Commencal Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Oil-Slicked 'XX Edition' Meta AM 29

Aug 26, 2019
by COMMENCAL bicycles  


After all, we're only 20 years old!

Starting from scratch in the 80's wasn't easy. Starting again from scratch in the year 2000 was another story. In the midst of the giants of the industry, how do we make our mark? Simply by following our path. The one that involves competing.

We spend all our energy (and our money Smile ) on getting to the top steps of world class podiums. Sometimes it works and we spray champagne. We love champagne. Maybe sometimes it's not enough. That’s sport. But every time we move forward we learn. We learn from winners and champions who keep us busy pushing us to raise our game by demanding ever more efficient products from us.

Miguel Martinez, Christophe Dupouey, Rémy Absalon, Rachel, Gee & Dan Atherton, Cédric Gracia, Romain Saladini, Anne-Caroline Chausson, Rémi Thirion, Myriam Nicole, Cécile Ravanel, Thibaut Daprela, Amaury Pierron.

So many big names who won their first major titles in our colours. Loads of reasons to look back on these 20 years with huge pride. In order to celebrate this landmark, at first we thought about making a vintage bike, which would represent our colourful history.

But at 20, we're not really old enough to be nostalgic yet. We'll have time for that in the future. At this age we're full of ideas and energy. We look forward. So we have created a bike that steers towards the future.

XX Edition.

A sleek bike with the all new SRAM AXS wireless transmission and seat post. A design with a bit of bling (of course!) with its pearly white paint and oil slick graphics. It’s a bike that really represents us. And because we wanted this bike to be super special, we decided to produce just 100 of them.

We’ve made 100, but only 99 will be on sale. We're keeping one for our museum. Because one day there will come a time when we'll be old enough to sit down and reflect. When we'll look back and come across this bike.

And hopefully we will be proud.


  • 170 5
 Oil slick stickers? I came here looking for something like the Hyper BMX oil slick frame. Weak effort Commencal.
  • 47 0
 Lol for real. The cassette has more oil slick than the actual frame.
  • 5 0
 @kdstones: just lol!
  • 6 1
 Don’t fret. Oil slick will be the new 26” by 2021.

If not dead, then very, very still.
  • 21 14
 Ehh to be honest I kind of like the semi-subtle approach.
  • 7 5
 @brianpark: Yeah, agreed. It can be a fine line between gorgeous and gaudy.
  • 7 1
 that hyper bmx frame is perfect if you want to be a complete clown. get the big red nose and honk at people when you barspin.
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: True. They missed an opportunity not making the frame raw aluminum though. That would have been beautiful.
  • 3 0
 I too like the subtlety. Good looking rig!
  • 30 5
 Between reading the title and seeing the pictures I went from droopy to fully rigid and halfway back again in seconds.. What an experience. I prefer my raw Meta.
  • 12 1
 The raw meta is by far the best looking. I get so many comments at the park or on trails about how sick it looks. Shame they didn't offer that option for 2020.
  • 3 0
 me too mate
  • 3 0
 @Upduro: Shiny gun FTW
  • 14 3
 Pretty slick ride
  • 6 1
 Is it the meta to make puns?
  • 3 0
 Let the puns commence!
  • 1 0
 @lognar: I can't , I'm too Furious its not a true oil slick frame
  • 1 0
 @lognar: Too early in the AM for me to think up a suitable pun.
  • 1 0
 My brain doesn't work too well V4 about 8 am
  • 8 1
 No price, just decals that you can get made for $50 and not even that cool FSA oil slick stem? Weak sauce Commencal.....
  • 2 3
 While it should be's on their site-few clicks away.. I'll make you do the work..
  • 7 0
 I'll wait for the XXX edition, thanks
  • 6 0
 Cant wait till they make it to 30 years
  • 1 0
 I viewed one in the flesh the other day. Although a good looking bike, as the Metas are imo, I just didn't think 'wow'. Obviously the exclusivity of the bike would be great. However, I normally love subtlety rather than outlandish but I just didn't think the bike had enough point of difference from a normal Meta or at least what you could go and upgrade your normal Meta with anyway. I thought for a 20th anniversary Special Edition they may have done a bit more with the paint than throw a few decals and an AXS combo at a plain white frame. Personal opinion of course, and I'm not dissing it as it still a great looking rig, but just thought I'd share.
  • 4 0
 I'll take one please. thankyou.
  • 1 0
 Same here, don’t know kinda like it!
  • 6 2
 Thread fit bb!!! Please! Why wouldn't you do it on an aluminium frame?
  • 2 1
 ive got a 2017 and need a new chain-stay, my PF BB isn't an issue. Its wet AF here FYI Wonderbeard.
  • 3 0
 Whats with all the random pictures of lights and stars.
  • 4 1
 $7000 and you're forced to take those E13 rims
  • 2 2
 E13 carbon are fantastic (and have lifetime warranty). You'd prefer crackalicious Enve?
  • 1 1
 @Marky771: a Chinese made carbon rim is a dime a dozen.

The problem is the hubs. I've had two sets that have come on bikes and had issues with both rear hubs.
  • 1 2
 @Mntneer: Depends on how it's made. Not all Chinese rims are the same. Enve is US made and sucks...Fair enough on the hubs. I had the same experience with DT hubs (blew 2 up pretty quickly) but my E13 have been great. No issues whatsoever in over a year.
  • 2 0
 Commencal means performance at great value. Now sure how a 9k CDN version of a 6k bike supports that.
  • 3 0
 Looks rad....
  • 1 0
 Just keep waiting for new commencal meta's with the concentric rear axle pivot like the clash has....
  • 2 2
 I know I'm splitting hairs here, but the decals on the frame and rims are actually rainbow, not oil slick. The cassette and chain are oil slick though.
  • 1 0
 I fell like if it was going to be a wireless special edition it shouldn’t have cable ports
  • 2 0
 Commencal definitely has the best videographers in the game.
  • 1 1
 So it´s white with stickers on...and some thinks it´s impressive. This limited amount should have some custom painting at least
  • 2 0
 Looks like the gulf of mexico! awesome!
  • 2 4
 Really WTF Commencal, you used to be a rad brand producing beautiful and never seen bikes. For few years you're just doing like every other brands, where are the colors, the geometry that caracterized you ?
  • 3 1
 They are still unique. Very few companies stand out for geometry these, except maybe Pole and Nicolai but even then the industry has been moving closer to those recently so unless they went the other side of Pole youre not likely to see anything radical from anyone. I'd say they've stuck to their guns with alloy and the Meta and Supreme are still pretty unique.
  • 1 0
 Knock knock, who's there? The EPA.
  • 1 0
 Dorky kids trying hard to be cool for the last 20 years !
  • 1 1
 They make such good looking bikes apart from the meta. The top tube just looks wrong.
  • 1 1
 Video reminds me of Nyan Cat
  • 2 1
 that's pretty gross.
  • 1 2
 I'm holding out for the oil rig edition.
  • 3 0
 The chainring only has three teeth and it runs on shitty coffee and meth?
  • 1 4
 Specs! Specs I say!! I can't possibly look at a bike without specs! ;P
  • 8 1
 Yeah, if only they had, like, a site you could easily find to view those things.
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