Commencal Meta AM

Andorra based Commencal (that's in Spain by the way), have just announced a new bike for 2011/2012, a long(ish) travel enduro / All Mountain style bike, the Meta AM.

Details are a bit sketchy about how much travel, how much it'll cost etc, but looking at these pictures released by Commencal it's pretty sweet. A lot of the focus seems to be about coming down as fast as you'd ascend. Despite the highly questionable marketing blurb (below), could this be the first manufacturer to take on Cannondale and their insane Jekyll? I know I said I'd never mention the words "Over Mountain" again, but shit, the Meta AM certainly seems to be designed that way.

All Mountain. Its about escaping it all, going anywhere and everywhere on your bike... Climbing up to the start of an epic descent, riding the most technical singletrack, adventuring out into fantastic scenery. Above all it's about having as much of a blast on a descent as you would riding a downhill bike.

This is how we see the design of All Mountain bikes at Commencal, and it is in this spirit that the Meta All Mountain has been developed. Increased rigidity, a lowered bottom bracket, improved pedaling reactivity and efficiency; the new Meta is not a cross-country bike that can descend, but it is most definitely a downhill bike that can climb.

More info coming soon...

Images: Commencal

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