2021 Commençal META AM 29 RIDE SRAM

A 29″ aluminum frame full suspension enduro bike with upper mid-range components, priced near the low end of the META AM model range. Compare the full range

2021 Commençal META AM 29 RIDE SRAM
Weight35.1 lbs
Travel160mm rear, 170mm front
ForkRockShox ZEB

Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetSX Eagle, NX Eagle

BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper post
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1 × 12 — 12 speed


25 mph

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The META AM 29 RIDE SRAM is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding up hills.

The META AM 29 RIDE SRAM is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.

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August 2021

Tested: Commencal Meta AM 29

Let's go ahead and call it a well-rounded bruiser

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October 2020

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2021 COMMENCAL META AM 29 on test – Beware the frame size!

Sad but true: the 2021 COMMENCAL META AM 29 ended up last in our race bike group test. However, the result could have been very different.

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June 2020

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Commencal Introduces 2021 Meta AM 29

A week ago today, Commencal released the 2021 Meta TR 29. Then, this past Thursday, we got news of the Meta HT AM 29. As we relayed the news on social

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June 2020

Commencal's 2021 META AM 29 goes steep and slack in all the right places

We analyse the big geometry changes for Commencal's 2021 META AM 29; it retains the 160 mm single-pivot platform but gets long, steep and slack for MY21.

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January 2019

Commencal Meta AM V4.2 // Bike Review

When I first hopped on the Meta so often would my thoughts drift back to my first legit mountain bike, a Giant AC1. It was silver, coil-sprung and opened my youthful eyes to nastier terrain. The Meta AM reminds me of this with its raw silver splendor and readiness to chew up the chunky stuff. Sure, most of my reminiscing is simply aesthetic with the Meta’s silver aluminum image and beefy stature. Plowing through questionable rock piles on the Meta would conjure fond memories and assert the bewilderment of hanging onto a pile of metal through such twisted sections of trail. Present components and geometry are a far cry from that decade-old steed. Rather than stopping trailside and removing a linkage bolt to change the suspension and drop the seat, the Meta offers on-the-fly rear suspension lockout and seat dropping among other modern standards. Its aluminum skeleton is molded and formed in unique ways that offers much intrigue, possibly more so than freshly molded carbon creations. Later as I sought to compile the riding characteristics of this bike I discovered that the word ‘meta’ means after or beyond in Greek. There’s no doubt that this bike and build can push one to their limit and possibly beyond and I truly felt that aboard on descents. It’s been on a podium tear piloted by Commencal’s Cecile Ravenal, too, who’s been nearly unbeatable in the Enduro Wordl Series these past couple seasons. While there’s a 29-inch version of the Meta AM on the horizon this is the tried and true original and shows no signs of fading away.

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July 2018

Mountain Bike Action
Bike Review: Commencal Meta AM V4.2

Ready to take on all parts of the mountain

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June 2018

Commencal Meta AM 29 Team Edition first ride review

While some longer travel enduro bikes can feel sluggish until things get steep — with a stable pedalling platform, and a geometry that isn’t ridiculously raked out — the Meta AM 29 manages to feel responsive and agile, ideal for ducking and diving around the rocks and turns that litter Ainsa’s trails.. .

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June 2018

Review: Commencal's New Meta AM 29 Team

Commencal's new 29er is one burly machine, with 160mm of coil-sprung suspension in the rear, and 170mm of travel up front.

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5'3" – 5'9"


5'7" – 6'1"


5'11" – 6'5"


6'3" – 6'9"


2021 Meta AM 29, 160 mm travel, 29'', Alloy 6066, triple butted tubes, T4, T6. Enduro bearings

ColorSlate Grey, Matte Finish


ROCKSHOX Zeb, 170 mm travel, 29", Charger damper, Debonair, rebound, Boost (15 x 110 mm), 44mm offset

Rear Shock

ROCKSHOX Deluxe Select +, 230 x 62.5 mm, rebound, threshold adjustment, 2 tokens

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, Pressfit


ACROS ZS44/ZS56, Alloy cups, sealed bearings


RIDE ALPHA Freeride 40, 40 mm extension, 31,8 mm


RIDE ALPHA R27, 31,8 mm, 780 mm width, 27 mm rise, Alloy 6061


FIZIK Terra Alpaca X5, 145mm width, S-Alloy rail


KS Rage-I, 34,9 mm, travel: 125 mm on S, 150 mm on M, 170 mm on L, 190 mm on XL, SouthPaw alloy remote



Rear Derailleur

SRAM SX Eagle, 12s


SRAM X1 1000 Eagle, 170 mm crank arms, DUB, Boost, Chainring: SRAM X1 1000 Eagle, 32t, Narrow-Wide


SRAM NX Eagle, 12s


SRAM PG-1210, 12s, 11-50t


SRAM NX, 12s


SRAM Guide T, Rotors: SRAM G2, 200mm


E13 LG1 DH Base, 29'', 32h, 30 mm inner width

Front Hub

Rear: FORMULA DCL-348A - Front: FORMULA DC-711, Rear: 32h, sealed bearings - Front: 32h, sealed bearings

Rear Hub

Rear: FORMULA DCL-348A - Front: FORMULA DC-711, Rear: 32h, sealed bearings - Front: 32h, sealed bearings


Rear: MAXXIS Dissector - Front: MAXXIS Assegai, Rear: 29 x 2.4 WT, 3C, EXO+, Tubeless Ready - Front: 29 x 2.5 WT, 3C, EXO, Tubeless Ready

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