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Commencal Meta SL

rafalmrafalm Posts: 20
edited August 2015 in Your mountain bikes
Here's my first proper full suspension bike - commencal meta sl. Very happy with the way it rides, feels like a demon on descents and like a mountain goat on climbs!

Frame: Commencal Meta SL 120mm
Rear Shock: Flox Float CTD Adjust Boost Valve Kashima - 190 x 51
Fork: Rock Shox Reba RL Solo Air 120 Tapered ML15 white
Headset: Nukeproof Warhead 44-56IITS Headset
Stem: Truvativ Stylo T30 Stem 31,8mm black, 75mm
Spacers: Nukeproof Turbine 5, 10mm
Handlebars: Truvativ Stylo T30 Riserbar 20mm Rise, 31,8mm black
Grips: Lizard Skins Charger Lock-On Griff black
Rear Mech: Shimano XT Rear Derailleur 10-speed RD-M780
Front Mech: Shimano XT Front Derailleur FD-M786 Direct Mount 2 x 10
Shifters: Shimano SLX Gear Shifters Set Rapidfire Plus SL-M670 2/3x10-speed
Brakes: Avid Elixir 5 Disc-brake-Set 180mm PM / 180mm PM white
Chainset: Shimano XT Crankset 10-speed FC-M785 38/26 170mm
Bottom bracket: Shimano BB92 Press fit
Cassette: Shimano SLX Cassette CS-HG81-10 speed
Chain: Shimano CN-HG75 10-speed
Wheelset: Easton EA70 XCT 15mm/142x12mm
Tyres: Nobby Nic Evo PaceStar 2,25" TL-Ready folding
Pedals: Shimano PD-M540 Pedals silver
Saddle: Selle Italia XO Flow black
Seatpost: Truvativ Stylo T30 31.6mm
Seatclamp: Nukeproof Warhead 34.9mm


  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,594
    Nice bikie, love the look of these?

    Heard there was an issue with tyre clearance at the back? rather interested to see what size tyre would fit.
  • rafalmrafalm Posts: 20
    Tyre clearance is fairly ok. I have 2.25" at the moment and there is normal amount of space on each side, I had trail king 2.4 for few rides and was tight on the right with rubber frame protector but when you remove it its fine. I would say you can run 2.3" rear max with the ruber protector or probably 2.4 - 2.5 without it. Only one minus of this frame is the weight, entire bike in current setup goes a little bit over 26lbs which is not light for 120mm travel.
  • andrepepeandrepepe Posts: 35
    Really nice looking bike mate! Well choosen!

    Where is that last photo? Looks an amazing place!

    Enjoy it!
    Actual ride: Kona Satori 2012
    Custom Kona Dew Plus 2008

    Previous rides:
    - Giant Rapid One (Broken in a accident)
    - Scott Genius MC40 (Stolen)
    - Orange Sub-Five (Broke the frame)
    - Orange G3 (Sold)
    - Orange Crush (Sold)
  • SW94SW94 Posts: 4
    Nice bike, I've looked at some Commencals myself, I hope you enjoy it!

    The place in the last pic looks stunning as andrepepe said.
  • rafalmrafalm Posts: 20
    Thanks guys. All pictures taken in Ireland, last one is a Sugar Loaf mountain seen from Djouce mountain on a really foggy day.
  • Love the colour! I've got the Meta AM from 2012 kind of wish I had the choice of yellow too.
    Depends on your riding, but I’d really recommend a dropper post for your Meta!
  • rafalmrafalm Posts: 20
    Love the colour! I've got the Meta AM from 2012 kind of wish I had the choice of yellow too.
    Depends on your riding, but I’d really recommend a dropper post for your Meta!
    Yeah I was thinking about getting one as the bike is extremly capable and feels like it can handle a lot. What kind of dropper post are you running? Is it a stealth version, if so how did you run the cable through the frame?
  • Just the regular Reverb, I got the shop that I bought from to install the dropper but the frame has the holes to accomodate.
    I think your best bet to find your answer would be on the

    Overall the frame deserves much stronger wheels and forks it's really built for strength but certainly at the expense of weight.
  • rafalmrafalm Posts: 20
    So after over a year of biking I decided to upgrade few bits and added following:
    Fox 32 140mm FIT Fork
    XT Brakes
    Mavic Crossmax SX Wheels
    Still playing with tyres now and thinking about getting reverb

    Anyway heres how she looks now:
  • rafalmrafalm Posts: 20
    Some new bits added:

    Reverb Stealth
    XT 11speed drive-train with narrow wide chainring
    Easton Haven bar and stem

    Heres the fresh pic:

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