Identiti Mettle

27.5″ Wheels |160mm Rear Travel | Alloy

Bettered Perfection.

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.

What’s different?

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.

What else?

Two fresh licks of paint – Satin Rich Rust or Gloss Night Time Navy.

Features

Geometry

SML
S

Stack

597597606
R

Reach

450477500
ETT

Effective Top Tube

599626652
HT

Head Tube Length

115115125
ST

Seat Tube Length

413450470
BBD

Bottom Bracket Drop

777
CS

Chain Stay Length

435435435
WB

Wheelbase

121312401267
FC

Front Centre

778805832
HA

Head Tube Angle

64.5°64.5°64.5°
ESA

Effective Seat Tube Angle

76°76°76°
Shock Length230230230
Maximum Seat Tube Insertion215250270

Specifications

Technical Information

A. 6061 T6 Alloy

A. S.H.I.S. Zero stack 44mm Upper, and Zero Stack 56mm Lower

A. Our bikes come with boost chainline cranks as standard, but as long as they’re compatible with a 73mm bb, you can run traditional cranks, although the chain line will need to be adjusted.

A. All our bikes are 1x only.

A. 160-170mm 27.5" forks.

A. 8x 6902 bearings. The spec is 28 x 15 x 7/10mm (stepped inner race).

A. You can fit up to a 2.6" or 65mm tyre

A. The brake mount is 180mm post mount direct.

A. The decals are under the factory laquer finish. Unfortunately we don’t offer replacements at this time.

A. Yes you can! We offer the MRP Hazzard as an option for a little extra. To find out what spring you need, use the suspension set up tab above.

A. Rear Axle: 20Nm, Pivots and Shock Bolts: 15Nm, Mech Hanger Bolt: 10Nm. Please grease the bolts before assembling.
HeadsetZS44 Upper, ZS56 Lower
Seat Post30.9mm
Seat Clamp34.9mm
BB Shell73mm threaded
Wheelsize27.5" or 29"
Max Tyre27.5" - 2.6" or 65mm
29" - 2.35" or 60mm
Rear Axle148 x 12mm
Min Rotor140mm (IS)
Max Rotor180mm (IS)
Rider sizing chart
exploded view of mettle frame
Part NumberItem DescriptionNo.
FMITZ7MFSBShock Bolt, Front Shock Bolt1, 4
FMITZ7MRSBShock Bolt, Rear shock bolt1, 16
FMITZ7MMPChainstay Main Pivot Axle, Chainstay Main Pivot Tube Spacer, Chainstay Pivot Cap7, 9, 10
FMITZ7MCSPChainstay Pivot Cap, Inside Rear Chainstay Hardware, Chainstay Pivot Spacer8, 9, 20
FMITZ7MRUPRocker Pivot Caps, Inside Top Rocker Hardware5, 6
FMITZ7MRLPRocker Pivot Caps, Lower Rocker Pivot Axle6, 15
FMITZ7MRARear Axle, Axle O-Ring, Axle Spacer, Rear Axle Wedge, Rear Axle Nut11, 12, 13, 17, 18
FMITZ7MRHMech Hanger, Mech Hanger Bolt3, 14
FMITZ7MBChainstay Main Pivot Bearing, Chainstay Pivot Bearing2, 22
FMITZ7MCGInternal Cable Guides19
FMITZ7MBIBrake Mount Barrel Inserts21