After a win at the first round of the EWS in Valdevia, Chile, and a sweep of the first day of round two at Bariloche, Argentina, Commencal's Cecile Ravanel has made a convincing argument that the French rider is the successor to the throne, abdicated last season by Tracy Moseley. Pinkbike's Matt Wragg caught up with Ravanel in Bariloche for a bike check of her Meta AM V4, and a few words about her setup. Matt Wragg: What size frame do you ride?Cecile Ravanel:
Medium, I am 172 centimeters.Wragg: The suspension, do you know your pressures?Ravanel:
Sixty psi on the front, with two tokens and 20-percent of sag, and one eighty on the rear shock with six spacers and 30-percent of sag.Wragg: What pressure in your tires?Ravanel:
In BARs, one point five, front and one point nine rear.Wragg: Do you have any special parts on your bike?Ravanel:
No.Wragg: (pushes on suspension) Quite slow on the rebound. Have you changed your setup, moving from Marzocchi to RockShox?Ravanel:
I ride more slower on rebound. Yeah, I changed a lot. It is totally different. Marzocchi was more harder and you need more rebound, and RockShox is softer, and I think I ride cleaner with RockShox.
Cecile's component selection is a mixture of crowd favorites like its KS LEV dropper, SRAM XX1 drivetrain and RockShox suspension, with lesser known bits like her KS handlebar and stem, and injection-molded plastic Tioga Spyder saddle. Ravanel says she runs Hutchinson Toro tires for every type of race course.