Identiti Mettle RCX
The Mettle has launched to wide success and were proud to bring it to you in an even more attractive package for 2019. We listen to our customers and reviews, and have adapted the component choices we made to bring even better bikes at lower prices.
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.
At Identiti, we all ride trail bikes whenever we can, shredding loamy turns, because thats what puts smiles on our faces, so the development process was focused around what we want. A fast, capable and fun bike thats rewarding to ride hard.
Why Metric Suspension? Another standard, yeah, we know. But seriously, we chose Metric because it adds characteristics to the bike that we just couldnt achieve with historical shock sizing. With the new Metric shock sizing the Mettle is optimised around tomorrows standards, making it future-proof. Metric offers the smoothest and most supportive performing suspension we have ever felt, but also the most reliable. By using a 230 x 60mm shock platform, we can take advantage of more bushing overlap inside the shock, which really improves performance when pushing the bike hard. Were so confident with how well the bike pedals that we havent ever felt the need to reach for that little blue compression adjuster to firm it up for climbs, and we think youll agree.
Theres 15% progression to the leverage curve, with the ability to add more volume spacers, so you get full support when diving deep into rock gardens. We also made sure that the frames Boost rear wheel spacing allowed us to increase bearing distances at the main pivot for increased stiffness when railing turns. A proven Horst link design allowed us to fine tune to the characteristics that we wanted providing plenty of support and anti-squat figures suited for optimal pedalling performance.
Simply put, weve taken advantage of new technologies to offer what is the best bike we have ever made. Built to take a hammering. Day in. Day out.
Frameset with Rock Shox Deluxe RT3 - £1,599.99
Frameset with Rock Shox Super Deluxe RC3 - £1,699.99
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 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 optimised main pivot bearing width. Supplied with Syntace rear axle.
Progressive suspension - 15% ending stroke progression for extra support to compliment 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.
Available in Grey or Purple.
- Frame Identiti Mettle
- Fork MRP Ribbon Air 160mm
- Rear Shock Rock Shox Super Deluxe RC3
- Headset Gusset S2
- Handlebar Renthal Fatbar 35 Carbon 30mm / 800mm
- Stem Renthal Apex 35 40mm
- Grips ODI Elite Motion
- Saddle Gusset S2 AM
- Seatpost SRAM Reverb 1x 150mm
- Chain Guide MRP AMg V2
- Rear Derailleur SRAM XO1 Eagle 12 Speed
- Gear Levers SRAM XO1 Eagle 12 Speed
- Chain SRAM
- Crankset SRAM Descendant Carbon DUB 170mm 34t
- Cassette SRAM XO1 Eagle 10-50t
- Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB
- Brakes SRAM Code R
- Pedals none
- Wheels Halo Vortex
- Tyres Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.35 / Nobby Nic 2.35