Video: What is the New Commencal 21 Team?

Jan 12, 2021
by Commencal21  

Commencal 21 is a new UCI downhill team created by MTB SQD that bears in its name the number of official Spanish-speaking countries in the world.

With the ambition of being at the top of the UCI World Cup and the World Championship, the team relies on the two Spanish riders with the current greatest international projection: Ángel Suárez and Pau Menoyo, current Spanish Champions in Elite and Junior categories respectively.


Ángel Suárez is the bet to be on the podiums of the Men Elite category. After a successful 2020, in which he finished seventh in the overall classification of the World Cup, Ángel begins a new phase in his career as a professional rider with a new team and bicycle. "The change is very much based on reaching the maximum performance in competition and surrounding myself with a team that helps me do my best"; Suárez feels "incredible and really looking forward to starting."

For the rider Pau Menoyo, 2020 meant his debut in the World Cup and he did it in the best possible way: a second place on the podium at the UCI World Cup at Lousa. For this 2021 Commencal 21 considers Pau among the favorites in the Junior category to win everything. "Being in this awesome team and having Ángel as a partner is a really great motivation for me" says the Catalan rider, who states that he is "very eager to start the season, learn a lot from Ángel and to give my best to be at the top of the podium ”.



Along with Ángel and Pau, without doubt, the third protagonist of this team will be the bicycle: the Commencal Suprem; Suárez considers it "probably the best bike in the World Cup" and details that it is "an excellent frame, which combined with the components that the team has signed, make the whole a super competitive bike".

Commencal 21 is being managed by Charlie Juliá and Jordi Simó, who together with Commencal and a new group of sponsors have given the project -started years ago by Charlie- the definitive push towards becoming a UCI team. Jordi explains that they have worked considering 4 key success factors "professionalism, good mood, superb care of our riders, and the obsession to give added value and maximum visibility to our sponsoring brands".




“I feel very good on the bike and I can't wait to see what I am capable of. For me the objective of this season is to fight for the podiums”.
This declaration of intentions by Ángel also works perfectly as a summary of the expectations of this Commencal 21, a team that has reached the UCI level to prove itself among the best in the world






Rider: Angel Suarez - Pau Menoyo
Film & Edit: Manel Cabot - Cabot Media
Photography: Jb Liautard - Antonio Obregon
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34 Comments

  • 62 1
 Probably one of the nicest looking bikes on the WC. The raw aluminum finish with Öhlins suspension is beautiful.
  • 5 0
 Marble touch on the top tube is awesome too
  • 3 0
 I came to post the same thing. That is a clean looking bike.
  • 2 0
 I haven't ridden a DH bike in a few years, but from what I've heard its also the fastest bike out there.
  • 3 2
 @hamncheez: It's always up to who rides it
  • 1 0
 Raw has that Factory Feel & look for racing that is really nice ..
  • 1 0
 It’s a shame it’s not a beauty contest !
  • 24 0
 Commencal's game plan:
Step 1 hire all the riders
Step 2 be the frame provider for all the teams
  • 8 2
 Step 3 Profit
  • 5 1
 @hamncheez:
Step 4: Continue to build the best bikes and price them reasonably to maintain a customer base that keeps returning because they enjoy riding their bikes
  • 13 1
 @SHREDWORX:
Step 5: Raise the prices on their amazing bikes, retaining a low-priced reputation while having prices similar to the rest of the competition.
  • 1 2
 @Ussr1223:
Step 6: Possibly move away from pressfit to further justify said raised prizes
  • 1 4
 @Ussr1223: Maybe do research before speaking because you aren't speaking facts. Just lies.
  • 11 0
 Would love to see angel do well this season.
  • 10 1
 Its great to see Hayes back at a high level!
  • 5 0
 I wonder if 2021 will see Sir Rob will start pronouncing his name 'Aanhell' instead of Angel...
  • 4 0
 Hope he stays on his bike so we don't get to hear about the Fallen Angel.
  • 3 0
 are you getting a fat catalan to wrench on your bikes ?
  • 3 0
 vamos esos chavales!!!!
  • 2 3
 I'm not up to date on current UCI regulations. Will Angel be limited in any way by being on a team with only one elite rider, or does the fact that he finished 7th overall last year protect him from any such limitations?
  • 2 0
 Let's see if those Tannus armour inserts protect him from any flats
  • 2 0
 Serious question- How many Commencal teams are there now?
  • 8 0
 Commencal :
1) Muck Off
2) 100%
3) Dorval AM
4) 21
5) Nobl Wheels
  • 3 0
 @HLEKTRON: + One Vision
  • 1 0
 @lewisa10:
My bad! You are right!
  • 2 0
 How good do these ride? They’re fantastic looking bikes.
  • 1 0
 I never thought the Supreme was a good looking bike. But this raw frame with the Ohlins is really something!
  • 2 1
 Baxter, you know I don't speak Spanish.
  • 1 0
 Hungry!
  • 1 0
 He la moustache gracias!
  • 1 2
 MTB SQUID?!?
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