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Oct 7, 2016
Oct 7, 2016 at 4:46
Oct 7, 2016

Commencal Meta V3 650b Large

$1000 GBP
2015 Commencal Meta V3 in Large. This bike has been my only MTB for the last 15 months and although I love it, I want to change back to a 29er as it's better suited to the type of riding I do. In terms of frame and suspension, the bike has been upgraded from a Monarch rear shock to a Fox Vanilla coil. They say a coil won't fit, but this shock with 450lb is fine and does not clash anywhere. I went to a coil because the ride was very harsh with the stock firm compression tuned Monarch. The coil has yielded far more supple action at the top and better support through the second half of the travel. All bearings and bushes are without play and move freely/smoothly. Fork wise, the bike has the standard Pike RC 160mm. These are in great mechanical condition, work perfectly and all dials work as they should. No "sticking down" or clunks/ knocks. Wheels; I've upgraded the standard Commencal wheels to a pair of Hope Pro2 Evo 40t hubs built onto Easton Arc 35 rims. They're currently fitted with a Minion DHF 2.5ST dual ply set up tubeless on the front and an Ardent 2.25 Exo on the rear (with a tube). Clearly, I like front end grip and loose on the back! Drivetrain/brakes; A relatively new Sunrace 42t cassette with SRAM chain and Absolute Black 34t oval ring. I've changed the shifter/ mech to Shimano SLX as I found the SRAM original equipment too noisy and prone to losing the chain. Cranks are Raceface and will recieve a new BB for the new owner. Brakes are Sram DB5 with 180mm sentreline rotors; I'd planned to change these to something bigger/better/shimano, but to be honest they've won me over. They work nicely, are reliable and cheap to repair/replace if necessary. Even bleeding them using the two syringes is an easy and clean experience. Finishing kit; I haven't changed much here; only the original 60mm stem has been switched to a 50mm Atherton Pro unit. Otherwise the bars, stem and seatpost work perfectly and the standard Commencal grips are come of the best I've used. Bad bits; There is a ding in the rear rim. I'll upload a picture of this shortly. There is also cable rub on the seat mast area which has gone down into metal. It doesn't affect the bike but may worry some. There are various scratches and heel rub marks on the frame, but it's free of dents and cracks. This cosmetic condition is reflected in the price.

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