Commencal Announces New Furious DH Bike

Mar 20, 2017
by COMMENCAL bicycles  
Press Release


Commencal Furious DH Bike

Our objective with the Furious DH platform was to create a sleek bike that has the ability to smash times thanks to its dynamism, whilst also putting a smile on freeriders faces. The Furious is crammed with technology drawn from all previous frames developed at Commencal, every detail has been refined - kinematics, geometry and the frame construction.

Commencal Furious DH Bike
Brendan Howey

CONSTRUCTION

The Furious uses Al 6066 triple butted tubes shaped to optimize the mechanical performance and weight. This allows us to control the flex charactaristics for a compliant precise bike. As always, reliability remains a priority at Commencal.The bearings are oversized to ensure a longer life, the rocker is designed to minimize the stresses on the shock allowing for better suspension performance. The rocker is integrated into the seat stay to form a single piece. This integration is part of the personality of the Furious and gives it a sleek look. The shock mount is embedded in the down tube, again adding to a clean aesthetic finish.

We continue to provide internal cable routing. The cables pass as close to the main pivot point as possible to minimise movement and prevent premature wear. New seals inserts ensure a perfect fit with the added bonus of a higher quality end-product.

The chainstay protector is made by double density injection. The polypropylene chassis provides a tight fit with the chainstay and the specially designed rubber layer helps to dampen the chain for a silent ride. The Furious also includes specifically designed down tube protection to avoid damage from flying debris when riding.

Commencal Furious DH Bike
Romain Baghe

CONTACT SYSTEM

Year after year we continue to believe in our Contact System and we adapt it for each discipline. We have kept a single main pivot because we don’t believe there is a better solution to ensure consistency. The goal is to offer a bike that is easy to handle, predictable and very well balanced from front to back.

Keeping the bike balance is effortless and as a result, you can save energy and in turn, everything becomes easier! With the Furious, we wanted the best possible ratio of comfort-to-dynamism. That’s why the main pivot is located in this specific spot. This position avoids generating too much kickback that would negatively affecting the suspension performance. We use chain tension to get that lively frame we wanted. This is pretty helpful to gain speed in compressions and when exiting corners. It also gives more support on take-offs providing great jumping characteristics.

As usual, our kinematics are progressive to provide grip, support and control at the end of travel.

The Furious introduces the "Progressive Contact System," where a size small is more linear than an XL. If we assume that someone who rides a size small is lighter than a rider who chooses an XL, a bike that is too progressive will prevent them from being able to use the entirety of the travel. In contrast, a heavier rider will need more a progressive feel to get more support and to avoid bottoming out. With the Progressive Contact System, we don’t make any compromises, but instead we ensure the dynamics are relevant for each size of bike and rider.

Commencal Furious DH Bike
Louis Hamilton

GEOMETRY

The level of riding and bike performance are increasing. The need for stability is becoming greater and more important than ever. The Furious has a long front end that provides stability and excellent grip for the front wheel. Still, we wanted a fun bike too so we use short chain stays to get a bike that is easy to ride, easy to corner, responsive to changes in trajectory and playful over jumps. For the same reasons, the head angle remains pretty standard for this category. The bike provides confidence in steep conditions, remains easy to corner and fun to ride.

Commencal Furious DH Bike

Commencal Furious DH Bike
Pierre Edouard Ferry

THE RANGE
Commencal Furious DH Bike

Commencal Furious DH Bike
FURIOUS RACE Red

Commencal Furious DH Bike
FURIOUS ORIGIN Black

Commencal Furious DH Bike
FURIOUS ORIGIN Green

Commencal Furious DH Bike
FURIOUS ORIGIN Yellow

Commencal Furious DH Bike
William Robert


Availability: May 2017. Pre-orders accepted now.

www.commencal.com

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220 Comments

  • + 285
 - Daddy! Is this a freeride bike?
- Yes son, It is. There used to be plenty of them when I was your age.


