Judging by Ergon’s choice to offer Bikini Pink as their limited edition color, we’d say they know something about the colors for Enduro in the coming season. By the looks of things, EndurBro blue will soon be replaced by Enduro Pink (Endurink?) and seems to be the color of choice for the new range of Commencal’s Meta SX.
Up until now, the Meta SX remained a 26″ hold out which it still is – mostly. Along with a full offering of 26″ models, the smaller wheels will be joined by a limited edition Essential version that rolls on 27.5″ wheels. Limited to just one model for us here in the U.S., Euroupe will have a second color option which is more black than pink as well as frameset options for each.
Designed specifically with Enduro in mind, the Meta SX will have you gunning for that stage win assuming you like pink…
Packing in 160mm of travel front and rear, the Meta SX frame is made from triple butted, hydroformed 6066 aluminum with a piggy back friendly suspension linkage design. Equipped with a 65.5 degree head angle and a RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 and Pike RCT3 Solo Air, the SX should have no trouble keeping the rubber side down. Claimed weight is just under 30 lbs (13.6 kg).
Priced at $3,499, the rest of the build is highlighted by a SRAM 1×10 drivetrain with X9 components and a Race Face Evolve crank with a 34t narrow wide chainring, SRAM Guide R brakes, a Rockshox Reverb Stealth dropper post, and Alpha Tubeless ready wheels with Maxxis tubeless tires.
Keeping with the pink theme but with smaller wheels, the Meta SX will be offered in the U.S. with two other builds – Essential 26, and Origin 26. The Essential 26 is basically the same bike as the Essential 650b but with 26″ hoops and the addition of an e13 LS1 chain guide and a KS LEV Integra dropper instead of the Rockshox Reverb Stealth. Almost identical in weight, the Essential 26 is currently listed at $3,299.
The Origin 26 drops the price down a notch with the complete bike listed at $2,499. Fewer dollars gets you a full X-Fusion suspension package with an O2 RLX rear shock and Slant RL2 fork. The drivetrain is still a SRAM 1×10 but with X7 components and a Race Face Ride crank with a 34t narrow wide chainring. Avid DB5 brakes and tubeless ready wheels and tires round out the value oriented package.
© COMMENCAL 2015 – Edit & footage by Guillaume Grégnanin