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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!




Specs:
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

Posts

  • 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 http://commencalownersclub.com/

    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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