Video: Going a Little Bigger in Andorra

Jan 8, 2015
by COMMENCAL bicycles  
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 COMMENCAL 2015 - Guillaume Gr gnanin


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42 Comments

  • 11 0
 Got a 2014 Meta SX2 and the bike is amazing, really great fun to ride and a genuinely brilliant all rounder....

It's a shame however that they put Formula C1 brakes on it; hands down the worst brakes I've encountered so bad it nearly spoiled the whole package.
  • 1 3
 Formula C1's are one of the best brakes on the market in my opinion there just hard to set up correctly.
  • 2 0
 I got a stumpjumper FSR that has C1's and they aren't to bad. I just feel they're a little under powered. But I am riding a 29er and weigh about 230lbs. They are pretty quiet though.
  • 2 0
 I have to agree with builder85 Formula C1's are garbage. Working as a mechanic, formulas are the brake we see back in the shop most frequently with problems and complaints, can't stand em'.
  • 2 0
 Now, my T1's on the other hand, I wouldn't mind burning. Not enough power for my DH bike. I'm going to probably end up getting Ze's and XT's when I get a chance. It's hard to mess up with the Shimano's.
  • 1 0
 always a question of your own opinion. I love saint brakes but I rode 3 years avids and never had problems.
  • 1 0
 Not my opinion. It's fact, my Elixxir 5's had more power than my T1's.
  • 11 4
 BOSshox Pikeville and Monirk shock ?
  • 5 0
 It also confused me. Especially as Quéré was riding BOS in 2014 and will ride Marzocchi in 2015...
  • 5 0
 Indeed - seems my quip was missed by the neg proppers Smile
Video also "sponsored" by BOS, but only features Rockshox.
  • 1 1
 oops, noticed that as well Smile
  • 2 0
 I purchased a 2014 Meta SX with 26" tires last summer and the bike is a beast. I am sure that this version will be just as good and some. Plus the pink is a real head turner.
  • 2 0
 This is sweet! I wanted the SX but didnt get it because I wanted to try 650b so I got a Banshee instead... Right after I bought it the SX 650b comes out.. DANG IT!
  • 7 1
 So what's the problem? You have a Banshee! Big Grin
  • 2 0
 Their actual Blurb about the new bike says 65.5 deg HA which given the shorter top tube makes more sense, either way looks like a sick bike/build.
  • 1 1
 I'm sad they decided to move to 650B for the Meta SX. They have Meta AM for this wheel size. It was great to have such a great bike rollin on 26" wheels. I'm a bit confused because for 2015 at their web site they sell Meta SX as a 26" bike. Will they keep them both?
  • 1 0
 They will keep both! I own the 2013 one, amazing bike..
  • 1 0
 That's ok then. If I was going for a new bike at this moment, Commencal Meta SX 26" or Canyon Torque EX would be my choice.
  • 1 0
 The META SX 26" is indeed available in the 2015 range. Check out all the options here www.commencal-store.co.uk/PBSCCatalog.asp?ActionID=67174912&PBCATID=2510621
  • 4 2
 damn I this bike is so good looking I like that pink color, it's a pink bike lol
  • 8 0
 In all fairness, riding like that will make (almost) any bike look good.
  • 1 0
 bike looks really nice, but what about the piggy back compatible chainstays for the meta sx 2014 etc...? I think a damper without a pb is overstrained, isn't it?
  • 2 0
 Hey juvenilejuice,
The META SX does have a piggy back compatible chainstay for 2015. Check it here - www.commencal-store.co.uk/PBSCProduct.asp?ItmID=15145121
We would recommend the following shocks if you wanted to change it:
ROCK SHOX Monarch Plus
FOX Float X
BOS Kirk
Hope this helps!
  • 1 0
 Not many proper reviews of this bike. Not that Google can find at least. There are some "reviews" that just talk about the components.
  • 2 0
 So what is the difference beetwen Meta 650b and Meta SX 650b?
  • 4 0
 If you mean the Meta AM 650b and the Meta SX 650b, they're almost identical, but not quite: the SX has 10mm more travel at the back and in a given size the top tube is 14mm shorter. Both bikes have the same head angle (66.5 deg.), both bikes can mount piggyback shocks (though only the SX comes with one), and chainstay length and BB height/drop are within one or two mm. I got an AM six weeks ago and I love it - if you've got the balls to stay off the rear brake, it'll do pretty much anything.
  • 1 0
 From the website, it looks like the only dif is spec. www.commencalusa.com/PBSCProduct.asp?ItmID=14720207
  • 2 0
 New Meta V4 is a hole different beasty all together. Apparently it kept the descending prowess but amped up the pedalling department. While the SX is basically a Mini DH/Freeride bike with 65ha and stouter frame.
  • 1 0
 the two Commencal bikes in the Enduro/All mountain segment which worth a look, are the Meta AM V4 and the Meta SX 650B
Both are 650B wheeled, the v4 features 160front 150 rear, a clevis type rear shock mount, but compatibel with almost anything, not like the Specialized Enduros..
And there is the "new" Meta SX with 650b wheels, 160mm travel front and rear, fortunately now accepts a piggyback rear shock, and there are 2000€ priced, i say good specced models from both of them.
i hope this helped @Kanta
  • 1 0
 @Jubbylinseed, that was my question, thanks for explaining! Wink
  • 2 0
 @Kanta META SX 650b v META AM 650b - good question! The SX 650b is an Enduro bike but with a lot of DH feel. With the META SX 650b perhaps the key points are the leverage ratio is more progressive, there is 160mm travel, a shorter top tube and the head tube angle is 65.5° (AM 66.5°). We like both!
  • 2 0
 Wow!! Always love to see what's going on Commencal bike!!
  • 2 0
 guess that's not andorra, I bet it's a well known french local trail
  • 1 0
 Sure that's not andorra... but don't tell them...
  • 1 0
 huhuhuh ^^
  • 1 0
 Commencal is giving a free shock protection with the frame/bike, mine never faced a problem!
  • 1 1
 The whole time I was watching this I thought this was a girl with all the pink kit. Not that guys can't rock pink as well. Just saying
  • 1 0
 Is the Andorra group every gonna come out with a carbon version?
  • 1 0
 @adamtruckee nothing in the carbon pipeline no..!
  • 2 3
 looks nice, but the rear shock will be battered by all the rocks and mud from the tire.
  • 1 0
 I was thinking this as well. Commencal's bikes look like great fun to ride; Do any owners out there have problems with the rear shock getting beaten up by stones mud and gravel? I suppose you could try and fit a mud guard to shield it..?
  • 2 0
 the rear shock has a flexible mud guard which works well the rest is protected by the frame, my shock hasn't got a mark on it. id like to know what the new pb shock is like as the fox ctd doesn't feel progressive and seems to use all its travel alot

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