META POWER 29 – New Engine, New Battery, New Frame
The switch to an integrated battery from the 2020 META POWER 29 range has significantly improved its performance. For 2021, we’re taking full advantage of all the experience we’ve collected from our numerous tests in order to make it even more effective.
Equipped with the all-new SHIMANO EP8 engine, the bike now features a higher torque (85 N.m), whilst the power output curve has been optimised. The result? A softer bike with better control, grip and more responsive to pedal strokes. To top it off, the new 630Wh battery increases capacity significantly, and that’s not all? The positioning of the motor is such to enable the lowest battery position possible, meaning much better weight distribution. Finally, a new engine mount combined with a new generation engine guard optimises space and reduces the risks of it catching the ground.
With 170mm travel at the front and 160mm on the back, the META POWER 29 is a bike designed for riding the most technically demanding trails, both uphill and downhill. With a slacker head angle and an extended wheelbase, it has gained in stability without compromising the handling.
Like the META AM 29, the META POWER 29 will delight riders hungry for performance and who like to commit, regardless of the difficulty of the trails. An electric enduro made to keep going and going, fast.
The look of this new bike has evolved in depth. It’s very simple, everything’s new! The sharper lines clearly underline the improved performance.
META POWER 29 SIGNATURE
The Pearl White and ‘Electroplate Lagoon’ colours of this META POWER 29 pay tribute to the COMMENCAL/100% Team.
FOX + SHIMANO + DT SWISS = the perfect combo? The new SHIMANO EP8 engine and its 630Wh battery significantly increase the capabilities of this META POWER. For components, we find the new FOX 38 Factory fork with 38mm diameter uppers, as well as the Float X2 shock, the brand’s high-end enduro suspension. Their numerous hydraulic adjustment possibilities will satisfy the most demanding riders. For the rest, SHIMANO XT 12-speed transmission and SHIMANO XT 4-piston brakes. Reliability, ease of maintenance and performance are key and are all things that the Japanese brand provide. Finally, the H1700 DT SWISS e-bike specific wheels complete the build.
|Frame||Alloy 6066 Triple Butted Tubes|
|System||Shimano DU-EP800 / 250W, 85Nm|
|Battery||Shimano BT-E8036 / 630Wh|
|Shock||Fox Float X2 Factory (230 x 60mm)|
|Fork||Fox 38 Factory Ebike / 170mm Travel|
|Brakes||Shimano XT / 4-Pistons|
|Rear Mech||Shimano XT|
|Cranks||E13 / 160mm crank arms|
|Chainring||E13 / 34T Narrow-Wide|
|Cassette||Shimano XT / 12s / 10-51t|
|Rims||DT Swiss 350|
|Tyres||Schwalbe Magic Mary + Big Betty|
|Seatpost||Fox Transfer Factory|