Commencal DH bike prototype

Commencal downhill bike

Commencal DH cycle prototype

Commencal's existing production bicycle wasn't available on the market for that lengthy, and Rémi Thirion has received the right success aboard a race-tuned form of that extremely device. Irrespective, the Andorran company has actually seen fit to develop an entirely brand new chassis which is nothing like the bike Rémi was racing on for the previous few periods. That said, the fundamental suspension design does harken back into the most successful downhill battle bicycles when you look at the reputation for the activity, albeit with a few more sophisticated design cues. A very high main pivot place provides a substantial amount of rearward wheel travel.The linkage is based reasonable in the frame.Suspension Design

This new 650B wheeled bike, which Commencal is calling the Supreme DH V4, recreations 220mm of backside wheel vacation via a design that's different as to what the company utilized on the last downhill bicycle, although it continues to be classified as just one pivot system. An extremely large main pivot is combined with a linkage which is situated reduced regarding frame, and there is also an idler pulley mounted inline because of the pivot to prevent huge quantities of chain growth that could occur otherwise. Commencal are calling the layout 'large Pivot Point', which can be pretty self explanatory, and it also was first tested on a 160mm travel all-mountain bike to see should they liked how it performed and also to fine tune pivot locations.

The V4's large primary pivot gives them the rearward axle road which they were hoping to find: ''?Commencal to get the correct back wheel path, which prevents stumbling over obstacles and carries a higher rate through harsh sections. It dates back to significant idea for downhill - rate.'' As previously mentioned above, Commencal knew which they necessary to use an idler pulley to approach the string over the main pivot, and invested time tinkering with different pulley placements to get the type of pedalling performance which they desired, saying ''specifically, by setting the idler in the swing arm in a precise place, we wanted to create an anti-squat value sufficient to be lively whenever needed, regarding a corner, for example.''

The 267mm eye-to-eye surprise is installed almost as low as possible regarding the framework, and it is squeezed via a tidy linkage that's believed to offer a really comparable experience to Commencal's previous downhill cycle, at least in the 1st 200mm of travel, before providing a hefty number of ramp-up within the last few 20mm to keep the rider from the bottom of the swing.

The chain is routed up-and-over an idler pulley that is inline using primary pivot.Commencal tested the high pivot layout on a 160mm vacation all-mountain cycle before starting in on a DH version.Axle course evaluations, with the brand-new V4 being different through the older bikes.V4 Geometry
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