Whilst collecting a number of awards in the press ('Best Trail Bike under $3,000' from Pinkbike and 'Trail Bike of the Year' from MBUK), the META TR 29 is now taking things a step further.
How do you make a high-performance-uphill bike whilst keeping the COMMENCAL DNA when it's time to go down the hill?
This is the challenge that we set our engineers. And the results are amazing!
Thanks to 29-inch wheels, kinematics that make the bike even more dynamic and a straighter seat tube angle with reduced offset, the META TR 29 is formidable through any pedalling sections.
As soon as you get to the top and you've hurried to take that inevitable selfie, you'll be ready to take on the most daunting trails.
The 140mm rear travel and 150mm or 160mm fork up front will give you that extra confidence which will make all the difference when things get tough.
1 - Seat Tube Length
2 - Seat Tube Angle
3 - Head Tube Angle
4 - Head Tube Length
5 - Wheel Base
6 - Top Tube Length
7 - Chainstay Length
8 - BB Height
9 - Fork Length
10 - Reach
The stiffness of the frame is always the subject of much attention.
The use of double-row Enduro Bearings allows a more homogeneous deformation of the frame without the loss of stiffness via the bearings.
Aesthetically, the frame has evolved in depth. It's very simple, everything is new!
Notably, the sharper lines highlight improved performance.
Equipped with super tyres and brakes, the new META TR 29 is certainly not just a more comfortable XC bike but rather clearly, a 'mini-enduro' which pushes the standards of agility and dynamism even further.
The new META TR 29 is longer: 490mm reach (size large) vs 475mm on the old META TR 29.
The seat angle is straighter: 78.6° vs 76.5°
Direction angle more lying down: 64.5° vs 66.5°
Short fork offset
Less leg fatigue
150 or 160mm on the front
Better cable routing
Easier bottle cage installation
Easy assembly and disassembly of the contact system
Stiffer and more reliable double-row Enduro Bearings
More of a compact rear triangle for less interference with rider's heels and calves
Lower seat tube :
Makes it possible to mount a telescopic seat post with large travel (34.9mm diameter)