Mettle XT Ultimate

Shimano XT M8000 Build

RRP £3,499.99
£2,300.00 inc. VAT

SKU: 5IT9MTX1U/P Category:


The Mettle was launched to wide success and we’re proud to bring the last few of the original Mettles remaining at a killer deal bargain price.

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.

Simply put, when we designed the Mettle V1 – we took advantage of the greatest technologies to offer what is the best bike we have ever made. Built to take a hammering. Day in. Day out.

However, you don’t have to take our word for this being a great frame to build a bike around – just listen to the magazines:

MBUK magazine

“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.”

MBR magazine

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.”

Singletrack Magzine

“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.”

Rear the full reviews here


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 a 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 an optimised main pivot bearing width. Supplied with Syntace rear axle.

Progressive suspension – 15% ending stroke progression for extra support to complement 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.



Mettle V1


Rock Shox Lyrik 160mm Solo RCT3


Gusset Slade


Gusset Staff 50mm


Gusset Single File


Genetic R-Series


KS Rage i 150mm

Rear Shock

Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate

Rear Derailleur

Shimano XT M8000

Gear Lever

Shimano XT M8000


Shimano XT


Shimano XT M8000 170mm 34T


Shimano XT M8000 11-46T

Bottom Bracket

Shimano XT M8000


Shimano MT520 4 piston calipers, 180mm rotors front and rear


Halo Ridge Line 27.5 Boost


Schwalbe Hans Dampf