Commencal Releases 2018 Range

Sep 13, 2017
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bigquotesWe 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

Commencal Releases 2018 Range


KIDS
Commencal Releases 2018 Range


The Ramones range evolves with bigger tires, new brakes and new colors that do not go unnoticed.
Commencal Releases 2018 Range


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.
Commencal Releases 2018 Range


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.
Commencal Releases 2018 Range



TRAIL
Commencal Releases 2018 Range


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.
Commencal Releases 2018 Range



ALL MOUNTAIN/ENDURO
Commencal Releases 2018 Range


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.
Commencal Releases 2018 Range


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.
Commencal Releases 2018 Range


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.
Commencal Releases 2018 Range


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.
Commencal Releases 2018 Range
bigquotesFor 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



DOWNHILL
Commencal Releases 2018 Range


The FURIOUS is the Commencal fun-machine! For 2018, it adopts the new Metric standard for the shock.
Commencal Releases 2018 Range


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.
Commencal Releases 2018 Range

COMMENCAL SUPREME DH V4.2 RACE FOX



POWER
Commencal Releases 2018 Range


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!
Commencal Releases 2018 Range

Commencal Releases 2018 Range



DIRT
Commencal Releases 2018 Range


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.
Commencal Releases 2018 Range



BONUS
There’re still some surprises to come this year… Stay tuned!

Commencal Releases 2018 Range
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176 Comments

