The Mettle is our much loved but often abused bike of choice that lives its life covered in mud and used for taking on all day epics in the mountains, uplift days, or just thrashing around. A true workhorse designed to take it all and keep on coming back for more. It’s widely become the bike of choice for riders that want to spend more time riding, less time faffing and it’s just got even better.
Slacker Head Tube Angle | Steeper Seat Tube Angle | Longer Reach on all sizes.
‘What does this mean?’ We hear your screaming at your computer. We don’t believe in change for changes sake, but if we can make a change for the better, we will. Here’s how it helps you…
As a combined package all three geometry changes mean that our sat down sizing (effective top tube length) remains almost identical to the previous generation Mettle, yet your mass is more central and balanced between the wheels. But the stood up, foot out, berm slapping sizing – the kind of riding you’d buy this bike for – is more confident and ready to get loose when you are, simple.
Two fresh licks of paint – Satin Rich Rust or Gloss Night Time Navy.
Effective Top Tube
Head Tube Length
Seat Tube Length
Bottom Bracket Drop
Chain Stay Length
Head Tube Angle
Effective Seat Tube Angle
|Maximum Seat Tube Insertion||215||250||270|
|Fork Compatibilty||27.5" 160-170mm 29" 160mm (Mullet)|
|Headset||ZS44 Upper, ZS56 Lower|
|BB Shell||73mm threaded|
|Max Tyre||27.5" - 2.6" or 65mm|
|Rear Axle||148 x 12mm|
|Min Rotor||140mm (IS), 180mm (PM)|
|Max Rotor||180mm (IS), 203mm (PM)|
|Shock Eye to Eye||230mm|
|Shock Hardware||8x30mm Front and Rear|
165 - 175
175 - 185
185 - 198
Our bikes are big, just look at those reach numbers! So when picking your sizing take this into account. Here's a couple of examples,
- If you usually ride a medium and want a longer feeling bike, stick to a medium with us.
- For those out there between sizing on this chart, what sort of feel do you want? If you want snappy and playful, go for the size down and get loose, or if you want long and stable, go for the size up and hit those trails like a south bound freight train!
We recommend you go and check out the bikes with one of our dealers to make sure you get the size right for you! Find dealers here.
|Part Number||Item Description||No.|
|FMITZ7MFSB||Shock Bolt, Front Shock Bolt||1, 4|
|FMITZ7MRSB||Shock Bolt, Rear shock bolt||1, 16|
|FMITZ7MMP||Chainstay Main Pivot Axle, Chainstay Main Pivot Tube Spacer, Chainstay Pivot Cap||7, 9, 10|
|FMITZ7MCSP||Chainstay Pivot Cap, Inside Rear Chainstay Hardware, Chainstay Pivot Spacer||8, 9, 20|
|FMITZ7MRUP||Rocker Pivot Caps, Inside Top Rocker Hardware||5, 6|
|FMITZ7MRLP||Rocker Pivot Caps, Lower Rocker Pivot Axle||6, 15|
|FMITZ7MRA||Rear Axle, Axle O-Ring, Axle Spacer, Rear Axle Wedge, Rear Axle Nut||11, 12, 13, 17, 18|
|FMITZ7MRH||Mech Hanger, Mech Hanger Bolt||3, 14|
|FMITZ7MB||Chainstay Main Pivot Bearing, Chainstay Pivot Bearing||2, 22|
|FMITZ7MCG||Internal Cable Guides||19|
|FMITZ7MBI||Brake Mount Barrel Inserts||21|