2021 Commencal Clash | Same look but all-new sporty angles

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Another new update from Andorra as Commencal unleashes the 2021 version of the popular Clash platform. Same look, but all-new sporty angles.

The Commencal Clash has always been a bike that I’ve looked at as a freeride or mini downhill bike, but in it’s latest incarnation this big travel bruiser has turned into a more uphill friendly mover.

2021 Commencal Clash Signature
Beauty!!!

First and foremost, the 2021 Commencal Clash shares the same shape and aesthetic with the previous version of the bike, but it is an all-new frame featuring more reach and a steeper seat tube angle. On the size large, Commencal has stretched the Clash out with a 490mm reach measurement, combined with a 76.2-degree seat tube angle (if you’ve read 77.2 degrees elsewhere that’s because they’ve not received the updated geo numbers).

And perhaps for the first time ever, a longer and steeper update has actually surprised us. With the Clash portrayed as a freeride/mini downhill bike the shorter reach and slacker seat angle made sense, but it’s clear now that Commencal thinks of the Clash as a smaller wheeled enduro bike, one that can still huck a 40 footer, but now you can easily ride back up for another run.

Commencal has also updated the frame with a slacker 64-degree head tube angle, shorter offset forks and a more linear suspension kinematic. The rear suspension is increased slightly from 165mm to 170mm, and with a flip-chip, the rider can either set the backend for big downhill hits or more progression at the jump spot.

As we’ve seen with the release of the new Meta AM and Meta TR, the 2021 Commencal Clash also comes with a shorter seat tube for increased standover and compatibility with modern long travel dropper posts.

2021 Commencal Clash Geometry

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1 – Seat Tube Length380 mm418 mm440 mm465 mm
2 – Seat Tube Angle76,2°76,2°76,2°76,1°
3 – Head Tube Angle64°64°64°64,5°
4 – Head Tube Length110 mm115 mm120 mm125 mm
5 – Wheel Base1216 mm1238 mm1265 mm1292 mm
6 – Top Tube Length586 mm607 mm633 mm666 mm
7 – Chainstay Length434 mm434 mm434 mm434 mm
8 – BB drop-12 mm-12 mm-12 mm-12 mm
9 – Fork Length572 mm572 mm572 mm572 mm
10 – Reach445 mm465 mm490 mm520 mm

At the time of writing, Commencal has revealed the complete details of 3 complete Clash bikes with more due to launch later in the year. And like other Commencal bikes, the 2021 Clash will also be offered as a frame only option too.

2021 Commencal Clash Signature

2021 Commencal Clash Signature
2021 Commencal Clash Signature
  • Frame: 2021 Clash, 170mm
  • Shock: Fox DHX2 Factory
  • Fork: Fox 38 Factory Fit Grip2, 180mm
  • Stem: Ride Alpha Freeride, 40mm
  • Bar: Ride Alpha, 27.2mm Rise, 780mm, 31.8mm
  • Grips: Ride Alpha, DH Grips
  • Brakes: Shimano XT 4 pot
  • Shifter: Shimano XT, 12sp
  • Rear Mech: Shimano XT, 12sp
  • Cranks: Shimano XT, 170mm
  • Cassette: Shimano XT 10-51t
  • Wheels: DT Swiss EX511 on DT 350
  • Tyres : Maxxis Assegai 27.5 x 2.5in front, Dissector 27.5 x 2.4in rear
  • Seatpost: Kindshock Lev
  • Saddle: Fabric Scoop Flat
  • Sizes: S,M,L,XL
  • Colours: Dirt

2021 Commencal Clash Essential

2021 Commencal Clash Essential
2021 Commencal Clash Essential
  • Frame: 2021 Clash, 170mm
  • Shock: Fox X2 Factory
  • Fork: Fox 38 Performance Grip, 180mm
  • Stem: Ride Alpha Freeride, 40mm
  • Bar: Ride Alpha, 27.2mm Rise, 780mm, 31.8mm
  • Grips: Ride Alpha, DH Grips
  • Brakes: Shimano SLX 4 pot
  • Shifter: Shimano SLX, 12sp
  • Rear Mech: Shimano SLX, 12sp
  • Cranks: Shimano SLX, 170mm
  • Cassette: Shimano SLX 10-51t
  • Wheels: DT Swiss E 532 on Formula hubs
  • Tyres : Maxxis Assegai 27.5 x 2.5in front, Dissector 27.5 x 2.4in rear
  • Seatpost: Kindshock Ragei
  • Saddle: Fabric Scoop Flat
  • Sizes: S,M,L,XL
  • Colours: Heritage Green

2021 Commencal Clash Origin

2021 Commencal Clash Origin
2021 Commencal Clash Origin
  • Frame: 2021 Clash, 170mm
  • Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select+
  • Fork: RockShox Yari RC 180mm
  • Stem: Ride Alpha Freeride, 40mm
  • Bar: Ride Alpha, 27.2mm Rise, 780mm, 31.8mm
  • Grips: Ride Alpha, DH Grips
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide T, 200mm
  • Shifter: Shimano Deore 10sp
  • Rear Mech: Shimano Deore 10sp
  • Cranks: Shimano Deore 10sp
  • Cassette: Shimano Deore 11-46t
  • Wheels: DT Swiss EX511 on DT 350
  • Tyres : Vee Tire Co Snap WCE 27.5 x 2.35 front, Vee Tire Co Flow Snap 27.5 x 2.35
  • Seatpost: Ride Alpha
  • Saddle: Fabric Scoop Flat
  • Sizes: S,M,L,XL
  • Colours: Graphite Blue

For more details head over to the Commencal website.


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