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Does anybody know what the final geometry is on the new Meta SX? Commencal's store says available in 49 days (I think, my french is awful), and still haven't been able to find any hard numbers on the geometry. Does anyone know if this bike will accept a coil shock?
 

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Yeah, I've seen that before. It's nice to know the angles, but I haven't seen any other geo info (TT length, BB height, etc.) anywhere. For a bike that's supposed to be available in about 6 weeks, there's a remarkable lack of info out there. The AM geo looks really nice, so I'm very curious about the SX!

Edit: Just checked the site again, looks like availability is 57 days now.

Did a quick comparison to the last prototype RFX. Might as well compare vaporware to vaporware :devil: Pure speculation, but looks like the SX has a lower BB and same HA with 10mm less fork. SA, TT, and wheelbase look pretty close. Looks good to me!
 

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It's a European brand, these specs were posted to a german forum from the official german importer. So I guess it's 3cm = 300mm = 11.811 inches. Quite low bb.

And yes, I too find it cumbersome that the specs are so hard to find. And I wonder if Commençal plans some last minute geometry changes to the frame.
 

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Nice to see some detailed specs, thanks Kerberos!

What do they mean by a bottom bracket height of 3.0? what measurement is that in?
My understanding is that it's bottom bracket "drop" relative to the axles. Since different sized tires will raise or lower the BB, it's more "accurate" to use drop. In this case, the center of the BB will be 3mm above the axles. If it were a negative number, it would be below the axles. (somebody please correct me if I'm wrong)

mtbtires.com lists the radius of a Maxxis Ardent 2.4 at 343mm, so with that tire, the unsagged BB would be 346mm or 13.6".
 

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Nice to see some detailed specs, thanks Kerberos!

My understanding is that it's bottom bracket "drop" relative to the axles. Since different sized tires will raise or lower the BB, it's more "accurate" to use drop. In this case, the center of the BB will be 3mm above the axles. If it were a negative number, it would be below the axles. (somebody please correct me if I'm wrong)

mtbtires.com lists the radius of a Maxxis Ardent 2.4 at 343mm, so with that tire, the unsagged BB would be 346mm or 13.6".
thanks coolhand! I would have never thought of that. I was trying to figure it out and 3cm doesn't equal 300mm, it would be 30mm so that's why I was super confused but that drop thing makes total sence!
 

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Thanks that will be nice. I've looked at the geo charts off all and they all look very similar, I was wondering if any one had any first hand experience they could attest too or if I should just put a picture of all of them up on a dart board and give it a toss, haha on a different thread a guy told me to pic the one I thought looked coolest and go with it since they all are nice bikes and a mere mortal like my self probably couldn't tell the difference and would be happy with any of them, haha probably true
 

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META SX - Geometry
TAILLE // SIZE XS S M L XL
LONGUEUR TUBE DE SELLE // SEAT TUBE LENGTH 1.0 - 400.0 440.0 490.0 520.0
ANGLE TUBE DE SELLE // SEAT TUBE ANGLE 2.0 - 73.0 73.0 73.0 73.0
ANGLE DE DIRECTION // HEAD TUBE ANGLE 3.0 - 66.0 66.0 66.0 66.0
HAUTEUR DE DOUILLE // HEAD TUBE LENGTH 4.0 - 100.0 110.0 120.0 130.0
EMPATTEMENT // WHEEL BASE 5.0 - 1125.0 1145.0 1172.0 1198.0
LONGUEUR TUBE SUPERIEUR // TOP TUBE LENGTH 6.0 - 560.0 580.0 605.0 630.0
LONGUEUR BASES // CHAIN STAY LENGTH 7.0 - 430.0 430.0 430.0 430.0
HAUTEUR BOITIER DE PEDALIER // BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT 8.0 - 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
HAUTEUR DE FOURCHE // FORK LENGTH 9.0 - 520.0 545.0 545.0 545.0
HAUTEUR A L'ENTREJAMBE // STANDOVER HEIGHT 10.0 - 705.0 715.0 743.0 754.0
PROJETE HORIZONTALL BB/TT REACH 11.0 406.0 416.0 431.0 451.0
PROJETE VERTICAL BB/TT STACK 12.0 555.0 565.0 575.0 595.0
Note- All lengths in mm.
 
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