An ‘endurigid’ at COMMENCAL is a given. A good bike on which to do anything, one that is not lacking in playfulness nor performance!
As Max says, a good hard tail is always better than a bad full-suspension bike.
The META HT AM has been designed with all our years of hands-on experience.
A semi-rigid frame does not make things uncomfortable.
Our aluminium frame has a reduced amount of tubes on the rear triangle. The reason? To enable us to offer some more vertical flex.
In the same vein, the frame is designed with 27.5-inch wheels and tyres with a width up to 71 mm or 29-inch wheels with tyres up to 60mm wide:
- The 27.5+ for comfort and traction
- The 29 for accuracy and efficienc.
You choose according to your needs, desires or playground.
In terms of the construction of the frame, the geometry is the heart of the META HT AM.
With relatively short chain stays (428 mm), the META HT AM is not excessive.
Chain stays that are too short would interfere with comfort and grip when cornering.
In order to find a good balance, the reach of our HT is slightly lower than on our full suspension equivalent.
It means there’s room to move well on the bike and weight can distributed on the back when necessary to counteract using too much of the front travel.
With a head angle of 65°, the META HT AM is a real comfortable hard tail.