  • + 84
 That fox model of the meta Drool
  • + 14
 polished with the Brannigan-esque graphics?!? fkn sweet
  • + 9
 I can fap to this
  • + 15
 @AlpineNate: with the right attitude, you can fap to anything.
  • + 6
 @twozerosix: Brannigan-esque? Better come with a velour saddle or it won't match the lovenasium.
  • - 2
 I had a meta, the suspension design was shit, i then got a Patrol, it shat all over the Meta, but now Im seeing this fox version and im drooling.....
  • + 3
 @ArchieDH: I've never ridden a meta (or any commencal for that matter) but I love my Patrol like nothing else!
  • + 7
 If it have bob and vagene, would marry it
  • + 1
 @ArchieDH: Shit...how so? I had two Patrols (both awesome bikes). I know have a new Meta with a DVO rear air shock. It's a great bike. Different that the Patrol, but still great around Colorado where I live. It's a bit more poppy that that Patrol (again, great bike)
  • + 2
 @bman33: Im on my second Patrol, i love it. Basically my problem with the meta, was that the suspension design. It either meant you sacrificed small bump in order to get ramp up, or you sacrificed bottom out to get small bump. I had a tune on the shock, tried spacers, different pressures but just couldn't get it feeling right.
  • + 1
 @ArchieDH: I feel ya. I had that very same issue with my 2016 Bronson, just could never get it the way I wanted it. I have the Commencal set up almost the way I need with the DVO Topaz and a spacer. That said, different bike from the Patrol. The Patrol is an awesome bike, not ruling out a carbon one or at least a Scout with a better rear shock in the future.
  • + 45
 (scrolling down)
Ohhhh
Ooooh
Dayyuummm
Ohhhh
f*ckING EBIKES!!!!!
  • + 2
 geez calm down dude...why are e-Bikes so much hated? People like my granpa that can't ride as hard anymore,benefit greatly from these bikes...
  • + 0
 @MetalheadWolfRider: Will your granpa be creating a user profile on the moped version of pinkbike?
  • + 2
 @sngltrkmnd: get over it man
  • + 44
 This is how you do it. Choice of Fox or RS builds! Not just RS.
  • + 4
 That option of suspension, plus the polished frame with red/black accents reminds me of Cannondales of years ago. Very cool.
  • + 1
 still not much of an option,why are other brands not as used? They're just as good...DVO,BOS,MZ for example,and still almost every brand new bike comes with Fox or RS. Why? i'm not saying Fox or RS is crap,they're awesome,but i feel other brands deserve the same attention...
  • + 1
 @MetalheadWolfRider: Talk to the product managers of your preferred brands. See also "economies of scale". Not likely BOS et al can provide OEM product with the kinds of discounts that the two big manufacturers can.
  • + 42
 Not sure why a 2 wheeled motorized cycle is on a bicycle website?
  • + 23
 Zzzzzzzzzzzzz
  • + 34
 its the new douchebag range. getting popular.
  • - 38
flag Dustfarter (Sep 13, 2017 at 11:00) (Below Threshold)
 Get over it dude. They're more bicycle than anything else. Try one and you'll understand.
  • + 26
 @Dustfarter: I've tried E bikes.. Cool and all but still not as fun as the real deal.. Makes you lazy!
  • + 19
 @bohns1: Nothing makes you lazy; you are because you choose to be. I don't ride an E-bike because I don't need to. However, injured people or older people or less-fit people should. One day we might be in one of those categories.
However, I don't view persons that ride up the mountain, assisted or not, as lazy as those that take the lift or a shuttle.
  • + 3
 @b1k35c13nt15t: I won't be in that category if I can help it.. Maybe when I'm 80 if I make it that long.. That'll be largely in part to Not riding e-bikes and maintaining my fitness of combined road and mountain riding/weight training/good diet and craft brew!
  • + 4
 @b1k35c13nt15t: the old handicapped argument. Get over it. All I see around me are lazy farts whizzing past me on fat tire or e-mountain bikes on my morning commutes to work. Do you really think manufacturers are chasing sales thanks to old or handicapped people? Stop being naive and see it for what it is.
  • + 3
 @blackthorne: And what is that? People riding bikes that normally don't? I'm good with that.
  • + 2
 @b1k35c13nt15t: what is that? A new revenue stream for bike companies targeting people who don't care for the physical exertion that comes with cycling. $$$
  • + 7
 @ibishreddin: e-mtbs are the new 29ers. Everyone hates them right now. In 5 years everyone will have one Frown
  • + 4
 @bohns1: it doesn't get easier, it gets faster; it goes further. Did your suspension make you lazy? Gears? Etc etc.
  • + 4
 this is like 29ers all over again, will you lot give it a rest. Its a bike, i'm sure its fun, will you stop banging on about ebikes
  • + 1
 @Dustfarter: you just ran into a bear den with a steak strapped to your chest
  • + 0
 @ThomDawson: My short travel 29 still takes me further than any Ebike I've ever encountered.. Especially after that battery dies! Nothing made me lazy I still ride a road bike and a steel hardtail along with full suss..
  • + 20
 Still no 29ers, boo.
  • + 14
 They say there are more surprises to come...29er maybe?
  • + 3
 @reximus42: Maybe? the tires in that surprise photo are 27.5
  • + 6
 Looks like a sick hardcore hardtail tho
  • + 18
 @spinko: Hopefully the bike in the photo is not the surprise. If that is the surprise then Commencal isn't very good at surprises because they already gave it away.
  • + 8
 Here here. I feel like the Meta TR and AM frame designs would compliment a 29er nicely. I'd love to see Commencal do a 120mm TR 29 and a 150mm AM 29. Maybe slim down the tubes a bit (the top tube is massive), tuck in the stays a bit (while retaining ability to run 275x3.0) but keep that elegant seat tube brace. Maybe revise the link and tubing for a slight weight reduction (chopping the seat tubes down while retaining reach would help). I'd also love to see any future Metas ship with more volume reducers for the Deluxe shocks. I really like Commencal's value, but I can't buy their 29er full-suspension if they don't make one.
  • + 2
 @reximus42: We're all expecting it to be something else. To give us something else wouldn't be surprising, to find out we knew what it was going to be all along is going to blow our minds. Can't wait.
  • + 3
 They did say "surprises" as in plural, so maybe the alloy 275+ hardtail pictured is one of the many surprises we'll get.
  • + 1
 That last piccy looked 29erish to me. Be super sweet if it is.
  • + 3
 @PHeller: 100%!!!! I keep checking their page for one. I want a Honzo, but would instantly buy a slacker 29r with a stellar spec from Commencal instead. Are you listening @COMMENCALbicycles ? Pretty Please!
  • + 4
 I'd buy a meta 29er frame the second it went on sale
  • + 1
 @PHeller: Actually, I think there is room to use 29er wheels on the Meta v4 TR frame, chainstays are long, and bb height is actually quite low (but I like it) for 27.5 wheels. Just drop the fork to 120 mm or so for 29".
  • + 6
 That made me giggle. Not even 2 years ago comments were like "29er? Boo" now it's the other way around. How times change!
  • + 2
 @c00m: The people have now ridden 29ers and found they are actually fun and fast. Crazy times... maybe 26" is dead after all.
  • + 1
 @konken: Tried it on my AM v4.2 with no luck. It'll fit a 29x2.2 but no bigger. I'd assume that the TR model wouldn't do much better. Hence why it should be SO EASY for Commencal to do it themselves. Hell, they could even sell us a conversion kit!
  • + 16
 @spinko: We are always listening Wink and we are also good at keeping secrets!
  • + 1
 @PHeller: Ok, but I think the bb is lower on the v4.2 than v4, so on full compression probably there is more room on the v4, especially on the v4 TR, but I haven't measured the geos. Personally, I ride 26" wheels, to lower the bb even further and use a 150 mm fork (using v4 TR).
But a 29er can be nice for full day cruising type of cycling, I think it's too much "moment of inertia" when used with proper DH tires. But I'm also a lightweight rider. Regarding rollover resistance, I think a good "heavy" tire with low pressure is better than a high pressured xc tire on a larger rim. Overall, tires maybe is THE problem, instead of debating wheel sizes... considering a lot of tire related problems even at DH WC level.
  • + 1
 @spinko: 27 plus tyres or just 2.6"???
  • + 1
 @PHeller:

