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    29er Meta AM, so sick looking

    Seriously awesome looking updates to the Meta AM, this time a 29er version. I'm digging the paint job and re-engineered seat tube.

    Does anyone know when the 2019 lineup will get released? What changes are planned for the Meta TR? I've been saving up for one, maybe I'll just wait for the new version

    https://www.bikerumor.com/2018/04/18...-wagon-wheels/

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    Pinkbike 30 second sell video cited September before it hits the market.

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    Commencal said the 29er Trail is also due out in September. 130 in the rear. 140 or 150 up front.

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    yeah, too sick!

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    Meta am 29 is now live on the website with three build kits for preorder with September availability. Bike looks great but tipping the scales at 35 lb.

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    Can't wait to hear more ride reports later in the year. This could be my park b*tch for next season!

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    Ya, I was seriously debating this one couple weeks ago but couldn't see how to buy it in the US... was only available in Europe. So then decided on the Meta AM V4.2 2018 model. Just got it few days ago too.

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    So none in the wild yet?

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    So disappointed there is no low cost version in the US. No origin model or anything. I was hoping Commencal would be aggressive in competing with YT and Canyon, but it doesn't look like it. Looks like I am priced out of getting another Commencal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richulr View Post
    So disappointed there is no low cost version in the US. No origin model or anything. I was hoping Commencal would be aggressive in competing with YT and Canyon, but it doesn't look like it. Looks like I am priced out of getting another Commencal.
    Looks like they do have some type of black friday deal going on. There's a count down too... I'm curious what they've got.

    Otherwise, they still got 2017 models at pretty good prices... $2499 or 2017 Meta v4.2 Race or a 2018 V4.2 Trail Origin for $2099
    AM -> 2018 Meta AM v4.2 :rockon:
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    XC -> 2014 Trek Wahoo 29er HT :headphones:

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    Quote Originally Posted by richulr View Post
    So disappointed there is no low cost version in the US. No origin model or anything. I was hoping Commencal would be aggressive in competing with YT and Canyon, but it doesn't look like it. Looks like I am priced out of getting another Commencal.
    In my opinion, their pricing is VERY competitive for a direct-to-consumer model. For $3-4K you are getting a modern long travel 29'er with top of the line suspension components.

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    Just noticed the Brushed Silver frame option was pulled from the US site. Bummer.


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    Anybody riding one of these yet? I'm strongly considering one and would like to here some feedback. I've read the pinkbike and vital reviews and they paint them kind of differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALS650L View Post
    Anybody riding one of these yet? I'm strongly considering one and would like to here some feedback. I've read the pinkbike and vital reviews and they paint them kind of differently.
    Yep. Just took delivery of my SRAM edition. Made a couple of changes/upgrades and absolutely loving the bike. It's my first 29er and there's nothing it can't handle. Literally point and shoot and the bike does the rest. It's quite heavy, but pedals well and has heaps of grip. Don't expect any climbing records, but will get you to the top no worries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BT180 View Post
    Yep. Just took delivery of my SRAM edition. Made a couple of changes/upgrades and absolutely loving the bike. It's my first 29er and there's nothing it can't handle. Literally point and shoot and the bike does the rest. It's quite heavy, but pedals well and has heaps of grip. Don't expect any climbing records, but will get you to the top no worries.

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    I actually bought the same bike, but haven't been able to ride it yet because it's still winter here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BT180 View Post
    Yep. Just took delivery of my SRAM edition. Made a couple of changes/upgrades and absolutely loving the bike. It's my first 29er and there's nothing it can't handle. Literally point and shoot and the bike does the rest. It's quite heavy, but pedals well and has heaps of grip. Don't expect any climbing records, but will get you to the top no worries.

