SX is Commencal's longer-travel Meta TR

Commencal Meta TR SX
TR SX pushes rear suspension performance on the Meta platform (Image credit: Commencal)

Commencal has changed the shock stroke and component specification of its Meta TR SX, to deliver a model which blurs the segmentation between light- and full-enduro bike.

The Andorran bike brand’s Meta TR range has always been a great choice for those who desire the rolling efficiency and technical terrain confidence that 29er mountain bike wheels bring but don’t want a frame with too much travel.

Since its launch the Meta TR has managed to combine a value offering with aluminium construction, a poppy and dynamic 130mm of rear-travel, balanced by 29-inch wheels. For 2020 the Meta TR range gains a new derivative, which is even more focussed on enabling the calibre of rider, who enjoys technical descending.

Commencal’s new SX added even more rear shock suspension travel to the Meta TR platform. Although the company’s industrial designers haven’t made alterations to the Meta’s 6066-grade aluminium frameset, there is now 140mm of suspension kinematics at the rear.

To gain the 10mm increase in suspension travel. Commencal fitted a longer 55mm stroke rear shock. And it is not only a question of increasing the rear travel, but rather improving the entire suspension dynamic too.

Aware that its Meta TR customers aren’t shy of exploring black and double-black grade trails, the new SX version has a RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate rear shock. This coil shock provides more reliable performance and has superior heat resistance to a conventional air shock.

The Meta TR  SX’s suspension package is completed with a 150mm RockShox Lyric Ultimate fork.

Beyond the increase in suspension travel and damping change from air-to-coil, the Meta TR SX also features progressive geometry, with 66.5-degree head angle and 76.5-degree seat angle. Commencal has resisted extreme frame length numbers with its Meta TR SX and a size L has 475mm of reach.

Commencal’s 140mm Meta TR SX is available now and priced at $3,999.

Lance Branquinho
Freelance writer

Lance Branquinho is a Namibian-born journalist who graduated to mountain biking after injuries curtailed his trail running. He has a weakness for British steel hardtails, especially those which only run a single gear. As well as Bike Perfect, Lance has written for, and Cycling News.