Identiti have released their 2019 complete Mettle bikes, sporting the same frame, but with improved specs and lower prices across the range.
A three bike range as well as a frame-only option but with better specifications throughout and more importantly, cheaper bikes across the range, with £600 off the base model R that now starts at £2,999.99.
All bikes get 4 piston brakes, tubeless-ready tyres, 170mm cranks and Metric shocks.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
While the 2019 Mettle might see plenty of change with the spec and price, there’s also plenty that hasn’t changed. You’ll still get eight large bearings in the frame, 142 x 12mm rear axle, 160mm travel via a four bar linkage, as well as a 462mm reach on the medium and a 65 degree head angle.
Your base spec Mettle gets a little less base and more bang for your buck for 2019. Six hundred pounds less than the 2018 asking price makes this an absolute steal.
Brakes jump to SRAM Guide Ts, you’ll get SRAM’s NX Eagle 12-speed drive train, Halo’s new Ridgeline wheels and a KS E30i dropper on the new model.
Losing four hundred pounds brings the 2019 Mettle RC well under the four thousand pound mark and could well be after your wallet’s attention for any serious enduro racers out there.
For your £3,799.99, you get an MRP Ribbon Air fork, a Rockshox Super Deluxe RC3 shock, Shimano MT520 4-piston brakes, Gusset bar and stem with halo Ridgeline wheels and the same KS E30i dropper as the R.
The full race beast piloted by James Shirley at the Enduro World Series climbs down from its price tag of a penny shy of five grand to a more respectable £4,799.99.
You’ll get the same MRP Ribbon fork as the RC, but brakes get the SRAM Code R treatment, wheels jump to Halo’s enduro-specific, bomb-proof Vortex hoops and you get a Gusset S2 AM saddle to keep your nethers intact.
You can check out all the specs, geometry and pricing over on Identiti’s site here.