New META AM 29: Much more than just a facelift!
The switch to a 29-inch wheeled META from 2019 onwards has enabled a significant improvement in performance.
For 2021, we’re taking advantage of the experience and knowledge of our EWS riders and numerous tests, to make it even more effective against the clock!
The kinematics have been redesigned to enable a bike that is both more dynamic and more comfortable during suspension travel.
This results in less rider-leg fatigue and essentially the ability to ride the bike optimally towards the end of long race stages.
Thanks to 170mm travel on the front and 160mm on the back, this META AM is an enduro platform designed above all, to go fast for extended periods of time.
With faster-than-ever speed to deal with we decided to alter the geometry.
Lengthened for stability, equipped with a 40mm stem, a short fork offset (42/44mm) and a slacker head angle.
This means handling is not impeded and the bike feels like it has a good sense of direction.
The seat angle is straightened and the offset is reduced for optimised uphill positioning regardless of whether in the saddle or on the pedals.
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.
The new META AM 29 will therefore delight riders eager for performance and those who like to give it all regardless of the difficulty of the trail before them!
About the META AM 29 RIDE
With its ‘Slate Grey’ finish and black components, the META AM 29 RIDE leaves no one indifferent.
This version of the META AM 29 is suspension-focused and fits into the enduro program resolutely. On the front, the new ROCKSHOX Zeb fork with 38mm uppers will give you all the precision you need to stay between tapes, even when braking hard. On the back, we have a Deluxe Select+ shock and settings are as simple as they are effective. This suspension combo provides comfort and performance on all types of terrain. The SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed transmission gets you up the most challenging of hills. Downhill, the free roll feel and reliability of the SHIMANO Deore brakes are a confidence booster. The big advantage of this RIDE compared to the ORIGIN is that it features a KS telescopic seat post. A real plus! Finally, the new MAXXIS Dissector tyres perfectly match the theme of this bike, with an excellent ratio between lateral grip and rolling ability.
2021 META TR 29, 140 MM TRAVEL
29″, ALLOY 6066, triple butted tubes, T4, T6. Enduro bearings.
ROCKSHOX DELUXE SELECT
230 x 62,5 mm, rebound, threshold adjustment, 2 tokens.
ROCKSHOX YARI RC, 170 MM TRAVEL
29″, Motion Control damper, Debonair, rebound, Boost (15 x 110 mm), 42 mm offset.
ACROS ZS44 / ZS56
Alloy cups, sealed bearings.
RIDE ALPHA FREERIDE 50
50 mm extension, 31.8 mm.
RIDE ALPHA R27
31,8 mm, 780 mm width, 27 mm rise, Alloy 6061.
RIDE ALPHA DH
Ultra-soft compound, single clamp, black.
SHIMANO MT-501, 2 PISTONS, I-SPEC II COMPATIBLE
Rotor: SHIMANO SM-RT66 203 mm, 6-bolt.
11s, RapidFire Plus.
CHAIN GUIDE :
REAR MECH :
BOTTOM BRACKET :
SHIMANO DEORE, 170 MM CRANK ARMS, BOOST
Chainring: SHIMANO Deore, 32t.
E13 LG1 DH BASE
29″, 32h, 30 mm inner width.
REAR: FORMULA DCL-348A – FRONT: FORMULA DC-711
Rear: 32h, sealed bearings – Front: 32h, sealed bearings.
SPOKES / NIPPLES :
J-Bend 2.0 mm, stainless, with Nylok, black.
REAR: VEE TIRE CO. SNAP TRAIL – FRONT: VEE TIRE CO. FLOW SNAP
Rear: 29 x 2.35, Tackee Compound, Synthesis, Tubeless Ready – Front: 29 x 2.35, Top 40 Compound, Synthesis, Tubeless Ready.
34,9 mm, 400 mm on S/M, 450 mm on L/X.
FABRIC SCOOP FLAT SPORT
15.1 KG / 33.28 LB
Average weight for S size, without pedals. Weight may differ slightly due to manufacturing tolerances..
PEDALS INCLUDED :
DOWN TUBE PROTECTOR, CHAINSTAY PROTECTOR, SEATSTAY PROTECTOR
3,9 KG / 8.59 LB
SHOCK LENGTH / STROKE
230 X 62.5 MM
PIGGY BACK SHOCK COMPATIBLE
20 X 10 MM
RECOMMENDED / MAX. FORK HEIGHT
581 MM / 591 MM
ZS44 / ZS56
MAXIMUM TYRE DIMENSION (ETRTO)
DISC BRAKE STANDARD
POSTMOUNT 200 MM
REAR ROTOR MAX. SIZE
SEATPOST / SEAT CLAMP DIAMETER
34,9 MM / 38,5 MM
BOTTOM BRACKET TYPE
FRONT DERAILLEUR TYPE
REAR HUB COMPATIBILITY
12 X 148 MM