Yoann Barelli on Commencal For 2017

Jan 1, 2017
by COMMENCAL bicycles  
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Perhaps it was obvious to everyone that Commencal and Yoann Barelli could go a long way together and now it’s official. We are proud to announce that Yoann will be racing in our colours for the next two years. He will become part of with the Commencal Vallnord Enduro Team, alongside Cécile Ravanel, Kevin Miquel and Cédric Ravanel.


Yoann Barelli on Commencal For 2017


The 2017 season program will include all of the Enduro World Series and a selection of various, varied races. Even though Yoann joins the team, it’s worth mentioning that he will not wear exactly the same kit as the other members - the near-Canadian Frenchman will be wearing Dakine apparel.


Yoann Barelli on Commencal For 2017
Yoann Barelli on Commencal For 2017



bigquotesFor us, the arrival of a new rider is never a decision that is taken lightly. For sure we look and hope for results, but beyond that, we want this new ambassador to have the spirit and image that is compatible with our MTB vision. And so what about Yoann? We have known each other for a long time and to be honest, I never thought I would have the opportunity to count him among us. So, imagine when this opportunity presented itself!

Yoann has a joy for life, a pure happiness whether he's on or off the bike. It is a world all of its own and it is all disciplines at the same time! It's a plus that he has a unique character that is appreciated and adored. Today, this opportunity turns into reality and we couldn't be happier. We have so many projects to look forward to that our only concern is choosing the one with which we are going to start!
- Max Commencal



Yoann Barelli on Commencal For 2017

bigquotesYoyo! I've known him since he was 12 or 13 years old back when I was riding XC with his brother Nico and he always had the energy and the joy for living. I don't think we're going to get bored this season at the races... - Cecile Ravanel



Yoann Barelli on Commencal For 2017


bigquotesI've known Yoann since his debut in DH and he always conveyed his good mood and enthusiasm for the discipline as he progressed, without getting a big head. Essential in order to be at this high level, you have to "stay yourself, be humble and work hard," and these are the traits that mean this guy can come and disrupt the EWS top 3 during 2017! - Cedric Ravanel


Yoann Barelli on Commencal For 2017
Yoann Barelli on Commencal For 2017
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114 Comments

  • + 222
 #HappyBarelliYear to all the Pinkbike community!
  • + 13
 this is crazy remi might have left but now we have yoann
  • + 13
 Commencal won the Yoann lottery!! Congrats everyone!! Stoked to see what the new year brings!
  • + 10
 Really stoked to see how this goes! Congrats Commencal for partnering with a brilliant brand ambassador.
  • + 1
 All the very best best for 2017 Commećal. Perfect match.
  • + 1
 Anyone know where to get finger mountain bikes like they used to make? They were awesome, went to three locations yesterday, and couldn't find them. Like this: www.youtube.com/shared?ci=f0BbROAb6lM
  • + 1
 Yeah can't find the ones I used to have.
  • + 6
 If you don't put a video together of him and Warner then you will have failed us all!!
  • + 1
 Been looking for my contract in the mail to be your Pisgah ambassador. Sure you have the right address?
Riding this 2005 Turner 5 Pack isn't repping you too well.
  • + 1
 @bizutch: my super 8 isn't great for Santa Cruz
  • + 1
 2 years!
  • + 67
 Told ya it was yt
  • + 15
 except the brand name and the bike geo, he's clearly on YT
  • + 26
 @RedBurn: Have you ever Meta Yt like that?
  • + 3
 Lol I thought the same thing.
  • + 52
 i had a nightmare once that i was yoann barelli's back tire...
  • + 50
 Carbon is so 2016! He is going to tear up the EWS in 2017!!!
  • + 48
 Commencal needs a CX bike line just for Yoann!!
  • + 2
 Yeeeesssss!!!!! @noweyout
  • + 1
 That was my first thought as well
  • + 0
 I would actually consider buying that Big Grin
  • + 41
 Yoann and warner together on a vid please!
  • + 2
 I want to give this comment 100 props. How do I do that? lol Genius.
  • + 2
 @thegringo: full marks for grammar and punctuation!
  • + 25
 Louis de Funès of mountain bike Smile
  • + 18
 "Life is not always perfect, it's not a porn movie"

