Remy Metailler Signs For Commencal

Feb 9, 2014 at 5:09
by Matt Wragg  
If we say to you: aggressive, flowy and aerial, with a very unique riding style, does it mean anything to you? Now if we add that his video filmed in Whistler Bike Park (Canada) ranked 7th among the most viewed videos of 2013 on Pinkbike, do you guess who this new recruit is?

No more suspense, it’s now official: Remy METAILLER will ride for COMMENCAL in 2014!


There was no debate at COMMENCAL’s. In one video and one video only, we understood very quickly he needed to ride on our bikes! The “Flying Frenchy” knows how to get himself talked about, so we can’t wait to see him sending whips all around the world! Originally from France, Remy fell in love with British Columbia where he is living for a part of the year. As a fervent follower of Urban DH, he will attend the first round of the City Downhill World Tour in Valparaiso, Chile next February 23rd. Ultimately, he is planning on entering the North-American rounds of the UCI World Cup circuit next August, where he will be joining a certain Faustin FIGARET…

The words of the person concerned:

“I'm super stoked to ride for Commençal! The perception I have of Commençal, as an innovative and outstanding company, is very much in alignment with my plans. It was very natural to partner with them. From the very start, the people I have met from the company have been very helpful and supportive of me. The bikes from Commençal are known to be reliable, fast and fun and that's what drew me to the company. I'm really looking forward to riding DH with the Supreme and also Enduro with the Meta AM 650b this year. With Commençal behind me, you will see more of me at the Whistler Bike Park and also at select downhill races throughout North and South America. I'm also very excited about sharing my riding with you in the many photos and videos I'll be working on this season.”

Follow him on www.facebook.com/remymetailler and instagram @remymetailler
If you haven't seen Remy in action, check him out here:

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75 Comments

  • 378 0
 Not my comments but i think this chap is on to something here..

