Okay, so this might not exactly be breaking news, but we just received this video and info from Commencal on their new All-Duro weapon the Meta AM V4, and it looks pretty damn tidy. In fact, we think it’s one of the best looking, cleanest designs we’ve seen for a while. Check out Nico Quéré, Pierre-Edouard Ferry and Jérémy Arnould ripping the bike on some fun-looking terrain in Andorra, home of the brand. How hot does that look? More details of the bike can be found here, and hopefully we’ll be getting our hands on one to review when it’s released in October. There’s also a 120mm Trail version available (above).
Back in 2005, the META was one of the first bikes you could really call “enduro”. A new generation of bike that could pedal uphill and put a big smile on your face when faced with some serious downhill. Year after year, the META just got better and better.
The META AM V4, the fourth generation of the legendary META, aims to do better than its older brother, the META AM V3. Not surprisingly the very first goal was to improve global performance and versatility. If there was something to improve, it was pedalling efficiency.
COMMENCAL wanted a bike that was more lively & efficient when cranking it hard. Swing a leg over the META V4 and there’s no doubt you are on a COMMENCAL. It simply oozes our DNA: an alchemy between fun, performance and aesthetics.
Simplified design to save weight and offer an easy shock accessibility.
3 piece top tube: integrate shock for super low standover.
Optimized stiffness to get as much grip as needed.
Aluminum 6066 T4+T6 : no carbon! Triple butted, formed tubes to get the best ratio weight / reliability.
All pivots machined post welding to get a perfect kinematic.
]Rear brake integrated in C/S: more compact, less weight, better protection.
Compact linkage to save weight. Integrated cable path.
Double density injected Chainstay protector: integrate the housing for easy maintenance.
Front derailleur adapter to keep a slick design.
High main pivot to optimize pedaling efficiency & wheel path.
Shock assembled on a clevis with bearings to improve sensivity.
Easy access to shock.
Compatible with most piggyback shocks.