The bike moves around beneath you jolting and bucking you about. The RAAW Madonna and the COMMENCAL META AM were the two longest bikes on test in Canazei. Full Reviews of 2021 Meta PWR (-3) BBCOR Baseball Bat. The COMMENCAL was slow, especially in sections where you have to carry your speed out of corners. The end load makes it one of the heavier swinging bats of 2021. The 2021 Meta HT AM hasn't been dramatically overhauled, but it does have a shorter seat tube to allow for longer dropper posts. It loves the steeps too, isolating the rider from all those nasty steps, and drops with its sorted suspension, acres of reach and valley swallowing amounts of travel. While it might sound odd, it did take a little getting used to this new feeling. The Zeb isn’t as fancy as a Fox 38 and I would argue the Fox damping is better, but it is super simple to set up and immensely stiff. The latest Zeb up front with 170mm of travel and a Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate for the rear. Paint on the head tube showed signs of wear quite quickly. This large bike with a reach of 495mm has a seat tube length of only 440mm, around 20+mm less than the older bike. Dropper duty is handled by a cable operated KS Lev Integra post with 175mm of drop on this large bike. A striking feature of the frame is the voluminous top tube under which the shock is located. Commencal says that the 160mm of rear-wheel travel has been designed to be more dynamic and to reduce fatigue on long EWS stages. The 40mm Alpha stem is also the same as the previous Meta. Been riding the 2021 Meta AM Team for a few weeks with first ride review on our YT channel. I just find it frustrating how accepting of heavier and heavier bikes the industry and media are getting. It’s a single pivot bike with a linkage so it shouldn’t be too difficult to give this some basis? This more rigid feel, we think, is what sets it apart from other two-piece bats and gives it that extra pop at the plate. What a hot looking bike! The 2021 Meta is a pure thoroughbred, designed to go downhill at warp speed, to smash the most technical EWS stages on the planet, no wonder my local trails feel tame on this beast! Exclusive first ride review: New GHOST RIOT Enduro 2021. Thanks to the short seat tubes (440 mm in size L) you’re able to fit a long travel dropper post. My 2021 Meta AM Team should be here Wednesday 8/26. Anxious to get it built up and comparing it to the AM. The new COMMENCAL META AM is a capable enduro bike that shows its best side on high-speed tracks. 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I like that Commencal runs 200mm rotors front and rear, and don’t subscribe to the idea that a rear disc needs to be smaller than the front. However, the result could have been very different as a second test on a different location has shown. Not to knock the Zeb, it’s a great fork, I just prefer the Fox 38. Against the clock or just for fun? Premier Club Read the new issue of ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine now. I hope from reading this far you have come to the same conclusion that I have. The alpine trails around his hometown serve as the perfect testing grounds. The following day I rode on the new Meta. It now sits at 78.5-degrees, this is to get your weight and hips into a better climbing position. @chakaping most modern bikes tend to have shorter stays so that’s what I end up riding the most. Commencal have preconfigured one of the profiles to be energy-saving while providing maximum grip on technical terrain. Copyright © 2020 ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine. Our hitters liked the big barrel, end load, and fantastic feel of the 2021 Louisville Slugger META PWR. So how about the 2021 Meta? I rode that bike to the point that I felt fatigued and I may have pushed myself a little too hard, but I felt fast and the time proved it. For Christoph, work-life boundaries are fluid and he likes it that way. Every penny of your membership goes back into Singletrack to pay the bills and the wages of the people who work here. At 178cm the sizing for me feels great, I’m sure taller riders will let us know in the comments section if the changes work for them. It’s nothing fancy and it’s still 31.8mm in diameter, but I like it a lot. The 2021 META TR 29 is undeniably a long trail bike. Dunno why people get so wound up about weight. Unterstützt werden sie von CARCASS und UNTO OTHERS. Without further ado, the official JustBats’ Louisville Slugger 2021 Meta bat review. ARCH ENEMY und BEHEMOTH begeben sich im Herbst 2021 auf gemeinsame Headliner-Tournee quer durch Europa. All bikes feel loads better after a quick suspension and bearing service. 