Yoann Barelli
  • + 10
 Sticking with Yoann's porn comment closer - someone needs to get this man the MTB equivalent of a fluffer! He has earned his right to not carry his bike up the hill on a day of shooting haaaa
  • + 1
 best to keep it real... we are mountain bikers. but if he wants a porn industry fluffer for in between shots thats his deal.
  • + 2
 Warning : La vie n'est pas un film de cul !
  • + 9
 So that's hiiiis truck. Turns out we have ridden in the same area a lot and never crossed paths lol.
  • + 9
 Well it just makes commencal sense.
  • + 1
 Ill rep for that
  • + 6
 When the riding part of the video finished(which was sweet) I thought, oh no, Commencal have asked him to be a serious roll model. Then the second half of the video made me happy(er).
  • + 7
 I was stoked at first to hear Tribe on the video then it ended up being a monotonous remix :/....
  • + 7
 We the people is such a good track, that whole cd is amazing!
  • + 1
 I was thinking the same.
  • + 5
 That was fucking hilarious! What a GC! Imagine him, ratboy and peaty. Love it.
  • + 2
 I like how French riders are categorised:

They have riders that will calculate everything to make it work perfect like Fab and Nico aaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnddddddddddddd then we have odd balls like CG and Yoann that everone loves Smile
  • + 3
 Why does Commencal seem like a really down to earth, cool bike comapny? i would love to demo one of their bikes, but sadly no one around here has one that i know of.
  • + 1
 I actually want to start viewing Enduro events, it's interesting because there's such a fence you have to sit on with weight being so important, downhill versus uphill, etcetera. It's a real balancing act the way I see it, even when it comes to how much food/water/maintenence supplies you want to have with you, it really puts the practical aspects of mountain biking in play, but also technical in terms of both riding, and gear.
  • + 4
 Now if we can just get Sam Hill on YT...
  • + 4
 I thought he was going to Apollo tbh
  • + 2
 I think that comment might be lost on anyone that's not a Brit Razz
  • + 2
 Perfect move. One thing you can always count on from "The Madman" is funny outtakes. lol. All the very best for 2017 Johan Barelli.
  • + 2
 Bravo KIKI KEKETTE
Belle tourtasse au passage!
et putain cette ligne est trop belle, il faut qu'on finisse de la shaper hein!!???
  • + 3
 So so so sick. Nice work!
  • + 3
 Tired of McCraig making him invisible
  • + 1
 It looks like he's still riding magic marry, I think the rest of the team ride Hutchinson rubbers, I wonder if he's going to make the switch or join the blacked out team
  • + 5
 Hey @catalanfc ! Happy New Year! He will ride Hutchinson tires. Actually, he will have the exact same partners as the COMMENCAL Vallnord Enduro Team (SRAM, RockShox, American Classic, Renthal, Hutchinson). Only difference, he will have DAKINE clothing when Cecile will have KENNY clothing.
  • + 3
 What a legend! I hope lands some wins in 2017!
  • + 2
 I knew it was just a matter of time before I heard Tribe's "We the people" intro sampled into a MTB vid. Love it.
  • + 1
 "La vie c'est pas un film de cul, c'est pas toujours parfait" Rapide et philosophe, aî ben putain!!
  • + 2
 Oh no Remy!!! He took your job! He'tk's'jaaaeb!
  • + 1
 am I the only one here that spotted a cable runing from his rear shock to hes bars...maybe custom lock. or sth?
  • + 1
 I have seen the same on Cécile Ravanel's bike. A lock-out controlled with a SRAM grip-shift on the left hand, exactly like Jérome Clementz was doing last years...

