AeroCat Gets Dirty With the New Meddle M450 Mountain Bike


Carbon-fiber bike frames are now becoming the norm and with the new normal, there are many flavors to choose from. Everything from the Delta 7 Arantix helix weave to the Rocky Mountain Altitude provides the “carbon feel’ you’re looking for in a smooth-riding mountain bike. Along those lines, road bike manufacturer, AeroCat is now jumping into the hardtail mountain bike market with their new Meddle M450. Here are the details from AeroCat:

AeroCat LLC, an Indiana based high performance bicycle manufacturer, is pleased to announce the availability of their new lightweight carbon fiber cross country mountain bike. The AeroCat model M450, named “Meddle” is propelling the company into the mountain bike arena complimenting and extending their offering beyond the high-end road bike market. Featuring a hard-tail carbon fiber frame construction, the M450 is specifically configured to be light, efficient, and durable.

AeroCat Meddle M450 Frame Features

  • Monocoque 12K carbon fiber construction.
  • Classic finish with natural carbon-weave and matte clear coat.
  • Standard mounts for disk or caliper brake options.
  • Ultra reinforced bottom bracket area to provide maximum stiffness and energy transfer from the pedals to the trail.
  • Large diameter rigid down-tube provides excellent strength to weight ratio
  • Standard 68 mm English bottom bracket for compatibility with industry standard components.
  • Replaceable alloy dropout hanger.
  • Typical frame weight of 1450 grams.
  • Available in 15, 17, 19, and 21 inch frame sizes.
  • Frame MSRP $1199

AeroCat Meddle Complete Bike Options

Standard Package

  • Rockshox Sid Race fork
  • Ritchey Pro cockpit with carbon seat post and SSM Hybrid Saddle.
  • Full Shimano XT Group with hydraulic disk brakes.
  • Shimano WH-M775 Wheelset with Hutchinson Python tubeless light tires.
  • Complete bike configured with standard package MSRP $3599.
  • Typical bike weight is 22 lbs with standard package.
  • Custom configurations are available upon request.

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A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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