2020 hätte sie eigentlich zehnjährges Jubiläum gehabt, aber wir wissen ja alle, was geschehen ist. The META AM is built for high-speed trails and impressed us with its extremely composed handling! The FOX 38 up front is in a class of its own, outperforming all other forks in this test. 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. It’s still not the fastest uphill, but any time you lose on the way up you’ll make up, and then some, on the way back down. I will never be able to ride the new Meta AM to its limit. Whilst collecting a number of awards in the press ('Best Trail Bike under $3,000' from Pinkbike and 'Trail Bike of the Year' from MBUK), the META TR 29 is now taking things a step further. The previous bike was about as tall as it was long (in reach) which wasn’t a major issue but hardly ideal. That said when I do get on a bike that is a bit longer in the backend I do love the stability that they offer, but for my trails a shorter backend is more suitable and helps with the twisty stuff (especially the new trails). 2021 Slugger Meta vs Meta PWR Exit Speeds & Swing Weights ... See our full META PWR Review: See our Full META Review: Buy the META PWR at *****Comments***** We don't have the bandwidth to manage YouTube comments. Während das META TR 29 eine Reihe von Auszeichnungen in der Presse erhielt ('Bestes Trail-Bike unter 3.000 Dollar' von Pinkbike und 'Trail-Bike des Jahres' von MBUK), geht das META TR 29 nun noch einen Schritt weiter. “Get real, everyone.” I told myself. The new 2021 Meta TR addressed that with a lower profile rear end, which is impressive given that all the pivots get dual-row Enduro bearings. Summer Breeze 2021 hat bereits die ersten bestätigten Bands, weitere folgen. Frequently Asked Questions. 2.799,00 € TailleBIKE : S; M; L; XL; In den Warenkorb legen {{::translation.needHelp.label}} Das neue META TR 29: Das Beste aus beiden Welten! In our introduction of the fastest enduro race bike on test you can’t just find our most interesting findings and our overall conclusion, but a good view on all bikes tested. Straight Line MTB on YouTube, and as always we are a happy to answer any questions here, on the channel, Instagram, or through our website. However, it’s not a bat for everyone. Those 6 bolt discs are fastened to a pair of 29in DT Swiss alloy wheels which are wrapped in Schwalbe rubber. Privacy Surprisingly good, if slow, on the climb. The bike wasn’t throwing me around as much, actually not at all, I didn’t feel tired or fatigued and the suspension was eating everything in its path without feeling like a monster truck. Never buy anything on Amazon again without first checking its true rating at Review Meta! O. Hi, welcome to! Quick Review. My first ever downhill on the 2021 Meta AM, on a bike I had never ridden before with suspension not quite set up how I like it was a full 5 seconds faster than my fastest time on the old bike! That’s the only bit I’d be wary of. What I’m saying is the weight is perfectly fine for the type of bike that it is and the trails that it is designed for. The 2021 Meta HT follows its roots with a shortish reach, the ability to run 27.5 or 29in wheels and options for either 150mm or 160mm forks. Fork offset has been reduced to 42-44mm, but the bike still comes equipped with a 40mm stem as standard. For comparison, COMMENCAL sent us a META AM in size M. It’s handling is much more balanced and good-natured. These 2021 Meta PWR BBCOR Bat is returned with more pop than before. Im excited to see how the new Meta compares to our … The rider who worries about weight is not the rider who is going to want an alloy Commencal, and this is why there are 100’s of other bikes out there to choose from. How it Works. That’s not as short as some models, but too short a seat tube can make sizing for taller riders tricky. Tons of grip for climbing and excellent braking properties too. Cable routing is all internal, and love it or hate it the BB is a press-fit design. It’s more direct, you can ride it more actively and it carries