Identiti has unveiled the new Mettle, with a slacker head tube angle, steeper seat tube angle and longer reach on all sizes.
The geometry has been updated across all sizes, the seat tube has gained one full degree, the head angle has lost half a degree and 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 its sat downsizing (effective top tube length) 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 and the large tops out at 500mm. All the hardware bolts have 5mm hex key heads and every pivot has a large 6902 sealed bearing.
From today, the Mettle is available frame only for a custom build or two different completes.
For 2020 Identiti has also upped all the specs to have 170mm forks, 200mm front rotors, and ditched the inner tubes, so riders get Halo tubeless valves and sealant out of the box.
All of its bikes come with a five-year warranty, with two years on the bearings.