Must Watch: DJ Brandt, Hugo Frixtalon, & William Robert Ride Commencal's New Furious in 'The Calm Before the Storm'

Oct 17, 2019
by COMMENCAL bicycles  


Words: Commencal
Riders: DJ Brandt / Hugo Frixtalon / William Robert
Video: Léon Perrin
Photography: Jb Liautard


The Calm Before the Storm

Look at it, in the garage, with an air of California Dreamin’.
The elegance. With its new lines, even cleaner, more modern and vibrant.
You imagine being in the Alps, Utah or on the Sunshine Coast.
You think of a sunset, a light warm breeze or the sound of crashing waves.

Enjoy the calm. As long as there's still time.

Because once behind the handlebars you're not the same anymore!
You're launching into that freeride line you’ve always dreamt about.
Dirt is getting roosted and berms are being destroyed.
Finally after all this time, your whips look like whips.
You listen to Peewee Longway or Nekfeu in your headphones.
You feel powerful, unstoppable, fearless.
They say you have an insolence and arrogance about you.

That’s just how things are now.

This video represents weeks of organisation, discussion, filming and editing.
The finished product is 10 minutes long. So don’t be in a hurry to watch it.
Take 10 for yourself, turn the speaker on or put your headphones in.
On the biggest screen possible, launch the video.

And let yourself be swept up into the eye of the storm!






DJ Brandt - Colorado & Utah


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Hugo Frixtalon - Sunshine Coast, BC


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William Robert - Les 2 Alpes, France


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93 Comments

  • 43 1
 Frixtalon is becoming one of my favorite riders, so sick
  • 6 1
 FrixFrix is top 5 MTB insta follow in my books. Dudes style and speed is off the charts.
  • 4 3
 Imagine filming a video in khakis when your sponsored
  • 2 0
 His section of the vid should have been longer!
  • 1 2
 I know, right?! Ssssssideways....
Frix has style for miles. And speed.
Definitely not enough of him in this vid.

And DJ segment - much better with mute...:p
  • 41 2
 Now THAT is how you advertise.
Props for using Jose Feliciano (song) and La Haine (movie clip) in the intro!
  • 7 1
 Raaaah yes putain La Haine !! Teenage hood flashbacks Smile
  • 4 1
 @Clem-mk: one of the best movies ever made, a masterpiece! nice to hear the good the bad and the ugly soundtrack from the best movie ever made!!!
  • 35 1
 Tarantino is that you...? Insane edit, all bow down to the Commencal production team
  • 19 1
 Video of the Year right there, and an ad no less. Congrats to everyone remotely involved in this thing.......off the freakin' charts! I will now leave my cube to go ride my bike........
  • 18 1
 the content kings have only gone and done it again! dropped another sick one. might have to buy a furious just out of respect.


(special props to dj brandt for that fakie 180 drop at 2min45)
  • 18 1
 Bangers JB!
  • 3 0
 Thanks Sterling !
  • 14 1
 I too can ride down Little Park Road with no hands...and that's literally the only thing I can relate to in this video. Such good riders.
  • 12 1
 Someones been watching a lot of Tarantino lol. Super bad ass, really enjoyed that. But...... CGP and no Howey... WTF?
  • 1 0
 Hopefully he gets his own high budget 10 minute edit
  • 9 0
 Did someone finally match the sram red on the boxxers?
  • 6 1
 Strong Tarantino vibes on this. The Jose Feliciano version of California Dreaming at the start of this is on the soundtrack to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; I don’t know if the specific Ennio Morricone song that plays over the closing credits has been used by Tarantino, but it’s stylistically something he would use for sure; and then the layout of the film itself—the way it’s divided into chapters, the cinematography, the font used for the credits and chapter titles—it’s all clearly meant as an homage. As a film nerd, this is pretty cool to me.

And, nerding out aside, holy shit that was unreal. I thought the Slayer video with Carson, Vanderham, and Remi would be the best thing to come out this year, but this tops it. Amazing!
  • 4 1
 Strait up just shredding and sick beats! Props to Commencal for making a marketing video for the people that just want to shred and don’t give a f*ck about adventures and exploring and all that other bullshit it seems Mountain bikings all about these days. Keep the amplitude in biking!! And no shitty “get loose” dad rock songs in it either! Specialized and kona were too busy thinking of clever acting videos to sell their enduro bikes to the newbies
  • 4 2
 Can we get some pics & vid of some chubby dudes wearing skinny jeans? Need to know if I can pull them off as winter riding apparel.
Wife had me try some Levis on at the mall for laughs and I'm pretty sure they are winter riding tights with denim dye & pockets stitched on. Felt no different. Then I can buy them for cold days instead of $120 set of lycra that have a bike brand on them.
  • 7 1
 tip from not-so-slim 40+ rider: check out Old Navy skinny jeans. 20 bucks and a little bit of spandex in the fabric = looks like jeans, cheap and comfy. bonus: holds your pads in place. Durability isn't great but just buy 2 pairs, or get extra street cred for the rips. #DadBod