more speed out of the corners. Should be up in a couple weeks. Login/cookie issues? Where the 2021 Commencal Meta AM excels is in the fast rough and rocky stuff. $ 2,799.00. I hit the first trail just as I had the previous day, and as soon as I entered the track it all felt different but also familiar. Genauer gesagt auf den Winter 2021. The bottom bracket sits 21 mm lower than the axles and the 78.5° seat tube angle is pleasantly steep. Meta-review Guidelines. ACTION PHOTOS: Eric Mickelson Commencal's Meta TR underwent a significant revision for 2021, emerging with 140 millimeters of travel (up from 130) and … Review Meta is a must-have for anyone who regularly shops on Amazon. Umso mehr steigt jetzt die Vorfreude auf 2021. No shareholders to pay, just the people who create the content you love to read and watch. Contact points come from Commencal’s Ride Alpha division. The BBCOR bat that keeps changing the game, the 2021 Meta (-3), puts an unyielding power in your hands. Like the older Meta AM the rear shock is fitted with a lockout lever, and like the older bike I’ve never felt the need to use it. Canyon Spectral 29 CF 2021 in review – The perfect do-it-all bike? Well, one Monday I had taken the older Meta out and put down my fastest local time. A heavy bike is a heavy bike to ride up the hill. Reach is increased across the S-XL frame size range, now stretched to 440 mm in small, 465 mm in medium, 490 mm in large and 515 mm in XL. On the other hand, the size M COMMENCAL is much more agile and direct. The switch to a 29-inch wheeled META from 2019 onwards has enabled a significant improvement in performance. In a direct comparison, the RAAW is much more composed and balanced, without being more cumbersome. @Rickon nope that old Meta was probably the best treated Meta on the planet. It is a lot of bike and on some trails you might feel the AM is a little too much bike, in this case the Meta TR might be a good bet, but for me I’ve fallen for the all out speed of this bike and will probably not hand it back for some time to come. With its polished silver paintwork, low-slung top tube and complete FOX Factory suspension, the COMMENCAL META looks damn fast. If you find yourself choosing between two sizes, we wholeheartedly recommend sizing down. So if it weighed 3lb less which is perfectly achievable it would be a worse bike? SRAM also get in on the stopping with a pair of CODE RSC 4 piston brakes grabbing on to a pair of 200mm rotors. In these situations, even the plush and supple suspension doesn’t help, though despite its sensitivity it still provides enough mid-stroke support. As we relayed the news on social media, both spawned comments asking for news of the Meta AM 29. Really nice review. Inside BatSmash's Bat Reviews. Digital & free: our introduction of the fastest enduro race bike on test. We recommend that your meta-review contain the following sections, and hasat least 100 words. The 495 mm reach of the size large is long while the chainstay length is the exact opposite at just 433 mm! First of all the geometry has been totally transformed, Commencal hasn’t gone for a nip here and a tuck there but a full-on transformation. The drivetrain is workhorse SRAM GX Eagle with the updated 520% range rear cassette and new and improved alloy chainset measuring in at 170mm. With the META AM, we also recommend going for the smaller size if you’re on the fence! Im Gepäck haben die beiden Headliner aber noch großartige Support-Acts. The large model with its long front triangle and super short rear end requires an extremely active riding style. How to prevent MTB arm pump – Setup, training and riding tips, excels on high-speed tracks and steep terrain. He has been with ENDURO almost from the start and as editor-in-chief, he's responsible for making ENDURO the most progressive and exciting magazine in the industry. Forum Rules In all other branches of the sport and most other sports getting the weight down whilst delivering the required performance is hugely important and I don’t understand why it’s not in trail and enduro bike design and engineering, @chrismac have you seen the Last Tarvo? The faster you go the more tired you can become as fatigue sets in, but all that movement felt very fast and that old bike was capable of serious downhill speeds. The head tube angle slackens off two degrees to 64.5°. It’s