Way to go Commencal !
  • + 30
 Nail, meet head. Would buy this.
  • - 2
 It would be true with 26" wheels... with 27.5 it's still a newschool for me Frown
  • + 14
 They already had a furious DH bike...the V3
  • + 10
 Yeah buddy, at least someone did get the memo!
  • + 6
 Looks Braw . But is also to similar to a Spec status
  • + 12
 Was looking to see 26", vastly disappointed :'(
  • + 1
 Delivery in time for WBP opening.
  • + 2
 @Haddow-B: i thought that aswell whilst staring at mines on the bike stand
  • + 3
 But can it hick to flat
  • + 3
 Do you think it would be good to race this?
  • + 29
 Yeah Daddy, C'mon, tell us a bedtime story about back in the day....
You know, when men rode skinnys and not wore them????
  • + 10
 Son: But then "Dad" why are you buying me this long travel trail bike instead of that freeride bike you said was sorely missed in the market?

Dad: Trail bikes are so much more capable now. (sad face) i don't know how to use emojis cuz i;m old. Big Grin
  • + 4
 the black one looks exactly like my gf's specialized status. except this one has wagon wheels.
  • + 3
 hahahaha......Epic comment Big Grin
  • + 1
 @ctd07:
Guys get over that 26 debate.. this is pointless. I switched to 27.5 and don't wanna go back!
  • + 2
 @Fufi7: then don't, others may do so....
  • + 0
 @Fufi7: I switched and I do want to go back, so stfu
  • + 1
 @ctd07: I also went from 26 to 29 to 27,5 and back to 26 and i'm happier than ever!!!
  • + 69
 this price tag is fuckin neat for the build, well done once again commencal!
  • + 2
 ... and it is curious to see a price tag in MXN (Mexican Pesos). hahaha. Rare.
Beer
  • + 3
 Do they take bitcoin?
  • + 59
 But...I already own a Scott Voltage.
  • + 6
 I was thinking the same thing, it looks near identical to my Voltage.
  • - 15
flag konarrider2007 (Mar 20, 2017 at 13:11) (Below Threshold)
 @Marc2211: looks like a session
  • + 32
 You know this article is about the new Commencal Tues though right?
  • + 5
 Indeed. Thought it was an article about a Tues on first glance.
  • + 1
 @excavator666: It is single pivot design.
  • + 0
 Diamondback mission?!
  • + 55
 Wow. What a great looking bike for the price. Might be what finally gets me in the 650b game. The origin has good brakes/ wheels and a good enough drive train, and I could drop a avy cartridge in that fork and call it a day!
  • + 11
 This. I'm currently selling my dh bike due to not riding it and general life events. I'm happy to see direct sales and other brands keeping prices down in the market if I ever decide to get another dh bike.
  • - 41
flag erbsforlife (Mar 20, 2017 at 10:40) (Below Threshold)
 Looks like a..... Actually it looks exactly like a Pivot Phoenix.
  • + 33
 @erbsforlife: It looks like an updated Scott voltage.
  • - 17
flag nvranka (Mar 20, 2017 at 11:18) (Below Threshold)
 Avy cartridge...meh
  • + 2
 Well it has technically has E-Bike Brakes...
  • + 3
 @bridgermurray: e bike brakes as in guide lever and code caliber. That's what the RE brake is. Essentially the best combo
  • + 1
 @nathanh: funny because that's what most Enduro guys run (ex. Jared Graves), but Sram calls the combo E-Bike specific lol
  • + 41
 " Still, we wanted a fun bike too so we use short chain stays to get a bike that is easy to ride, easy to corner, responsive to changes in trajectory and playful over jumps."

Haha 440mm and short chainstays!
  • + 5
 THANK YOU !
  • + 2
 " The Furious has a long front end that provides stability.. "

Where they describing some other bike in this article? 415reach vs 440chainstay in size M seems funny on paper for a modern bike.

But im guessing their freeriders had been part of development, so im curious how those numbers work in real life..
  • + 2
 SX trail used to have 419mm, scott voltage with short dropouts was 415mm... Times changed Big Grin
  • + 3
 @Quebracho @Chridel : on the website it's clearer : "TYPE OF BIKE : DH, full suspended competition bike".
  • + 2
 but commencal also claims that it is a DH bike, not a freeride bike just like people are sayin in the comments. Anyway, those numbers are interesting, I would like to try it..
  • + 1
 @darren853: yep, but marketed as a freeride : "The Furious has a long front end that provides stability and excellent grip for the front wheel. Still, we wanted a fun bike too so we use short chain stays to get a bike that is easy to ride, easy to corner, responsive to changes in trajectory and playful over jumps."
  • + 28
 I love that they're considering suspension kinematics in frame sizing, but how about the obvious - change the rear triangle too! A 6'3" 200lb rider is going to experience the bike significantly different than a 5'5" 145lb rider, so why is the rear end the same? I acknowledge wheel-size plays a limiting factor on the minimum side of things, but I can only imagine that the same bike to a tall rider will feel like a BMX where as it'll feel like a school-bus for a small rider. If only there was the option for a wheel size smaller than 27.5".... Hrm.....


