One of the last classic bike models to go big wheel... has gone big wheel
One of the most requested bikes in recent memory has finally been unveiled. Well, a bit anyway. Not much detail but plenty of glossy pics.
All we have to go on at the moment is a bunch of shiny photographs. So let’s delve straight into them and do some speculative captioning….
Hearsay #1: you can fit a water bottle in it.
Hearsay #2: it’s rocking the new RockShox Lyrik. Hard to assess what fork offset though from this angle. Let’s go with 51mm for now.
Hearsay #3: looks like a… Meta. Coil sprung to boot.
Hearsay #4: bespoke Fabric saddle. We remain undecided on the aesthetic of the yellow camo paintjob.
Hearsay #5: someone’s been busy with the greenhouse mister spray gun.
Hearsay #6: typically sorted cockpit from Commençal. But what is that head angle going to be? The head angle on the 27.5in Meta AM is 65.5° and it’ll be interesting to see if Commie have matched that or go even wilder. Or more conservative.
Hearsay #7: wot no trunnion mount?
Well, there’s both the World Cup DH starting this weekend and the imminent Sea Otter show coming up, so we’ll be surprised if there’s not an official launch any day now. We’ll let you know…
Commençal’s official tease
“You don’t have to reinvent the wheel, just attach it to a new wagon,”
META AM 29 will come soon!