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
Fork – MRP Ribbon Air 170mm 39mm Offset
Rear Shock – Rock Shox Super Deluxe Ultimate
Headset – Gusset S2
Handlebar – Renthal Fatbar 35 Carbon
Stem – Renthal Apex 35mm 40mm
Grips – Renthal Traction Lock On Ultra Tacky
Saddle – Gusset S2 AM
Seatpost – SRAM Reverb 1x 150mm
Chain Guide – MRP Amg V2
Rear Derailleur – SRAM XO1 Eagle
Gear Levers – SRAM XO1 Eagle
Chain – SRAM XO1
Crankset – SRAM Descendant Carbon 170mm DUB 34t
Cassette – SRAM XO1 Eagle 10-50t
Brakes – SRAM Code R
Wheels – Halo Vortex
Tyres – Schwalbe Magic Mary Addix Soft Snake Skin 2.35
Accessories – Halo Tubeless valves and Sealant
0% FINANCE IS AVAILABLE ON THESE BIKES.
PLEASE CHECK STOCK BEFORE ORDERING. SOME SIZES AND SPECS MAY NOT BE IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE.
Gloss Navy, Satin Rust
Small, Medium, Large
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Sussed Out want you to be happy with your purchase from us, so if for any reason your unhappy, we’ll do our best to put things right.
We conform to the distance selling regulations and offer a flexible returns policy and we’re are happy to accept items back for a refund or exchange if they don’t fit, you’ve ordered the wrong things, the items are damaged or faulty upon receipt or you simply don’t like what you’ve ordered.