Too skinny for AM, even for trail ride.

I own AM29v3 and lack of space for rear tire is one of big disadvantages (second is weight).
  • + 1
 @ishi: Agreed, hence why I don't care for the setup. 2.3 tires are as small I can really handle on anything but gravel. I personally would love a conversion kit, similar to what Guerilla Gravity is doing with the Megatrail/Smash. You swap out the rear linkage, shock and your 165mm 275 bike is now a 140mm 29er. Maybe such a kit would take an AM v4.2 to 135mm, and a TR v4.2 to 110mm as a 29er.
  • - 1
 @reximus42: I hope that the photo in the picture is not the new HT target, it seems to have made a dive in the past as a designer, much like the old NSbike and Nukerproof, disappeared L-back lids that made the rigid chassis for oval tubes among other things holes for cable passage, this is very weak easy crack, also the horizontal and very ambiguous tube disappeared the fantastic and original C-pipe that hid the cables but easy to maintain, not to mention the reinforcement on the vertical ...... very ugly, also 27.5 plus, impossible to ride in the climbs, nothing but surprise this is a disappointment, many compete with the old ht and win ... with these impossible ruotone.
  • - 2
 @reximus42: I hope that the photo in the picture is not the new HT target, it seems to have made a dive in the past as a designer, much like the old NSbike and Nukerproof, disappeared L-back lids that made the rigid chassis for oval tubes among other things holes for cable passage, this is very weak easy crack, also the horizontal and very ambiguous tube disappeared the fantastic and original C-pipe that hid the cables but easy to maintain, not to mention the reinforcement on the vertical ...... very ugly, also 27.5 plus, impossible to ride in the climbs, nothing but surprise this is a disappointment, many compete with the old ht and win ... with these impossible ruotone.
  • + 1
 @PHeller: te previous meta AM fit a 27.5x3. I had one for a bit, tried my hardtail tyre out of curiosity. bugger all clearance mind
  • + 1
 @Henk-K: Unfortunately I'm not sure the same is possible with the v4.2. Even my 2.6 tires are really close in the rear.
  • + 2
 @COMMENCALbicycles: I'm imagining a raw 29er, 160 front/140 rear, nice and long and slack.
  • + 1
 Will the supreme sx be available in Aus?@COMMENCALbicycles:
  • + 15
 All I want is a Supreme SX review. Someone please review it, for God's sake!
  • + 4
 I did try it at Crankworkx in august : it has an insane suspension platform ! I didn't feel any impact or anything from the rear end, a smoothness I've only experimented in full-on DH bike before..
Wasn't able to try it on a proper technical singletrack climb, but it fared pretty well on the super steep fireroad of Whistler, similar to the banshee rune I'm used to.
It definitely felt larger than older commencal bikes, the large felt almost too big (I'm 5'11).
I'd like to go try it again, a medium this time, and do some climbing and jumping.. but then I'm afraid I'd just buy it on the spot ! Smile
  • + 13
 commencal why go with the boring colors bring back the taxi yellow! the neon green, the black and fluorescent pink.
  • + 67
 You can always buy a Intense and have those colors. All in the same bike.
  • + 3
 @nozes: HAHAHAHA

