113 views · Nov 24, 2021 singletrackworld.com
Commencal went ultra-long and slack for the newest Meta AM 29, so does that make it too enduro for everyday riding? The Commencal Meta AM 29 has evolved from being an ‘All Mountain’ trail bike to a full-on enduro slayer. Compared to the previous generation bike, which I had long-term before this model, the new Meta is longer, lower, slacker and gets a new suspension kinematic designed to tame the trail and keep the rider fully focussed on what’s ahead. But with the alloy enduro bike now sporting a 495mm reach on a size large frameset and a head-angle of 63.6, is this all-mountain bike simply too enduro for everyday riding? Full review here https://singletrackworld.com/2021/11/commencal-meta-am-29-team-review/
2K views · Oct 9, 2021 singletrackworld.com
Saracen's latest Ariel eMTB range is a huge upgrade over its previous bike with new technology a new frame and what's more it's in stock! UK based Saracen isn't a new name in the eMTB market, but the refreshed and electrical Ariel line-up of bikes is sure to catapult the brand to the front of many shoppers minds. Not only do they pack the latest motors and technology from Shimano, but they're also in stock and available to buy! Check out our full first look of this bike here https://singletrackworld.com/charged/2021/06/03/first-look-saracen-ariel-50e-elite-an-emtb-thats-actually-in-stock/
4 views · Oct 9, 2021 singletrackworld.com
Andi talks to Cy from Cotic about the 4th Generation Cotic Flare Max, and flings this skinny steel "down country" bike down a few of his local tracks to see what 120mm travel can really handle. Now in its 4th incarnation, the Cotic FlareMax takes on frame updates, new build options and a ‘down country’ alter-ego. Can you believe that the first generation Cotic FlareMax is now approaching 5 years old? Launched in 2016, the Cotic FlareMax is Cotic’s aggressive short-travel 29er. Built around the DNA of the Rocket enduro bike and Solaris frameset, the FlareMax has always been a bike capable of punching above its weight, or perhaps more accurately, its travel. Over the past 4-5 years, Cotic has consistently tweaked and rejigged the FlareMax, but the Derbyshire based brand has always stuck to a familiar winning formula. A steel front triangle mated to an alloy rear with leading-edge geometry and a playful suspension tune. While the ingredients are similar, the Gen 4 FlareMax is a true evolution with frame updates, new build options, and updates to the alloy swingarm.... Singletrack members can read the full review here https://singletrackworld.com/2021/05/first-ride-the-gen-4-cotic-flaremax-punches-way-above-its-weight/
757 views · Sep 16, 2021 singletrackworld.com
Read the review: https://singletrackworld.com/charged/2021/06/30/review-preparing-to-nuke-the-emtb-competition-with-the-nukeproof-megawatt-factory/ If you liked fat Thor in the Avengers, then you’re going to love the Megawatt. It has all the great features, kinematics etc of the Mega, but with a little beer belly to house the internal Shimano battery pack. The frame is only available in aluminium with a matching alloy rear end, with all the tubes shaped to hide the electronic components away as best as possible. Housing a 630Wh battery in an alloy downtube, and bolting an 85Nm motor to a one-piece cast alloy housing is never going to result in something as slim as a Kenevo SL, but in comparison to some alloy ebikes the Megawatt is a very neat looking bike.
916 views · Sep 16, 2021 singletrackworld.com
Andi talks to Cy from Cotic about the 4th Generation Cotic Flare Max, and flings this skinny steel "down country" bike down a few of his local tracks to see what 120mm travel can really handle. Now in its 4th incarnation, the Cotic FlareMax takes on frame updates, new build options and a ‘down country’ alter-ego.