40+ could be my age or waist, or both...
  • 1 0
 @plyawn: this is gold!
  • 5 1
 Awesome video ! A bit sad to not saw Brendan Howey ripping a new furious rig, his part at bike ranch on the previous Furious advert is still in my memories
  • 5 1
 I bet that guy gets all guys on Instagram hot.
  • 5 1
 jó zene szól 6:10-től Wink
  • 4 0
 Frix Frix - jesus dude, killing it.
  • 3 1
 Cant help but feel that the stills and video were so good and the locations so amazing that they made the bike almost insignificant.
  • 2 0
 I don’t know what’s better? This vid or Hugo Frix’s own video he just released the other day on YouTube ‘Our own way’??
  • 9 5
 More Travel Less Gravel
  • 3 1
 I still want a short travel norco
  • 3 1
 Any edit with BillyBob in is definitely worth a watch!! Those whips are unreal!!
  • 2 1
 Video made me want to go out and ride immediately.
But... I am sitting and watching it with a F..g broken ankle.
It is a special version of a masochism ffs. :/
  • 1 0
 Haha. Cheers dude, broken ankle here too. Hold on, the first ride is going to be sweet!!!!
  • 3 1
 Commencal, YT or Kona?
I’m thinking of selling my Process 153 yo get a Capra or AM.
Thoughts!
  • 2 0
 Now THAT is how you make a quality mtb edit. This is the content I wanna see more of!
  • 1 0
 You know its a freeride video when it takes 3 minutes to get to the bit where a bike first gets ridden, and its in slow motion
  • 3 1
 Grat riding, great filming. Rap has no place in mt bike videos.... In any language
  • 1 0
 agreed. Unfortunately the target demographic are all rap kids now
  • 3 1
 I could watch Frixtalon ride for days.
  • 4 3
 French hip hop sounds really cool. No idea what they are saying in the second part but its full of 'insolence'.
  • 1 1
 Any idea what the name of the track is?

NVM - Sous Les Nuages by Kekteu
  • 6 11
flag nismo325 (Oct 17, 2019 at 16:24) (Below Threshold)
 I actually had to skip that part of the video because i couldn't stand the music lol The french should not rap....
  • 4 0
 proof that you don't really need to hear whats being said. you should try some german hip hop, their language really works with beats.
  • 2 0
 Stylix Frix - Frix appeared !
  • 3 1
 Iconic soundtrack, riding will be like that too!
  • 3 0
 Yes FRIXFRIX!
  • 1 1
 Man, DJ takes some gorgeous shots, just imagine him at your wedding: "okay, now hold hands as you both backflip into the fountain, but don't let go of the garter..."
  • 3 0
 Really Good
  • 1 0
 Tarrantino and bikes. Two of my favourite things. Best video of the year I think. Outstanding marketing.
  • 2 0
 Gyöngy hajú lány Rules
  • 1 0
 Blood red color looks very good. Reminds me of Intense back in the day. Yes, Intense bikes used to look really good.
  • 1 0
 The 2016 tracer in orange and black is muy bueno!
  • 1 0
 2 mins until any actual riding? Props to the riders but I just dont get it.... may as well watch fist full of dollars
  • 1 0
 Deej is an F-in beast!!! can't wait to see what kind of run he throws down at rampage
  • 1 0
 That’s a whole lot of talent: riders, for sure, but filmmaker=extraordinaire!
BRAVO!
  • 2 0
 These pics are sick!!!
  • 2 0
 wow. great edit.
  • 1 0
 Loved the sick moto style whip at the end...
  • 1 0
 beautiful cinematography!
  • 2 0
 Proper like
  • 1 0
 I caught some NWD vibes from that third soundtrack.
  • 2 1
 So goooooooooooooood!! SPLIT!!!
  • 1 1
 Leon Perrin is a beast! His coproduction with Rupert Walker would be the last thing to watch before the death.
  • 1 0
 Well that was just amazing. Kinda want a Furious now
  • 1 0
 God Daaaaaaamn the French are killing it at the game of bikes just now!
  • 1 0
 Nice work guys! That is how you sell some bikes!
  • 1 0
 people riding bikes to music....
  • 2 0
 learned nothing about the bike.
  • 1 2
 I really want to love that new 2020 Meta AM Signature 29er but not sure how she's pedal in the long run. Wish there was a demo day in my area :/
  • 1 1
 Anyone else notice that the old furious is slow? I have a 2017 Furious origin that just doesn't roll fast.
  • 1 0
 Radness! Love seeing DJ shred!
  • 1 0
 More dh bike edits like this!! ????????
  • 1 0
 Is Commencal applying for the Oscars this year or what?
  • 1 0
 Commencal winning at advertising as they always do.
  • 1 0
 Really smart bikes, reasonable prices too. Great riding;
  • 1 0
 Mind blown. Awesome Vid. Can't wait for mornings ride.
  • 1 0
 This was insanely good. Very nice work.
  • 1 0
 Amazing in every way...so so good! Everyone involved killed it!!!
  • 1 0
 Beauty! These bikes are sick.....
  • 1 0
 Commencal is now officially the coolest brand to ride.
  • 1 0
 Commencal release edits keep getting better!
  • 1 0
 Looks like a fun bike. Awesome edit and b roll stuff
  • 1 0
 Totally, could at least use some New Kingdom or Nature Boy Jim Kelly
  • 1 0
 I want one.
  • 1 0
 wow
  • 1 0
 awesome vid!
  • 1 0
 FrixFrix
  • 1 0
 So sooo good !!
  • 1 1
 Shame about the whack choice of music in the first two segments
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