27.5" Wheels | 160mm Rear Travel | Alloy
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.
6000 Series Alloy frame - Mettle = Metal. Be weird if it wasn't, right?
Horst Link Suspension – The Mettle is built around a proven Horst link suspension platform, it works, simple. It let us tune the kinematics to provide progression deep into the travel, low pedal kickback and optimised anti squat figures for pedal efficiency.
Metric Shock – Designed around Metric 230x60mm shocks early on, we were a first adopter of this superior technology. We also use bearing mount shocks for extra suppleness off the top.
Proper Sealed Bearings – Chunky 6902 bearings in every pivot. Reliability is key.
'Anyone got a 5mm?' – Every hardware bolt on the frame uses a 5mm hex key. Who needs multitools anymore!?
Practical Tyre Clearance – Designed and tested in the UK, there's mud, lots of it.
Boost axle spacing – 148mm back end for stiff wheeled goodness.
Low Stand over – Thank us later.
Tapered Headtube – Run a zero stack headset for a fully slammed set up. ZS44 Upper ZS56 Lower.
Threaded BB and ISCG 05 tabs – Remember pressfit? We’ve NEVER put it on a frame because threaded is better.
Bonus water bottle mount – Drink Water.
Whilst we're working on some reviews of the new Mettle, We've kept the same proven kinematics as the previous generation - as it works - so the reviews below are still pretty relevant to the feel of the new bike too.
"Identiti has done a great job with the Mettle. The proportions and angles align perfectly, and even with three frame sizes, it offers a better fit than most bikes with five."
Read the full magazine review here
... or read the online version at www.MBR.co.uk
"There's a surefooted robustness to the feel of the Mettle. The stiffness of the chassis gives an urgency to split second changes of direction."
Read the full magazine review here
": Identiti has produced a bike that does exactly what it says on the tin – it’s a strong, properly designed, take-no-prisoners enduro bike, with a well thought out geometry and an excellent suspension system. It’s fine on the ups, ace on the alongs and a total hoot on the downs. Our test bike might boast a subtle and understated colour scheme, but the Mettle shouts loudest when it’s ridden hard."
Read the full review at www.singletrackworld.com
|Fork||Rock Shox Yari RC 170mm 37mm Offset||MRP Ribbon Air 170mm 39mm Offset|
|Shock||Rock Shox Super Deluxe Ultimate||Rock Shox Super Deluxe Ultimate|
|Brakes||Sram Guide T||SRAM Code R|
|Brake Rotors||SRAM Centreline 200/180mm||SRAM Centreline 200/180mm|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle 12 Speed||SRAM XO1|
|Chain Device||MRP 1x CS||MRP Amg V2|
|Crankset||SRAM X1 Eagle 170mm DUB 34t||SRAM Descendant Carbon 170mm DUB 34t|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB||SRAM DUB|
|Cassette||SRAM SX Eagle 11-50t 12 Speed||SRAM XO1 Eagle 10-50t|
|Rear Mech||SRAM NX Eagle 12 Speed||SRAM XO1 Eagle|
|Shifter||SRAM NX Eagle 12 Speed||XO1 Eagle|
|Stem||Gusset S2 40mm||Renthal Apex 35mm 40mm|
|Handlebars||Gusset S2 20mm||Renthal Fatbar 35 Carbon|
|Headset Upper||Gusset S2||Gusset S2|
|Headset Lower||Gusset S2||Gusset S2|
|Grips||Gusset S2 lock on Black||ODI Elite Motion|
|Saddle||Gusset S2 AM||Gusset S2 AM|
|Seatpost||KS e30i 150mm||SRAM Reverb 1x 150mm|
|Seat Clamp||Gusset Clench||Gusset Clench|
|Inner Tubes||Halo Tubeless valves and Sealant||Halo Tubeless valves and Sealant|
|Front Tyre||Schwalbe Magic Mary Addix Soft Snake Skin 2.35||Schwalbe Magic Mary Addix Soft Snake Skin 2.35|
|Rear Tyre||Schwalbe Hans Dampf Addix Soft Snake Skin 2.35||Schwalbe Hans Dampf Addix Soft Snake Skin 2.35|
|Front Wheel||Halo Ridgeline||Halo Vortex|
|Rear Wheel||Halo Ridgeline||Halo Vortex Supadrive|
|Effective Top Tube (ETT)||599||626||652|
|Head Tube Length (HT)||115||115||125|
|Seat Tube Length (ST)||413||450||470|
|Bottom Bracket Drop (BBD)||-7||-7||-7|
|Chain Stay Length (CS)||435||435||435|
|Front Centre (FC)||778||805||832|
|Head Tube Angle (HA)||64.5°||64.5°||64.5°|
|Effective Seat Tube Angle (ESA)||76°||76°||76°|
|Maximum Seat Tube Insertion||215||250||270|
All measurements taken with 555.5mm axle to crown fork length