The Identiti Mettle has undergone a geometry revision which sees a slacker head tube angle, steeper seat tube angle, and longer reach on all sizes.
The seat tube has gained one full degree and the head angle has lost half a degree. Meanwhile, the reach has grown 10mm on the small, and 15mm on the medium and large.
As a combined package, all three geometry changes mean that the bike’s sat down sizing remains almost identical to the previous generation Mettle, yet the rider’s mass is more central and balanced between the wheels.
The frame now has a reach of 450mm, with the large topping out at 500mm. Identiti has kept the same kinematics, including a coil, with the option of running an air shock with minimal volume reducers depending on preference.
The Mettle’s hardware bolts have 5mm hex key heads while every pivot has a large 6902 sealed bearing.
For 2020, Identiti has also upped all the specs to be kitted out with 170mm forks, 200mm front rotors and ditched the inner tubes, so riders can get Halo tubeless valves and sealant out of the box.
All Identiti bikes come with a five year warranty, with two years on the bearings.
From today, the Mettle is available frame-only for a custom build, or two different completes.
Frame & Rock Shox Super Deluxe Ultimate Shock – £1,799.99 RRP
R Complete – £3,199.99 RRP
RCX Complete – £4,799.99 RRP
Full features and spec information can be found here.