Commencal Meta Power 29

Remi THIRION on POWER

(Max): You’ve been asking us for this META POWER for quite some time. So, how do you feel after the first test?

(Remi): I loved it!! The bike looks beautiful. It’s well equipped. I was expecting it to feel embarrassingly heavy, but in fact, it didn’t bother me at all. The bike is still playful, you can go over big jumps and take on real enduro and DH trails. What I discovered and then loved, is the ease of riding technical uphill trails. I found a lot of similarities between this and riding Moto; finding the grip, torque and balance. I allowed myself to climb trails that I would not have done on my META.

(Max): You also tell us that it will be very useful for your training. What do you plan to do with it?

(Remi): I’m simply going to use it to increase the volume of riding, to ride enduro trails and DH during the inter season when the bike parks are closed. It will also allow me to train more independently and not depend on my entourage to give me shuttles! I’m also thinking of using it for big endurance rides or high cadence recovery rides, instead of riding flat road. I will be able to roll up with a small descent reward to finish!

(Max): Without cheating, say sincerely what you think: Are you convinced by its “sports” side? Are you really having fun downhill?

(Remi): Yes I am convinced! For me, the bike can extend the realms of training, output. Even though it’s a power-assisted bike, it still allows you to work on your cardio, just like technique (whether uphill, flat or downhill).

Commencal Meta Power 29
Commencal Meta Power 29
Commencal Meta Power 29

The Bike

META POWER 29’’ RACE

Frame: 2018 META POWER, 29 140mm travel
Motor: SHIMANO E8000
Battery: SHIMANO E8010, 500Wh
Display: SHIMANO SC-E8000
Shock: ROCKSHOX SUPER DELUXE RCT, 210×55
Fork: ROCKSHOX LYRIK RCT3, 150mm, 15mm axle, Boost

Headset: CANE CREEK ZS44/ZS56
Stem: RIDE ALPHA, Aluminum 2014, 0mm, 31,8mm, 0° Angle
Bars: RIDE ALPHA, Alloy 7075, double-butted, 20mm rise, 780mm
Grips: RIDE ALPHA DH
Brakes: SRAM CODE R, 200mm/200mm
Shifters: SRAM EX1, 1x8sp
Seatpost: KS LEV INTEGRA
Saddle: WTB VOLT RACE

Chain Guide: SHIMANO E8000
Rear Derailleur: SRAM EX1, 1x8sp
Cranks: SHIMANO XT E8050, 165mm
Chain: SRAM PC 1051
Cassette: SRAM XG 899, 11-48t
Wheels: DT SWISS H 1700 SPLINE HYBRID, 30mm inner width, tubeless ready, e-bike specific
Tires: MAXXIS HIGH ROLLER II 29×2.5WT 3C/Double Down/Tubeless Ready (front) | MAXXIS DHR II 29×2.4WT 3C/Double Down/Tubeless Ready (rear)

Accessories: Chainstay protector, seatstay protector, downtube protector, motor protector

Sizes: S/M/L/XL
Color: Burgundy / Grey
Price: $5,599

Website: Commencalusa.com

Commencal Meta Power 29
Commencal Meta Power 29
Commencal Meta Power 29
Commencal Meta Power 29
Commencal Meta Power 29

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