Commencal Ramones 2013 UPDATED 29.05.15

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Commencal Ramones 2013 UPDATED 29.05.15

Postby brucie45 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 09:36 am

Hi all, just thought I would share my new bike with you. It is a Commencal Ramone Cromo 2013 model. I had it delivered yesterday and built it up. Overall I am very happy with the bike. The spec for the drivtrain parts is a tad lower than I would have liked but the bike was well below budget and I will upgrade as much as possible. I think it look fantastic.

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FRAME - New Ramones Crmo
FORK - Fox Float 32 CTD O/C 150 mm
HEADSET - Neco Integrated Campy Style
STEM - Commençal OS 50mm
BARS - Commençal Ramones 1"OS 6061, 730mm
GRIPS - New Commençal Lock on
BRAKES - Formula RX12 180/160
SHIFTERS - Sram X5 10spd
CHAIN DEVICE - Sram X5
REAR MECH - SRAM X7 10s
BOTTOM BRACKET - Truvativ powerspline
CRANKS - Truvativ Blaze 24/36/Bashguard
CHAIN - Yaban 10s
CASSETTE Sram PG1030 10s 11-36
RIMS - Jalco light double wall for Commençal
HUBS - Commençal disc 15mm front, sealed bearings
TIRES - Onza Ibex 2,25 front, Onza Canis 2,25 Rear, skinwall
SEATPOST - Commençal no offset
SADDLE - Commençal Ramones by Velo

BIKE WEIGHT 28LBS


What would you upgrade with £600??
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Re: Commencal Ramones 2013

Postby HarryK » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:15 am

Those skinwall tyres look killer! Thats a great looking bike, if I had £600 to upgrade I'd probably stick a type 2 sram mech on to keep then chain in check and get a dropper post on there too. Aside from that maybe some slightly wider bars?

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Re: Commencal Ramones 2013

Postby Pesky Jones » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:22 am

I'd build another bike with £600! That bike looks good enough. What type of riding you gunna use it for?

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Re: Commencal Ramones 2013

Postby brucie45 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:30 am

Thanks Harryk. I think I want to upgrade Crank & BB also all the gearing, then just looking for the right wheels. Deffo keeping the Tyres, makes the bike stand out. I have always used nobby nics but we shall see how the Onza's are.

Pesky Jones, I have already got two bikes, this one is the main bike but I have a Carrera Subway just to commute on, I set a budget of 2k and this one came in at £1400 so the rest is to upgrade. Another bike is not really an option. I mainly ride trial centres but just didnt like riding my Cannondale Rize. I am involved in a local MTB Team, they maily ride DH and have built some really cool DH runs at some local trails. This bike was purchased with a view to withstand some of that abuse. haha
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Re: Commencal Ramones 2013

Postby Pesky Jones » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:33 am

Yeah fair enough, I wasn't really suggesting you build another bike - just pointing out that it's possible! Yeah this should be good for that - enjoy!

Maybe save that £600 - and replace components when they break

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Re: Commencal Ramones 2013

Postby brucie45 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:37 am

Yeah thats not a bad shout, I'll give it a good run in next week at Cannock and see how it performs before I make any changes. Need to hide the money before the Mrs makes me spend it on her ;-)
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Re: Commencal Ramones 2013

Postby lawman » Fri Jun 14, 2013 20:52 pm

That looks chuffing nice! Skinwalls should never have died, they still look fantastic when done right on a bike! I'd upgrade the wheels, probably some superstar/stans and the drivetrain, zee or slx cranks as personally I'd run 1x10 on it and definitely a clutch mech. Whatever you do though, enjoy the bike!

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Re: Commencal Ramones 2013 **Upgrades**

Postby brucie45 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 09:25 am

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As you can see I have made a few upgrades:

Seat - Madison Flux £22.99
Grips - Superstar - £12.00
Rotor Bolts £5.00
Stans Flows/Switch hubs £160.00
Tubless Conversion Kit £25.00
SLX 10 speed cassette £50.00
Pedals Euxstar - £49.00
Watch this space for more upgrades, next up is 1x10 conversion all SLX and a dropper post.
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Re: Commencal Ramones 2013 **Upgrades**

Postby knobfer » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:29 pm

I have the same bike and have upgraded it with a Reverb. Its now the best ever! Could not live without it. Next on my list is a Renthal Fatbar Lite, or maybe those snazzy pedals you have!

