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    Pure lovin' - new Commencal

    After some serious deliberating, debating, discussing, and plain ol' arguing, I settled on buying the new Commencal Meta 5.5 numero 3 and building my Shimano XT drivetrain and disc brakes across. The buildup was finished last week and I was fitted on Saturday and took my new baby home.

    What a rush! I was worried at 14.4kg that she'd feel heavy. But when I bike fits you correctly, it saves many woes. I couldn't believe how this new bike cornered and how stable it felt in sand and rolling over rocks and stuff. The geometry is definitely DH bred and I was a bit further back than is advisable (knee not squarely over pedal axle) but even with this she climbs beautifully. But the proof was of course in the descents. I tackled a short rocky descent that usually has me braking fairly aggressively. No more! Hands barely touching the brakes, I found myself involuntarily letting off a "WOO HOO!" as I sped down the hill!!

    I'll try attach a pic of my beauty

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    The pic is not showing (at least to me) did you get any errors uploading?

    congrats on a sweet ride!

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    No pic yet, still trying to upload (blonde me!)

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    Fancy seeing you here Mich - Daemon here

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    Hehehe, hey Daemon! How'ya doin?

    There's a couple of us Saffas lurking here, Mintsauce is in here too!

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    Hey I see I owe everyone a pic...

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    Congrats

    Congrats on buying a great bike. I have a 5.2 (2006) model. Check out the links below for info from fellow riders.

    Commencal Club of Northamerica

    http://www.mtbrider.com/mtbr/forumdisplay.php?f=32

    Eric

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichH
    Hey I see I owe everyone a pic...
    looking good!

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    nice ride! glad to hear you're loving it
    -Shane-

    "Those who love you are watching, and they expect greatness"

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    Sooo beautiful! I've just done my first 2 day stage event on him beginning of June, and doing another one 21st July. Bike is a bit heavy (I bought the cheap model with a fairly heavy Marzocchi fork) but rides really nicely

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    I am on a Meta 5.2 (2006). They FLY downhill to be sure. Holy crap.

    I have issues with the front wheel lifting on steep climbs, and pedal strikes, but overall it is a fantastic trail bike. And NO BOB.
    All problems in mountain biking can be solved by going faster, except the ones that are caused by going too fast.

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