Reworked from their top of the line 27.5″ wheeled downhill mountain bike, the all-new Commencal Supreme DH 29er gets a wheel-size specific frame, suspension and geometry to make the most of the increased roll over. And now that Amaury Pierron’s took it for a successful (and very fast) run at Val Di Sole, it’s ready for its public debut.
Still available as a 27.5″ bike also, the Supreme DH uses their HPP system with the updated one-piece rocker arm, oversized axle and secure contact system.
The rear brake mount includes a pinch-bolt rear axle retention to keep everything locked into place. It positions the caliper for a 200mm rotor only. The linkage is designed for a progressive finish to prevent harsh bottom outs, with a 10mm main axle on Enduro bearings to keep it stiff and solid while it’s handling said impacts.
The 29er gets 205mm rear wheel travel, down from 220mm on the 27.5″. It keeps the high running chain, letting it roll directly over the main pivot point for the rear triangle.
The frame is hydroformed 6066 alloy with internal cable routing that hides the ports behind the fork’s bump stops on the top tube.
Get it as a complete bike with Fox DHX2 shock and Factory 40 FLOAT fork, e*Thirteen drivetrain with 7-speed cassette and chain guide, e*Thirteen wheels, Maxxis Minion DHF II / DHR II tires, and their Meta housebrand cockpit. SRAM Code R brakes reel it in, and retail is $5,399.
Or get the Race Kit that comes standard with the wheels, fork, shock, cassette and chain guide, then build it up with your own parts or through their custom configurator. Starts at $4,599, which means you may as well just get the complete bike and sell off the bits you don’t want…or keep it as backups, because you know you’re gonna break stuff. Both the frameset and complete bike are available February 1, 2018.