2021 Commencal Meta TR 29 is lower, slacker, steeper and meaner!

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The 2021 Commencal Meta TR 29 has more travel, a steeper 78.6° seat tube, slacker 64.5° head angle and is longer and lower than ever!

For 2021 Commencal has made the Meta TR 29 longer, lower, slacker and meaner than ever. The TR, meaning this is the ‘trail’ version of the Meta platform, now boasts more travel and updated geometry with more reach and steeper seat tube angles with updates to the frame features and suspension kinematics.

The outgoing Meta TR was a 130mm travel trail bike that was fitted with either a 140 or 150mm travel fork depending on which build you opted for, but the 2021 model gets more. The 2021 Meta TR now produces 140mm of rear-wheel travel and bikes are built with either 150mm or longer 160mm travel forks.

Suspension kinematics have been updated too, though we’re not told how Commencal says that the new frame is now more playful and can handle larger impacts better than before.

Commencal has now moved to shorter offset forks on the TR and at the same time has slacked out the head angle too. Previous TR frames had a 66.5° head angle whereas this new version is chopped out to 64.5°.

This isn’t the only angle change though, the seat tube angle is steeper, moving from 76.5° to an aggressive 78.6°. These are pretty major geometry changes for the trail Meta, but they don’t stop there.

With the changes in seat angle, Commencal has been able to increase the reach of the frame at the same time decreasing the effective top tube length. This means that a size large 2021 Meta TR has a reach of 490mm and an ETT of 618mm whereas the outgoing 2019 frame had a reach of 475mm and ETT of 625mm. So if you’re worried that the new frames might be too long, don’t!

Another major change is the seat tube length. While the previous TR wasn’t overly tall, it wasn’t really optimised for current-generation dropper posts, the new one is. A large frame now has a seat tube length of 440mm, the 2019 version of the bike measured in at 465mm. This with the 34.9mm diameter seat tube means you can run longer travel dropper posts on a larger frame, and not worry about standover or top tube clearance.

Frame features have also been updated with new and improved cable routing, improved bottle cage mounts, and stiffer double-row Enduro Bearings for the rear end.

Speaking of which, Commencal has finally moved the rear brake calliper mount from an inboard design to a standard post mount meaning that the rear triangle is more compact offering more clearance for heels and calves.

5 complete builds of the new Meta TR will be available with prices starting from just €2,199 for a complete bike. Frames will also be available costing €1,399 for a painted version or €1,499 for a polished frame.

Full geometry and specification details below.

2021 Commencal Meta TR 29 Geometry


SMLXL
1 – Seat Tube Length380 mm420 mm440 mm460 mm
2 – Seat Tube Angle78,6°78,6°78,6°78,6°
3 – Head Tube Angle64,5°64,5°64,5°64,5°
4 – Head Tube Length110 mm115 mm120 mm125 mm
5 – Wheel Base1203 mm1230 mm1257 mm1284 mm
6 – Top Tube Length566 mm592 mm618 mm644 mm
7 – Chainstay Length435 mm435 mm435 mm435 mm
8 – BB Height-33 mm-33 mm-33 mm-33 mm
9 – Fork Length561 mm561 mm561 mm561 mm
10 – Reach440 mm465 mm490 mm515 mm

20201 Commencal Meta TR 29 Signature

20201 Commencal Meta TR 29 Signature
20201 Commencal Meta TR 29 Signature
  • Frame: 2021 Meta TR 140mm travel
  • Shock: Fox Float X2 Factory
  • Fork: Fox 36 Factory Grip 2, 160mm
  • Brakes: Shimano XT
  • Bar: Ride Alpha 27mm rise, 780mm wide
  • Stem: Ride Alpha Freeride 50mm
  • Grips: Ride Alpha DH lock-on
  • Shifter: Shimano XT, 12 speed
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano XT, 12 Speed
  • Chainset: Shimano XT 170mm, 32t
  • Cassette: Shimano XT, 12 speed
  • Wheels: DT Swiss ZM 1700 Spine
  • Tyres: Front and rear Maxxis Dissector 29 x 2.4
  • Dropper: Kindshock Lev Integra
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado Narrow
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Colours: Warm Grey
  • Price: €4,999

2021 Commencal Meta TR 29 Race

2021 Commencal Meta TR 29 Race
2021 Commencal Meta TR 29 Race
  • Frame: 2021 Meta TR 140mm travel
  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate Coil
  • Fork: RockShox Lyrik Ultimate, 160mm
  • Brakes: SRAM G2 RS, 200mm rotors.
  • Bar: Ride Alpha 27mm rise, 780mm wide.
  • Stem: Ride Alpha Freeride 50mm
  • Grips: Ride Alpha DH lock-on
  • Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle, 12 Speed
  • Chainset: SRAM GX Eagle 170mm, 32t
  • Cassette: SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
  • Wheels: DT Swiss M 1900 Spine
  • Tyres: Front Schwalbe Magic Mary, 29×2.4, rear TBC
  • Dropper: Kindshock Lev Integra
  • Saddle: Fabric Scoop Flat Elite
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Colours: Matte Graphite
  • Price: €4,299

