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Here is my humble ride...:)



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Commencal Meta 5.5
2009 Float 32 RLC 15mm TA
Fox Float RP23
DT Swiss EX5.1D + Hope Pro 2 Hub + DT Swiss Spoke
Kenda Nevegal F2.35/R2.1
Syncross Bulk
Thomson Elite 27.2 410mm
Thomson Elite X4 70mm
WTB Rocket V
XT 2008 Groupset
KMC Gold
ODI Rouge Lock On Grip
Chris King 1/1-8" Nothread Headset Pewter

Estimated Weight: 11-12kg

Comments are welcome...
 

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Well this is my first full sus bike as previously i'm using hardtail all the time...i did once try on my friend titus racerx but seems like very stiff....can't feel the shock was absord...well i guess is the setting itself...before i own this bike i always think that climbing with full sus is more hard compare to hardtail....but after i own it...is totally different.....the climbing was good...the descent is good as well...very responsive...easy control....even on steep climb i still manage to climb up...well just love this ride so far...so far can't find any flaw in this bike...:thumbsup:
 

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My bike with some upgrade...

White goodridge shifting cables...


E13 DRS with dual ring 32-22 setup....




KCNC jockey wheels...

Future upgrade...
Saddle...any good suggestion...prefer comfy type...
Tubeless tyre conversion 2.35 front and rear maxxis / kenda??
 

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Size is a personal preference. I'm always between L and XL. I'm 6'1" with a 34 inseam and long arms. A smaller frame will work better in tight switchbacks. A larger frame will be more comfortable on longer rides. That's how I've always viewed it.

I have a XL Meta 6 and really like the longer top tube, more room in the cockpit on long climbs (15 minute+ sections of some rides).
 

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hi! nice bike you have ;)

I'm thinking of getting one , but the older model - 2007 Meta 5 frame in size S (the only one left) and I have a question.

Would S size be good for 175cm ( 5"9') tall guy? I ride trail , allmountain with some jumps. I also like racing 4x with my friends. I would use it with Thomson setback 410mm post and 70mm stem with wide flatbar.

I'm just worried that top tube can be too short- present I ride a bike with 580mm top tube horizontal. Can you please measure yor TT horizontal for me?
 

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Wiewior said:
hi! nice bike you have ;)

I'm thinking of getting one , but the older model - 2007 Meta 5 frame in size S (the only one left) and I have a question.

Would S size be good for 175cm ( 5"9') tall guy? I ride trail , allmountain with some jumps. I also like racing 4x with my friends. I would use it with Thomson setback 410mm post and 70mm stem with wide flatbar.

I'm just worried that top tube can be too short- present I ride a bike with 580mm top tube horizontal. Can you please measure yor TT horizontal for me?
for the geometry of the bike you can try to check out here...
http://www.commencal.co.uk/bicycles/geometry/meta5_09.pdf
but somehow i don't think the size 'S' would fit u as the top tube is kinna short for u if not wrong meta 5 'S' is about 540++ i guess 'M' size would be better for you....just my advice...
 

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My friend rides a S Meta 5 and she is 5'4". She feels good on the bike, so I'd say you wouldn't fit. Go for the Medium.
 
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