Shimano XT and SLX MicroSpline Available Now!!

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Identiti Bikes now available with Shimano 12speed Groupsets, featuring Halo x Identiti Supa Drive Shimano Microspline compatible hubs. The collaboration with Halo has meant that we can be one of the few manufacturers able to spec these new drivetrain options from Shimano before early 2020.

Models utilising Shimano’s most recent system include,

Mettle RC, our mid level offering for the Mettle, featuring Shimano XT M8100, MRP Raven forks, Halo Vortex wheels and Gusset S2 finishing kit, prices from £3999.99

AKA RC, our mid level AKA build, featuring Shimano SLX M7100, Rockshox Revalation forks, Halo Vapour 35 wheels and Gusset S2 finishing kit, prices from £2349.99

AKA RCX, our flagship AKA, featuring Shimano XT M8100, MRP Ribbon Air forks, Halo Vapour 35 wheels and Gusset S2 finishing kit, prices from £2799.99

Find your local Identiti dealer here.

NEC Cycleshow 2019

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Anther year in the bag!! This past weekend we were at the NEC Cycleshow! What a show it was, this is the 3rd year we’ve shown the range and the response keeps getting better and better.

The show saw us release 3 new bikes, all Shimano equipped with Halo x Identiti microspline hubs in all of the newest colours available across the Mettle and AKA lines, these bike specs will be available to buy in mid October so get saving!!

The stand was busy all weekend, keeping us on our toes with an unofficial poll going on of the new Rust or Blue Mettle (seems like Rust was winning at the show… what do you think though?), and all the bikes and specs going down very well with industry and public alike.

We are excited for what 2020 will bring for the brand with this show really kicking off our year ahead.

Jordan Lunn Bike Check

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Some of you might remember Jordan from back in the day when he was a National Champion 4X racer, now he looks after Halo Wheels as brand manager and his chosen bike is the Mettle V2!

Jordan’s Spec

  • Frame- Identiti Mettle V2 Large Midnight Blue
  • Fork- MRP Ribbon Air 170mm ran at 75psi positive, 82psi negative with rebound 20 clicks, ramp 10 clicks
  • Rear shock- Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate ran at 200psi with rebound 5 clicks
  • Handlebar- Renthal Fatbar Carbon 35 Stealth 40mm rise
  • Stem- Gusset S2 40mm
  • Grips- Gusset S2
  • Brakes- SRAM Code RSC 200mm front and 180mm rear
  • Crank- SRAM Descendant Carbon DUB 170mm
  • Chain Device- MRP AMg
  • Pedals- HT Components PA03A 
  • Gears- Sram XO1 Eagle
  • Saddle- Gusset S2 Carbon
  • Post- Rockshox Reverb x1 200mm
  • Wheels- Halo Vortex built on to Halo MT Supa Drive
  • Tyres- Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.35 front 24psi, Hans Dampf 2.35 rear 27psi
  • Extras- Cushcore tyre inserts


This bike is my vision of the ‘do it all’ mountain bike. It’s my go to for uplift days, all day Enduro pedals and shreds around the local woods.

Every component on it complements the frame. I don’t run a single component that I don’t fully trust which allows me to fully commit to features that are on the edge of what I feel is possible.

The Mettle strikes the perfect balance of dependability and ride quality. I am yet to feel as though I can throw anything at this bike that it can’t take. Simply put, I’m the weakest component on board.

The best bit? The frame only needs a 5mm alley key for every bolt. A maintenance lazy man’s dream.

Identiti 2020

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Identiti for 2020 has you covered for your mountain bike needs with a freshly revised Mettle V2, new colour options on the hardcore AKA along with the Jekyll.

The Mettle V2 now has a slacker head tube angle, steeper seat tube angle and longer reach on all sizes. 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. Along with this the new specs offer options of the R, RC and RCX builds including the new Shimano XT M8100 on the RC spec utilising our collaboration with Halo Wheels to allow the use of Shimano’s Microspline technology. 

The AKA not only available in an additional two colours Dark Alley Black and Summer Sky Blue to add to our current Red and Blue offerings,  but they have, like the Mettle also had a build spec switch up with the R, RC and RCX options. Again with these models we’re able to offer Shimano 12spd groupsets with out collaboration hub with Halo Wheels, the RC and RCX come specced with Shimano SLX and XT respectively. 

Last up the Jekyll, our dirt jump/ skatepark bike, as we know you guys like keeping your ride looking fresh we’ve added two more colour options for you, Electric Beige and Twisted Lime. 

To check out the range head to your local dealer here.