back to the SRAM family for the shocks. As such, although the … Let’s cut to the chase, the MY21 Commencal Meta AM is nothing like the outgoing model, sure they’re both alloy enduro bikes with the same amount of front and rear travel and the same 29in wheels, but that’s where the similarities end. Of course, he still writes a lot of content himself, reviews almost 100 bikes a year and rides his bike almost every day. @chrismac “So if it weighed 3lb less which is perfectly achievable it would be a worse bike?” where did I say it would be a worse bike if it was lighter? Ill be doing a first ride review/impressions video as well as a long term review on our YT channel. Downsizing isn’t just popular in the automobile industry. My name is Thomas J. Barnett, a lifelong competitive ballplayer from Albuquerque, New Mexico who is passionate about the game of baseball. Rounding off the package is a Schwalbe tire upgrade consisting of a Magic Mary up front and a Big Betty on the rear, both with the Super Gravity casing. One question – you’d been riding the old Meta for 18 months, could the harshness of the ride be due to worn bearings, and a fork and shock that needed a service? We determined the reason for this relatively quickly: even our 187 cm tall test riders found the handling on our technical racing stage too unbalanced. META TR 29 RIDE 2021. … At the same time, the size M bike with its plush suspension is still composed and doesn’t get nervous in fast sections. Lest welche schon im folgenden Jahr mehr auf! Get that old bike to speed and you feel like you’re going fast. I have a carbon enduro bike that is 3lb lighter and cost less than £500 more new. At the same time, the frameset is now stiffer than before, the seat tube diameter has increased to 34.9mm, and the rear brake is no longer located inboard to reduce the width of the backend. META TR 29 RACE 2021. It also has a slightly stiff feel when compared to other two-piece composites (namely the Rawlings Quatro and CF). On paper, the bike looks like it should be a total animal on the descents, but a full test will be needed to … Luckily, that’s exactly what Christoph did. 2020 DeMarini The Goods BBCOR Review. Anxious to get it built up and comparing it to the AM. One thing I enjoyed most about playing baseball over the years was unpackaging a brand new, ready-to-smash … The 2021 bike sees reach seriously jump up while standover and seat tube lengths drop. Or you … Our EKO™ composite barrel is engineered to the pinnacle of performance. You won’t find a chain guide or a bash guard on the bike but it’s compatible with both. The 2021 Commencal Meta AM 29 is faster and better than the previous version. Stopping the META are a pair of Shimano XT four-piston brakes and a SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain takes care of the gears. The 2021 Meta is a pure thoroughbred, designed to go downhill at warp speed, to smash the most technical EWS stages on the planet, no wonder my local trails feel tame on this beast! “Commencal has reworked the suspension kinematics of the 2021 Meta AM. Dann feiern wir eben 2021… It’s hardly a slouch though, and as long as you’re feeling fit, you’ll be surprised by your ascent even with that weight and those sticky compound tyres. That’s all I need. The chainstay increases just 1 mm to 435 mm, consistent across that size range. He doesn't have a classic 9 to 5 routine – sometimes he's in the office, sometimes he'll take his laptop to sit in the garden and sometimes you'll even find him working remotely from his van parked at one the best riding spots in the world. The Baseball Bat Bros swing a couple 2021 -5 USSSA bats: the 2021 Louisville Slugger Solo USSSA -5, and the 2021 Louisville Slugger Meta USSSA -5. It’s only built for big hitters. With a weight of 35.05 lbs, you can’t really picture the Meta to be much of a rocket ship on the climbs, and it isn’t. If what you’re after is all-out EWS dominating performance and you have the trails for it get one! Nur zwei Jahre nach „III“ (2018) gibt es nun neues Material, von denen schon mit „Lokomotive“, „Millionenstadt“ und „Schleswig-Holstein“ bereits drei Singles bereits draußen sind. Fork FOX 38 Factory 170 mmRear Shock FOX FLOAT X2 Factory 160 mmSeatpost FOX Transfer Factory mm170Brakes Shimano XT 200/200 mmDrivetrain SRAM X01 32 (10-50)Stem Renthal Apex 45 mmHandlebar