@thebikeindustry - we don't care about 'contact patch' or whatever other b/s the marketing department cooked up this week. 26" wheels make sense for a lot of rider sizes and styles, so stop telling us what we want and pushing products many people didn't ask for. I'm not saying larger wheels are inherantly bad; they offer riding characteristics and 'benefits' to certain riders in certain circumstances, but when your own professional athletes are removing the headset top-cap because they can't get their stem low enough on the 29'er they have to ride, that's saying something.
  • + 5
 You should buy a Norco.
  • + 27
 all these bike have mean aggressive names..why not name a bike with a more happy name?

the santa cruz happy?

how about a commencal friends?

specialized flirty maybe?

oh. the Ibis gaylord..

haha
  • + 5
 I would definitely ride a Santa Cruz Happy.
  • + 9
 Because bike riding isn't about fun.
  • + 42
 the giant glory hole?
  • + 6
 I would ride, err, buy a Gaylord.
  • + 25
 I get the meme status of "Looks like a Session", but is there some other Pinkbike rule where people have to come out of the woodwork to exclaim how similar a new bike looks to some other bike regardless of whether they're based on completely different suspension designs or not? Is it a thing where we all act like idiots concerned only with appearance on new bike announcement threads and then argue about how differences in millimeters affect damn near every aspect of a bike on every other post?
  • + 48
 we are full blown idiots. not your average "waves at everyone" full blown idiot, the window licking variety.
  • - 2
 @cptstoney: it actually looks a lot like.......
A Furious, with an updated front triangle
  • + 17
 Our short buses have flames and Whistler stickers on them
  • + 20
 I like it a lot, that British racing green looks seriously nice.
  • + 2
 Steve peat would disagree
  • + 19
 Looks like a YT Tues !
  • - 9
flag RedBurn (Mar 20, 2017 at 10:54) (Below Threshold)
 It s a tues !!
  • + 7
 Looks more like a cove shocker.
  • + 5
 Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
  • + 2
 @Trailculture: agreed!!!!!!!
  • - 1
 @Trailculture I'm surprised this hasn't more upvotes. The absolute first thing that came intuitively to my mind when seeing it, was that it looked 1:1 identical to a Tues. I mean, seriously... not close to or similar but actually 100% identical except for the tubesets. Wtf!?
  • + 1
 @mazze: agreed again but just looked up the Tues again and no there actually is some differences YT Tues look a little more refined! But if I was gonna get one or the other it would be a hard decision for me. I like the 2017 Tues with the new color and it looks really good but I like Commencal a lot because of Brendan Howey and another thing I like about Commencal the put Spank Components on their bikes.....
  • + 9
 They should have called it the "Wednesday"
lol
  • + 14
