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Commençal Meta AM Factory 650b Suspension Bike

High-end and coherent, the META AM 650b Factory offers the best of what is available for All-mountain, with comfort/performance/pleasure. To race or just shred…


  • ALPHA 650b wheels: handling of 26", traction and grip worthy of 29er
  • Increased BB drop length; you'll feel at one with your bike
  • Low centre of gravity for maximum stability 
  • Slack headangle at 66.5° for a more aggressive riding position 
  • High-end frame in Aluminium 6066
  • Super strong, 5 year warranty
  • Internal cable routing
  • Reliable, high-end and over-sized bearings 
  • Wide BB for a perfect integration of the system and optimal strength 
  • Custom rubber seals to avoid mud and water from entering the frame


  • Frame: New META AM650b 6066 alloy formed, light version, internal routing
  • Shock: FOX float CTD remote bv Factory Kashima Remote lev.
  • Fork: FOX 34 650b float factory CTD fit remote KASHIMA 160mm, tapered qr15
  • Headset: NECO semi integrated, tapered zs44/56, 1.5 lower washer, sealed bearings
  • Stem: ALPHA Enduro, alloy 2014 forged, 60mm, 0° rise, ø31,8mm
  • Bar: ALPHA, alloy 7075 dB, 0.75”rise, 750mm, ø31,8mm
  • Grips: COMMENCAL 2014 lock on, outside ø30mm, soft comp.
  • Brakes: FORMULA the one s 180mm with X0 matchmaker
  • Shifters: SRAM x0 2x10 speed
  • Front Mech: SRAM x7 2 speed, high direct mount
  • Rear Mech: SRAM x0 type 2 10 speed
  • Bottom Bracket: RACE face Pressfit 92mm sealed bearings
  • Cranks: RACE FACE Turbine 24/38t, 170mm S size, 175mm m/l/xl
  • Chain: YABAN SH10CR, with quick link connector
  • Cassette: SRAM PG1050 11-36t
  • Rims: ALPHA 650b 32h double wall, tubeless ready 28,5mm sleeved joint handbuilt
  • Hubs: ALPHA 32h sealed bearings 6 pawls fast engagement alloy cassette body
  • Spokes: ALPHA Race 2/1.8/2mm black - alloy 14mm black, lockseal handbuilt
  • Tyres: MAXXIS high roller ii Exo tlr 650b x 2.3” front, MAXXIS Ardent Exo 650b x 2.25” rear, 60tpi folding bead
  • Seatpost: ROCKSHOX reverb Stealth 125mm travel 31,6x380mm, CG
  • Saddle: Falcon COMMENCAL by SDG, Ti alloy rails
  • Weight: 13.6kg

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Rated 5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by If Tonka made a Bike, this is it... Superb on the big mountain dh's, low centre of gravity makes it really stable. Weight is a tad higher than claimed, closer to 34lb with pedals on rather than the claimed 30lb. I've been riding a 2013 Lapiere Zesty 914 and find it to be too twitchy on the bigger rocky stuff where the Meta is totally planted and feels absolutely solid. found the step up from 26" a bit strange at first being only 5ft6 the bike felt a bit big, sorted this by replacing the big headset spacer/cap with a small one and fitting a low rise bar. Despite the weight it climbs well and the bar mounted CTD Lever is well worthwhile. The Ardent tyre on the rear has half the tread of the 26" model making it a completely different tyre, bit sketchy in the damp. Don't understand this, it's like when you buy a printer these days it comes with half filled ink cartridges, seems Maxxis are making half tread tyres!? The only real downside is the Formula brakes, same problem as I have with the 2013 Zesty, they suffer badly from pump up with the lever changing position on longer descents!!! I've had B4's and K18's previously which were fine but it seems the new range of lever T1 & R1 suffer badly from this dreaded condition! 05 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Brillian, World Class This is by far the best bike i have ever ridden in my whole entire life. I have been to many trial days and i have tried specialized enduro, different yeti bikes but nothing compares. This just floats over everything, tears downhill like there is no tomorrow. But the best thing is, it is easy to go uphill. It really is just the full package. Couldn't ask for a better spec, the price is very high but you really are paying for a genuine class leader. Another great feature is the 650b wheel size which is the happy medium between 29 inch and 26 inch. It flows through rock sections, carries speed, but also has the nippiness of the 26. BEST BIKE I HAVE EVER OWNED 10 November 2013
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