Cannondale Habit 3 vs Commencal Meta TR 29

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Cannondale Habit 3 vs Commencal Meta TR 29
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Posted: Jan 27, 2020 at 22:31 Quote
My question to you: Which bikes would you choose if you could only choose between these two? And why?

Pricing is the same for me, and specs are below.

Bike: Cannondale Habit 3
Year: 2020
Color: Dark Green
Drivetrain: GX Eagle / NX Eagle mix
Brakes: Sram Guide R (180)
Fork: Fox Float Performance 34
Fork Travel: 140mm
Shock: Fox Float Performance DPS Evol
Shock travel: 130mm
Hubs: Formula
Rims: Stans No Tubes Arch S1
Rim Width: 26mm internal (29 external)
Spokes: DT Swiss Champion
Front Tyre: Minion DHF 29 x 2.5
Rear Tyre: High Roller II 29 x 2.3
Dropper: DownLow 150mm
Saddle: Fabric Scoop Shallow
Stem: 31.8* x 50mm
Handlebar: 780mm no name
Grips: Fabric Funguy Lock
Weight: 14.1kg
Frame: Carbon
HT Angle: 66*
Reach: 109cm
Price: 60 000


Bike: Commencal Meta TR 29
Year: 2019
Color: Nudey
Drivetrain: GX Eagle
Brakes: SLX 7100 (200 / 180)
Fork: Fox Float Performance 36
Fork Travel: 150mm
Shock: Fox Perfrormance DPS
Shock travel: 130mm
Hubs: Formula
Rims: E13 TRS
Rim Width: 30mm internal
Spokes: Sapim Race Spokes
Front Tyre: Hans Dampf 2.35
Rear Tyre: Hans Dampf 2.35
Dropper: KS Lev SI 125mm
Saddle: WTB SL8 Race
Stem: 31.8* x 50mm
Handlebar: 780mm no name
Grips: DH grips Lock
Weight: 15.19kg
Frame: Alloy
HT Angle: 66.5*
Reach: 115cm
Price: 59 000

I can't test ride the Commencal which sucks.

Posted: Jan 27, 2020 at 23:38 Quote
Commencal.

• Steeper seat-tube angle.
• Longer reach, relative to the seat-tube length, so you can ride a longer bike before you run into dropper limitations.
-- Any chance you can upgrade the stroke?
• Decent rim width.
• Stronger brakes.
• 36 fork.

Shame about the tires.

Since you're in South Africa, any chance of a good deal on a Pyga Hyrax?

Posted: Jan 28, 2020 at 1:52 Quote
R-M-R wrote:
Commencal.

• Steeper seat-tube angle.
• Longer reach, relative to the seat-tube length, so you can ride a longer bike before you run into dropper limitations.
-- Any chance you can upgrade the stroke?
• Decent rim width.
• Stronger brakes.
• 36 fork.

Shame about the tires.

Since you're in South Africa, any chance of a good deal on a Pyga Hyrax?

I could assist you with the Hyrax sure. Send me a PM and we can talk.

I'll relook at the Commencal then, it was my original decision but really enjoyed riding the Habit. But maybe it is worth taking a risk.

Posted: Jan 28, 2020 at 1:56 Quote
I was suggesting the Hyrax for you! Similar to the other choices, good geometry and kinematics, and it might be nice to support a national brand.

Posted: Jan 28, 2020 at 4:58 Quote
R-M-R wrote:
I was suggesting the Hyrax for you! Similar to the other choices, good geometry and kinematics, and it might be nice to support a national brand.

Haha, oh right! I did look at it, but it's more expensive than Cannondale or Commencal here. And by quite a large margin for me.
I've also already test ridden one, multiple times. The cockpit feels super cramped for me, I wasn't comfortable on it.

Posted: Jan 28, 2020 at 15:39 Quote
The new Hyrax is considerably longer. It's essentially the same size as the Commencal for each nominal size, which is longer than the Cannondale for corresponding sizes.

If the price isn't competitive, though, scratch that.

Posted: Jan 29, 2020 at 22:49 Quote
R-M-R wrote:
The new Hyrax is considerably longer. It's essentially the same size as the Commencal for each nominal size, which is longer than the Cannondale for corresponding sizes.

If the price isn't competitive, though, scratch that.

Yeah it's really not competitive. It's a boutique brand after all.
I've scrapped the Cannondale idea. As well as the Meta TR.

I'm horrible with these things.

I'm now leaning to a Commencal Meta AM. Got better specs for just a tiny amount more.
Also Commencal will be in the area in 2 weeks when we have our local enduro season kick off. So I'll be able to test ride it then!

Amped!

Posted: Jan 30, 2020 at 7:45 Quote
Shame about Pyga not being competitive on price. I was hoping the difference in shipping and the ability to purchase without including a distributor in the loop could close the gap on price. If you're on the east coast and can pick it up directly, maybe they would be willing to offer a better price.

The Meta AM is a very different bike from the TR. Don't worry so much about the spec, as that's easy enough to change; start with a frame that suits your needs.

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