Identiti Mettle

The Mettle has been a labour of love for us here at Identiti. 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 that’s what puts smiles on our faces, so the development process was focused around what we want. A fast, capable and fun bike that’s 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 couldn’t achieve with historical shock sizing. With the new Metric shock sizing the Mettle is optimised around tomorrow’s 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. We’re so confident with how well the bike pedals that we haven’t ever felt the need to reach for that little blue compression adjuster to firm it up for climbs, and we think you’ll agree.

There’s 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, we’ve 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


Features:

27.5" Wheels - Plenty of mud clearance - We live in the UK...

160mm Travel - 4 bar linkage with 8 large sealed bearings.

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 - Our sizing is bigger than you'd expect.

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.

ISCG 05 Chain Guide tabs - Chain guides are cool.

Bottle cage bosses – Under the downtube.

Available in Grey or Purple.

Specifications

GX Spec XT Spec Eagle Spec
ShockRock Shox Deluxe RT3Rock Shox Deluxe RT3Rock Shox Super Deluxe RC3
ForkRock Shox Yari RC 160mm Solo AirRock Shox Pike RC 160mm Solo AirRock Shox Lyrik RCT3 160mm Solo Air
Front BrakeSRAM Level TL Shimano XT M8000SRAM Guide RSC
Back BrakeSRAM Level TL Shimano XT M8000SRAM Guide RSC
Brake RotorsSRAM Centerline 180mmShimano 6-BOLT Ice-Tech 180mmSRAM Centerline 180mm
ChainSRAM GX Eagle 12spdShimano XT M8000 11spdSRAM XO1 Eagle 12spd
Chain DeviceMRP 1x V3MRP 1x V3 MRP AMg V2
CranksetSRAM Descendant Alloy 175mm 34tShimano XT M8000 32T 175mm SRAM Descendant Carbon 175mm 34t
Bottom BracketSRAM GXP XR Shimano XT M8000SRAM GXP XR
Cassette FreewheelSRAM GX Eagle 12spsd 10-50TShimano XT M8000 11-46TSRAM XO1 Eagle 12spd 10-50T
Rear MechSRAM GX Eagle 12spd Shimano XT M8000 11SpSRAM XO1 Eagle 12spd
ShiftersSRAM GX Eagle 12spd Shimano XT M8000 11SpSRAM XO1 Eagle 12spd
StemGusset Magnum 31.8 50mmRenthal Apex 31.8 40mmRenthal Apex 35 40mm
HandlebarsGusset Slade 19mmRenthal Fatbar Alloy 780 30mm GOLDRenthal Fatbar 35 CARBON 30mm
Headset UpperGusset S2 ZS44/28.6Gusset S2 ZS44/28.7Gusset S2 ZS44/28.8
Headset LowerGusset S2 ZS56/40 Gusset S2 ZS56/41Gusset S2 ZS56/42
GripsGusset File Lock BlackODI Elite Motion V2.1 BlackODI Elite Motion V2.1 Black
SaddleGusset R-Series Black JackGusset R-Series Black JackGusset R-Series Black Jack
SeatpostKS Lev Integra 150mmRock Shox Reverb Stealth 150mmRock Shox Reverb Stealth 150mm
Inner TubesImpac 650x1.75/2.2 PVSchwalbe SV21 650x1.5-2.4 PVSchwalbe SV21 650x1.5-2.4 PV
Front TyreSchwalbe Hans Dampf Performance 27.5x2.3 FoldSchwalbe Magic Mary Snakeskin TL ready 27.5x2.3 FoldingSchwalbe Magic Mary Snakeskin TL ready 27.5x2.3 Folding
Rear TyreSchwalbe Hans Dampf Performance 27.5x2.3 FoldSchwalbe Nobby Nic Snakeskin 27.5x2.3 TL ready FoldingSchwalbe Nobby Nic Snakeskin 27.5x2.3 TL ready Folding
Front WheelHalo Vapour 35 27.5 BoostHalo Vapour 35 27.5 BoostHalo Vapour 35 27.5 Boost
Rear WheelHalo Vapour 35 27.5 BoostHalo Vapour 35 27.5 BoostHalo Vapour 35 27.5 Boost
Price£3,599.99£4,199.99£4,999.99

Geometry

Mettle geometry image
SmallMediumLarge
Stack (S)600600610
Reach (R)440462485
Effective Top Tube (ETT)601622648
Head Tube Length (HT)115115125
Seat Tube Length (ST)413450470
Bottom Bracket Drop (BBD)-7-7-7
Chain Stay Length (CS)435435435
Wheelbase (WB)119812191247
Front Centre (FC)763784812
Head Tube Angle (HA)65°65°65°
Effective Seat Tube Angle (ESA)75°75°75°
Shock Length230230230
Maximum Seat Tube Insertion215250270

All measurements taken with 555.5mm axle to crown fork length