Commencal mountain bikes 2011

New carbon full-sus, hardtail and CrMo from Andorra

Commencal were showing off their 2011 mountain bike range at the recent Icebike show at UK distributors Madison, highlights of which were the new carbon Meta 5.5, 24" wheel Supreme downhill bike and Cromoly steel Absolut hardtail.

The first bike on our list of ‘oh my god, we want to ride this as soon as possible’ was the Meta 5.5 Carbon, complete with Fox Float RP23 rear shock, Fox Float RLC Fit 150mm fork with 15mm thru-axle. SRAM’s new X0 2x10 takes care of shifting, with Formula’s R1 brakes looking after the stopping.

Finishing kit includes Easton Haven bars and stem. Oh, and the price for this carbon badboy? £3299.99.

Staying with the carbon theme, the £3299.99 Super 4 Carbon is the shorter-travel sibling of the Meta 5.5, with Fox RLC Fit 120mm forks, Fox Float RL rear shock, SRAM X0, Formula R1 brakes and Easton EA90 wheelset.

Also available in aluminium, the Super 4 Pro comes with Fox RL fork with 120mm travel, Fox Float RL rear shock, Avid Juicy 3 brakes and a mix of SRAM X7, SRAM X9 and Shimano Deore for shifting. It’s got a Race Face Ride XC crankset and Mavic Crossride wheelset. This Pro version is £2199.99 and the entry level Comp is £1799.99.

The Ramones hardtail comes in steel as well as aluminium for 2011, built with 4130 Cromoly and decked out with Rockshox Revelation 150mm forks, Avid Elixir 3 brakes, a mix of Shimano Deore and XT for shifting, Race Face AM cranks and Spank Subrosa rims.

Moving onto the gravity bikes, the £1799.99 Supreme 24 is for the mini downhill rippers and comes with Marzocchi 55 RS 140mm forks, Marzocchi Coil R rear shock, Avid Juicy 3 brakes and a mix of Shimano Acera and Alivio for shifting.

Moving up the scale, the Supreme 6 has an updated frame for 2011 with adjustable headtube, comes with Fox 36 Van forks and Fox Van R rear shock, Avid Elixir 3 brakes, SRAM X7 shifting and FSA Gravity Moto X cranks. £2999.99 for this beast.

Keep an eye out on BikeRadar in the coming months for full reviews of the bikes in Commencal's new range, but for now, look at all the pics in our image gallery and let us know what you think of the new models in the comments section below.

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