Whilst collecting a number of awards in the press ('Best Trail Bike under $3,000' from Pinkbike and 'Trail Bike of the Year' from MBUK), the META TR 29 is now taking things a step further.
How do you make a high-performance-uphill bike whilst keeping the COMMENCAL DNA when it's time to go down the hill?
This is the challenge that we set our engineers. And the results are amazing!
Thanks to 29-inch wheels, kinematics that make the bike even more dynamic and a straighter seat tube angle with reduced offset, the META TR 29 is formidable through any pedalling sections.
As soon as you get to the top and you've hurried to take that inevitable selfie, you'll be ready to take on the most daunting trails.
The 140mm rear travel and 150mm or 160mm fork up front will give you that extra confidence which will make all the difference when things get tough.
The stiffness of the frame is always the subject of much attention.
The use of double-row Enduro Bearings allows a more homogeneous deformation of the frame without the loss of stiffness via the bearings.
Aesthetically, the frame has evolved in depth. It's very simple, everything is new!
Notably, the sharper lines highlight improved performance.
Equipped with super tyres and brakes, the new META TR 29 is certainly not just a more comfortable XC bike but rather clearly, a 'mini-enduro' which pushes the standards of agility and dynamism even further.
About the META TR 29 ESSENTIAL
No compromises have been made with this 'Heritage Green' META TR 29 ESSENTIAL.
The FOX 36 Performance Grip fork is ultra-efficient. Plus, the FOX Float DPS LV shock puts emphasis on liveliness and performance. The 12-speed transmission and brakes are provided by Shimano with the SLX model which is known for its reliability, power and low maintenance qualities. In the spirit of reliability, the DT Swiss M502 rims are also an ideal match here.
All these components make this META TR 29 a formidable trail, all-mountain and enduro weapon.
FRAME - 2021 META TR 29, 140 MM TRAVEL
SHOCK - FOX FLOAT DPS PERFORMANCE
FORK - FOX 36 PERFORMANCE, 150 MM TRAVEL
HEADSET - ACROS ZS44 / ZS56
STEM - RIDE ALPHA FREERIDE 50
BAR - RIDE ALPHA R27
GRIPS - RIDE ALPHA DH
BRAKES - SHIMANO SLX, I-SPEC EV COMPATIBLE
SHIFTERS - SHIMANO SLX
REAR MECH - SHIMANO SLX
BOTTOM BRACKET - SHIMANO BB71-41A
CRANKSET - SHIMANO SLX, 170MM CRANK ARMS, BOOST
CHAIN - SHIMANO SLX
CASSETTE - SHIMANO SLX
RIMS - DT SWISS M502
HUBS - REAR: FORMULA MSC-148A - FRONT: FORMULA CL-811
SPOKES / NIPPLES - DT SWISS COMPETITION
TYRES - REAR: MAXXIS DISSECTOR - FRONT: MAXXIS DISSECTOR
SEATPOST - KS RAGE-I
SADDLE - WTB SILVERADO
WEIGHT - 15 KG / 33.06 LB
PEDALS INCLUDED - NO
COLOUR - HERITAGE GREEN
ACCESSORIES - DOWN TUBE PROTECTOR, CHAINSTAY PROTECTOR, SEATSTAY PROTECTOR