Last fall at UCI MTB Worlds, Commencal downhiller Myriam Nicole took home the rainbow jersey win on a customized DH bike, and now a special Meta AM 29 Worlds Edition enduro bike recreates that shiny winning paint job in a bike ready to hit the trails. The fourth generation Meta AM 29er has been a popular, affordable enduro mainstay since its overhaul two summers ago, so the special Worlds paint job just offers a unique new canvas to create your own À La Carte trail bike…
2020 Commencal Meta AM 29 Worlds Edition alloy enduro bike
The big-wheeled Meta AM 29 was the most recent upgrade to the long-running Commencal Meta AM v4 platform. With 160mm of rear wheel travel and proven modern trail geometry, the Meta AM 29 is one of Commencal’s most popular & versatile all-mountain & enduro bikes.
At the 2019 DH World Championships in Mont Sainte Anne, Myriam Nicole was among the Commencal Team riders on a customized Supreme DH bike when she earned her rainbow stripes. That pearl white & platinum gray paint, with shiny oil-slick reflective logos was designed to shine on the world stage, and now it is ready to come to a gravity trail near you.
Meta AM 29 – Worlds Edition build & Tech details
For 2020 this unique look transitions over to the popular Meta AM 29, built up with a premium Fox Factory, Kashima-coated suspension setup – a 170mm Fox 36 Factory fork up front & 160mm of rear travel through the Fox Float X2 Factory air shock, plus a Fox Transfer Factory dropper post (125mm on M, 150mm on L, 175mm on XL).
A durable high-performance SRAM groupset fills it out, with XO1 Eagle 1×12 drivetrain featuring the rainbow Eagle chain & cassette, and Code RSC brakes. Then a killer, race-ready e*Thirteen LG1 EN Carbon Race wheelset finishes it off, wrapped with e*Thirteen LG1 TRS All-Terrain Race F/R 29×2.35″ MoPo tires.
With a triple-butted 6066 alloy frame, capable faux-bar suspension design and space to run lightweight or piggyback shocks, this is a bike that can get built up many different ways. The Meta AM 29 frame claims a weight of 3.7kg (8.1lb) and sports massive 29×2.75″/70mm max tire clearance. The alloy bike features a pressfit BB92 bottom bracket, internal cable routing with 31.6mm dropper compatibility, molded-on downtube & chainstay protection, enduro bearings throughout, ISCG05 tabs, and a Maxle Boost rear end.
Meta AM 29 Worlds Edition – Pricing & availability
The Worlds Edition of the Meta AM 29er is offered in this single complete SRAM X01 Eagle, Fox Factory build now for 6000€, available in sizes M, L & XL – in Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand & Chile.
If you feel the need to build your own, even more custom bike, the Worlds Edition Meta AM 29 is also offered in a frame-only option for 1100€ (without rear shock), but only in sizes M & L. Frame-only buyers will have to wait until the last day of July 2020 for those to be ready, but then you can use Commencal’s own À La Carte online bike builder tool, or dig up your own parts separately.