 I think this was a replacement idea for the v3 that they were milking still (it appeared Brendan howey was on the v3 a bit more than the v4) Great that it is aimed more at the bike park crowd and guys just having fun in the woods than the guys racing. Everything seems to serious now about going fast not about the fun. Makes me happy that a company is putting out a play bike that isn't going to make me sell my car.
  • + 14
 It kinda reminds me of the look of a TR450 but with a higher shock placement,
  • + 5
 Seen from the side, maybe, any other angle...Not at all.
  • - 3
 Plus the tranny is a fixed rear end
  • + 11
 Looks wicked! Nice to see a DH bike which isn't initially designed for speed over good times... Look forward to a review!
  • + 2
 Mmm on the contrary, the geometry of this bike is far more racey than the previous one (which was drastically too short)
  • + 2
 @IllestT: it's a much more balanced bike, imo
  • + 9
 not enduro, not carbon, no 500% gear range - but without a doubt the bike i want the most that's graced this site in months, maybe even a year or more
  • + 6
 Looks like a......mountain bike. Good job guys. Dudes.......the "looks like" thing is sooooooo over played. Stop it!!!! It's lame. It wastes my time reading your comments. It's not even remotely funny. It's downright idiotic.
  • + 5
 Aww... lighten up, sugar plum xo
  • + 4
 Reading the comments is a waste of time. As is anything else when we can't ride, so why not?
  • + 9
 If it's fast do you think there will be a film about it??????
  • + 4
 Only one? I was thinking at least 6 or 7.
  • + 4
 @metaam: Naw, I think its 2 fast... maybe 2 furious.
Anyhow it's 2 fast for y'all
  • + 8
 Cool to see a new bike but that seattube that opens above that shock really looks awful to me.
  • + 7
 I think I know what I'm getting to replace my 11 year old dh bike! IT'S TIME MOTHERF*CKERS
  • + 6
 Sorry to ask, but what is the key difference with their existing DH bike? What makes this freeride and not DH / race?
  • + 4
 Their Supreme downhill bike has a substantial rearward axle path thus making it fantastic for smoothing out rough DH courses at world cup pace, but less than fantastic for whipping about, manualling and generally pissing about down A-Line style tracks.
  • + 1
 @Wamprat: Thanks for the explanation! Although not sure Kyle and Remy had any difficulties throwing around the Supreme. This will make things even better.
  • + 1
 @MTB-Colada: I don't think Kyle was riding the latest Supreme at rampage, but the previous version which this seems to be replacing. Remy might have been but I'm not sure.
  • + 1
 @Wamprat: they where on the V3 supreme park
  • + 1
 The main difference it's on the suspension linkage. The v4 it's a high pivot system, at full compression the chainstay grow and the bb moves forward (taking the wheels as reference)
That isn't a good thing for rampage/fest series jumps. In this bike, at full comp the bb stay close to rear wheel and that prevent to get over the bars at a sketchy steep landing. V4 = DH race/plow bike. Furious = jump friendly bike
  • + 1
 @rcksurfer: now I have no idea what I'm talking about, but surely the single pivot has no real-world benefits in terms of comfort or go-fast-ability over a four bar/whatever a supreme V3 and V4 are?

