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  1. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    This is just a simple edit but it shows how trail riding and bikes have progressed. We came from road bike roots and just hanging on and surviving on the trail. Now, bikes and styles have developed to exhibit how to master even simple trails. The rider puts the bike in constant tension and...
  2. 29er Bikes
    Commencal teased their Meta 29 at Sea Otter, displaying it next to their trail taming Supreme DH 29. The Meta 29 is a 170/160mm front/rear travel 29er enduro monster that will be available around September. It has 65.5-degree headtube angle, 75-degree seat tube angle, and 432mm chainstays...
  3. General Discussion
    New Commencal META AM V4.2 WC Fox is full effect. Remember back to the final EWS in Italy where Cécile Ravanel rode the 'Black Star' that no one had seen before..? Well, good news, it's now available to the general public and it goes by the name of Commencal META AM V4.2 World Cup. Matte...
  4. 27.5
    The Supreme SX has 180mm of travel, 27.5 wheels, and an interesting suspension configuration. While most 180mm bikes are targeted towards the gravity racing realm, Commencal took a different approach with the new Supreme SX. While they still believe in the pursuit of speed, the goal was to...
  5. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Move over Remi, George is bringing the huck game heat! Weather preventing you from riding? This dusty edit with George Brannigan has us pining for summertime laps at the downhill park...
  6. 27.5
    Ravanel claimed that the less technical, high-speed tracks in Colorado didn't suit her, but she still handily won five out of five stages. Photo by Eddie Clark Cecile Ravanel is the unquestioned queen of the Enduro World Series this year. Through the first five EWS races of the 2016 season, the...
  7. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Brendan Howey has more style than your average New York City fashion show. Now he has a new bike to showcase those talents: the Commencal Supreme V4. And where do you go when you get a new bike? Whistler, baby! Press play and enjoy. Find out what makes Whistler great - even when you can't fly...
  8. General Discussion
    Whether you're 5, 25, or 55, there's something for everyone in Commencal's new 2017 product range. While most brands seem to focus on eeking out every minor performance advantage by tweaking wheel size and axle width, Commencal is taking a wider view. The French company has a range of high end...
  9. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Thomas Estaque rips up some local trails in his native land - France (click to enlarge). Check out this quick shredit of French rider Thomas Estaque ripping it up on his local trails. We always enjoy watching in awe as Thomas flows with his unique style on his Commencal Supreme DH v4 on local...
  10. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Commencal has a full range of childrens bikes that includes several full suspension models. The Ramones 12 is designed for the youngest riders and retails for $179 (click to enlarge). When you're as young as Eliot and Marti, you don't think about the quality of your bike, you're just out there...
  11. General Discussion
    Our recent round up of 13 new mountain bikes under $3000 was a very popular article and an indication that mountain bikers are looking for help finding great bikes at a great price. But what about the absolute beginner mountain biker that is looking to buy their first "real" mountain bike but...
  12. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Many believe that all New Caledonia is about is great beaches and turquoise water. In this Commencal Insiders episode, Pierre-Edouard Ferry shows us that it is also possible to have good times on a bike too whether it's downhill, enduro and now pump track sessions too. We wanted to know a little...
  13. General Discussion
    Commencal has always attracted top racers and now they've signed Kyle Strait, one of the premier freeriders today. We're excited to see this collaboration between Kyle and Max Commencal, the suspension genius behind the company. We'll see a lot more of Kyle this year as he'll compete in the...
  14. 29er Bikes
    Mavic Communications and PR Manager Zach Vestal was resplendent in Mavicness with his brand-coordinated helmet, jersey, shorts, shoes, socks, wheels and tires. His whip for the week-a Scott Genius 710. MRP's marketing guy Noah Sears rode his Santa Cruz Bantam single pivot bike, equipped with...
  15. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    When is a mountain biking video not a mountain biking video? When it's a rockin' music video! Just received from the guys at Commencal, the band is called Dirty Shirt and the video starts out pretty mellow, but starts rippin' at about 1:03 mark as the biker hops over the teddy bear. The...
  16. General Discussion
    Riding a titanium frame is pretty exceptional, almost rare. A noble material with an instantly recognizable colour, it has unique benefits when compared to aluminum, cromo or even carbon. With its ability to better absorb vibrations, a titanium frame has a non negligible level of comfort. The...
  17. General Discussion
    The editors of Mountain Bike Tales magazine are no strangers to surrounding themselves with some of the personalities that make this great sport of ours so great. That said, we've been big fans of Commencal's junior-downhiller Bryson Martin Jr. since long before his forthcoming transition to the...
  18. General Discussion
    Supreme 8 Designed around the Supreme DH frame, it takes the essential elements but adds a bit of Freeride, with more manoeuvrability thanks to the addition of a single crown fork. Please welcome the fastest freeride bike in the world! More info...
  19. General Discussion
    Gee Atherton (Commencal) takes win in front of huge home town crowd at Fort William World Cup Leominster, MA & Petaluma, CA The US Open took place May 29th and 30th under sunny skies and perfect track conditions in Vernon, NJ at the Diablo Freeride Park. In conjunction with the announcement of...
  20. General Discussion
    Having already worked together for three years, Rachel, Gee and Dan ATHERTON's confidence in COMMENCAL has been strongly reiterated with the announcement of another two years in partnership with the bike manufacturer. This relationship has steadily grown and is now set to be stronger than ever...
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