Renthal Fatbar 780 mmWheelset DT SWISS EX 1501Tires Schwalbe Magic Mary/Big Betty 2.4", Size S M L XLWeight 16.08 kgWheelsize 29". The new Meta AM is phenomenal! The geometry of the new COMMENCAL META AM is radical even on paper. And to make it as convenient as possible, we've developed free phone apps for iPhone and Android as well as free browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge. @chrismac nope, the weight is fine. “That bike came out barely two… Power is IN R DNA. It works, but it isn’t the prettiest of parts. I still manage to rub my heels on the stays of the bike even with the new brake positioning. In size L, the META AM shows its strengths primarily on open, high-speed tracks, as confirmed by another test of the bike in the Innsbruck bike park in Austria. # Das Commençal Meta AM Ride ist mit der dunkelgrauen Zeb ausgestattet und kostet 2.799 € # Das Commençal Meta AM Team kommt … The Zeb has way more support thanks to the updated Debonair Air Spring so you have to adjust for that, the slack geo needs a little more input, and the backend retains a playful spring while excelling in protecting you from impacts. Then, this past Thursday, we got news of the Meta HT AM 29. Due to the steep seat tube angle, we also recommend using as long a dropper post as possible, because even with the 170 mm dropper installed, the saddle still got in the way. Yes, the frame is still a press-fit BB design, but the last Meta was too and I didn’t suffer any issues with it and haven’t with this DUB unit so far either. Sad but true: the COMMENCAL META AM 29 2021 ended up last in our race bike group test. Grips are Ride Alpha lock on, while at the other end we have a super comfortable Fabric Scoop Flat Elite saddle. A three-piece construction featuring our patented 3FX™ Connection System provides a stiff feel on contact that, when paired with our barrel design, leads to a light-swinging bat with If you like what we do - if you like our independence then the best way to support us is by joining us. Also lower is the seatpost insertion. The Louisville Slugger Meta is currently scheduled to release from JustBats to the public on October 14th, 2020. Link Removal Greatness is IN R DNA. Photo Credit: Commencal Bikes. Insanely fast, capable and calm. If you want something lighter look at carbon enduro bikes, or maybe a trail bike like the Izzo (which I have just bought), @andi. New META AM 29: Much more than just a facelift! The only annoying thing on both bikes is the wide rear end, with inevitable heel rub on the chainstays, and the rocker link that presses into your calves depending on your riding style. The DT Swiss EX1501 wheels are robust and proven and the Renthal cockpit is a perfect fit, both visually and functionally. The steep seat angle, updated suspension kinematic and sticky Schwalbe tyres are quite the trio and result in bags of uphill traction and forward momentum. As an AC, we trust you to make a reasonable recommendation based on reasonable bases and to clearly and thoroughly convey this recommendation and reasoning behind it to the authors. Do you prefer short chainstays anyway? It becomes very similar to the Lapierre but you’re more integrated on the COMMENCAL. The 2021 Commencal Meta AM 29 is a proven speed demon, with sorted geo and kinematics for reduced fatigue and impressive climbing. A lot more mtbs, our findings and the trends for the upcoming saison can be found in our introduction of the fastest enduro race bike on test. 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 … Though the new frame is clearly a Commencal, a lot of changes have been made to the 2021 Commencal Meta AM 29 to improve upon the original design. That really does look like a well sorted bike. The old bike was never ‘harsh’ but get it up to speed in a rough track and it is more tiring and less planted than the new bike. I have no idea what my bike weighs; it rides birlliantly and the tyres and wheels can take plenty of abuse. A week ago today, Commencal released the 2021 Meta TR 29. He loves biking and the tech talk surrounding it (to the detriment of his girlfriend Toni), photography and travelling the world. Very interesting definitely in my taste thanks, Contact Us @brakestoomuch thanks mate, glad you enjoyed it, @andi. Technical climbing is where the 2021 Meta AM surprised me, not that it turns in