Commencal Meta HT AM Essential Hardtail BikeDesigned to be fast, versatile, and stable for all-terrain riding, the Commencal Meta HT AM Essential brings you agility, control and style suited to riding singletrack all-mountain trails anywhere on Earth. It’s built and equipped with a durable and lightweight 6061-alloy frame, 150mm travel RockShox Yari RC fork and a SRAM NX Eagle 1×12-speed groupset with a wide-ranging 11-50T cassette and hydraulic disc brakes. It also rolls upon sealed-bearing Formula hubs and Spank Spike Race 33 rims wrapped in Wide Trail (WT) Maxxis Dissector tyres with high-grip 3C MaxxTerra compound and ultra-durable EXO+ side-wall casing.This Essential model has been designed to be playful, comfortable and provide great grip. With this bike, Commencal have tried to move the cursor a little more towards performance, especially when the rider is heading down the hill. The components are therefore chosen accordingly: The RockShox Yari RC fork has 150mm of travel and is precise wherever it goes. It benefits from numerous setting adjustments and has an adjustable Debonair spring thanks to the additional tokens The wide 2.6 tyres provide maximum comfort and grip on the most demanding trails. Their size also allows them to be run at low pressures SRAM Guide T 4-piston brakes, for even more power and longevity on any slope The SRAM NX Eagle 12-Speed drivetrain benefits from a 11-50T cassette which should make climbing a breeze The KS Rage-I telescopic seat post links pedalling and downhill sections seamlessly. A real bonus to comfort and enables you to quickly drop your saddle height when descendingModern Hardtail Mountain Bike with Updated GeometryA first-choice bike for many, the Meta HT AM is one of those bikes that quite simply makes you want to ride. To stay ahead of the curve, Commencal looked at the little details that make the difference. On this updated version, the seat tube is lowered, which means it is now possible to install a longer travel seat post. Also, the choice of size is no longer restricted by a seat tube that’s too high. Which is particularly useful for those who want a longer bike. Compatible with 650b and 29er WheelsA semi-rigid frame allows more pedalling efficiency; a lighter weight and it reduces essential maintenance. The frame on the Commencal Meta HT AM Ride 29 Hardtail Bike facilitates 27.5 and 29-inch wheels. The 27.5” (650b) wheels are recommended for small and medium sized riders or those who prefer increased handling, comfort and grip, 29” wheels are recommended for medium and large sized riders or for those who favour efficiency, precision and performance. Ideal for Enduro, All Mountain and Trail RidingCommencal research confirms that it is the bike in their range that is most widely used, and to do most things. Enduro, off-road rides, urban missions, pump track laps. It goes everywhere.Versatile, Durable and Stylish Hardtail All Mountain BikeCommencal believed in the Meta many years ago and have become real specialists in getting the most performance from it. To keep current, they’ve worked on the smallest details that make the biggest differences.One upgrade is that the seat tubes are lowered. It’s a choice of reason which offers two advantages: It is now possible to fit longer travel dropper seat posts The choice of frame size is no longer limited by a seat tube that is too high when purchasing the complete bike. Particularly useful for those who want a longer bikeFor the rest, Commencal is continuing with the winning formula that made this bike design so successful. And its development revolves around reliability as a priority: A semi-rigid frame which allows for better pedalling, a lighter weight and reduced maintenance A fork with 150mm travel which provides comfort and safety depending where and how it’s being used Models are now fitted as standard with 29/27 wheels in sizes S/M and 29-inches in sizes L/XL The frame can still fit a 27.5-inch and 29-inch wheel no matter what the frame sizeThe Commencal Meta HT AM Essential Hardtail Bike is one of those bikes that simply makes you want to ride.Features: Frame: Meta HT AM, Alloy 6061, triple butted tubes, T4, T6. 292/27.5″” for Small and Medium options; 29″” wheels for Large and X-Large Fork: RockShox Yari RC, 150mm Travel, 29″, Motion Control damper, DebonAir, rebound, Boost (15 x 110 mm), 42 mm offset, 2 Tokens Headset: ACROS ZS44 / ZS56, Alloy cups, sealed bearings Stem: Ride Alpha Freeride 40, 40 mm extension, 31,8 mm Handlebar: Ride Alpha R20 31.8 mm, 760 mm width, 20 mm rise, Alloy 6061 on Small; Ride Alpha R27 on Medium, Large and X-Large – 31.8 mm, 780 mm width, 27 mm rise, Alloy 6061 on M / L – 31.8 mm, 800 mm width, 27 mm rise, Alloy 6061 on XL Grips: ODI Elite Motion, Soft pro compound, single clamp Brakes: SRAM Guide T, 4-Pistons, Matchmaker compatible, Rotor: SRAM G2 CleanSweep 200 / 180 mm, 6-bolt Shifters: SRAM NX Eagle, 12-Speed Rear Derailleur: SRAM NX Eagle, 12-Speed Bottom Bracket: SRAM BSA Threaded Crankset: SRAM X1 1000 Eagle, 170mm crankarm, DUB bottom bracket, Boost, Chainring: SRAM X1 1000 Eagle, 32t, Narrow-Wide Chain: SRAM NX Eagle, 12-Speed Cassette: SRAM PG-1210, 11-50T, 12-Speed Rims: Spank Spike Race 33; Rear: 27.5″, 32h, 30 mm inner width on S / M – 29″, 32h, 30 mm inner width rear on L / XL; Front: 29″, 32h, 30 mm inner width on S / M / L / XL Hubs: Front: Formula DC-711 32h, sealed bearings; Rear: Formula DC-348A 32h, sealed bearings Spokes/Nipples: SAPIM Leader, J-Bend 2.0 mm, stainless, with Nylok Tyres: Front: Maxxis Dissector 29″” x 2.6″” WT, EXO, Tubeless Ready on S / M / L / XL; Rear: Maxxis Dissector 27.5” x 2.6”, 3C MaxxTerra, New EXO+, Tubeless Ready on S / M – 29” x 2.6”, 3C MaxxTerra, New EXO+, Tubeless Ready on L / XL Seatpost: KS Rage-I, 31.6 mm, travel: 125 mm on S, 150 mm on M, 170 mm on L, 190 mm on XL, SouthPaw alloy remote Saddle: Fizik Terra Alpaca X5, 145 mm width, S-alloy rails Accessories: Chainstay Protector, seatstay protector Weight: 14.2kg / 31.30 lbsEasy AssemblyWhen you order a bike, one of our trained mechanics will carefully prepare and pack your bike for shipping. Upon delivery, the assembly is simple and all necessary tools and plastic pedals are conveniently included in the box.Depending on the delivery service and destination, bikes will either be delivered in a large or a small box. Below is a guide as to how your bike will arrive: All bikes for delivery within the UK and Republic of Ireland will be delivered in a large box, except for balance bikes and BMX bikes, which are always delivered in manufacturer’s boxes. All bikes for delivery within the EU on a standard service will be delivered in a large box. If an express delivery option is chosen, your bike will be packed into a small box. Again, the exception is balance bikes and BMX bikes, which are always delivered in manufacturer’s boxes. All bikes for worldwide delivery outside the EU will be delivered in small boxes.This video demonstrates assembly from a SMALL BOX.This video demonstrates assembly from a LARGE BOX.Please note that due to ongoing issues in the global bike supply chain, manufacturers may substitute certain component items due to availability. In this situation, they will be replaced with the same quality or better performing parts.Buy Commencal Bikes from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.