For 2014 Commencal has been busy to say the least. Check inside for some shots of their 2014 product lineup as well as iXS’s Trail RS helmet and XMatter protection.
Garage Gator allows you to store your bikes above the ground
Looking to store your bikes in an elevated manner? Garage Gator is here to save the day.
Garage Gator Motor
The Garage Gator allows you to raise and lower your bikes quickly with a garage-like setup. Available in a 3 models, 220, 120, and hand crank.
Commencal has a full lineup of bikes to pick from no matter what your discipline is, as long as its a mountain bike. We visited Commencal awhile back in their hometown of Andorra and they’ve updated their product range quite a bit since then.
Supreme 20 - 20" Supreme for your little shredder
They’ve been busy expanding their product range and now have a wide variety of options for younger riders looking to get into the sport. There isn’t a lot of options available for younger kids looking to get their gravity fix in but Commencal has a few options for them. Sizing is limited in this product range but it’s nice to see the void being filled for young riders.
Supreme 24 - 24" wheel'd Supreme
Moving up the food chain, Commencal has the Supreme DH available in a variety of trim packages as well as the Supreme FR. With riders always looking to get down the hill the fastest Commencal has been experimenting with a 650b Commencal Supreme as well.
Moving into the Trail Bike / All Mountain / Enduro bike area Commencal has the Meta SX, Meta AM, and the Meta Hip Hop.
The META SX Factory, high-quality at every levels: geometries, equipment, choice of components. And knowing also very well how to pedal, this 160mm travel META loves to play with the trails especially when it is points down and everything rolls really easily.
Meta Hip Hop
Evolution form the Meta SX, this is the META line’s latest little monster. Very nervous and fun with 120mm of rear travel, this is the ultimate bike for those who aren’t afraid of rhythm sections, gaps and tight corners.
Meta AM 650b / 27.5
Remy Absalon has been shredding on the Meta AM 650b this year in the Enduro races. His results seem to indicate that he’s been getting along well on the Commencal. Geometry has been revamped on the Meta 650b to accommodate the bigger wheels and the various geometry tweaks needed to keep the bike working as expected with the slightly larger wheel.
In the USA, Commencal is distrusted through seven02 which also distributes BOS suspension.
iXS had their new Trail RS helmet on display that is aimed at the Enduro rider. Like many popular Enduro helmets, the Trail RS wraps around the lower part of your head for additional protection should a crash occur.
iXS Trail RS and Metis DH
full inmould coverage for optimized absorbtion and weight
aeration system with 22 large vents and internal air channels
adjustable bolt system MX style visor, optimized
felxibility and full visual field
crash release visor
Dual-Compound dial adjuster
Ergo-Fit Ultra, fully flexible and adjustable retention system
Dual-Compound head ring for highest comfort and optimized fit
Dual-Inmould, lower 360 degree inmould shell to prevent from damage
Y-Clip adjustable strap system
ratchet safety closure
SM (54-58cm), ML (58-62cm)
EN1078 & CPCS certified
Moving into the protection range of things, iXS has a new material they’ve developed called X-Matter. It reacts to impacts and achieves its high impact traits through a unique high-energy impact absorbing design through the use of their open cell formula (think tiny air bubbles sized differently inside of the padding itself).
iXS was able to conform the padding to a variety of shapes to best suit the application and form needed. iXS reports that as the material is compressed, the internal air gaps allow for the pad to increase the resistance to help stop injury and slow the hit down essentially.
The XMatter (“X-Matter ™ ” – high impact absorption, energy absorbing, open cell, slow rebound foam compound) is available in a wide variety of the 2014 iXS pads that you can see below.