to a magical goat and sprints off by itself, but that you can clear technical climbs more easily than the 170mm travel, 495mm reach might suggest. The fact is that the size L META AM we received from COMMENCAL for testing was the slowest bike for all riders on the day of the test. Classifieds Rules The 2021 Louisville Slugger Meta PWR (-3) BBCOR is designed for stronger and more advanced hitters who are ready to get unmatched feel technology to the next level of the games. Let’s look at the standover for a start. It weighs more than some dh bikes!!!!! How do you make a high-performance-uphill bike … Is that not enough for its weight to be in the cons list? Metacritic Game Reviews, eFootball PES 2021 for PlayStation 4, The eFootball PES 2021 Season Update brings you all of the critically acclaimed features that … Auch weiterhin ist der Musiker nicht einfach in Schubladen zu stecken. The smooth action of the dropper remained throughout testing, but it’s one of those posts that doesn’t like to be lifted by the saddle. How do you make a high-performance-uphill bike … As the seat tube gets shorter it also gets steeper. The 780mm alloy bar is one of my favourites. might be up your street, @andi. Up front, you’ve got a FOX 38 GRIP2 fork and an X2 shock at the rear. “Magical goat” 😀 – you should copyright that. Wie es bereits schöne Tradition ist, wird es 2021 auf dem SUMMER BREEZE OPEN AIR in Dinkelsbühl am Mittwoch wieder die Nuclear Blast Label Night geben. Reviews, ratings, specifications, weight, price and more for the 2021 Commencal Meta AM 29 Team Bike That’s not really saying anything, would be interesting to have more detail on what/how. This is a full-on EWS weapon! With that, Commencal now spec the bike with a shorter offset … have the TR frame coming soon. When work doesn't feel like work, then you've probably done everything right. Having ridden the older Meta for the past 18 months or so I understood the limitations of the old bike, namely me, but even with my limited talent, I can ride the old Meta on the ragged edge. Invisiframe or similar is your friend. Commensal says that the 160mm of rear-wheel travel has been designed to be more dynamic and to reduce fatigue on long EWS stages.”. 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! Nice review @andi – love the enthusiasm. Available sizes : S; M; L; XL; Add to cart {{::translation.needHelp.label}} New META TR 29: The best of both worlds! The first time you ride a 2021 Meta you might not necessarily feel like you’re hauling quite as fast as you actually are, but believe me, you’ll be smashing your KOM’s left and right and feeling as fresh as a daisy at the end ready for another spin up. Yeti SB140 T2 in review – Work hard, play hard! A heavy bike can feel lively as this does. For the cockpit and the wheels of our test bike, COMMENCAL chose to spec aluminium components. Some manufacturers might have thought that the complete redesign of the look and geometry of a new bike would be enough, but Commencal has reworked the suspension kinematics of the 2021 Meta AM. Fair enough. So I don’t prefer one or the other, I enjoy the benefit of both depending on where I ride. I really do love a Magic Mary and the that Big Betty out back is amazing. It swallows them whole. META TR 29 RIDE 2021 . It was also the test bed for a lot of new kit including forks and shocks. The charging port of the new 2021 META POWER now sits on top of the motor. We’d recommend the 2021 Meta to those who like a balanced swing and want the biggest barrel in the game. Thanks Andi, enjoyed that review. Meta BBCOR Bat Review 2021-2020. All bikes in test: Canyon Strive CFR Jack Moir Edition (Click for review) | Commencal META AM 29 | GT Force Carbon Pro Martin Maes Edition (Click for review) | Lapierre Spicy Team (Click for review) | Nukeproof Mega 290c RS Team Edition (Click for review) | Raaw Madonna V2 FOX Factory Custom (Click for review) | Specialized S-Works Enduro Team Edition (Click for review) | Trek SLASH 9.9 2021 (Click for review) | Yeti SB150 Team (Click for review) | YT CAPRA Elite 29 (Click for review). When does the Meta release to the public? 6,499.00 AUD. Im Commençal Meta AM kommt die Zeb doppelt zum Einsatz: Im günstigen Modell Ride gibt’s die dunkelgraue Variante der neuen Gabel, das teurere Team-Modell hat, passend zum Rest des Bikes, die schwarze Zeb verbaut.