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    OMG that's a delectable looking bike! The fact that it's a 29er, what bike size did you end up fitting? I'm debating if I should upgrade. I've got a AM v4.2 27.5 and love it but wonder how a 29er would feel.
    AM -> 2018 Meta AM v4.2 :rockon:
    Trail -> 2017 Moto Hal5 :arf:
    XC -> 2014 Trek Wahoo 29er HT :headphones:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALS650L View Post
    I actually bought the same bike, but haven't been able to ride it yet because it's still winter here.
    Noooo! What a tease. If it's any consolation, it's been raining here for a few weeks, so riding for me has been very limited also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrFreelancer View Post
    OMG that's a delectable looking bike! The fact that it's a 29er, what bike size did you end up fitting? I'm debating if I should upgrade. I've got a AM v4.2 27.5 and love it but wonder how a 29er would feel.
    Yep, she's definitely a looker! I came from a medium Canyon Strive CF, but went the large Meta. Feels bang on. I'm about 5'10.

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    Commencal USA has the Meta AM 29 Ride on sale at 21% off or $2,199. Would welcome feedback from current owners on this build. Looks like a good value. Obvious potential short coming would be NX 1x11, but I just sold a 1x10 Deore Stache 5 (29x3.0). I had no problem with my 1x10 and don't think I'd be missing the Eagle.

    This would be my single bike with trips to Central Texas (RPR, Spider Mtn, Waco) and Bentonville. We have aggressive trails here in DFW and no long elevation, so i think I could live with the weight. I'm riding for fun and fitness with a schedule that allows me to ride 2x/week. The Meta TR 29 might be better suited, but my size isn't available and I like the forgiveness I had on my Stache. Appreciate any thoughts. Cheers.

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    Hey guys, could any of the owners chime in on maximum seatpost insertion?
    Looking hard at a frameset and this is the only thing holding me back from clicking the buy now button.

    Also those that have airshock, is the bike "poppy" enough? I have read some opinions about it being handful to get in the air but those were all with a coil and I'm planning on float X2.


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    I think max seatpost insertion will depend on frame size.

    I wouldn't call it poppy, but it isn't too bad to get airborne. It takes a bit more effort. I think with the air shock you could tune it to be more like that with volume spacers and playing with pressure. I'm still figuring out how to ride the bike, someone with more miles on theres may have better input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALS650L View Post
    I think max seatpost insertion will depend on frame size.

    I wouldn't call it poppy, but it isn't too bad to get airborne. It takes a bit more effort. I think with the air shock you could tune it to be more like that with volume spacers and playing with pressure. I'm still figuring out how to ride the bike, someone with more miles on theres may have better input.
    Yeah, I wish all manufacturers provided the max insertion, especially now with long droppers readily available. I have 185mm revive on my stumpjumper that fits perfectly all the way in... after I filled away some welds inside the seat tube...

    And thats exactly my thinking about the air shock, especially with x2 being so adjustable.

    Now if only I could find Large frame in stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALS650L View Post
    Anybody riding one of these yet? I'm strongly considering one and would like to here some feedback. I've read the pinkbike and vital reviews and they paint them kind of differently.
    I ordered my Meta AM 29 Ride Last night and its suppose to arrive Thursday! I'll try to give a review after riding it around for the weekend!

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    Its sweet. The travel is a lot for what I'm riding currently, mostly trail with some enduro sections. luckily I can stiffen up the rear suspension with the flip of a switch. The bike wants to be pointed down hill for sure. it eats up everything in front of it. The XL fits me perfectly. I'm 6'6" and about 170.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Upinyourbusiness View Post
    Its sweet. The travel is a lot for what I'm riding currently, mostly trail with some enduro sections. luckily I can stiffen up the rear suspension with the flip of a switch. The bike wants to be pointed down hill for sure. it eats up everything in front of it. The XL fits me perfectly. I'm 6'6" and about 170.
    How heavy is it? I am thinking about the Ride version as well but strictly as a park bike as I have my Hei Hei for everything else.

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    The XL is probably about 35 lbs. I do quite a bit of pedaling because the closest lift to me is about 2 hours away in Austin, Texas. I'll be making my way there soon. 29er Meta AM, so sick looking-img_0857.jpg

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    Got a 2020 Team about 2 weeks ago after being continually frustrated with my Slash 8. I'd wanted the Meta since it was announced but timing didn't work out, but now it has!!

    Just ending a week long trip to Whistler/Squamish area after only having 2 rides on my home trails. WOW, absolutely love this bike. From the get go, it is what I wanted the Slash to be. So easy to control, so smooth in the rough, but still easy to throw around and pop of trail features. It rides much lighter than what the suspension would suggest. It is so nice and quiet, too. No noticeable chain slap or funny business.

