We turned a corner with the 2017 range and its sober, classic colors, and going into 2018 we've continued on that journey. The frame finishes are even more carefully worked and we have perfected the finest details. There will be several Limited Editions that will pop up throughout the year. In a nutshell, the brand continues to grow.
Fox suspension makes a comeback and the forks used throughout our Kids range are totally redesigned. Absolutely on trend, tires are bigger, rims wider, overall travel is increasing, and dropper seat posts are becoming widespread. Always faithful to aluminum and its legendary reliability, the brand continues its development.
Another evolution—2018 is the year of electric bikes at Commencal. Now is the right time to enter into the game—we know how to make the best parts for a bike, the engines are now reliable, and Shimano provides complete service almost anywhere in the world.
New challenges, new horizons, new customers, new world! Bring it on!—Max Commencal
The Ramones range evolves with bigger tires, new brakes and new colors that do not go unnoticed.
The Meta HT Kids has also evolved with the all-new Ride Alpha Prodigy fork on the 20" and 24" plus a telescopic seat post on the JUNIOR. The whole range uses a 1x drivetrain and brakes adapted to the mini-handed young riders.
More than ever, the Supreme Kids bikes are the reference in gravity bikes for kids. The new 30mm (inner) rims, the new Ride Alpha Prodigy fork and the 100mm telescopic seat post for the Junior, make these 2018 models the most effective since Commencal started designing bikes for the little ones.
In 2018, the Meta TR V4.2 adopts new wider rims, an Eagle drivetrain on the Essential model and in particular, a new and elegant aesthetic.
Even if aluminum is our favorite material, who can resist Crmo? Whether it’s the design of the tubes or its precious flex for hard tail bikes, the new geometry (+ 30mm reach) means it leans even more towards a committed ride whilst ultimately remaining fun.
A Meta AM V4.2 is unlike any other bike so when we design a World Cup version, it must be faultless. Therefore, that's what you get! With this Meta you can compete at any Enduro World Series race. This year the frame has been significantly lengthened and we use a shorter stem. The bike gains stability without losing agility.
For the return to the range for Fox suspension, we wanted to make a proper jewel, an exclusive bike that is extraordinary! We’ve accomplished this with the New Zealand finish, inspired by George Brannigan’s World Champs bike from Val Di Sole in 2016. You should look thoroughly at each detail of this build, it’s just perfect.
In a world where performance and racing often take over, here at Commencal we believe in fun! That's why we make the Supreme SX. We like to pedal our bikes, but what everyone really wants to do most is go downhill.
For those who want to ride harder and also for those who think that fun is more important than a fast time, this bike is made for us!—Yoann Barelli
The FURIOUS is the Commencal fun-machine! For 2018, it adopts the new Metric standard for the shock.
World Cup DH is often described as the Formula 1 of the mountain biking world. The Supreme DH V4.2 to Commencal is what the Silver Arrows are to Mercedes, machines of exception!
For this new year, the frames are remaining longer and the flagship model of the range, the Race, is available with either RockShox or Fox suspension.
Electric bikes have existed for several years and more and more we see them on trails and around town.
With our Meta Power we want to demonstrate that the electric bike, or rather that benefiting from a pedal assisted bike, is simply made for having more riding time, more fun and then more again! It’s easy to pedal up, a blast to ride down and the bits in between are even a pleasure. Have fun everywhere you go!
Dirt is something for the purists and passionate out there. Digging and training time is essential. No dig, no ride! It is a form of humility that only those who take part in can understand. The Absolut is made for them, no place for frills.
BONUS There’re still some surprises to come this year… Stay tuned!