Commencal Meta HT AM Race 650b Trail Bike 2018

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Description

2018 Commencal Meta HT AM Race 650b Bike

Still believing in the mantra that it’s better to have a good hardtail than a bad full suspension bike, Commencal produced the quality aluminium Meta HT AM Race Bike. With greater comfort that’s largely down to the advanced aluminium frame, the Meta HT AM Race Bike is podium worthy. Or, for those who prefer shredding all-mountain trails for personal satisfaction, this Commencal hartail will do just that. Prepare to go fast.
Modern All-Mountain Hardtail

The Commencal Meta HT AM Race Bike has a geometry that will push you to your limits so that you get the best performance out of every run. But this doesn’t mean that you won’t have fun. The geometry is lively, ensuring that every ride is as fast and responsive as it is fast. The aluminium frame is fast and light, coming with a RockShox Lyrik RC form that has 160mm of travel, a SRAM NX 1×11-speed setup, and SRAM hydraulic disc brakes. Coming with 2.8″ tyres for maximum traction and comfort, the Meta HT AM Race Bike is trail ready.

 

Specifications
Product Commencal Meta HT AM Race 650b Bike
Model Year 2018
Riding Type Trail
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry S, M, L, XL
Wheel Size 27.5+
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details 6061 triple butted
Rear Travel Hardtail
Rear Shock N/A
Fork RockShox Lyrik RC Solo Air, compression and rebound adjustment, 110mm boost spacing
Fork Travel 160mm
Head Tube Diameter Tapered
Headset Ride Alpha, zero-stack, ZS44 top, ZS56 bottom
Handlebar Ride Alpha, 7075 alloy, double butted, 780mm width, 30mm rise
Stem New Ride Alpha, 6061, 40mm length
Grips Ride Alpha, plastic one lock, super soft compound
Brakes SRAM Level, 200mm front / 180mm rear rotors
Brake Levers SRAM Level
Drivetrain 1x
Shifters SRAM NX, 11-speed
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX, 11-speed
ISCG Tabs No
Chainguide N/A
Cranks SRAM NX, boost spacing, size S/M – 170mm length, size L/XL – 175mm length
Chainrings SRAM X-Sync 32 tooth, narrow/wide, direct mount
Bottom Bracket SRAM Power Spline
Pedals N/A
Chain SRAM PC-1110, 11-speed
Cassette SRAM PG-1130, 11-42 tooth
Rims Spank Oozy Trail 395+, 35mm inner width, tubeless ready
Hubs Formula, sealed bearings
Spokes 32 count front and rear
Tires Front: Maxxis High Roller II 2.8″ EXO, tubeless ready
Rear: Maxxis Rekon+ 2.8″ EXO, tubeless ready
Saddle Ride Alpha Super Light Foam, chromoly rails
Seatpost KS Lev Integra, southpaw lever, S/M – 125mm travel, L/XL – 150mm travel
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp Standard, single bolt
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 12mm x 148mm
Max. Tire Size  
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
Colors Orange
Warranty 5 years
Weight 30 lb 3.2 oz (13,698 g)

Bike Sizing Guide

Choosing the bike size depends on the type of bike, your height, your riding style, and your preference. A correct fitting bike will be more comfortable, more efficient and more fun to ride. This bike size guide gives our customers general advice on choosing the right size. It is a guide only and we always recommend visiting one of our stores or contacting one of our experts from our contact us page.

To get started, think about your style of riding, measure your height and use the links above for sizing on relevant bike types.

 

Measure your height

To find the correct sized bike you will need to measure your height and your inside leg. For your height, stand against a wall and mark the wall with a pencil so it's level with the top of your head. Then measure from the ground up to the mark (having someone to help might make this easier). For your inside leg measurement, stand against a wall and using a book hold it in between your legs into your groin and make sure it's flat against the wall. Measure the height from the book to the floor. (Again it might be easier to get a friend to help). If your height is on the cusp of the size range, your reach is often the deciding factor in which size to go for. To find out if you have short or long reach you will need to measure your ape index. This is your arm span minus your height. If you have a positive ape index then go for the larger size, or if you have a negative ape index go for a smaller size.

 

The type of bike

What type of bike you choose will affect the bike size you buy. The type or style of riding that you do will also affect which size you need. For example a mountain biker that wants to ride more aggressively and would like a more manoeuvrable bike may prefer a size smaller than they would normally take. Likewise a cross country racer that is looking for a flatter and speedier mountain bike may prefer a size larger than they would normally take. There is no definitive right or wrong size, it all comes down to personal preference and what feels comfortable. The different types of bikes are all explained within our buying guides.

 

How are bikes measured?

Bikes are measured by their seat tube length. This measurement is normally from the centre of the bottom bracket (BB) or the centre of the bolt that attached the crank arms. This differs by brand, some measure to the top of where the top tube meets the seat tube, or even the centre of the top tube. Mountain bikes are either measured in inches or descriptive sizes (small, medium etc). Road bikes are in centimetres or descriptive sizes where as Hybrid bikes can be any one of the three. Bikes also get longer as they go up in size (relative to the frame size) but different brands can be inherently longer or shorter than others.

 

Stand over height

Stand over height is how tall the frame is from the ground. Stand over height measurements are to the top of the top-tube. Ideally you want at least 2cm of clearance between you and the frame. In theory your stand over height is your leg measurement minus 2cm. It it worth measuring your inside leg with your shoes on so you can establish your stand over height. Should you need to jump off the saddle quickly, the clearance between you and the frame will prevent any injuries.


This handy chart should show you the right size of MTB you need based on your height. Measure your height accurately and check the manufacturer’s measurements too. You can also visit us in store to speak to an experienced member of staff.

Rider Height Suggested Mountain Frame Size
Feet & Inches Centimetres Frame Size (inches) Frame Size (cm) Frame Size
4'10" - 5'2" 148cm - 158cm 13" - 14" 33 - 37 View all X-Small Bikes
5'2" - 5'6" 158cm - 168cm 15" - 16" 38 - 42 View all Small Bikes
5'6" - 5' 10" 168cm - 178cm 17" - 18" 43 - 47 View all Medium Bikes
5'10" - 6'1" 178cm - 185cm 19" - 20" 48 - 52 View all Large Bikes
6'1" - 6'4" 185cm - 193cm 21" - 22" 53 - 57 View all X-Large Bikes
6'4" - 6'6" 193cm - 198cm 23" - 24" 58 - 61 View all XX-Large Bikes

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This handy chart should show you the right size of road bike you need based on your height. Measure your height accurately and always check the manufacturer’s measurements too. You can also visit us in store to speak to an experienced member of staff.

Rider Height Suggested Road Bike Size
Feet & Inches Centimetres Frame Size (cm)
4'10" - 5'0" 148cm - 152cm XX-Small (47cm - 48cm) View all XX-Small Road Bikes
5'0" - 5'3" 152cm - 160cm X-Small (49cm - 50cm) View all X-Small Road Bikes
5'3" - 5'6" 160cm - 168cm Small (51cm - 53cm) View all Small Road Bikes
5'6" - 5'9" 168cm - 175cm Medium (54cm - 55cm) View all Medium Road Bikes
5'9" - 6'0" 175cm - 183cm Large (56cm - 58cm) View all Large Road Bikes
6'0" - 6'3" 183cm - 191cm X-Large (58cm - 60cm) View all X-Large Road Bikes
6'3" - 6'6" 191cm - 198cm XX-Large (61cm - 63cm) View all XX-Large Road Bikes

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XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

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