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COMMENCAL SUPREME DH - BIKE LAUNCH

One of the best bikes in the game gets a little makeover. The Commencal Supreme DH is a bike that cannot be denied the spotlight that we give it.


With having spent some time on the now older model, we know how good this new bike must be to have changed the previous bike. The plans are already in the making for a trip to see the guys at their HQ in Andorra to test this beast where it was born.



The overall look to the bike has not changed that much but if you put the two bikes back to back the diffrences are pretty obvoius. The chain no longer follows the top of the swing arm but now goes neatly through the middle. This is due to a change in idler position that is aimed at improving the bikes pedaling efficiency. The main pivot has also undergone some work along with a slightly different damper position to change up the kilomatis. Commencal have stated that this has improved the Supremes handling and sag without hindering performance or comfort.



Having scanned through the details and PDF that was sent over, one of the things that peaked our interest is that the reach numbers have all increased. The large by 10mm to 480mm and the XL by 5mm to a whopping 500mm. These are numbers that certainly keep us happy, with the 29" Supreme XL bike measuring in 15mm longer than the Devinci Wilson 29 that we tested and loved last year. For once it will be a difficult choice on what size bike to test.



The Bikes on Offer


Commencal have launched five models at present, one 27.5" and four 29". The SUPREME DH 27 TEAM comes equipped with a full SRAM build kit consisting of GX 7 speed, alloy Descendant cranks, Code stoppers and a BoXXer up front with the air Super delux rear. E-13 wheels, Schwalbe tyres and some of the in house brand Alpha parts to round the build off. This is available in sizes Small to Large.

Some photos in the slideshow below.


Moving onto the 29ers, the SUPREME DH 29 RACE is the first in the lineup, coming equipped with a full SRAM build kit the same as the TEAM model consisting of GX 7 speed, alloy Descendant cranks, Code stoppers and a lower end BoXXer Select up front with the coil Super delux rear. E-13 wheels, Schwalbe tyres and some of the in house brand Alpha parts to round the build off. This is available in sizes Medium to Extra Large.

Some photos in the slideshow below.



Next in line is the SUPREME DH 29 TEAM. This build is very much the same as the 27.5 version this comes equipped with a full SRAM build kit consisting of GX 7 speed, alloy Descendant cranks, Code stoppers and a BoXXer up front with the air Super delux rear. E-13 wheels, Schwalbe tyres and some of the in house brand Alpha parts to round the build off. This is available in sizes Small to Large.

Some photos in the slideshow below.



Now comes the business end of the builds. Or the builds for the Fox fans anyway. The penultimate build is the SUPREME DH 29 SIGNATURE. This colourful build comes fully Fox equipped with the Factory 49 Float upfront and a coil DHX2 Factory at the rear. The SRAM gearing and stoppers are present the same as the other build and an E-13 Crank and wheelset on Maxxis rubber seem to nicely round off the setup.

Some photos in the slideshow below.



Last but certainly not least is the SUPREME DH 29 WORLDS EDITION. This monster seems to be the flagship build. Drapped in top end parts from top to bottom, starting with the Fox Dampers again, having a Factory 49 Float up front an the Float X2 Factory at the rear. Full X01 gears, Carbon XO Crank and Code stoppers. The high end parts do not stop there. E-13 carbon wheels and matching rubber seem to cap this off nicely. The paint jobs pretty slick too.




Commencals Press Launch


Our SUPREME gets better.


We’ve been part of the racing world for a long time.


Our Engineers attend races to give technical support that is key to winning races where every hundredth of a second matter.


They are constantly working on new ways to improve our frame's performance.Thanks to their aluminium construction, we can develop, modify, test and improve, very fast.


Since the 2019 Fort William World Cup, the Commencal/Vallnord Team riders were on a new Supreme adaptation. It had its first race, first win under Amaury Pierron. To be followed by two other beautiful victories in Les Gets and Lenzerheide.



All of this experience gained at the races finds its place in our range of bikes. We are offering you none other than the possibility to ride the same bike as Amaury.


The benefits are numerous.


  • The stiffness has been increased to gain precision and avoid any loss of energy.

  • With a new idler pulley position, the pedalling efficiency has been improved.

  • The new kinematics combined with a new main pivot point allows the bike to be more nimble, and allows the rider to reduce the SAG without losing any comfort.

  • The new SUPREME is stronger and sharper.

Available on pre-order today.

www.commencal-store.co.uk



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