a great tire.

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    I was looking at the excavators. Little worried about going back to kenda though, the rocks of EL Paso ate the nevegals up in a month. I do need to look at going with someting a little lighter than the wire beed advantage tires i have now though.

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    I've traditionally been a big fan of Maxxis Minions, but lately I've been riding the 2.25 Ardents and 2.25 CrossMarks. The CrossMark is awesome! Nice volume, good sidewalls, and the 60 durometer is a good compromise between grip and wear. I've also ridden the Excavators a bunch and they have awesome grip but roll very slowly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forceyoda
    Here's my 2009 Meta 6. Size large, total bike weight is 31.6 pounds (Frame only without shock is 8.5) Coming off a Nomad and could not be happier so far.
    Hello,

    first of all, sorry for my english, i'm a froggie.

    I just wanna know the name of your pedals, they look pretty in white, as i going to buy my meta 6 in 2 days. Cheers!

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    Hi!

    Forceyoda, how tall are you?
    I want to buy a new frame, and the META 6 VIP appear in my search with a good price.
    Using my actual bike, I would go for the M... but since I`m 1,8 meters (5ft 11`) and in Commenšal Chart I would go to the L - which looks a bit on the "Large size" for me!

    Didn`t you received the Joplin post?

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    Tkul,

    I am 6,1" (184cm) and I ride a XL Meta 6. I feel great on the bike, the large felt a bit cramped. If you are that tall I would not suggest the medium. Get the large.

    And here' s picture of mine!
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    Ithnu,

    OMG!
    That`s enormous!
    You use Clip&Straps? why? i haven`t seen those for a LOOOONG time now!

    Problem is that the frame in size L and XL, have a steeper headangle... and I would like to buy the new frame with at least 67║.
    Lower would be greatter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tkul
    You use Clip&Straps? why? i haven`t seen those for a LOOOONG time now!

    Problem is that the frame in size L and XL, have a steeper headangle... and I would like to buy the new frame with at least 67║.
    Lower would be greatter!
    I grew up with dirt bikes and ride DH with flats. I've never been comfortable clipped to a bike. I've given it a shot 2 of the last 6 summers. Its a no go. $5,000 bike will have $20 pedals
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    Quote Originally Posted by mydriaze
    Hello,

    first of all, sorry for my english, i'm a froggie.

    I just wanna know the name of your pedals, they look pretty in white, as i going to buy my meta 6 in 2 days. Cheers!
    Deity pedals. Sorry I did not see the question sooner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tkul
    Ithnu,

    OMG!
    That`s enormous!
    You use Clip&Straps? why? i haven`t seen those for a LOOOONG time now!

    Problem is that the frame in size L and XL, have a steeper headangle... and I would like to buy the new frame with at least 67║.
    Lower would be greatter!
    I am 6 foot even and a large fits fine. The head angle fells fine as well although I have not measured it. If i had to do it again I would look at the med frame though, commencal does size specific tubing and the large and xxl are considerably heavier than the medium and small frames.

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    My friend ordered a small Meta 5, her frame was a full pound lighter than my XL Meta 6. Pretty much what I expected.

    I actually wanted a steeper head angle. I have it at 69.5 degrees with the sleeve and I lowered the Float 36 to 150mm, so its more like 70 but I haven't measured it yet. This is my XC bike and a 68.5 head angle was too slack for technical steep climbs, the bike would wheelie back too much and I'd have to jump off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tkul

    Didn`t you received the Joplin post?
    Apparently the Joplin doesn't come with the frame in the US for some reason
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    Nice looking bike!

    Quote Originally Posted by forceyoda
    Here's my 2009 Meta 6. Size large, total bike weight is 31.6 pounds (Frame only without shock is 8.5) Coming off a Nomad and could not be happier so far.
    Will be in the market again soon (as long as paypal releases my funds after the bike I just sold is delivered). A

    Anyhoo, always liked single pivot bikes but looks like these are a little bit more too. what is the bolts on the headtube? I don't think I like that but everyhting else looks sweet
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrdr98
    Will be in the market again soon (as long as paypal releases my funds after the bike I just sold is delivered). A

    Anyhoo, always liked single pivot bikes but looks like these are a little bit more too. what is the bolts on the headtube? I don't think I like that but everyhting else looks sweet
    The hand angle is adjustable. There is a head tube sleeve in there that is tapered, you rotate it 180 degrees and you can change the head angle +/- 1 on the S/M and +/- 0.5 on the L/XL. The bolts pinch the sleeve down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrdr98
    Anyhoo, always liked single pivot bikes but looks like these are a little bit more too. what is the bolts on the headtube? I don't think I like that but everyhting else looks sweet
    Ithnu and i both have the Supreme DH which has the same HT sleeve with the adjustable angle and I don't know about him but I have had no problem with mine, and it is a nice feature to have. I have actually started seeing other bikes coming with that as well. I race my bike and lay everything into it, and from the pictures I think Ithnu does too so I wouldn't question the strength of it. Hope that helps.

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    Guys sorry bout the grave dig, any chance of a long term review now that you have had the 09 Meta 6 for a while?

    what do you like and dislike?

    looking to replace my Reign X1 with one of these?
    really wanna know what will I be missing out on...

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