Commencal Meta SL and AM 29 – First look

By Faye Sanders in Orbey, France | Wednesday, May 16, 2012 3.35pm

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.

The commencal meta sl will be available as a limited edition bike with high-end spec for 2012, with a wider model range coming out for 2013: the commencal meta sl will be available as a limited edition bike with high-end spec for 2012, with a wider model range coming out for 2013

The commencal meta sx is the am's bigger brother, with 160mm of travel: the commencal meta sx is the am's bigger brother, with 160mm of travel

The commencal supreme fr is available with either marzocchi or fox suspension. the former will be available from june 2012: the commencal supreme fr is available with either marzocchi or fox suspension. the former will be available from june 2012

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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 SL Commencal Meta AM 29 Commencal Supreme FR (Marzocchi) Commencal Supreme FR (FOX) Commencal Supreme DH Commencal Supreme DH World Cup
Frame Meta SL V2 Meta AM 29 V2 Supreme FR V3 Supreme FR V3 Supreme DH V3 Supreme DH V3
Shock FOX Float RP23 BV FOX   Float RP23 BV Marzocchi Roco R w/ piggyback FOX RC2 Marzocchi Roco R w/ piggyback FOX RC4 Kashima
Travel  120mm  130mm  180mm  180mm  200mm  200mm
Fork FOX 32 Float RL FIT, 15QR, tapered FOX 34 Float RLC FIT, 15QR, tapered Marzocchi 66 RCV, limited edition for Commençal FOX Van FIT RC2 Marzocchi 888 RC3 Evo, limited edition for Commençal FOX 40 RC2 FIT Kashima
Headset Cane Creek 10 series Cane Creek 10 series Cane Creek 10 Series Cane Creek 10 Series Cane Creek 10 Series Cane Creek 10 Series
Stem Commençal VIP OS Commençal VIP OS Commençal OS, 50mm Commençal OS, 50mm Gravity Light direct mount Easton Havoc direct mount 
Handlebar Commençal VIP, 1in rise, 710mm Commençal VIP, 0.75in rise, 730mm Commencal Supreme DH 7075 low riser, 760mm Commencal Supreme DH 7075 low riser, 760mm Commencal Supreme DH 7075 low riser, 760mm Easton Havoc Carbon, 750mm
Grips Commençal lock-on Commençal lock-on   Commençal Deluxe lock-On Commençal Deluxe lock-On Commençal Deluxe lock-On Commençal Deluxe lock-On
Brakes Formula RX, 180/180mm rotors Formula RX, 180/180mm Formula RX, 203/203mm, reach adjustment Formula RX, 203/203mm, reach adjustment Formula RX, 203/203mm, reach adjustment Formula Roval, 203/203mm, reach adjustment
Shifters SRAM Trigger X9 2x10 SRAM Trigger X9 2x10 SRAM X7 SRAM X7 SRAM X7 SRAM X9 10-speed
Chain device SRAM X9 direct mount 2x10 SRAM X9 direct mount 2x10 e*thireen LS1 w/ Taco e*thireen LS1 w/ Taco e*thireen LS1 w/ Taco e*thirteen LG1 w/ Taco
Rear derailleur SRAM X0 SRAM X0 SRAM X9 SRAM X9 SRAM X9 SRAM X0 DH
Cranks SRAM S2210 Carbon, 42/28t SRAM S2210 Carbon, 38/24t FSA Gap DH, 36t, 170mm e*thirteen LG1  FSA Gap DH, 36t, 170mm e*thirteen LG1 Race
Chain Yaban 10s Yaban 10s Yaban 9s Yaban 9s Yaban 9s Yaban 10s
Cassette SRAM PG1070, 11-36t SRAM PG1070, 11-36t SRAM PG950, 11-28t SRAM PG950,   11-28t SRAM PG950,   11-28t SRAM PG970DH,   11-26t
Rims Fulcrum Red Power XL Fulcrum Red Power XL 29 Commençal by Alex, double wall w/ eyelet Commençal by Alex, double wall w/ eyelet Commençal by Alex, double wall w/ eyelet Mavic EX 721
Hubs Fulcrum, 15QR front, 142x12 rear Fulcrum,   15QR front, 142x12 rear Commençal 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 
Spokes Fulcrum Fulcrum Stainless, 3x lacing Stainless, 3x lacing Stainless, 3x lacing Stainless, 3x lacing
Tyres Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2.25in Maxxis Ardent 2.25in front, Maxxis Crossmark 2.1in rear Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5in 2-ply Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5in Super Tacky Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5in 2-ply Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5in Super Tacky
Seatpost Commençal VIP RockShox Reverb Commençal Supreme Commençal Supreme Commençal Supreme Thomson Elite
Saddle SDG Circuit for Commençal SDG Circuit for Commençal Commençal Supreme FR by Velo Commençal Supreme FR by Velo SDG Circuit for Commençal SDG Circuit for Commençal
Sizes S,M,L, XL S,M,L,XL S,M, L S,M, L S,M, L S,M, L
Colour Matt black Pure white Matt light green  Matt cool grey Matt light green  Matt cyan blue
 Notes Includes 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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