www.facebook.com/commencalvallnordenduroteam/photos/a.548871338520755.1073741827.547915041949718/1118260658248484/?type=3&theater
  • + 1
 @etga6657: yeah...i beleive tha rockshox sould make a kit for remote lockout for their monarch lineup...an deluxe,,,
  • + 2
 Mannnnn Yoan it's so funny, I see on him a Cedric Gracia spirit Big Grin
  • + 1
 HELL YEAH !!!!!!!!!! cant wait for an edit with Nico Quere !!!!!!!! Smile Smile Smile
  • + 2
 Quere is not with Commencal anymore...
  • + 1
 @Aqui: wait... i missed something then.. thanks !
  • + 2
 @RedBurn: He'es on Giant. But I have to agree : it would have been a fun vid !
  • + 1
 @Aqui: haha s'ils ont juste echangé de sponsor alors ca me va ! Les 2 bikes sont trop dingues je trouve
  • + 1
 Darn Why couldn't Yoann and Remy be on the same team--that would have been amazuzing
  • + 3
 Ears to a good season.
  • + 3
 RIP eardrums
  • + 1
 Let's be honest his best moments were on a CX bike, shame that's come to a end
  • + 12
 Looks like Commencal will be coming out with a CX bike... They'd have to, at this point
  • + 2
 Don't know why this got downvoted so much, I thought it was pretty funny
  • + 1
 Is Nico Quéré still with commencal? The two of them together will be hilarious to watch.
  • + 2
 Quere is on Giant now!
  • + 3
 Quéré is with Giant since November : www.facebook.com/racergloves/photos/pcb.968398083264201/968397569930919/?type=3&theater .... I wonder if Metailler's coming back to Giant ... let's see
  • + 1
 Looks like they've been switching their teams...
  • + 1
 Yeh boi....mint and way out there.... Boom
  • + 1
 Looks better on Giant. good luck in the cumming Enduro season
  • + 2
 Yes!
  • + 1
 Good luck on your new team Yoann,
  • + 1
 Can Commencal stop picking up my favourite riders? Now I want one.
  • + 1
 There's an extra line going to his shock. Lockout or what?
  • + 1
 Anyone know the helmet he's wearing?
  • + 1
 maybe a fox rampage?
  • + 1
 It's a bell full 9
  • + 1
 I want a remote for the shock like that!
  • + 1
 Looks like there is something new coming from rock shox, but not sure if that's a metric shock
  • + 1
 just looks like a super deluxe
  • + 1
 @poah: Yep, just with remote for the compression.
  • + 1
 Everyone is missing the fact he left 100% also
  • - 1
 yeah that kinda sucks, unless he is moving to Oakley or FoxHead or something else cool. but if he just left, it makes me wonder why
  • + 0
 Who wears a 100% on a Commencal anyway, that is for the shity Giant.
And he is obviously wearing a Smith now dont know if he is sposored with them. (or trying to be)
  • + 2
 @mb00033: I don't know 100% just suited him man. To be fair they are a more low end optic company than Oakley.
  • + 1
 @ehvahn: Hopefuly oakley is wise enough to get him onboard as he has his own fanbase which are ready to follow him unconditionaly. (a friend of mine was swearing by his Reign, but now he is thinking of a Commencal Wink )
  • + 1
 Great ambassador for the sport. Top dude!
  • + 1
 Super cool! What a great match.
  • + 1
 Muchos muchos!
  • + 1
 Yeeeeessss
  • + 1
 Rad!
  • + 1
 Great rtider
  • + 1
 Yes, So much yes
  • + 0
 At first, I was like is that Bon Iver music in the background...wtf? lol
  • + 1
 "I'm highhhhhh" 3:35
  • + 1
 Go El Barelo!
  • + 1
 cool ! ;-)
  • + 1
 Damnnn
  • + 1
 awesome!
  • - 2
 Best move giant bicycles has done
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