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Re: Commencal Ramones 2013 **Upgrades**

Postby brucie45 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 14:17 pm

I think we must be the only two people who own these bikes in the UK, not sure if thats a good or bad thing. Might start a Commencal Ramones thread now........ not

Yeah, just had the dropper last week. Makes all the difference. Just a few little things left to do, mainly 1x10 conversion, just need to spec the parts first.

Put some pics up on the forum knobfer :D
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Re: Commencal Ramones 2013 **Upgrades**

Postby knobfer » Fri Sep 06, 2013 18:52 pm

I just need to put a different saddle on else it looks pretty much the same as when I got it, then pics ahoy!

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Re: Commencal Ramones 2013 **Upgrades**

Postby appy » Fri Oct 04, 2013 19:51 pm

Hi Guys
Thinking of getting one of these (its this or the 456 evo) What size did you get and how tall are you?
Cheers

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Re: Commencal Ramones 2013 **Upgrades**

Postby knobfer » Sat Oct 05, 2013 05:03 am

I am 5'8 and bought the medium size and it is absolutely perfect!

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Re: Commencal Ramones 2013 **Upgrades**

Postby felix.london » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:14 am

Seriously thinking of upgrading the '06 Rockhopper's only remaining original part...

...the frame! With one of these bad boys. All the parts should swap over with no issues at all (The 120mm Reba would be perfect I reckon), slack geo - much more suited to 'round these parts. Chromoly tubes, which would take me back nicely to my early 90's first MTB life...and looks awesome! And for £300 atm seems like a bit of a bargain to me

Do you know how much the frames weigh?
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Re: Commencal Ramones 2013 **Upgrades**

Postby knobfer » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:52 pm

Not sure on the frames weight but I can tell you the total weight is 12.8kg so I'd imagine the frame to be quite heavy.

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Re: Commencal Ramones 2013 **Upgrades**

Postby felix.london » Mon Oct 07, 2013 16:02 pm

Just got an email from Commençal. Medium comes in at 2.7kg, bit of a lump but not too bad. I wonder how much my Rockhopper frame weighs, probably about the same?
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Re: Commencal Ramones 2013 **Upgrades**

Postby lawman » Mon Oct 07, 2013 17:52 pm

felix.london wrote:Just got an email from Commençal. Medium comes in at 2.7kg, bit of a lump but not too bad. I wonder how much my Rockhopper frame weighs, probably about the same?


An alloy rockhopper frame would be sub 2kg I think, so you're looking at a good 7-800g added at least. Just from moving from the 456c to the Stanton, all other things being equal I added a KG easily, so about 2lb just in the frame. Ideally you'd have titanium for a HT frame, but alas it's pretty damn expensive these days!

Back to the OP's bike though, seriously every time I look at it I wish more people did skinwall tyres, they really do look flippin' awesome!

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Re: Commencal Ramones 2013 **Upgrades**

Postby brucie45 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 08:00 am

lawman wrote:
felix.london wrote:Just got an email from Commençal. Medium comes in at 2.7kg, bit of a lump but not too bad. I wonder how much my Rockhopper frame weighs, probably about the same?


An alloy rockhopper frame would be sub 2kg I think, so you're looking at a good 7-800g added at least. Just from moving from the 456c to the Stanton, all other things being equal I added a KG easily, so about 2lb just in the frame. Ideally you'd have titanium for a HT frame, but alas it's pretty damn expensive these days!

Back to the OP's bike though, seriously every time I look at it I wish more people did skinwall tyres, they really do look flippin' awesome!


Thanks lawman, out of all the bikes I was looking at (456c, Cotic soul, etc) I just kept going back to this one, then as soon as I saw the price drop I couldnt resist.

Felix, one thing I have noticed since owning the bike is they seem to be ultra rare, I have never seen anyone else out and about on one of these and I have only ever spoken to one othe owner (above). Not sure whether its a good or a bad thing but I like the exclusiveness.
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Re: Commencal Ramones 2013 **Upgrades**

Postby brucie45 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 13:27 pm

appy wrote:Hi Guys
Thinking of getting one of these (its this or the 456 evo) What size did you get and how tall are you?
Cheers


Sorry appy, didnt see your post there. I am 6,3" and ride a large and i just about get away with it. I think I would just about get away with an xl also
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Re: Commencal Ramones 2013 **Upgrades**

Postby knobfer » Thu Oct 31, 2013 08:25 am

Have you heard about the possible fox suspension forks recall on this bike? You need to enter the serial number on mojo's website. I havent checked mine yet but I have been sent the link.
http://www.ridefox.com/content.php?c=recall#recallinfo
I was contacted last night from free flow bikes on the matter. (good customer service in my opinion)
They say not to ride the bike until you have checked..


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