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Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal META HT AM Essential 2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal META HT AM Essential 2018
Commencal META HT AM Essential

Commencal has long been of the belief that “it’s better to have a good hardtail than a bad full suspension bike.” The Commencal META HT has very similar numbers to the full bounce version and even sports a similarly aggressive looking silhouette. As hardtails go, this one looked from the off like it was going to be fun. The AM…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Meta AM V4.2 Race 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Meta AM V4.2 Race 2017
Commencal Meta AM V4.2 Race

The Commencal Meta range has a pedigree that seems to go back to the dawn of time almost, it’s been a hugely popular bike for the brand. In the early days it was defining All Mountain and these days is synonymous with enduro. Available in various guises we were big fans of the new Meta 4 when it was launched…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Meta HT AM Race 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Meta HT AM Race 2017
Commencal Meta HT AM Race

Hardtails are still very much commonplace around the world, but there are only a few countries in the world that produce the type of bike we have here. The UK, Canada, they've been at it for years, but the Andorran brand have also been on the same page for some time. What I'm referring to is the idea of a hardtail,…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Meta AM V4 Ride 650B Edition Black 2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Meta AM V4 Ride 650B Edition Black 2016
Commencal Meta AM V4 Ride 650B Edition Black

Andorra based Commencal have already created an impressive Meta V4 line up, and not ones to rest on their laurels have added two new limited edition versions to the mix. The ‘Race Brushed’ model sports higher spec, and, of course, price tag. The ‘Ride’ edition we have here, still comes dressed in some fine attire though! It features the same…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Meta HT AM 650B Race  2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Meta HT AM 650B Race  2016
Commencal Meta HT AM 650B Race

Everyone needs a hardtail in their life, fact. Not only do they teach you how to ride properly, but they also provide endless amounts of fun and excitement, at any speed. With the recent, frenzied developments in full suspension bikes, an opportunity has risen for bike manufacturers to take a seat back at the drawing board and create a modern…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Supreme DH V4  2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Supreme DH V4  2016
Commencal Supreme DH V4

The standout feature of the new Commencal Supreme DH V4 is the obvious deviation from the established norm in suspension design. There’s method in their madness, though, which has created one of the most exciting and fun downhill bikes in recent years. The foundation to their idea is simple: short bikes are fun and great to ride on technical terrain,…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Meta AM V4  2015
Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Meta AM V4  2015
Commencal Meta AM V4

One bike to do it all! I wonder if the Hobbits were as sceptical when they heard a similar phrase! For years my stable of bikes has increased, with each individual bike having a very specific and narrowed use, a downhill bike, a trail bike, an XC bike, a jump bike, and so the list goes on. Try and throw…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Meta Trail Race 650  2015
Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Meta Trail Race 650  2015
Commencal Meta Trail Race 650

The Meta V4 Trail Race from Commencal is a 120mm travel bike designed to be fast and nimble on a wide variety of terrain. It utilises the same Contact System suspension set-up as its bigger brother that we reviewed a few issues ago. The system has been fine-tuned for the type of terrain this bike is aimed for and the…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Meta V4 Race  2015
Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Meta V4 Race  2015
Commencal Meta V4 Race

The Meta V4 line up is an impressive one; it features four levels of bike, the Origin, Essential, Race Plus and the World Cup. All of the models feature the same 6066 Aluminium Triple Butted hydroformed frame based around the new Contact System suspension platform. The new design mounts the shock on the top tube and uses a simple two-stage…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Meta AM 3  2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Meta AM 3  2014
Commencal Meta AM 3

Commencal have always had a logical approach to designing and building mountain bikes and that is set to continue. Rather than come down heavily on one side or another in the great wheel size debate they have released the Meta in all three. Pick the one that best suits the way you ride and the trails you ride. Simple. On…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Meta AM Girly 27.5  2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Meta AM Girly 27.5  2014
Commencal Meta AM Girly 27.5

Intro I must admit to being slightly adverse to anything with names such as ‘Flower/Bliss/ Diva’ when it comes to female specific products in the extreme sports world, so when it came to the women’s Commencal Meta AM Girly you can imagine my scrunched-up nose response. However, I confess I have eaten humble pie in a BIG way this time.…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Meta SL 4  2013
Mountain Bike Reviews - Commencal Meta SL 4  2013
Commencal Meta SL 4

Commencal are a brand that have done things very much their own way and have built a great reputation for bomber bikes that are an out and out joy to ride gravity assisted. The Meta SL has been developed to fill the gap in their range at the 120mm trail bike spot. Our Meta SL 4 sported the same lovely…

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The Verbier Bikepark has a big reputation as one of the places where you can really challenge yourself. The 'Tires Fire' track is DH World…

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3 months ago

Kilian Bron re-started training in order to prepare for the upcoming Mountain Of Hell and Megavalanche. The first was this weekend ! So, he decided…

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GWYRDD means the colour green in Welsh and the vibe of this edit is inspired by the beautiful scenery and deep green forests of Wales. Martin Lebl…

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4 months ago

How's this for a Monday Motivator? The 10 year old Xavi decided to give back to the hospital that saved his life when he was…

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4 months ago

Enduro is 20 years old. Even if all other mountain bike practices are directly derived from other sports, enduro is specific. Some people think of…

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6 months ago

Commencal are proud to announce today that Brett Rheeder will be joining the Canadian athlete roster for 2022 and the upcoming years. Rheeder has taken a…

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6 months ago

Rewind back to last year in Leogang where a prototype SUPREME DH was presented, code name P019. “It's a prototype, a lab bike that means…

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7 months ago

Grab that popcorn, crack open that brew. Here is a 75 minute long documentary by Commencal on DH racing. The behind the scenes, the hard…

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7 months ago

SixSixOne Partner with Commencal/Muc-Off Pro Team With a long history protecting riders chasing fun or battling the clock SIXSIXONE are delighted to announce a new…

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8 months ago

Combine Urban Exploration with mountain bikes and you have the ingredients for a sick edit. Watch Antoni Villoni ride an abandoned prison!

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8 months ago

As another Enduro World Series season approaches, COMMENCAL announces an all-new project, entirely dedicated to enduro - The COMMENCAL ENDURO PROJECT! There are no less…

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8 months ago

The Commencal Vee downhill team is excited to announce a new title sponsor and a host of up and coming talented riders. Joining team founder…

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Bikeparks have been around for a few decades now. Where did they come from, how did they develop and what has changed over the years?

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An institution in their own rights, Sven and Boris are two of the best photographers in the business and have produced countless iconic images. Samantha Dugon finds out more about this dynamic duo.

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Issue 58

Win some great IMB merchandise this issue as we launch our new shop!

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More images with no particular place to call home this issue!

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Having dreamed of this trip for years, Michael Overbeck heads to the Yukon for some true mountain bike adventures. Remote and beautiful, the Yukon offers unrivalled wilderness for those motivated enough to seek it out and discover what's on offer.

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