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Commencal introduces the Supreme DH V4.2

Earlier this year, French bike manufacturer Commencal dropped the Supreme DH V4 on the downhill world. A little more than 6 months later, and as if they’re a tech company, they’re bringing us the Supreme DH V4.2, which features an improved linkage system, a new geometry and a new one-piece rocker.

Enough talking, let’s check out the new rig and see what Commencal has to say about their brand new Supreme DH V4.2.

Just like it’s predecessor, the V4.2 featured Commencal’s patented High Pivot Point, or HPP, system. This, in their words, has the following advantages; optimised wheel path, reduced kickback and high Anti-Squat for better pedalling.

“The rear wheel moves backwards and what better tool to absorb hits? This rearward axle path extends the chainstay length, bringing more stability and grip. It’s simple and effective. To counter the influence of the chain, there is an idler positioned near the main pivot, which eliminates harmful kickback.”

Geometry

Supreme DH V4.2

Commencal has made all their frame sizes slightly longer. The difference is negligible on their smallest frame, but at the L and XL sizes, the frame is extended by more than 2 centimetres, with 2.3cm and 3cm respectively.

We’re curious to see how this change will influence the bike on the World Cup circuit. Commencal, if you’re reading this, we would love to test one.

Contact System

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The new one-piece rocker has a number of advantages over the old one, including increased stability and a great performance to weight ratio. It’s also easier to clean than the 2016 model.

Adding to that, the anchor contact system is also significantly lighter than before.

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Commencal Supreme V4 2016

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Commencal Supreme V4.2 2017

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Commencal Supreme V4 2016

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Commencal Supreme V4.2 2017

So what’s this all going to cost?

Commencal has 4 different options in store for the Supreme V4.2 once it hits bike stores in Spring 2017. Check out the builds and prices below. Looks like YT might have some competition when it comes to price-part ratios.

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We’ll let you know once we get out mitts on one! So make sure to check back regularly.

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