- Commencal Meta AM 2013 29er sizing and reviews
Cheers Paul, I did review the 2012 version and I loved it. I still rate it as one of the fastest bikes I’ve ever ridden. It was impressive the way that thing carried speed and accelerated when pumped. Really playfull. I was genuinely sad to see it go.
The review is here, don’t watch the video if you don’t like Zappa! Commencal Meta AM 29er Review
Edit: sizing wise I’m five ten and loved the M.Posted 4 years agosnowjunkieMember
A mate is looking at buying one of these and would like to know how they ride uphill and more importantly downhill!!
He mainly rides trail centres and some natural terrain (eg The Quontocks) and is an aggressive rider.
He is almost 6ft so any ideas on sizing? He thinks he should be a 48cm frame. He has been riding a Camber 26 in a large
Any info will be helpful.
CheersPosted 4 years ago
Hey Paul, I’m not sure I know what general XC riding is anymore. If you mean uppy downy on singletrack then it’s good, it’s pretty nimble and pedals OK. It’s not super fast climbing but it’s fine. I ride five or six days a week though so I’m quite fit, I did do a lot of climbing on that bike though and it was fine. I was doing plenty of climbing during that test, along with plenty of van uplifted downhill singletrack. Out here XC means wide paths, dirt roads and not very much technical singletrack… I don’t think that’s what the Meta is for.
FWIW, I loved the SL as well.Posted 4 years ago
Ahh! Well I think that I have a slightly different idea of weight than a lot of other people. I find that if the geometry is good and the bike pedals well then I´m happy. I was happy with the Meta. It´s not as light as other bikes but I definitely found that it pedalled well and was a good companion on all day epics.Posted 4 years ago
Paul, I only tested the SL for a morning but I loved it. I wanted that for long term test but the American website I review stuff for wanted the 29er which I quickly grew to love. The SL was great though, just what I was looking for, a short travel bike aimed at the downs. You’re not going to regret either I guess.Posted 4 years agoscribblerMember
Try the Commencal site.. beats the CRC price enought to make it worth getting the bike shipped directly from Andorra.Posted 4 years ago
I have rear tyre rub issue on the 2013 Meta 29er, so I trimmed the rubber frame protector to allow the tyre to run free.
Love it: I’m 6ft, ride a Large and have come from a Bionicon Supershuttle size Med which was way too small. The Commencal is built like a tanks and has saved 15% on my uphill times, is on a par with the Bionicon on technical downhill times, and 5% faster on simpler tracks. Roughly speaking.
No regrets whatsoever!
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