Good for him. If I were Commencal, I would play out this sponsorship differently than the typical sponsorship because Remy is so unique. He made a name for himself riding a bike park like no one else has, not from competition and results. So rather than send him to a few expensive WC DH and Urban DH races where his style and creativity will be diminished in favor of results, why not send him and a video crew on a world bike park tour? Have him visit each big name bike park for a week or so and just film him destroying it -- sending big, creative lines and throwing down style on every feature -- just like his video edits. I would rather watch video edits of that than see an occasional picture of him in race results. Plus, I suspect that most bike parks will jump at the opportunity for publicity and give him and the crew some lodging and access kickbacks in exchange for a high-profile video edit. So from a cost perspective, I cannot imagine many bike park trips would be any more expensive than WC and Urban DH trips. Just thought I'd throw that out there since a sponsorship formula like that has never been done and Remy seems like the perfect candidate for it.
  • 44 3
 this ^
  • 69 0
 Jabbs should be the team manager by the sounds of it
  • 18 1
 couldnt agree more
  • 21 1
 That would probably be the sickest thing ever.
  • 4 9
flag fabdemaere (Feb 9, 2014 at 9:00) (Below Threshold)
 They are playing this sponsorship differently, Commencal clearly said that they would be focusing a lot on production of media content.
@cretin82 Max Commencal is the official team manager
  • 6 0
 I agree, pro skiers have done things like this and they have worked out great and got a ton of people super stoked.
  • 9 0
 I would just like to add that I'm pretty sure it has been done with the coastal crew..
  • 3 0
 I agree with you Jabbs, that quote is genius in explaining the opportunity here. Im always on the lookout for Remy material now...Shred hard, send hard.
  • 5 0
 yes finally some real talk!!!!
  • 2 0
 exactly!!
  • 3 0
 I'd say he would be a pretty decent racer as well.
  • 2 2
 He is. Beat Kovarik at some of the Phat wednesdays
  • 2 0
 GREAT IDEA. That edit above its the best one I've seen in a long time (if not ever). Give that kid all he deserves.
  • 1 0
 All the other guys from chris ricci videos. They should be the group.
  • 2 0
 Chris Akrigg and Danny Mac come to mind as examples of how to do this properly.
  • 41 2
 Why couldn't Einstein trackstand? Are all his insights as flawed?
  • 1 0
 AGREED!
  • 6 0
 He never could get the hang of trials...
  • 2 0
 technically, in a trackstand you are never standing still, but rather making micro-movements forward and backward Wink
  • 7 0
 Remy actually did race in whistler. He dominated the phat Wednesday races and did well at crankworx. So he not only put out bagel videos but he has the results to be a contender on the WC if he puts the time in. Plus he's French they have some fast bastards. Well done sir.
  • 10 1
 It was hardy going to be long before he got snapped up. Congrats man
  • 6 1
 Dude is fast as fuk!!!!!!
  • 3 0
 I was really hoping for Giant after his last vid with him just destroying the Glory! Good job though Remy! You're a shredder like no other!
  • 2 0
 Congrats man!! Commencal is a sik brand. Never ridden one but they are the best looking bikes out there imo. Been quite a few commys poppin up around the so cal trails these days
  • 2 0
 Commencal is doin a good Job these Days ! The loss of the Athertons was a big mess for them. Nice Products and a cool Team is the Key
  • 5 1
 A dusty day? Have you ever ridden North Star in California?
  • 2 0
 Congrats to RM! - I'm pretty sure that vid is a slightly different edit to the one that he released first a week or two back?
  • 1 0
 Honestly, any sponsor would be so lucky to have Remy because he rides so uniquely and he goes so hard. He is proof that any bike can withstand the most severe beating.
  • 1 0
 I've seen a spicer ship coming for a while now. Didn't know by who or when, but I knew it happen at some point! Good for you Remy !!!
  • 3 1
 I love the vintage Snap-On tool chests!
  • 1 0
 Me too, I wonder if that's his shop or Commencal's? I simply love looking at garages and work spaces!
  • 3 0
 It's the Bikeroom in North Vancouver.
  • 1 0
 This guy is by far the most aggressive rider out there...his vids are epic. Big coup for commencal.
  • 2 0
 "super stoked" = learned Whistler English pretty good
  • 2 1
 *pretty well Wink
  • 8 0
 forgive me. English is not my first language. I speak bro!
  • 1 2
 That's not English, it's Spameritard.
  • 1 0
 More Time at whistler,bro you already were there every Single Day it was open
  • 1 0
 Commencal, please make the Meta SX in normal colors like black, silver or white. they seem like solid great bikes....
  • 1 0
 Nice one Remy. Hope you have a great year. Looking forward to more footage.
  • 1 0
 this dude is the best, so much style, so much flow, u just carnt beat him and his style
  • 2 1
 Hell yeah cant wait to get back to whistler!
  • 2 1
 not the only one, riding in hong kong is truely shit
  • 1 0
 Favorite rider!! congrats
  • 1 0
 well deserved, congrats man!!
  • 1 0
 Yeaaaaaahhhhhh a super rider on a super bike.
  • 1 0
 Good lord!! What a bloody maniac!!
  • 1 0
 About time, well deserved
  • 1 0
 Can i have ur old glory Metailler??
  • 2 0
 I did see it up for sale. 3300 or so.
  • 1 0
 oh haha, where? I want it for my b-day Smile
  • 1 0
 yes please, haha
  • 1 0
 Any other one is ridden a lot lighter.
  • 2 0
 That one is probably the hardest shredded glory ever.
  • 1 1
 ya true, but he rode it
  • 1 0
 I mean it in a good way. Dudes amazing.
  • 1 0
 yeah for sure, i wanna see a pinkbike interview with him!!!
  • 2 0
 Used on a handful times, not hammering it at all, just a few little drops and jumps, nothing more.
Rear rim look brand new, not a dent, perfectly true Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Says new frame
  • 1 0
 I look forward to see his first video at Whistler !!
  • 2 0
 F*ck yeah Remy!
  • 1 0
 Sick video! So good to see some aussie hiphop in a video this rad!
  • 1 0
 he only touches the ground in order to bounce back in the air!
  • 1 0
 Commencal just got properly fast.
  • 1 0
 How do you correctly pronounce Remy's last name?
  • 1 0
 My dream bike.
  • 1 0
 What's the song ?
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