The only reason why I started looking at their bikes is because of the brushed one... The new one pis the Fox coil is even better looking!!! :O
  • + 2
 The raw alloy + red stripes Meta V4 is subtle but very nice
  • + 3
 @Timo82: yeah raw aluminium gets my vote. Show if them sexy fat welds.
  • + 3
 You can always build your own through their "a la carte" - more colors to choose from including yellow and a couple of others, like gun metal, orange, green etc.
  • + 12
 For kid bikes Commencal is crushing it. Propain is not far behind and everyone else is still scratching their nutsack.
  • + 3
 there is Rocky Mountain who makes kids fs bikes too
  • + 1
 Last autumn it was Ramones 12. Still is. Great bike. In a month there is 16 on schedule. So happy they went with bigger tyres. Old ones are fantastic on tarmac but not that grippy on dirt and terrible when wet.
  • + 1
 Norco have some mean kids bikes too.
  • + 1
 @Prh: 12 inch pushbike is quite small (short) and (for example) my son would not be able to ride it any more (he is around 101cm/3yo now).
Second problem is very common. Chainstays are too high so kid''s feet are getting in between. Only Spec and Commencal did that part right.

16 inch bike is great though.
  • + 2
 @pakleni: I agree, I have ordered one for my 4 year old son.
  • + 1
 Was referring to the 20" & 24" bikes. Anything smaller than that and think you would be wasting your money on big brand Mt bike. @pakleni:
  • + 10
 26 furious please
  • + 3
 What this guy said, we have so few options left for new frames
  • + 9
 threaded bb please
  • + 1
 You'll be lucky...
  • + 6
 Their website has had this lineup posted for a couple weeks already, I almost thought PB wasn't going to say anything about it.
  • + 5
 PB has been in the red lately, compaired to other media outlets. They must have flat.
  • + 3
 @Boardlife69: Too busy to cut and paste? lol, PB didn't author a single word, its all from Commencal
  • + 2
 I like PB just as much as the next guy, but you can't say they were that busy, did you see Eurobike this year?
  • + 2
 Alright, Yeti literally just announced their 2018 lineup... lets see how much time it takes PB to get a release out Smile
  • + 7
 We want 29
  • + 1
 Agreed.
  • + 0
 @PHeller: agreed^2
  • + 6
 No V3 Updates!
  • + 1
 v4 is better dude for sure
  • + 1
 Ever seen a fat dude walk? That is physical exertion to them. Everyone starts somewhere. I'd like to think that after a while, they'd be like, " dang, I dropped 20 kg, maybe my bike dropping 20kg will make me faster.
I mean, most of us would love to drop 2kg off our current frame and retain the ride or improve it.
I work at a shop and tried e bikes as part of the job of remaining open minded to technology. It's a good idea for some. I have been riding with my GF when we were zipped by on a canyon road climb by a plus-sized family on e-fatbikes. After informing my GF that she hadn't just been dropped by fatties (yes and no) we agreed that is was nice to see them out riding.
... but then my GF wanted one and I had to shut that shit down.
  • + 3
 Was hoping for a 29er Meta. After demoing, I like the Furious a lot more than the Supreme, but it's a bit short, you need to size up.
  • - 1
 There are a lot of us hoping for a 29er Meta.
  • + 1
 "This year the frame has been significantly lengthened and we use a shorter stem."