for what its worth I think the 26 inch supreme V3 is amazing and probably better than this
  • + 1
 @Vastusaurus: it is not the fact that it is sibgle pivot, they all are. It is the fact that the newest Supreme is a HIGH single pivot, meaning that as it goes through its travel the rear wheel travels backwards (relative to the bb) and the chain stay length grows substantially.
This is very beneficial on rough tracks, but not so much when doing big jumps, whips, spins etc where a more consistent (and shorter) chainstay is more beneficial.
  • + 3
 I like it overall, but there's something about the bottom part of that seat tube that I dislike a lot (I've seen it on the TR250/450/500, the old Norcos, Airbornes, etc). I wish they'd clean it up and not leave that little nub there (lol!).
  • + 2
 i like it overall but i do prefer the supreme fr v3 and dh v3 but i know they have to be doing new things to promote sales. I wish they would offer a 26" option and i would be curious to see how well it sells. good build for the money and im sure it rides well and i have been very happy with my meta sl1 and supreme fr v3.

oh and for the looks like suggestion i would say (even though the shock rocker looks different and shock placement) that top and seat tube arrangement reminds me of my old kona stab deluxe.

also i just noticed that commencal are selling the v3 the furious and the v4.2 so props to them for offering a range of bikes in the dh freeride and not ditching the v3. (just hoping for a 26" option) interestingly i noticed the L dh supreme v3 park had a longer reach than the newer 650b option and that since the move to 650b there sizes share the same length seat tube (only checked this on the v3 but now this new bike too) i find this odd though as surely a taller person would like a proportionately taller bike....i don't mean much taller but a little more surely.
  • + 6
 I'm thinking you'll see a lot of these as rentals at dh parks.
  • + 6
 Finally a commencal with sensible reach numbers!
  • + 2
 When will people stop with the "looks like a..." its a bike, they can all only looks so different from one another. If you want a wildly creative looking bike, its probably gonna ride like shit. They all look similar for a reason
  • + 5
 Aluminum DH Free ride bike with Boxxers for 3400$ Canadian. Crazy but wonderful.
  • + 2
 Well, nice to see the front triangle inspired by Kona Entourage and rear end inspired by old Scott Voltage. Anyway, I am glad that price is reasonable and they offer XL options unlike YT with their Tues AL. And maybe this is a turning point when companies realized that Freeride ain't dead. We will see.
  • + 1
 Any qualified opinions about those ride alpha parts? I feel like a lot of these parts are there to make the bike cheap and will be removed once buyers figure that they are trash. Are those hoops any solid? 25mm inner width sounds pretty narrow to me in 2017. With those no name spokes I don't think they make a good job building those wheels
  • + 2
 I had the same rims (I think, same ID) on my Commencal Meta AM. They're not bad, certainly rideable, but I eventually tacoed the front in a crash. I replaced both rims with DTSwiss FR570s, and holding the rims in your hands, you could certainly feel the stiffness difference between the undamaged rear rim and the new FR570. Commencal is great, though, so get one anyway.
  • + 2
 I rode a Meta am V4 with a bunch of Ride Alpha parts on it. Stem/bars are nice, the seat was comfy for me (although I've heard complaints not that it matters much on a DH bike) and the grips were horrid (but cheap to replace).
  • + 3
 Great looking bike....can't wait to try it out. But I still might have to go with the Supreme 4.2. It's a great riding bike.
  • + 2
 Yea man trying to decide if I should go for this or the v4.2! This bike looks killer just worried it's more of a big hit bike and I'm lookin for speed.
  • + 1
 For the look, build, and price i think this is a banger of a package. The price is what will really get people in my opinion! I did wish that it was going to be/have a 26 option.This bike definitely will be something to consider when I need something new
  • + 1
 These comments all look strangly like the comments made when the Kona Precept 200 came out or even the Scott Voltage... Yet neither of those bikes seem to be very popular. Maybe commencal is hoping that there are some new buyers that werent around when the Scott or Kona came out.
  • + 1
 voltage not popular?
  • + 2
 This. Bike. Thank you Commencal, it's nice to see the future of bike companies (aka direct sales) producing a product proving that freeride will make its way into the future as well.
  • + 2
 The altered progression for the suspension based off the frame size is a pretty smart idea, just hope it doesn't make the sizes perform completely differently.
  • + 4
 scott voltage fr30 2011 anyone?
  • + 5
 needs a single crown
  • + 4
 Totem would look ace on the frame though..Wink
  • + 1
 Just a bog standard 4 bar fsr design,think its abit crap in comparison to some of the older frames Thay do.spose I must need one thow as the wheels are frictionally bigger than mine.
  • + 1
 ok I'm a ignoramus, other than a larger spacing of gears, what is the difference between a DH bike and a 'Freeride' bike?

