Commencal’s tweaked Meta HT hardtail released with 2021 build and a couple of frame updates.
Think Commencal and you will probably picture downhill race runs, enduro wins, and aggressive full-suspension bikes, but full-bounce isn’t all they do. The Commencal Meta HT has been a regular in the range for a couple of years already and remains popular among a variety of different riders today.
Compared to the full-suspension bikes, the geometry of the Meta HT is aimed at playing around and having fun, rather than podiums and all-out race speed, and the 2021 version of the bike drops standover to take the play to a new level.
The 2021 Meta HT follows its roots with a shortish reach, the ability to run 27.5 or 29in wheels and options for either 150mm or 160mm forks. The tweaked frame does now have a shorter seat tube length so that riders who do want more reach can opt for a larger bike and also take advantage of modern, long-travel, dropper posts.
2021 Commencal Meta HT geometry
|1 – Seat Tube Length||380 mm||420 mm||465 mm||490 mm|
|2 – Seat Tube Angle||74°||74°||74°||74°|
|3 – Head Tube Angle||65°||65°||65°||65°|
|4 – Head Tube Length||115 mm||120 mm||125 mm||130 mm|
|5 – Wheel Base||1156 mm||1178 mm||1205 mm||1232 mm|
|6 – Top Tube Length||581 mm||602 mm||628 mm||655 mm|
|7 – Chain Stay Length||432 mm||432 mm||432 mm||432 mm|
|8 – Bottom Bracket Drop||-40 mm||-40 mm||-40 mm||-40 mm|
|9 – Fork Length||555 mm||555 mm||555 mm||555 mm|
|10 – Reach||400 mm||420 mm||445 mm||470 mm|
Commencal is releasing 4 complete builds of the Meta HT, and there are also 3 frame only options available for riders wanting to put their own bike together.
Complete Meta HT bikes range from €1,199 – €2,149 while frames are priced at €449.
Visit the Commencal website for more details.