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
FrameMETTLE FS FRMMETTLE FS FRMMETTLE FS FRM
ForkRockShox YARI 160mm SOLO 27RockShox PIKE 160mm RC SOLO AIRRockShox LYRIK 160mm SOLO 27
ShockRockShox Deluxe RT3 RockShox Deluxe RT3RockShox Super Deluxe RC3
HandlebarsGUSSET SLADE LOWRISE 19mm RENTHAL FATBAR Alloy 780 30mm GOLDRENTHAL FATBAR 35 CARBON 30mm
StemGUSSET STAFF STEM 31.8 50RENTHAL APEX STEM 31.8 40mmRENTHAL APEX 35 STEM 40mm
GripsGUSSET FILE LOCK GRIPS BLK/BKODI ELITE MOTION V2.1 BLK/BLKODI ELITE MOTION V2.1 BLK/BLK
SaddleGUSSET R-Series SADDLE BLACK JACKGUSSET R-Series SADDLE BLACK JACKGUSSET RS SADDLE BLACK JACK
SeatpostKS Lev Integra 150RockShox REVERB Stealth 150mmRockShox Reverb Stealth 150mm
Rear MechSRAM GX AL 11s Shimano XT M8000 S+ GS 11SpSRAM XO1 EAGLE 12s
ShiftersSRAM GX RH 11sShimano XT M8000 11SpSRAM XO1 EAGLE 12s
CranksetSRAM NX CRK 11s 32T 175mmShimano XT M8000 32T 175mm SRAM DESCENDANT Carbon 12s 175mm 34t
CassetteSRAM GX 11s 10-42TShimano XT M8000 11-46T SRAM XO1 EAGLE 12s 10-50T
BrakesSRAM LEVEL TL Shimano XT M8000SRAM GUIDE RSC
Brake RotorsSRAM CENTERLINE ROTOR 180mmShimano 6-BOLT Ice-Tech 180mmSRAM CENTERLINE ROTOR 180mm
ChainSRAM PC-1130 11spXT8000 11spdSRAM XO1 EAGLE 12sp
Chain DeviceMRP 1x V3MRP 1x V3MRP AMg V2
WheelsHALO VAPOUR 35 27.5 BoostHALO VAPOUR 35 27.5 BoostHALO VAPOUR 35 27.5 Boost
Front TyreSchwalbe HANS DAMPF PERF 27.5x2.3 FDSCHW MAGIC.M SNAKE 27.5x2.3 FDSCHW MAGIC.M SNAKE 27.5x2.3 FD
Rear TyreSchwalbe HANS DAMPF PERF 27.5x2.3 FDSCHW NOBBY NIC SS 27.5x2.3 FOLDSCHW NOBBY NIC SS 27.5x2.3 FOLD
BBSRAM GXP XR 68mm BB Shimano XT M8000 BB SRAM GXP XR 68mm BB
Headset UpperGUSSET UPPER CUP ZS44/28.6GUSSET UPPER CUP ZS44/28.6GUSSET UPPER CUP ZS44/28.6
Headset LowerGUSSET LOWER CUP ZS56/40 GUSSET LOWER CUP ZS56/40GUSSET LOWER CUP ZS56/40
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
Shock Length230230230

All measurements taken with 555.5mm axle to crown fork length