Commencal Bicycles Flame XC Hardtail

4/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Frame: Nuts 4
  • Fork: Fox Float RLT
  • Weight: 10.3 Kg

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    Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jo a All Mountain Rider

    Date Reviewed: April 22, 2014

    Strengths:    Very welcoming geometry, you feel immediately at home on this bike. Very agile bike, easy to throw around and jumps great for a XC bike.
    Good component package, I only swapped the straight alu bars to carbon lo-risers and at some the Juicys had enough of it, and switched to Elexirs. Never had any problems with gears, wheels, etc.

    Weaknesses:    Frame weight is a little higher when you compare to other modern frames these days.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great, agile bike that will give you lots of fun rides!

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    Duration Product Used:   4yrs

    Price Paid:    $1500.00

    Similar Products Used:   Schwinn Homegrown, GT Zaskar, Specialized S-Works Alu M5

    Bike Setup:   Fox RL100, XO cranks & gears

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by eirikdawg a Weekend Warrior from Oslo, Norway

    Date Reviewed: July 8, 2009

    Strengths:    good looks, nice geometry, light weight.

    Weaknesses:    non-existant headset.

    Bottom Line:   
    I've spent the last 2 weeks of my life looking for a headset that works. don't know if this only accounts for my bike, but there has to be something wrong with the IS-style headset. Don't ever bother with integrated headsets... CK FTW.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $250.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   SC chameleon, Kona Hoss, Azonic steelhead. etc etc.

    Bike Setup:   marsocchi 55 ata, formula oro k24 brakes, shimano xt, etc.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Clive a Cross Country Rider from Stockholm, Sweden

    Date Reviewed: May 25, 2007

    Strengths:    Light, comfortable and fast

    Weaknesses:    none yet

    Bottom Line:   
    Rode a trek fuel 90 last year but felt like I was getting lazy and I missed the full speed feeling you get on hardtail. Was a bit worried that going back to a hardtail would be too uncomfortable, wrong! This bike is a really really good bike for both maraton and xc events. It wieghts less than a scale 30 and is the smoothest xc race bike I've ever ridden. Look at Commencals website and read the press report on the flame page, I can say the report is correct.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   Cykloteket

    Similar Products Used:   Scott scale 40 Specialized stumpjumper pro Cannondale f800

    Bike Setup:   Standard but with a Fizik Gobi seat

    Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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