BMX style, affordable, and with 29×2.2″ slick tires, the Commencal Uptown MaxMax is made for the city. There are other Uptown models, but the MaxMax features a single speed, chromoly frame and simple graphics to make it a sleuthy bike for attacking the streets.
Commencal is a full line bike brand out of Andorra, known mostly to Americans as a mountain bike brand due to their racing team. Now, with an office in California, Commencal is branching out to selling bikes in the USA, and we will start to see a lot more of their wide range of models.
Click more to see the full line of features you can get on the MaxMax for just $469.
Normally, affordable bikes like this are not available in more than one or two sizes, but Commencal gives the Uptown line a full range of 4 mountain sizes. And the geometry is modern and well laid out, meaning that the MaxMax could also double as a budget single speed mountain bike by just swapping in a set of knobbies. The 69.5 head tube angle is pretty much on par with trends for hardtail 29ers, and the 480mm fork length means you can also pop in a 100mm travel suspension fork without messing up the geometry.
The coolest feature for the $469 price though is the internal cable routing for the rear brake through the top tube. Say what you will about the maintenance and installation of internally routed cables, its a pretty cool feature to have on a budget minded bike like this.
- FRAME / Uptown Crmo 29’’ VB, internal cable routing, fenders ready
- FORK / Uptown Crmo 29’’ VB, fenders ready
- HEADSET / 1’’1/8 integrated, campy style, sealed bearings
- STEM / COMMENCAL, BMX style, 50mm, Ø22,2mm, 0° angle
- BAR / COMMENCAL Crmo, 2’’ rise, Ø22,2mm, 640mm
- GRIPS / COMMENCAL, Ø32mm, SOFT COMPOUND
- BRAKES / V-brake linear spring
- BOTTOM BRACKET / BB 68MM, cartridge bearing
- CRANKS / Forged 36T, double plastic chainguard 170mm on S, 175mm on M/L/XL
- CHAIN / YABAN singlespeed
- CASSETTE / 17t freewheel
- RIMS / 29’’ 36H double wall, 24,5mm, pin joint
- HUBS / 36H, loose ball, Nutted
- SPOKES-NIPPLES / Spoke Steel 1,8mm black – Nipple brass 12mm black
- TIRES / FREEDOM Slick 29×2.2
- SEATPOST / Alloy no offset Ø27,2mm, 350mm
- SADDLE / COMMENCAL URBAN, steel black rails, soft pading
- ACCESSORIES / Low Profile flat pedals
- COLOR / Matt Black, Matt White, Matt Titanium Grey
- BIKE WEIGHT(kg/lbs) / 12,8 kg / 28,22 lbs