I always thought a 'Freeride' bike was just a DH with granny gears...
  • + 2
 Well, I guess I just found my new bike ! Sweet lookin ride commencal ! If there only was 26 inch option, but anyway, freeride is not dead
  • + 2
 Totally, flip chip at the rear drop would've been great
  • + 1
 Am I the only one that sees the almost identical design to a Canyon Torque? Even the numbers on the geometry kind of tell the same story!
  • + 3
 Well done, Commencal. Hope to see them at the Sea Otter next month.
  • + 1
 Long time Furious rider, I just updated to a V3 Park at Xmas. Was pretty gutted when I heard about this a few weeks back! Not so much now I've seen the tweener wheels
  • + 1
 This looks awesome! Glad to see Commencal bringing it back. The Supreme is awesome but it's way to much bike for a lot of park riders!
  • + 2
 !!!!!!!!!! Commencal finally make a bike that's big enough for me! Looks sexy too
  • + 3
 I just decided on a YT, now this..
  • + 2
 This somehow remind me for my Canyon torque frx bike a little bit , looks so simple and clean compare to previous model
  • - 1
 looks like the perfect east coast gravity park bike. thanks for actually making great bikes at a great price point commencal! i'll be buying another commencal once funds become available.
  • + 5
 Definitely wouldn't make sense for the west coast gravity parks though.
  • + 2
 Another awesome product Commencal, well done.
  • + 2
 Tempted to swap my yt for one of these!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 looks like a cove shocker
  • + 1
 Looks like a transition tr450 and a yt tues had a love child... good looking bike!
  • + 2
 Wonder why they strayed from the HPP and chain routing?
  • + 2
 The page for the bike on Commencal's website talks a good bit about simplicity, so I'd bet that that plays a part. Maybe the normal pivot point has characteristics that fit the freeride intentions of this bike a bit better as well?
  • + 3
 @Facingtraffic: This design is probably also cheap and easy to produce without sacrificing much on performance, allowing them to hit a better price point in the end which I think is a really solid move.
  • + 2
 @Facingtraffic: I was thinking the same, I know a big sell of the HPP was blasting through the rough stuff
  • - 3
 Don't believe the HPP hype....
  • + 1
 @JC9won4 They didn't get rid of the Supreme HPP 4.2 and this isn't replacing it. The Supreme DH w HPP is for racing, the Furious is for shredding bike parks and freeriding.
  • + 2
 Half tues, half session. All aluminum, all good price. I like it.
  • + 2
 f*cking A+ Commencal, this is exactly the kind of big bike that I'd buy
  • + 2
 Hell yes! Props to Commencal
  • + 1
 Those Classic Avid G2 rotors *_* So Much Love.
  • + 1
 I bet Remi is pissed he signed with CANYON...
  • + 2
 Cube.....
  • - 1
 @MTB-Colada: whatever...
  • + 3
 @MTB-Colada: Right, CUBE
  • + 1
 sram X5 9spd? don't tell me there making a new standard 9speed now
  • + 1
 Am I the only one thinking this looks like a Cove Shocker?
  • + 2
 I`d ride her
  • + 1
 Dynamism is actually a word
Who knew?
  • + 1
 this is exactly similar to transition covert 2015
  • + 0
 I thought we were getting a new 26 freeride bike. I guess I'll have to keep waiting.
  • + 9
 I mean if you want you can just put 26 rims on it and call it a day...... for how cheap the bike is, it's almost worth it
  • + 1
 always clean lines Commencal! Nice work!
  • + 1
 Oh FFS this is such a ripoff of the 2017 Commencal Furious
  • + 1
 I still have the old furious, what a bike!
  • + 1
 may want the frame/shock option and just run my 26" options.
  • + 1
 Sad there is no Remy to show us what it can do
  • + 1
 I keep looking, but I just can't find a hole in the top tube...
  • + 1
 Damn,this thing look so badass.i want
  • + 1
 Perfect with a single crown fork!
  • + 1
 Looks a little bit like a yt Tues.
  • + 1
 LOLZ at people still expecting a 26" release
  • + 1
 Don't know if I should call this a free ride rig or a DH rig
  • + 1
 These actually look pretty cool to me.
  • + 1
 green new commencal sweet))) i loved new bike))))
  • + 1
 Yes, yes and yes... shame for Kage R it should be RC
  • + 0
 That seat tube... let me drop my post right into the shock. Brilliant! Looks too much like a YT which is not a good thing.
  • + 1
 Thank goodness yoann can stop talking about it now. "fewwerrriiasss"
  • + 1
 Commencal, you no metric?
  • + 1
 Looks like a DiamondBack DB8 / YT Tues baby
  • + 1
 Don't call it a freeride bike it doesn't have 26" wheels
  • + 0
 Holy hell that thing looks like a session!!
  • + 0
 Voltage Shocker TR 450. They seem to make s'thing new every 2 years
  • + 1
 Looks like a... Wink
  • + 0
 looks like Tues made love with Session.
  • + 1
 its a yt tues haha
  • + 1
 Commencal 2s
  • + 1
 Looks like a yt
  • + 0
 Looks like a Session hehe
  • + 0
 Looks like Yt tues copy Big Grin
  • + 0
 Very similar to the yt tues in frame desing.
  • - 1
 I mean it's ugly, but cheap at least I guess
  • - 1
 Two words:
SCOTT VOLTAGE
  • + 3
 Chicken egg
  • + 3
 kung fu
  • + 4
 Wu Tang
  • + 0
 Kung Fu Chicken and a glass of Tang
  • + 1
 @endlessblockades: Fu Shnickins!
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