Dream Bike: Matt Thompson's Commencal Absolut 4X Ti 21

When you're 39 and have been shredding as hard as Matt Thompson has, you deserve a piece of bike jewelry. Check out his Commencal Absolut 4X Ti
- RockShox Reba Team lowered to 80mm with 20mm mAxle lowers
- SRAM X0 short cage rear derailleur
- SRAM X0 shifter (rear only)
- SRAM 11-23 tooth cassette
- SRAM X0 Rear disc brake
- Truvativ Noir Cranks
- e.thirteen LG-1 chainguide
- e.thirteen Guide Ring, 36t
- Burgtec Ride Wide Bars, 40mm rise, 750mm width
- Burgtec Penthouse Flats pedals
- Thomson Elite X4 Stem, 50mm by 0-degrees
- Thomson Elite Seat Post
- SDG Ti Fly Saddle
- Sensus Grips
- Intense Tires System 4, 2.25 Front
- Intense Tires Microknobby 2.1 Rear
- Cane Creek integrated headset.

Credit: gordo with action by k.shiz
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21 comments
  • ballr

    10/20/2010 9:40 AM

    @christain vdw: my frame is mint. Every detail about it is perfect and I wouldn't change it for the world.

  • Christiaan_van der Laan

    10/20/2010 1:23 AM

    I hope his frame is weleded better then mine was, gusset ad headtube not straight on the frame, internal cups for the headset bearings not straight etc, very disappointed, I sent it back, will never by commencal again

  • karlrogne

    10/16/2010 12:11 AM

    Damn, I am late to the party again! Looks like everyone had a good time without me though. Where's Wentsy?

  • Hubbard

    10/15/2010 8:39 PM

    Come on Matt F Dans comp that guy was always a huge d%@k to me when I was a kid. If your going to shop online Albe's is the way to go.

  • Sven Martin

    10/15/2010 7:32 PM

    can't believe matt sold out on the color matching. Def getting soft in his old age. Matt i got some sick red alloy valve caps for you.

  • kidwoo

    10/15/2010 3:37 PM

    Nah, I just want people to start saying 'racing trousers' on a regular basis.

    Like "what new racing trousers will go well with my sick ass star spangled ti hardtail with the left blinker always on?'

  • sspomer

    10/15/2010 3:32 PM

    subscriptions...lol, i get it (because i actually read it this time). woo, you know you want to be banned.

  • kidwoo

    10/15/2010 3:15 PM

    I'll be honest man......I was sitting here thinking it might not be polite to make geriatric jokes if you really did have a senior moment. I caught it but I just didn't want to get yelled at for being on your lawn your lawn or anything.


    Hey screw you spomer. I'm going back to ridemonkey to argue about racing trousers.

  • ballr

    10/15/2010 3:12 PM

    damn, neither of you got my joke. SUBscriptions? shit, back to the drawing board.

  • sspomer

    10/15/2010 3:07 PM

    don't make me ban you guys for talking too much!

  • kidwoo

    10/15/2010 3:01 PM

    You'll definitely be the envy of the blue plate special crowd when you roll up on that bike. Everybody's going to look at their coup de villes and lincoln continentals and just sigh.

  • ballr

    10/15/2010 2:57 PM

    would love to stay & chat but I've got to stop by the pharmacy to pick up my subscriptions before the line gets too long at Golden Corral for the early bird special.

  • bturman

    10/15/2010 2:55 PM

    I just laughed out loud at woo's comments about the contour. Was pretty awkward around all these super quiet robot engineer type. Thanks.

    Sick bike, MT.

  • kidwoo

    10/15/2010 2:51 PM

    That's just the metamucil talkin. Just need to git yerself one of them rad new countour cameras with a gps. I wore one home from the bar last night and that thing plots some swervin like no other. I had my own slalom race going on apparently. But I totally know how to get back to the bar now.

  • ballr

    10/15/2010 2:46 PM

    @woo: I'm told it's best to have a guide with you if you might get lost. Never know what you might find out there.

  • kidwoo

    10/15/2010 2:41 PM

    @ballr: yeah who the hell drags a pimp ass dirt jumper out into the deep woods? I heard on the radio that getting lost easily is a sign of early onset dementia and that it might be time to turn in that driver's license. Just make sure you're riding that bike with your left blinker on all the time and 20mph below the speed limit.

  • Lars_Sternberg

    10/15/2010 2:38 PM

    Hells yeah Matty! you deserve it brutha

  • ballr

    10/15/2010 2:36 PM

    swelling prostate? nah, those pipes get cleaned out on the regular. No shortage of exercise for those systems at least.

    good backdrop on those pics, huh Woo?

  • sspomer

    10/15/2010 2:35 PM

    (YES! was anxiously awaiting a woo'ment!)

  • kidwoo

    10/15/2010 2:31 PM

    Yeah at matt's age, that extra compliance of titanium will be a lot easier on his decreasing bone density and swelling prostate. Good call!

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