Commencal 2010

by Ben Haworth 19

Absolut Cromo CG.
Absolut Cromo CG.
Absolut Cromo.
Absolut Cromo.
Absolut Cromo.
Absolut Cromo.
Absolute SX - main pivot around the BB.
Absolute SX - main pivot around the BB.
A trio of Absoluts stuck to a wall.
A trio of Absoluts stuck to a wall.
Absolut SX.
Absolut SX.
Absolut SX - close-up of the dropouts.
Absolut SX - close-up of the dropouts.
Absolut VIP Ti.
Absolut VIP Ti.
Absolut VIP Ti (again, just because).
Absolut VIP Ti (again, just because).
The Furious.
The Furious.
The Furious (apologies for the sideways pic - something appears to have gone screwy with some of these pics when we upload them!)
The Furious (apologies for the sideways pic - something appears to have gone screwy with some of these pics when we upload them!)
Max Max Cromo.
Max Max Cromo.
Max Max Cromo.
Max Max Cromo.
Meta 5 Factory.
Meta 5 Factory Carbon.
Meta 5 Factory Carbon.
Meta 5 Factory Carbon.
Meta 5 Factory Carbon swingarm.
Meta 5 Factory Carbon swingarm.
Meta 6.
Meta 6.
Meta 6 VIP.
Meta 6 VIP.
Ramones.
Ramones.
Ramones - curvy down tube and stout head tube.
Ramones - curvy down tube and stout head tube.
Ramones dropouts.
Ramones dropouts.
Ramones - we like the look of this bike A LOT.
Ramones - we like the look of this bike A LOT.
Super 4 Carbon.
Super 4 Carbon.
Super 4 Carbon.
Super 4 Carbon.
Supreme DH.
Supreme DH.

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Comments (19)

  1. The Ramones looks great. What’s it made of? And no frame-only option?

  2. i want an absoloute with lyrics 🙁

  3. The ‘recon’ on that ramone appears to be 20mm bolt-thru, whats going on there then?

    Also, hydraulic rear, cable disc front on the absolut?

  4. yep – agree with that on the Ramone – looks the shiznit.

  5. the built up absolut SX looks like a hell of a lot of fun to play on.

  6. Super 4 Carbon vs a Blur XCc I reckon….

  7. is it just me or does the idea of a 100mm travel rear end matched to a 120mm front end on the Super4 sound like a bloody cracking idea. what other bikes are like that?

  8. mmm, lots of nice looking frames! I wonder if the Ramones will be available frame only?

  9. Does this mean an end to badly aligned 8lb 5.5 frames that continuously crack on the welds?

  10. James – There’s a cable disc on the front and a hydraulic on the rear as the first thing many dirt jumpers will do is whip the front brake off (for barspins, tricks, etc) relying only on the rear. Hence Commencal quite wisely spec a cheaper cable disc brake on the front, meaning better equipment elsewhere on the bike.

    Re: the Recon – well spied! Fork specced on the Ramones1 is the 2010 Rock Shox Recon 327 U-Turn 140mm 20mm Maxle

  11. Any idea on the price of a Ramones 1? I might have one of them.

  12. All prices TBC I’m afraid. They should be out in the public domain following the dealer launch in early July.

  13. that carbon meta is making me moist

  14. Ramones geometry

    SIZE LARGE
    SEAT TUBE LENGTH 19.3″
    SEAT TUBE ANGLE 72
    HEAD TUBE ANGLE 67
    HEAD TUBE LENGTH 4.7″
    WHEEL BASE 42.5″
    TOP TUBE LENGTH 23.1″
    CHAIN STAY LENGTH 16.5″
    BOTTOM BRACKET DROP -1.0″
    FORK LENGTH 20.1″
    STANDOVER HEIGHT 19.5

  15. I want an SX- that looks the dogs! Can you put a rear mech option on it or is it single speed only? How much???

  16. I mean can the dropouts be changed, as it is pictured as single speed.

  17. lovely looking bikes, nicely shaped tubes, lines and forms without excessive hydroforming

  18. Ooh carbon 5.5, wonder if its silly money like the C.BLT or something a bit more affordable.

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