There’s nothing quite like downhill bikes. They’re dedicated to one thing – being the absolute fastest machines on two wheels while at the limit. The new Commencal Supreme V5 is no exception, featuring a high-pivot six-bar suspension design made to erase the rocks and roots littering downhill world cup tracks.
This year’s Supreme from Commencal/Muc-Off by Riding Addiction is full of the highest-level parts, all designed to help the team get the exact ride feel they need to go fast.
Team Manager Thibaut Ruffain gave us some insights to this frame's design, and what has been accomplished with the ENVE x Commencal partnership:
"The COMMENCAL SUPREME DH V5 frame offers a lot of adjustment possibilities which allows our tech team to adapt the bike to each course. Riders can go from one frame set up to a completely different one from a race to another, different flip orientation, different seat stay bridge stiffness, bottom bracket heights, cockpit heights. It's the very same suspension wise which explains why we see so many data acquisition tools on the bikes nowadays.
"The ENVE wheels combined with SCHWALBE tires setup has allowed us to go through the 2023 race season without any broken rim or flat tire while providing a great ride feel and confidence. The R&D from both parts and hours of testing with the team over the past few years has paid off and we're looking forward to bringing this momentum in 2024."
Frame: COMMENCAL SUPREME DH V5 - 220mm - Mullet - High Virtual Contact System
Fork: FOX 40 FACTORY 29" 203mm
Shock: FOX FLOAT X2 FACTORY
Rims: ENVE Dark 6 x ENVE Rim Strip
Hubs: ENVE Dark 6
Spoke: CN SPOKE DB404
Tires: SCHWALBE MAGIC MARY FIRST RIDE 29"x2.40 front - SCHWALBE TACKY CHAN FIRST RIDE 27.5"x2.40 rear
Valves & Sealant & Shine: MUC-OFF
Derailleur & Shifter: SRAM X01 DH - 7 speed Medium Cage
Cassette & Chain: SRAM XG-795 Mini Block - 7 speed x SRAM PC 1170
Crankset: SRAM X01 DH - 165mm 36T
Brakes: SRAM CODE ULTIMATE STEALTH
Rotors: SRAM HS2 - 220mm
Handlebar: BURGTEC RIDE WIDE ALLOY DH - 31.8mm diameter 30mm rise
Stem: BURGTEC DIRECT MOUNT MK3 - 31.8mm diameter 45mm length
Seatpost: BURGTEC XPRESS ALLOY - 31.6mm diameter
Saddles: FIZIK ALPACA X5
Pedals: HT X3Ti
Grips: ODI ELITE PRO
Headset: CHRIS KING DROPSET 4 x WORKS COMPONENT adjustable cups
Chain Guide: E*THIRTEEN LG1 PLUS Bottom Only x Compact Upper Slider
Tire Inserts: RIMPACT ORIGINAL V2 (rear only)