2021 Commencal Meta TR 29 Essential

MY21 META TR 29 Essential
MY21 META TR 29 Essential

Frame: 2021 Meta TR 140mm travel
Shock: Fox Float DPS LV
Fork: Fox 36 Performance Grip, 160mm
Brakes: Shimano SLX, 203mm rotors
Bar: Ride Alpha 27mm rise, 780mm wide
Stem: Ride Alpha Freeride 50mm
Grips: Ride Alpha DH lock-on
Shifter: Shimano SLX, 12 speed
Rear derailleur: Shimano SLX, 12 Speed
Chainset: Shimano SLX 170mm, 32t
Cassette: Shimano SLX, 12 speed
Wheels: DT Swiss M 502 Spine
Tyres: Front and rear Maxxis Dissector 29 x 2.4
Dropper: Kindshock Lev Integra
Saddle: WTB Silverado Narrow
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Colours: Heritage Green
Price: €3,499

2021 Commencal Meta TR 29 Ride

2021 Commencal Meta TR 29 Ride
2021 Commencal Meta TR 29 Ride

Frame: 2021 Meta TR 140mm travel
Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select+
Fork: RockShox Revelation RC, 150mm
Brakes: Shimano Deore, 203mm
Bar: Ride Alpha 27mm rise, 780mm wide.
Stem: Ride Alpha Freeride 50mm
Grips: Ride Alpha DH lock-on
Shifter: SRAM SX Eagle, 12 speed
Rear derailleur: SRAM SX Eagle, 12 Speed
Chainset: SRAM X1 1000 Eagle 170mm, 32t
Cassette: SRAM SX Eagle, 12 speed
Wheels: E13 LG1 EN Base rims, Formula Sealed Hubs, Sapim Spokes
Tyres: Maxxis Dissector 29 x 2.4
Dropper: Kindshock Lev Integra
Saddle: Fabric Scoop Flat Sport V2
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Colours: Sand
Price: €2,799

2021 Commencal Meta TR 29 Origin

2021 Commencal Meta TR 29 Ride
2021 Commencal Meta TR 29 Ride
  • Frame: 2021 Meta TR 140mm travel
  • Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select
  • Fork: RockShox 35 Silver, 150mm
  • Brakes: Shimano MT501, 203mm
  • Bar: Ride Alpha 27mm rise, 780mm wide.
  • Stem: Ride Alpha Freeride 50mm
  • Grips: Ride Alpha DH lock-on
  • Shifter: Shimano Deore 11 speed
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore 11 speed
  • Chainset: Shimano Deore 11 speed, 170mm, 32t
  • Cassette: Shimano Deore 11 speed
  • Wheels: E13 LG1 EN Base rims, Formula Sealed Hubs, Sapim Race spokes
  • Tyres: Front Vee Tire Flow Snap 29 x 2.35, rear Vee Tire Co Snap Trail 29 x 2.35
  • Seatpost: Ride Alpha 34.9
  • Saddle: Fabric Scoop Flat Sport V2
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Colours: British racing green
  • Price: €2,199

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Comments (7)

    ” able to increase the reach of the frame at the same decreasing”

    Should there be the word “time” in there?

    “heel and calve clearance”

    Come ON Andi! Calve?

    That is lush. Always liked Commencal.

    Great until you try and pick it up. 34lb for a trail bike

    BB Height is -33? Thats BB drop isnt it?

    What sort of trails do these bike designers think we all ride, trails with no flat pedally sections at all? So I’d guess the new Meta AM will be 170/180.

    It’s a great looking bike, particularly the SLX-equipped green one, but I totally agree with jonesyboy. This is far too much bike for the majority of ‘trail’ riders. It’s like their range has regressed – or maybe they’ve just decided to specialise in gravity machines?

    Or maybe there’s a product launch for a 125mm travel ‘Meta DC’ downcountry bike around the corner?

    Jonesyboy, if you live in the UK probably trails are tamer but in other places, like here in Mallorca, almost all trails are steep-ish and rocky, so much that when we see a video from the UK talking about Rick gardens we tend to think “that’s a perfectly smooth trail, where is the rock garden”
    So for places like Andorra or many other places in southern Europe this beast will be very welcome as a trail bike.
    In any case I see your point if you live in the UK.

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