2021 Commençal META TR 29 ESSENTIAL

A 29″ aluminum frame full suspension trail bike with upper mid-range components, priced near the middle of the META TR model range. Compare the full range

2021 Commençal META TR 29 ESSENTIAL
MSRP$3,799
Weight33.1 lbs
SuspensionFull
Travel140mm rear, 150mm front
FrameAluminum
ForkFox Performance Float 36

Wheels29″
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetSLX

BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper post
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Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

META TR 29 ESSENTIAL

28 mph

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26 mph

The META TR 29 ESSENTIAL is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding up hills.

Similar bikes won‘t keep up with the META TR 29 ESSENTIAL while riding downhill or sprinting.


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Commencal Meta TR 29 Review | The aggressive all-metal Andorran

Featuring a tough alloy chassis and envelope-pushing geometry, the Commencal Meta TR 29 ain't no mainstream teeny-bopper trail bike. But what's it like to ride outside of the Pyrenees mountains it was designed in? We've been testing a top-end Meta TR 29 Signature to find out - read on for the full review.

  • Apocalypse-ready frame
  • On-trend gravity geometry
  • Highly tuneable and well-controlled suspension
  • The XT drivetrain is so punchy and crisp
  • Superb DT Swiss wheelset
  • Front tyres is an odd choice for this bike
  • Twin-piston brakes lack oomph
  • Not particularly comfortable for regular trail riding
  • Shock's climb switch is awkward to activate

January 2021Read Full Review 

Pinkbike
Review: 2021 Commencal Meta TR 29 - T is for Turbo

Mike Kazimer

Commencal's burly trail bike has morphed into something different for 2021.

  • Solid, ready for anything feel
  • Excellent descender
  • Comfortable climbing position helps hide some of the heft
  • On the heavier side of the spectrum for this category
  • A few parts picks don't match the bike's abilities

September 2020Read Full Review 

BIKE Magazine
Commencal Introduces 2021 Meta TR 29

Commencal gives its trusty trail bike, the Meta TR 29 a bump in travel, a geometry overhaul and a smart parts package. The new Meta TR 29 is out today.

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Bikerumor
2021 Commencal META TR 29 set loose w/long & slack geometry, plus longer travel

Commencal set the META TR 29 loose for MY21 with new geometry, bigger travel, livelier suspension kinematics; starting from €2,199!

June 2020Read Full Review 

MBR
Commencal Meta TR 29 Ride review - MBR

Paul Burwell

Commençal puts a lot of effort into the look and style of its bikes and the Commencal Meta TR 29 has a great presence on the trail.

April 2020Read Full Review 

BikeRadar
Commencal Meta TR 29 Brit Edition review

Tom Marvin

Flat-out fast, yet agile and fun, Commencal nails the do-it-all UK trail bike

  • An aggressive, do-it-all attitude
  • Decent parts list
  • Wide seatstays can rub your heel or calf

March 2019Read Full Review 


Geometry

Sizing
SM

5'2" – 5'8"

MD

5'6" – 6'0"

LG

5'10" – 6'4"

XL

6'2" – 6'8"


Specs
Build
Frame

2021 Meta TR 29, 140 mm travel, 29'', Alloy 6066, triple butted tubes, T4, T6. Enduro bearings

BB StandardBB86/BB92, press-fit

ColorGun Metal

Fork

FOX 36 Performance, 150 mm travel, 29", Fit Grip damper, 3 positions, rebound, Boost (15 x 110 mm), 44 mm offset

Rear Shock

FOX Float DPS Performance, 210 x 55 mm, rebound, 3 position adjustment

Bottom Bracket

SHIMANO BB71-41A, Pressfit

Headset

ACROS ZS44 / ZS56, Alloy cups, sealed bearings

Stem

RIDE ALPHA Freeride 50, 50 mm extension, 31,8 mm

Handlebar

RIDE ALPHA R27, 31,8 mm, 780 mm width, 27 mm rise, Alloy 7050

Saddle

WTB Silverado, Narrow shape, Cr-Mo rails

Seatpost

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

Grips

YES

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SHIMANO SLX, 12s

Crank

SHIMANO SLX, 170 mm crank arms, Boost, Chainring: SHIMANO SLX, 32t, Dynamic Chain Engagement + Technology

Shifters

SHIMANO SLX, 12s

Cassette

SHIMANO SLX, 12s, 10-51t

Chain

SHIMANO SLX, 12s

Brakes

SHIMANO SLX, 2 pistons, I-Spec EV compatible, Rotor: SHIMANO RT-MT800 203 mm, Centerlock

Wheels
Rims

DT SWISS M502, 29'', 32h, 30 mm inner width

Front Hub

Rear: FORMULA MSC-148A - Front: FORMULA CL-811, Rear: 32h, sealed bearings - Front: 32h, sealed bearings

Rear Hub

Rear: FORMULA MSC-148A - Front: FORMULA CL-811, Rear: 32h, sealed bearings - Front: 32h, sealed bearings

Tires

Rear: MAXXIS Dissector - Front: MAXXIS Dissector, Rear: 29 x 2.4 WT, EXO, Tubeless Ready - Front: 29 x 2.4 WT, EXO, Tubeless Ready

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