If we had to leave aggressive, speed-thirsty all-mountain riders with a simple take away note, it would be “Hell Yeah!” In fact, we know for certain that we’ve sold a couple of these bikes already to people we’ve met on the trail or friends who have sent us texts asking for recommendations. And they’re just as stoked as we are.
Having a carbon bike isn’t a deal-breaker to us. We’ve had plenty and realize that material doesn’t make or break the ride. There are lots of smooth, sexy looking plastic bikes out there at similar price points, namely the YT Capra, and in our opinion, the Commencal Meta AM is an easy choice for our chunky terrain and riding style.
Small bump performance is above most bikes in the category. Combine that with an ability to gobble up the chunkiest of rocks, a $4,199 price tag, killer aesthetics and we’ve got a bike that really excites us. Beyond the shock issue we developed and the slow hubs, this bike is kick ass. Just make sure you ride steep enough terrain to make use of it, otherwise, it’ll be a bit tiresome.
Weight: 30.19 lbs
How does the Loam Wolf rate the Commencal Meta AM V4.2
Ride Quality: ★★★★.5
Likely to Recommend: ★★★★.5