Commencal’s 2018 Lineup

For Commencal, 2017 was a ripper of a year. Myriam Nicole took the overall DH World Cup win, Amaury Pierron came in second at Val di Sole and with Cecile Ravanel and Yoann Barelli tearing up the EWS, the company could hardly ask for a better season. With a pro team like that, when it comes time for Commencal to release the new bikes for 2018, you know they’ve been vetted by the best.

2018 brings about some big changes for the company. A new freeride bike, an updated trail bike, special edition frames and, most controversially, an eBike. In fact, the only thing we aren’t seeing in the new range is a carbon frame. Max Commencal maintains that he won’t touch them with a 10-foot pole, but with the results they’re getting, who can complain?

Supreme SX

Freeride is back. Completely new for 2018, equipped with 180mm of travel, provided by Commencal’s proven downhill High Pivot Point (HPP) swing arm and an anti-chain growth roller guide, this bike is designed for ‘big lines… and for those who want to ride harder,’ according to Yoann Barelli. The added bonus of this bike is that you don’t need a shuttle to get you back to the top of the hill. The SX is available in one build and two colours: black or orange.

Supreme SX 650B

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Travel: 180mm

Fork: RockShox Lyrik RCT3 180mm

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe RC3 230 x 65

Crank: SRAM Descendant 32t

Rear Mech: SRAM GX 11-speed

Brakes: SRAM Guide RE

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The Supreme SX will be available in Europe and the US in December of this year, and Australia in February 2018.

 

Meta Power

The Meta Power is Commencal’s first attempt at a pedal-assisted mountain bike. Designed from the ground up and built around a Shimano E8000 motor, Commencal has designed their E-bikes with the same geometry as their non-powered bikes, so they ride the same way. With a range of 100 kilometers on a full charge, Commencal says, ‘Who will complain about doubling the amount of runs, without spending any more charge?’

The Meta Power comes in both full suspension and hardtail variations.

The full suspension Meta Power range will be available in Europe and the US in December of this year, and Australia in February 2018. The hardtail version is available now.

Meta Power Origin 650B+

p5pb15088423Frame Travel: 150mm

Fork: Rockshox Yari RC, 160mm

Shock: Rockshox Super Deluxe R

Brakes: Shimano Deore

Rear Mech: Shimano Deore 10-Speed

 

Meta Power Essential 650B+

 

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Frame Travel: 150mm

Fork: Rockshox Lyrik RC

Shock: Rockshox Super Deluxe Coil RCT

Brakes: SRAM Guide RE

Rear Mech: SRAM GX 11-Speed

 

Meta Power Race 650B+

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Frame Travel: 150mm

Fork: Rockshox Lyrik RCT3

Shock: Rockshox Super Deluxe Coil RCT

Brakes: SRAM Guide RE

Rear Mech: SRAM EX1 8-Speed

 

Meta Power HT 650B+

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Fork: Rockshox Yari RC 150mm

Brakes: Shimano Deore

Rear Mech: Shimano Deore 10-Speed

 

Meta SX 650B

Redesigned for 2018, the Meta SX is the limited edition, do-it-all bike for 2018. Designed for racers and weekend hackers alike, the unique suspension linkage is designed for climbing efficiency and descending prowess.

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Frame Travel: 160mm

Fork: RockShox Lyric RC 170mm

Shock: RockShox Monarch Plus RCT3

Brakes: SRAM Guide RE

Rear Mech: SRAM NX 11-Speed

 

Furious 

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As Commencal’s park bike, the Furious is longer and lower than the Supreme DH, uses a simpler, more consistent suspension design, and is beefed up to take bigger hits.

Furious Origin 650B

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Frame Travel: 200mm

Fork: RockShox Boxxer RC 200mm

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe R

Brakes: SRAM Guide RE

Rear Mech: SRAM X7 9-Speed

 

Furious Essential 650B

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Frame Travel: 200mm

Fork: RockShox Boxxer Team 200mm

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe R

Brakes: SRAM Guide RE

Rear Mech: SRAM GX DH 7-speed

 

Furious Race 650B

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Frame Travel: 200mm

Fork: Fox Factory 40 Float

Shock: Fox Factory Float X2

Brakes: SRAM Code R

Rear Mech: SRAM GX DH 7-speed

 

Supreme DH V4.2 650B

The Supreme is essentially unchanged for 2018, but as the saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The Supreme was the fastest bike on the female circuit in 2017.

Supreme DH V4.2 Essential 650B

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Frame Travel: 220mm

Fork: RockShox Boxxer Team 200mm

Shock: RockShox Vivid R2C

Brakes: SRAM Guide RE

Rear Mech: SRAM X7 9-Speed

 

Supreme DH V4.2 Race RockShox 650B

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Frame Travel: 220mm

Fork: RockShox Boxxer World Cup 200mm

Shock: RockShox Vivid R2C

Brakes: SRAM Code R

Rear Mech: SRAM GX DH 7-Speed

 

Supreme DH V4.2 Race Fox 650B

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Frame Travel: 220mm

Fork: Fox Factory 40 Float

Shock: Fox Factory Float X2

Brakes: SRAM Code R

Rear Mech: SRAM GX DH 7-Speed

 

Meta V4.2

For 2018, Commencal’s mainstay enduro rig has had some serious work done, with the big improvements being more travel, a metric shock with improved kinematics, boost compatibility, a slacker head angle, and more room for your water bottle.

Meta AM V4.2 Origin 650B

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Frame Travel: 160mm

Fork: RockShox Yari RC 170mm

Shock: RockShox Deluxe RT

Brakes: SRAM Level

Rear Mech: SRAM NX 11-speed

 

Meta AM V4.2 Ride 650B

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Frame Travel: 160mm

Fork: RockShox Lyrik RC 170mm

Shock: RockShox Deluxe RT

Brakes: SRAM Level T

Rear Mech: SRAM NX 11-speed

 

Meta AM V4.2 World Cup 650B

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Frame Travel: 160mm

Fork: RockShox Lyrik RCT3 170mm

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe RT Remote

Brakes: SRAM Guide RE

Rear Mech: SRAM X01 Eagle

 

Meta AM V4.2 New Zealand 650B

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Frame Travel: 160mm

Fork: Fox Factory 36 Float 170mm

Shock: Fox Factory DHX2

Brakes: Shimano XT

Rear Mech: SRAM GX Eagle

 

Meta Trail V4.2

Meta Trail V4.2 Origin Red 650B

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Frame Travel: 130mm

Fork: RockShox Yari RC 140mm

Shock: RockShox Deluxe RT

Brakes: SRAM Level

Rear Mech: SRAM NX 11-Speed

 

Meta Trail V4.2 Origin Black 650B

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Frame Travel: 130mm

Fork: RockShox Revelation RC 140mm

Shock: RockShox Deluxe RT

Brakes: SRAM Level

Rear Mech: SRAM NX 11-Speed

 

Meta Trail V4.2 Essential 650B

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Frame Travel: 130mm

Fork: RockShox Pike RC 140mm

Shock: RockShox Deluxe RT

Brakes: SRAM Level TL

Rear Mech: SRAM GX Eagle

All Commencal bikes are available through the Commencal web store.

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About Tim_Davis@Pushys

I'm a Science Graduate and Medical student at the University of Queensland, specialising in anatomy and physiology. More importantly, I'm all for any type of riding; road, mountain, dirt jumping, I love it all! Let me know if there is anything you want to know about nutrition and health, and I'll do my best to help you out!

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