    Climbing is fine. I have done a number of days with 3600-4500ft of climbing. Eagle is your friend. Climbing position is really comfortable. I've cleaned all my normal tech climbs at home and on various BC trails.

    I did add a gnar dog token and 2 normal tokens to the shock, but I like big drops and ride fairly fast in rough terrain. Changed out the wheel set for pair of custom wheels I've been running but will keep the Spanks for backup.

    So good!

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    Does anyone know the max seat post insertion for a size M? Can you get the one up 180 in there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jselwyn View Post
    Got a 2020 Team about 2 weeks ago after being continually frustrated with my Slash 8. I'd wanted the Meta since it was announced but timing didn't work out, but now it has!!

    Just ending a week long trip to Whistler/Squamish area after only having 2 rides on my home trails. WOW, absolutely love this bike. From the get go, it is what I wanted the Slash to be. So easy to control, so smooth in the rough, but still easy to throw around and pop of trail features. It rides much lighter than what the suspension would suggest. It is so nice and quiet, too. No noticeable chain slap or funny business.

    Climbing is fine. I have done a number of days with 3600-4500ft of climbing. Eagle is your friend. Climbing position is really comfortable. I've cleaned all my normal tech climbs at home and on various BC trails.

    I did add a gnar dog token and 2 normal tokens to the shock, but I like big drops and ride fairly fast in rough terrain. Changed out the wheel set for pair of custom wheels I've been running but will keep the Spanks for backup.

    So good!
    What was the issue with the Slash? Iím currently running a Slash 9.7 and debating on changing it up for a Meta AM or maybe Ripmo AF


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredur View Post
    What was the issue with the Slash? Iím currently running a Slash 9.7 and debating on changing it up for a Meta AM or maybe Ripmo AF


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    I'm actually in the same boat as you. Was looking at the Meta AM and Ripmo AF. I demo'd both bikes. I had a blast on the Meta AM. It was great smashing down, and cornered through tight sections at high speed. The Ripmo AF was good too, but felt like I had to put a lot more effort into cornering, didn't feel like the suspension was as bottomless. It did feel like it floated over things like a magic carpet, which is supposed to be a plus, but I never really got used to the feeling. The plus side to the Rimpo AF is that it is a better climber, but only slightly. And overall both bikes have low bottom brackets making technical climbing fairly difficult. Overall, I liked the Meta AM quite a bit more. Demo both if you can.

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    Are there any promo codes available for the US site?


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    Meta AM 29 XX Edition

    Here is my Meta 29 AM XX Edition in Medium

    A few quick takeaways-

    Best thing about this bike. ITS SO FREAKING SILENT! Didn't think a bike could be this quiet riding through rock gardens and chunky trails of Arizona.

    It does have some weight to it but for price sake you'd spend at least 9k+ on any competitor easily. Save that money for a whole other bike.

    I have a lightweight riding style and stock its setup with 1 grey token in the Lyrik and 2 in the Super Deluxe for a Medium. I am running 30% sag front and rear at 161 lbs. This was to stiff for me. I felt I didn't have enough suppleness from the shock and to much midstroke. I switched to 1 token in the rear and currently testing with 0 tokens in the front as well. Currently my Lyrik is making a weird squeak on high speed hits and jumps. Trying to figure out whats going on.

    Climbing is actually very easy with the Meta. It stays up in its travel really well. No complaints really.

    Seatube length is a little to big for me at 5-7. I prefer a bigger bike at my height and riding style. I cannot slam the AXS reverb. I would say about 10mm of the dropper sticks out. Which is a shame cause it would feel perfect to me if I could slam the 150mm dropper.

    Descending I do feel the seatube length affects my position on the bike. The layout of the suspension does make the center of gravity also feel higher as well. It is planted do too the weight however. On really slow tech switchback moves I feel its a tad tipsy for me. Not as confidence inspiring as I'd hoped. Through high speed chunder its planted and feels good off lips and drops.

    Still a lot of tuning to do as I am fairly picky on my setups. Had it for 3 weeks now.



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