Commencal Enduro Team Unveil Their New Meta AM 29

Mar 28, 2020
by COMMENCAL bicycles  


In recent days, COVID-19 has forced us to stay confined to our homes and many of us have been prevented from riding at all. Unfortunately, our professional riders are subject to the same rules. This weekend (28th & 29th March), the first round of the Enduro World Series in Manizales, Colombia was meant to be taking place.

Like many sporting events around the world, it's postponed. The second round in Chile the following week (4th & 5th April) suffered the same fate.

Obviously disappointed, members of the team managed by Cécile and Cédric Ravanel, wanted to show us the META AM 29 that they should have introduced this weekend. The COMMENCAL Enduro Team will ride a 'Sand' version featuring new typography which was inspired by our ABSOLUT and META TR SX designs.

We'll have to wait a little longer to see it in action!


Specs for this META AM 29:

Frame: COMMENCAL META AM 29
Fork: RockShox Lyrik Ultimate, 170mm
Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate
Transmission: SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12 speed
Brakes: SRAM G2 Ultimate
Wheels: Spank 350 front wheel Vibrocore / Spank 359 rear wheel Vibrocore
Tyres: Hutchinson Griffus 29x2.5
Cockpit: Renthal Apex 40mm stem / Renthal Fatbar V2 780mm handlebar
Saddle: Fabric Scoop Flat Elite Team
Seat post: RockShox Reverb AXS 150mm
Pedals: Crankbrothers E11
Chain guide: E13





Photos: Mathieu Ruffray


96 Comments

  • 96 16
 Dick Pound
  • 16 4
 #alwaysremember
  • 3 1
 Richard whacked
  • 2 0
 Dick Euro just wouldnt of had the same ring to it
  • 52 6
 the bike is a beast, looks awesome in this sand colour. At the moment Commencal makes one of the most beautiful bikes there. Now to stay at home will be even more difficult.....
  • 29 20
 This bike is one bad motherf*er. Looks great, ride is a bit rough, but it is very composed. The faster you go, the more it gives. This is an anti-dentist bike Wink
  • 9 13
flag englertracing (Mar 28, 2020 at 10:07) (Below Threshold)
 I think the top tube seat tube junction is so 2005
  • 1 1
 @lkubica: so true
  • 1 0
 @lkubica: and the Meta loves the steep stuff
  • 2 0
 @lkubica: the yet- i mean dentists arent happy lmao
  • 40 3
 Should be quicker than they intended into a few corners with those G2 brakes.
  • 16 1
 Yeah I thought that was strange, too. Codes seem like the more natural brake of choice for this bike
  • 8 3
 @InstantBreakfast: sorry bud, accidentally gave you negative props instead of up. Fat fingers on the phone problem.
  • 9 1
 Brakes only slow you down, don’t need any of that negativity on race day.
  • 2 1
 Have you tried G2's? I have Code RSC and G2 RSC and the G2's have a surprising amount of power. Don't know how the power organic compound (or whatever Sram calls it) will do on actual DH runs but on normal trails they feel almost as good as the Codes.
  • 2 0
 @jeremy3220: I have both on my two bikes and it is fairly obvious that the codes just have more power. Especially when things get really steep or fast.

You are right that they feel very similar for most trail use, but I wouldn’t want to swap the g2s onto my enduro bike.
  • 1 0
 @Austink: I'm not surprised. My G2's are on my hardtail so haven't taken it to the bike park. I also would rather see an enduro bike come with Codes anyway but just wanted to point out that these are shit brakes or anything.
  • 22 0
 poor valve stem/ tire label alignment... gonna be off balance now
  • 24 3
 Doesn`t look a Grim Donut; looks like a proper bike.
  • 11 0
 Nice balanced geo with nothing overly exaggerated. Nice.
  • 11 0
 That bike is just plain beautiful. Commencal make some nice bikes.
  • 11 4
 So Cecile is back? Well say goodbye to your EWS title hopes everyone else in the women field!
  • 4 0
 Maybe but hope it’s close this year.....
  • 1 0
 She was away for a heck of a while, but back on it since September. Let's see what her body has been able to do.
  • 1 0
 EWS title hopes? Covid-19 took care of that bit...
  • 4 0
 They should have a winter time EWS season.
  • 4 0
 @jorgeposada: Southern Hemisphere EWS? I’m in
  • 5 0
 @klerric: oh it will be close this year - like a 62 way tie.
  • 3 0
 @jorgeposada: yes a Fatbike EWS
  • 2 0
 Will be super fun to watch her and Isabeau battle it out!!!
  • 1 0
 @husstler: Come on, pretend!
  • 1 0
 Phil, this year's EWS was going to be sooo great on soooo many fronts. But I wasn't expecting the great Cecile to have it all her own way as year paste. The field is getting tighter each year. All I can say is that its fantastic that Cecile is back on a bike. Welcome back Cecile from all of us in the Chamonix Valley
  • 5 0
 Isn't it same as the last year's? Don't tell me it's different, because they have different grips etc.
  • 2 0
 I kinda liked the big lettering on the downtube. Sand color looks good though.

