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2021

Commencal META TR 29 ESSENTIAL GUN METAL

Commencal

5199

Trail

Colour / Gun Metal

Weight / 15 kg / 33.06 lb, Average weight for S size, without pedals. Weight may differ slightly due to manufacturing tolerances.

Manufacturer Website
New META TR 29: The best of both worlds!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.In September 2020, Pinkbike journalist Mike Kazimer described the META TR 29 as, ''One of the most fun bikes that I've ridden this year".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 ESSENTIALNo compromises have been made with this META TR 29 ESSENTIAL in 'Gun Metal'. 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.

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Specifications

Frameset
  • Frame
    2021 Meta TR 29, 140 mm travel, 29'', Alloy 6066, triple butted tubes, T4, T6. Enduro bearings
  • Fork
    FOX 36 Performance, 150 mm travel, 29", Fit Grip damper, 3 positions, rebound, Boost (15 x 110 mm), 44 mm offset
  • Shock
    FOX Float DPS Performance, 210 x 55 mm, rebound, 3 position adjustment
Wheels
  • Hubs
    Rear: FORMULA MSC-148A - Front: FORMULA CL-811, Rear: 32h, sealed bearings - Front: 32h, sealed bearings
  • Wheels
    DT SWISS M502, 29'', 32h, 30 mm inner width
  • Wheel Size
    29"
  • Spokes
    DT SWISS Competition, J-Bend, 2.0 / 1.8 / 2.0 mm, double butted, stainless, with Nylok, black
  • Tires
    Rear: MAXXIS Dissector - Front: MAXXIS Dissector, Rear: 29 x 2.4 WT, EXO, Tubeless Ready - Front: 29 x 2.4 WT, EXO, Tubeless Ready
Drivetrain
  • Chain
    12s
  • Crank
    SHIMANO SLX, 170 mm crank arms, Boost, Chainring: SHIMANO SLX, 32t, Dynamic Chain Engagement + Technology
  • Bottom Bracket
    SHIMANO BB71-41A, Pressfit
  • Rear Derailleur
    SHIMANO SLX, 12s
  • Shifters
    SHIMANO SLX, 12s
Components
  • Brakeset
    SHIMANO SLX, 2 pistons, I-Spec EV compatible, Rotor: SHIMANO RT-MT800 203 mm, Centerlock
  • Handlebar
    RIDE ALPHA R27, 31,8 mm, 780 mm width, 27 mm rise, Alloy 7050
  • Saddle
    WTB Silverado, Narrow shape, Cr-Mo rails
  • Seatpost
    KS Rage-I, 34,9 mm, travel: 125 mm on S, 150 mm on M, 170 mm on L, 190 mm on XL, SouthPaw alloy remote
  • Stem
    RIDE ALPHA Freeride 50, 50 mm extension, 31,8 mm
  • Grips
    RIDE ALPHA DH, Ultra-soft compound, single clamp, black
  • Headset
    ACROS ZS44 / ZS56, Alloy cups, sealed bearings