Commencal Meta SL and AM 29 - First look

Plus Supreme FR, Meta SX and tweaked Supreme DH v3

The French town of Orbey in the Vosges mountains was the location for Commençal's 2012 mountain bike launch. Following on from last year's release of the Meta AM, this year sees an expansion of the Meta range, including a new 120mm-travel trail bike and 29er.

Developments have also been made to Commençal's 'gravity' range, with a new Supreme FR being revealed along with updates to the Supreme DH v3. More news about the bikes will be coming next week. For now, take a look at our image gallery for a sneak peek at what's to come.

You can view full specifications below, though prices, availability and claimed weights are still to be confirmed. For more information, visit www.commencal.com

Commencal Meta SLCommencal Meta AM 29Commencal Supreme FR (Marzocchi)Commencal Supreme FR (FOX)Commencal Supreme DHCommencal Supreme DH World Cup
FrameMeta SL V2Meta AM 29 V2Supreme FR V3Supreme FR V3 Supreme DH V3Supreme DH V3
ShockFOX Float RP23 BVFOX   Float RP23 BVMarzocchi Roco R w/ piggybackFOX RC2Marzocchi Roco R w/ piggybackFOX RC4 Kashima
Travel 120mm 130mm 180mm 180mm 200mm 200mm
ForkFOX 32 Float RL FIT, 15QR, taperedFOX 34 Float RLC FIT, 15QR, taperedMarzocchi 66 RCV, limited edition for CommençalFOX Van FIT RC2Marzocchi 888 RC3 Evo, limited edition for CommençalFOX 40 RC2 FIT Kashima
HeadsetCane Creek 10 seriesCane Creek 10 seriesCane Creek 10 SeriesCane Creek 10 SeriesCane Creek 10 SeriesCane Creek 10 Series
StemCommençal VIP OSCommençal VIP OSCommençal OS, 50mmCommençal OS, 50mmGravity Light direct mountEaston Havoc direct mount 
HandlebarCommençal VIP, 1in rise, 710mmCommençal VIP, 0.75in rise, 730mmCommencal Supreme DH 7075 low riser, 760mmCommencal Supreme DH 7075 low riser, 760mm Commencal Supreme DH 7075 low riser, 760mm Easton Havoc Carbon, 750mm
GripsCommençal lock-onCommençal lock-on  Commençal Deluxe lock-OnCommençal Deluxe lock-On Commençal Deluxe lock-On Commençal Deluxe lock-On
BrakesFormula RX, 180/180mm rotorsFormula RX, 180/180mmFormula RX, 203/203mm, reach adjustmentFormula RX, 203/203mm, reach adjustmentFormula RX, 203/203mm, reach adjustmentFormula Roval, 203/203mm, reach adjustment
ShiftersSRAM Trigger X9 2x10SRAM Trigger X9 2x10SRAM X7SRAM X7SRAM X7SRAM X9 10-speed
Chain deviceSRAM X9 direct mount 2x10SRAM X9 direct mount 2x10e*thireen LS1 w/ Tacoe*thireen LS1 w/ Taco e*thireen LS1 w/ Taco e*thirteen LG1 w/ Taco
Rear derailleurSRAM X0SRAM X0 SRAM X9SRAM X9 SRAM X9 SRAM X0 DH
CranksSRAM S2210 Carbon, 42/28tSRAM S2210 Carbon, 38/24tFSA Gap DH, 36t, 170mme*thirteen LG1 FSA Gap DH, 36t, 170mme*thirteen LG1 Race
ChainYaban 10sYaban 10sYaban 9s Yaban 9s Yaban 9s Yaban 10s
CassetteSRAM PG1070, 11-36tSRAM PG1070, 11-36tSRAM PG950, 11-28tSRAM PG950,   11-28tSRAM PG950,   11-28tSRAM PG970DH,   11-26t
RimsFulcrum Red Power XLFulcrum Red Power XL 29Commençal by Alex, double wall w/ eyeletCommençal by Alex, double wall w/ eyelet Commençal by Alex, double wall w/ eyelet Mavic EX 721
HubsFulcrum, 15QR front, 142x12 rearFulcrum,   15QR front, 142x12 rearCommençal sealed bearing 20mm front, 12mm rear Commençal sealed bearing, 20mm front, 12mm rear Commençal sealed bearing, 20mm front, 12mm rear Commençal light version sealed bearing, 20mm front, 12mm rear 
SpokesFulcrumFulcrumStainless, 3x lacingStainless, 3x lacing Stainless, 3x lacing Stainless, 3x lacing
TyresSchwalbe Rocket Ron 2.25inMaxxis Ardent 2.25in front, Maxxis Crossmark 2.1in rearMaxxis Minion DHF 2.5in 2-plyMaxxis Minion DHF 2.5in Super TackyMaxxis Minion DHF 2.5in 2-plyMaxxis Minion DHF 2.5in Super Tacky
SeatpostCommençal VIPRockShox ReverbCommençal SupremeCommençal SupremeCommençal SupremeThomson Elite
SaddleSDG Circuit for CommençalSDG Circuit for CommençalCommençal Supreme FR by VeloCommençal Supreme FR by VeloSDG Circuit for CommençalSDG Circuit for Commençal
SizesS,M,L, XLS,M,L,XLS,M, LS,M, LS,M, LS,M, L
ColourMatt blackPure whiteMatt light green Matt cool greyMatt light green Matt cyan blue
 NotesIncludes flat pedals Includes flat pedals  

The Supreme FR, Supreme DH, Meta AM 29 and Meta SL will also be available as framesets, including VIP versions with upgraded shocks (FOX DHX RC2, DHX RC4 and Float RP23 Boost Valve, respectively). Two 24in-wheeled bikes will be available for younger riders – the Supreme 24 and Supreme JR. 

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