Also, AXS fixes my biggest pet peeve with this bike, which is that you can’t use the proper cable routing when you have a chainguide mounted. Not gonna buy it just for that though.
  • 2 1
 Nice looks, but the geo is more like a trail bike: slack seat angle and steep head angle - are commercial going backward?
The new Propain Tyee and Norco seems like the most capable enduro bikes at the moment that doesn't cost a fortune.
  • 1 1
 I think it's cuz they have the Clash at 165/180. Could put a 170 on there and be their entry to compete with the norco ranges and other big travel single crowns.
  • 3 1
 Great bike, I suspect next MY will have a geometry change which will be close to their E-Bike. Aligning with most of the EU bikes. IE: Pole, Nicolai, Cotic.
  • 2 0
 Isn't this what Pierron rode in his Reunion Island edit? I remember seeing the tan meta and thinking it was a really cool colorway and build, but not seeing it since.
  • 1 0
 It's on their website. You can get as the Meta AM Essential 29 version or as a frame only. It's so gorgeous!

www.commencal-store.co.uk/meta-am-29-essential-c2x29150748
  • 1 0
 My bad, was thinking of the Volcano video with Kilian Bron
  • 1 0
 Nope, that was a different tan. I believe it was the same color they raced in the 2017/2018 year.
  • 5 2
 These holes for hoses are so ugly ! Thanks wireless setup !
  • 3 1
 Just had the same thought. Surely a decal of some sort would do the job better?
  • 2 0
 Not to mention the holes of your own bodies... wireless buttholes Smile
  • 3 0
 Holes look better with something stuck in 'em.
  • 4 1
 BNG! (Bold new graphics)
  • 2 0
 why no more coil? i'm so confused these days, i always thought coil was the best, but then half the pros run air....
  • 1 1
 Trying to find the link but I think it’s about keeping it progressive for the big hits.
  • 1 0
 I have a coil on my Meta 29, and while it feels good 80% of the time, bottom outs are a little too frequent for my liking. I think a big air can would be ideal.
  • 2 0
 Forgot to put....‘goes like stink’ in the description....
  • 2 0
 That is a kingly bicycle my friend.
  • 3 0
 Have they scrapped 27.5?
  • 2 0
 For the Metas but some Clash models comes with 27.5
  • 3 0
 @petertstaal: all clash models are 27.5 i think
  • 11 0
 Really hoping the bike industry figures out that there are a lot of people who have no interest in 29" wheels.
  • 2 0
 @friendlyfoe: I think the bike industry has figured that quite a lot of people have interest in 29ers Wink
  • 2 1
 It clearly has Sram X01 axs on the bike, come on
  • 1 6
flag vandenr2 (Mar 28, 2020 at 5:33) (Below Threshold)
 It’s not axs mate
  • 4 0
 @vandenr2: i suggest taking a closer look at the pictures mate
  • 1 1
 @christiaan: you mean the pics that have OX1 on the mech.
  • 2 1
 Actually just been looking and the ads stuff has xo1 on. Guess your right
  • 1 0
 INterested as to why they would go x01 rather than xx1?
  • 2 0
 @wideopennewzealand: could be so they don't have the carbon cage. Least with alloy they can bend it back if they smash it on something
  • 2 0
 Rear travel?
  • 3 3
 Industry doesn't want you to think about rear travel..."let's just upfork the bike from factory"....like back in the day when companies would stick an XTR derailleur for eye candy, but the rest of the components were XT and lower.
  • 1 0
 never forget 2018 team edition meta with coil... Best looking bike ever
  • 1 0
 YTB they make the sickest bikes!!!
  • 1 0
 Only 2 cables?!?! Ahhhh the simplicity and sexiness make me Smile
  • 2 1
 Got one. Love it.
  • 1 0
 same same
  • 1 0
 yep, best bike I've had. So much better than the stumpy evo I had. Very happy with it.
  • 2 2
 On a 27.5 v4.2 right now and love it, will be getting the 29" next year!
  • 3 0
 Just put a 29er on the front and be one year ahead of the trend Wink
  • 2 2
 Easily the best mountain biker on the mountain with my Meta ????
  • 1 1
 Wow tup I love that red and sand coloured combo!!!!!
  • 1 2
 Looks like Grim Donut
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