2018 Meta Power Essential

Oct 31, 2018
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#1
Hi Guys, I am new to the Ebike scene. Was riding a Specialised Endur0 29r. I was going to buying a levo. My money can only push to the base model and I have spotted The 2018 Meta Power.
The components are far better value for money. Whats everyones thoughts on this model ?
 

Kernow

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#2
Bought one early this year . It’s a great bike , I really love the way it rides and as you say the value for money is amazing , nothing bad to say about the bike at all . Vitus is probably the best value if your budget is a bit less than the commencal
 

jsalas2

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I was like you and was ready to buy a Levo, but when comparing the better components for the same price, the commencal was the clear choice for me. I have almost 2000 miles and would buy it again. It has handled everything I've thrown at it.
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Kangr

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apart from spec is there any difference between the 2018 and the 2019 models
 

Kernow

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apart from spec is there any difference between the 2018 and the 2019 models
No the 27.5 bikes are the same , just a few component changes and colour . The 29er is new And new Bikes come with decent bash guard now , which we will have to buy for the older ones
 
Nov 1, 2018
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The bashguard on my '19 29er is pretty damn stout and fits like a glove around the lower engine cases. There is still a flimsy plastic piece that attaches between the engine bashguard and the downtube. Not much more than a thin rock deflector. You'd have to take a serious casing to break the lower bashguard and I ride in the nastiest of rock gardens. Think lava fields.
 

jsalas2

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The bashguard on my '19 29er is pretty damn stout and fits like a glove around the lower engine cases. There is still a flimsy plastic piece that attaches between the engine bashguard and the downtube. Not much more than a thin rock deflector. You'd have to take a serious casing to break the lower bashguard and I ride in the nastiest of rock gardens. Think lava fields.
Can you post a pic of the new bashguard, I have the flimsy one and am on my second one, which is already starting to tear made out of the downtube portion of yours.
 
Oct 31, 2018
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Well a wee update. I bit the bullet and went for the Meta Power 650b + fox. It arrived yesterday, it looks like jsalas one above apart from black forks on mine. Nusring a broken ankle so can only look at it for now. Pictures will follow soon once I manage to bulid it.
 

Albez

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Well a wee update. I bit the bullet and went for the Meta Power 650b + fox. It arrived yesterday, it looks like jsalas one above apart from black forks on mine. Nusring a broken ankle so can only look at it for now. Pictures will follow soon once I manage to bulid it.
How come yours has black forks?
 
Oct 31, 2018
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Her she is. Managed my first wee shakedown run today. Just round the town, but baby steps are needed lol

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dirt huffer

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I almost bought a Levo but thankfully stumbled on the 2018 Meta Essential

I was just doing some math and figure i could replace the Shimano E8000 motor 3 times over before I met the cost of a similarly equipped Levo or Kenevo. Or, i could buy 5 replacement batteries for the Meta Power by the time I reach the cost. haha!!
 
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Mr CRUD

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My Commencal. 1800 km, all on Boost. All on rough singletrack, North York Moors. Got through 4 tyres, 2 chains and 2 blocks, plus one rear mech (if you feel it pick up some heather, it's generally too late, as the motor has already ripped it off the hanger). Everything else is as-new.

I'm not interested in trying any other brand or engine make. This one suits me just fine.

Incidentally, I'm 6'2, this is a Large.

Edit... I changed the cranks to 165, it's well worth the money. I was catching the pedals all the time with 175's.

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Kernow

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Still very much enjoying mine , about 1500 miles , just had new motor from commencal , they were very good with warranty despite a very intermittent fault .
Recently Changed my ex1 gears for sun race 11 speed , with kmc ebike chain ,just because missed the extra ratios , ex1 seemed very strong and great shifting under load
I was on the second ex1 chain, used 3 sets of brake pads and tried a number of tyres , only wore out the original rear .
I just love the bike and wouldn’t hesitate to buy another

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Nov 28, 2018
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#15
Wow huge miles and great experiences with the meta power bikes! Thx for sharing
 

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