10mm. 10mm longer is still shorter than practically every other brand on the market. T-Rex geo.
  • + 4
 C'mon....just come out with a 29er MetaAM already....jeez!
  • + 0
 I hope that the photo in the picture is not the new HT target, it seems to have made a dive in the past as a designer, much like the old NSbike and Nukerproof, disappeared L-back lids that made the rigid chassis for oval tubes among other things holes for cable passage, this is very weak easy crack, also the horizontal and very ambiguous tube disappeared the fantastic and original C-pipe that hid the cables but easy to maintain, not to mention the reinforcement on the vertical ...... very ugly, also 27.5 plus, impossible to ride in the climbs, nothing but surprise this is a disappointment, many compete with the old ht and win ... with these impossible ruotone.
  • + 2
 No carbon bikes or 29ers? Do these guys want to sell bikes or not really? I know they don't like carbon because of the "footprint" but e bike batteries are ok..
  • + 3
 Lol, its like Leonardo dicraprio flying his private jet over to the global warming telethon!
  • + 7
 Why do you need carbon?
  • - 2
 @karatechris: I do not love carbon but not even aluminum frames made bad, this Ht frame was born to fit the plus fashion, and designed too fast, so much so that the new meta power has the same geometry as the old goal, not these made in hurry and with little style and in my opinion also not very robust
  • + 2
 @totyrr1: Have you owned a Commencal? Genuine question.
  • + 0
 if that is the new META HT bike brand change, too ugly compared to the current one, then it's hard to improve what's already beautiful and functional. Perhaps too quickly designed, the holes the holes out of the brake and shift cables are placed in a fulcrum, easy to crack ..... no no i do not go away another brand. Are you listening @COMMENCALbicycles ? Pretty Please!
  • + 3
 E-bikes, huh? I guess I'll have to add one more name to the list of companies I'll never buy from.
  • + 2
 And it's a shame too, considering they are producing e-bikes rather than 29ers.
  • - 4
flag rmx1 (Sep 13, 2017 at 12:47) (Below Threshold)
 Get over it. E bikes are here to stay and that's the way it's gonna be. I don't understand all the bitching about e-bikes.
  • + 5
 @rmx1: Then you probably don't live in an area that's seeing a massive influx of inexperienced riders clogging trails where access and riding options are already scarce.
  • + 2
 @lemonaide Didn't mean to down vote you, meant up vote but guess my fat fingers f'd it up. F'ing iPad won't let me reply yo posts either so I have to go this route. WTF
  • + 2
 @bvd453 Well, I can't say never but I reeeeally hope (and personally cant see it happening) but Transiton never(yeah I guess I did say it) makes an ebike
  • + 2
 Whats with the supreme sx? I think its a sick bike, but I've rarely seen any tests or user experiences/pics.
  • + 2
 Ugh, that Supreme SX.... I CAN PLZ HAS?!?!?!
But uhh... that music... it needs to go.
  • + 3
 Commencal is so spot on this year!
  • + 3
 Ebikes, but no badass 29er!?! Whhhyyyyyyy
  • + 2
 The first though I had with the supreme DH Colours was Cannondale Siemens :-D
  • + 2
 All I want is a meta 29er already!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 Meh. Never been a fan. Wonder why they have an aversion to carbon fiber. Cost I assume?
  • - 2
 I hope that the photo in the picture is not the new HT target, it seems to have made a dive in the past as a designer, much like the old NSbike and Nukerproof, disappeared L-back lids that made the rigid chassis for oval tubes among other things holes for cable passage, this is very weak easy crack, also the horizontal and very ambiguous tube disappeared the fantastic and original C-pipe that hid the cables but easy to maintain, not to mention the reinforcement on the vertical ...... very ugly, also 27.5 plus, impossible to ride in the climbs, nothing but surprise this is a disappointment, many compete with the old ht and win ... with these impossible ruotone. Are you listening @COMMENCALbicycles ? Pretty Please!
  • + 2
 IS the last surprise bike a 26" freeride HT or is me ????
  • + 1
 New supreme looks great. That Meta is gross though! Was looking at getting one as well.
  • + 1
 Commencal still designing their bikes to fit a T-Rex.
  • + 1
 What is the problem with a company not making a 29er?
  • + 5
 Because 1) Commencal offers great values, better than most of the other direct sale companies like Canyon, YT, etc. 2) great pricing on frame-only options ($1099 no shock). 3) Competitive build weights for an all-alloy lineup (7.5lbs for frame with shock). 4) I think a lot of customers are disappointed that they are producing e-bikes and kid bikes prior to a decent 29er.
  • + 0
 @PHeller: You reckon? The DH steed is actually really expensive in comparison. The same price as the top end for both... but full of own brand parts and not carbon...
  • + 1
 @jamesdunford: Furious frame is $1200 and Supreme v4.2 is $1699 with shock. I'm not too concerned with top-end builds because I don't buy them. Perhaps other companies make cheaper top-end models, but for the average valued oriented consumer, their low-end builds are highly competitive.
  • + 0
 I had seen the new HT on the store last day, now I've disappeared like never @COMMENCALbicycles???
  • + 1
 I love Commencal's hardtails. I'll have to get me one eventually.
  • - 3
 Damn it. Was going to make a Commencal my next bike as soon as they made some longer reach numbers, but I will not buy from a company that makes electric mopeds and markets them for trail use. Goodbye Commencal, now I have to pay significantly more and buy from a real mountain bike company.
  • + 1
 I'm on he fence between them and YT, but a Guerilla Gravity frame in my size is for sale locally, so that might just do it for me.
  • + 1
 I think their published numbers are wack, because I test rode he Furious and the Supreme back-to-back, and the Supreme is definitely a lot longer, even though the published numbers say the opposite. IMO L Supreme felt about the same length as an XL Furious.
  • + 0
 I'm not supporting a company that is risking trail access for all mountain bikers by introducing motorbikes to their lineup.
  • + 0
 For the trail rider here, I'm interested in a 27.5+ hard tail Meta TR origin with a 1x11!
  • + 2
 The Fappening 3
  • + 1
 How do you pronounce Commencal?

