Commencal unleash their new SUPREME DH V5

Rewind back to last year in Leogang where Commencal revealed a prototype SUPREME DH, code name P019.

It had more than a few people squinting to see what magic had been added to one of the most successful bikes on the WC circuit.

Come 2022, they’ve dropped the results of last season’s worth of hard work on the ground plus three years of reflection.

This is the SUPREME DH V5.
The result of the perfect synergy of work between Commencal riders and their inhouse R&D department, with one clear objective, to be in the green at all the splits.

The terms were simple… To make a bike with no compromises, which works very well whatever the type of track and which gives the rider confidence. Alongside the evolution of the discipline itself, we could see that the time when you could make a strategic choice on the settings of the bike at the start of the season is over. For example, making it very efficient, or very comfortable. Race tracks are complete and varied, and it takes versatility. Additionally, the level is so high that riders have to spend a lot of time working on their lines on track and they have less time to think about bike settings. In the technical sense, we chose to work on the ‘virtual high pivot point’ kinematics. Using a 6 bar system allows us to create an ideally controlled virtual pivot point trajectory and suspension leverage ratio evolution, regardless of the range of travel used. The result is a significant improvement in the balance, shock absorption and overall liveliness of the bike. That was the goal and that’s what we’ve got!
-Arthur Quet

Availability :
– Frames & A La Carte : End of 2022
– Complete bikes: Beginning of 2023