A NEW ERA
The META represents our ultimate vision of a mountain bike.
It is also part of our heritage.
A fast and capable enduro bike that has already proven itself in a race environment. It’s easy to handle, adapts to the terrain effortlessly, and the rider behind the handlebars will never forget the joy of the ride.
From dropping into your favourite trail to lining up at the start of a race, the META V5 marks the beginning of a new era.
160/150mm rear and front travel
VIRTUAL CONTACT SYSTEM kinematic
Frame, kinematics, and components designed as a complete package
To make the META V5 a reality, we applied the method that has brought us success in downhill with the SUPREME DH V5. We confronted it at the highest level and created a factory team, the COMMENCAL ENDURO PROJECT to achieve our goal: TO BE THE BEST IN ENDURO.
Four years, three versions, twenty-eight evolutions, fifteen top elite races, an Enduro World Cup victory and two podiums later, the META V5 is ready!
FROM VIRTUAL TO REALITY
The VIRTUAL CONTACT SYSTEM (VCS) is designed so that the behaviour of the META V5 is in line with each situation we’ve experienced in real life riding situations.
Thanks to the VCS, the bike is reactive at the start of the suspension travel to promote grip and to cope better with ever-changing terrain.
Once at SAG the bike offers control. It handles easily and pedals efficiency in technical areas so the rider can focus solely on sticking to the line. Dynamic and lively, it allows the rider the ability to constantly play with the terrain to gain speed and flow.
At the end of the stroke, the META V5 absorbs big shocks and remains comfortable through impacts. There’s 150mm of travel on paper but that feels like a lot more on the trails.
Geometry with Experience
The geometry of the META V5 is the synthesis of our knowledge and experience in racing and testing.
The META V5 is efficient and lively. It remains easy to handle as with all our bikes.
Low / High
Low / High
Low / High
Low / High
The chain stays are different according to the size of the bike to maintain excellent weight distribution and balance between the front and rear wheels. Particular care has been taken to manage the deformation of the rear triangle to achieve maximum grip, and a bike that’s easy to ride and that saves rider energy.
S/M : 435mm
L/XL : 440mm
To adapt the bikes’ behaviour to the type of ride the META V5 is equipped with a flip chip.
High position for riding sessions with more pedalling.
Low position for when things get steep on the downhill.
High: BB +5,8 mm / HA +0,4°
Low: BB -5,8 mm / HA -0,4°
RELIABILITY & MAINTENANCE
The META V5 pivots are equipped with expander axles that prevent loosening.
The half-shell dust caps make mounting the rear arm easier and protect the bearings from mud and dust. The contact surface between all the elements has been optimised.
The bearings are oversized and have grease and seals designed to increase their lifespan.
EFBE TRI-TEST® CERTIFIED
The reliability of our products has always been a priority. In addition to our own tests, we decided to put the META V5 to the test at EFBE. An independent laboratory that offers tests above the ISO 4210 standard.
The META V5 frame is therefore EFBE 5 certified.
Specific to gravity and e-bike practices, it is the highest possible classification for a mountain bike in terms of reliability and resistance.
CHOOSE YOUR CABLE ROUTING
On all our META V5 production bikes the cables and hoses are fully routed through the frame. Maintenance is now child’s play.
There is also the option of passing the cables through the head tube for a cleaner cockpit.
IMPROVED FRAME PROTECTORS
The META V5 frame now has a down tube protector.
To avoid unwanted noise the bike also features specific chain stay and seat stay protectors.
A PREMIUM MATERIAL
Aluminium is an advanced material. The exceptional mechanical characteristics of AL6066 and its recyclability make it a first-choice alloy to use for our META V5. Welds, tube shapes and thicknesses are designed for an efficient bike.
They are linked with manual production which guarantees remarkable quality.
328 production steps to achieve this META V5 for an unparalleled result on the trails.
WHO BETTER THAN OUR ATHLETES TO TALK ABOUT A BIKE?
EWS winner Alex RUDEAU and Kilian BRON, the man with 100 million views on YouTube, explain why they love the META V5.
This new META V5 is an ultra-dynamic bike that pedals super well. I would say its biggest strength is versatility. Comfortable whatever the terrain and during races, that’s particularly important.
Winner of the 2022 Loudenvielle Enduro World Cup
I really appreciate the liveliness of this bike, its speed, and its behaviour when pedalling. Thanks to the META V5, I now have the chance to have the most versatile enduro bike I have ever ridden. Beyond its behaviour, I find it very visually refined and in tune with my vision of mountain biking. The perfect tool for exploring and then going downhill!
The META V5 is […] one of those ever-elusive unicorn bikes—a brute in a straight line with the agility and pedaling characteristics of a bike with less travel. The design was highlighted by exceptional support. The rear suspension kept our weight in that centered sweet spot for aggressive exits out of corners and jumping in and out of tech sections. The META V5 is a solid climber, especially for an aluminum bike designed to descend the way it does.
Wyatt LISKWyatt LISK
Of All Trails
Dynamic to set the pace and comfortable on long runs, the META V5 pedals hard thanks to the VCS and takes on all the pitfalls the terrain throws.
Stable at high speeds and manoeuvrable in tight turns, it is at home everywhere.
We made it to win.