Co - Men- sill?
  • + 1
 Co-Men-Sall? Co-Men-e-cal? Good question.
  • + 4
 Common sal.
  • + 2
 originally the name had this french-catalan letter "ç", which pronounces like "s".
Spaniards used to say it right, like "Barça".
Then they changed it, I guess to make it simple worldwide, since now, if you're anglophone, it sounds the same with the "c".
Ironically, now spaniards pronounce it with the "k" sound that the "c" has in spanish
  • + 1
 @ismasan: So what you're saying is, is that it's pronounced by us anglophones as "Co-Men-Cal"?
  • + 3
 @PHeller: Com-en-sal.
  • + 1
 Now if only that Brannigan Meta AM had a 36 van....noice.
  • + 0
 Still no 29er FS? GTFO! :/
  • + 1
 Lookin beautiful.
  • + 0
 @commencal pressfit or threaded bb?
  • + 3
 Pressfit for most (all ? ) of them
  • + 7
 @Whipperman: thanks.....annnnnnddd no thanks.
  • + 2
 @SeaJay: i used to hate pressfit until i found Loctite 641. zero noise issues since.
  • + 3
 @xeren: it really isnt that at all. If you put close to 100 miles a week on your bike through rain, mud, dust, etc BBs are a maintenance item. Installing and removing a pressfit style bearing into any kind of material is going to manipulate that opening. Im not an engineer but ive had bearing races spin on me - upon installation of the third BB on my rocky, i could spin it by hand. This is not possible with a threaded bb which leads me to believe bike companies, more than for the cost savings of cutting threads, are implementing PF BBs in order to create planned obselescense.
  • + 1
 @xeren: you shouldnt need to seek out special loc-tite to make for a creakless frame.
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 @adrennan: meh, i don't know about special, just little-known by the consumer. several bike manufacturers use a retaining compound like loctite 641, this is just the one that the consumer has access to. i think it's stupid that shimano doesn't mention a retaining compound in their dealer instructions, though
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 @SeaJay: fair enough, i ride a decent amount, but i split it between different bikes and i ride in dry conditions 99% of the time, so i just swap my BB out once a year. it's only been grainy once when i've done that. at least on my bikes, i'm not having issues with the PF hole getting too large that the retaining compound doesn't take care of
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 Hope.............
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 pressfit has worked in bmx for years............
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 Where are the fluo colours? We need fluo colours
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 Sploosh!
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 yohan is not a good marketer.
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