Keep an eye out

The only Identiti Mettle prototype in existence was stolen from Newmarket, Suffolk, last night.

The bike was in a company van when it was taken and is highly likely to still be in the area.

As it is one of a kind it should be easy enough to identify. It currently has no paint with grey logos and “prototype” printed on the top tube. It also has the serial number “M2” scratched into the bottom bracket shell.

Identit Mettle stolen bb shell

Full spec:

2016 MRP Stage forks in 160mm
XO1 groupset
SRAM Guide RSC brakes, 180mm rotors
Reverb Stealth 125mm
Renthal Apex 50mm stem
Renthal Fatbar Lite Carbon bars 30mm
Halo Vapour 35 Stealth wheels
Schwalbe Magic Mary front tyre and Nobby Nic rear
HT X2 pedals in grey
ODI Elite grips
MRP AMg v2 chain guide

The Mettle is a new all-mountain ripper from UK firm Indentiti. It’s been developed using the riding skills of in-house pro Pat Campbell-Jenner combined with the industry knowledge of Michael Bonny, who previously worked at Orange.

Core Bike 2016 Identiti 1

The bike has 145mm of rear travel and can accommodate up to a 170mm fork, and as you’d expect, pretty aggressive geometry. The medium has a long 1200mm wheelbase, slack 65-degree head angle and short 435mm chain stays.

It will be available in three sizes and should retail for an affordable £1500. There’s no shock on the bike in the pictures simply because the frame is rocking a new standard and the shocks for this are not available just yet.

If you do happen to see the bike give the police a call.