The Mettle has launched to wide success and we’re proud to bring it to you in an even more attractive package for 2019. We listen to our customers and reviews, and have adapted the component choices we made to bring even better bikes at lower prices.
With almost 20 years of experience, multiple national 4x championship wins, and one BMX race world champion, we started a fresh project – code named the R01. We spent a long time studying a lot of graphs, but more time riding, racing and analysing our prototypes. 3 years of testing, refining and repeating all boils down to what we show you today. A product well worthy of carrying the Identiti name forward into the rowdiest trails you can find.
At Identiti, we all ride trail bikes whenever we can, shredding loamy turns, because that’s what puts smiles on our faces, so the development process was focused around what we want. A fast, capable and fun bike that’s rewarding to ride hard.
Why Metric Suspension? Another standard, yeah, we know. But seriously, we chose Metric because it adds characteristics to the bike that we just couldn’t achieve with historical shock sizing. With the new Metric shock sizing the Mettle is optimised around tomorrow’s standards, making it future-proof. Metric offers the smoothest and most supportive performing suspension we have ever felt, but also the most reliable. By using a 230 x 60mm shock platform, we can take advantage of more bushing overlap inside the shock, which really improves performance when pushing the bike hard. We’re so confident with how well the bike pedals that we haven’t ever felt the need to reach for that little blue compression adjuster to firm it up for climbs, and we think you’ll agree.
There’s 15% progression to the leverage curve, with the ability to add more volume spacers, so you get full support when diving deep into rock gardens. We also made sure that the frames Boost rear wheel spacing allowed us to increase bearing distances at the main pivot for increased stiffness when railing turns. A proven Horst link design allowed us to fine tune to the characteristics that we wanted providing plenty of support and anti-squat figures suited for optimal pedalling performance.
Simply put, we’ve taken advantage of new technologies to offer what is the best bike we have ever made. Built to take a hammering. Day in. Day out.
Frameset with Rock Shox Deluxe RT3 - £1,599.99
Frameset with Rock Shox Super Deluxe RC3 - £1,699.99
27.5" Wheels - Plenty of mud clearance - We live in the UK...
160mm Travel - 4 bar linkage with 8 large sealed bearings. All of our hardware uses 5mm hex key to tighten so it's easy to maintain, no special tools required.
Metric Shock - The new frontier in shock technology.
Boost wheel spacing - 148mm rear axle spacing taking advantage of optimised main pivot bearing width. Supplied with Syntace rear axle.
Progressive suspension - 15% ending stroke progression for extra support to compliment the metric shock characteristics.
Modern sizing - If you're a large frame normally, you'll ride our medium.
Tapered headtube - Zero stack headset, 44mm upper, 56mm lower.
Low Standover - Lower top tubes, more room for your valuables.
Threaded Bottom Bracket - Simple, easy to maintain. Here for good.
150mm+ Dropper Compatible - Room for longer dropper posts. 30.9mm post diameter
ISCG 05 Chain Guide tabs - Chain guides are cool.
Bottle cage bosses – Under the downtube.
Available in Grey or Purple.
"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 27.5 160mm||MRP Ribbon Air 160mm||MRP Ribbon Air 160mm|
|Shock||Rock Shox Deluxe RT3||Rock Shox Super Deluxe RC3||Rock Shox Super Deluxe RC3|
|Brakes||Sram Guide T||Shimano MT520||SRAM Code R|
|Brake Rotors||SRAM Centreline 180mm||Shimano RT-66||SRAM Centreline 180mm|
|Chain||SRAM||Shimano XT M800 11 Speed||SRAM XO1|
|Chain Device||MRP 1x CS GUIDE IS-05||MRP 1x CS GUIDE IS-05||MRP AMg V2|
|Crankset||SRAM NX Eagle 170mm DUB 34t||Shimano XT M8000 170mm 34t||SRAM Descendant Carbon 170mm DUB 34t|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB||Shimano XT M8000||SRAM DUB|
|Cassette Freewheel||SRAM NX Eagle 11-50t||Shimano XT M8000 11-46t||SRAM XO1 Eagle 10-50t|
|Rear Mech||SRAM NX Eagle||Shimano XT M8000 11 Speed||SRAM XO1 Eagle|
|Rear Gear Cable||Fibrax||Fibrax||Fibrax|
|RH Shifter||SRAM NX Eagle 12 Speed||Shimano XT M8000 11 Speed||XO1 Eagle 12 Speed|
|Stem||Gusset Magnum 50mm||Gusset S2 40mm||Renthal Apex 35mm 40mm|
|Handlebars||Gusset Slade Low Rise 19mm||Gusset S2 19mm||Renthal Fatbar 35 Carbon|
|Headset||Gusset S2||Gusset S2||Gusset S2|
|Grips||Gusset Singlefile lock on Black||Gusset Singlefile lock on Black||ODI Elite Motion|
|Saddle||Gusset R-Series Black Jack||Gusset R-Series Black Jack||Gusset S2 AM|
|Seatpost||KS e30i 150mm||KS e30i 150mm||SRAM Reverb 1x 150mm|
|Front Tyre||Schwalbe Magic Mary Addix Soft Snake Skin 2.35||Schwalbe Magic Mary Addix Soft Snake Skin 2.35||Schwalbe Magic Mary Addix Soft Snake Skin 2.35|
|Rear Tyre||Schwalbe Nobby Nic Addix Soft Snake Skin 2.35||Schwalbe Nobby Nic Addix Soft Snake Skin 2.35||Schwalbe Nobby Nic Addix Soft Snake Skin 2.35|
|Front Wheel||Halo Ridgeline 27.5||Halo Ridgeline 27.5||Halo Vortex 27.5 Boost Front|
|Rear Wheel||Halo Ridgeline 27.5||Halo Ridgeline 27.5||Halo Vortex 27.5 Supadrive XD Boost Rear|
|Effective Top Tube (ETT)||601||622||648|
|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)||763||784||812|
|Head Tube Angle (HA)||65°||65°||65°|
|Effective Seat Tube Angle (ESA)||75°||75°||75°|
|Maximum Seat Tube Insertion||215||250||270|
All measurements taken with 555.5mm axle to crown fork length