shimstack's Commencal 7

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Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Commencal 2013 Meta SX
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch RT3 L Compression, M Rebound
Fork X-Fusion Vengeance HLR
Headset Cane Creek 40 Series
Handlebar Control Tech Venom Carbon
Stem Funn Rippa Stem
Grips Lizard Skins North Shore
Brakes Formula RX
Shifters Shimano XTR
Rear Derailleur Shimano Zee
Chainguide MRP AMG
Cranks SRAM XX1
Chainrings / Sprocket MRP Bling Ring
Bottom Bracket SRAM Pressfit GXP Bottom Bracket
Chain Shimano XT
Cassette / Rear Cog Shimano XT 11-36
Pedals Shimano XT Trail
Front Rim Spank Spike EVO
Rear Rim Spank Spike EVO
Hubs Industry Nine Torch
Spokes DT Swiss 2.0-1.8
Front Tire Michelin Wild Rock'r 2.25
Rear Tire Michelin Wild Rock'r 2.25
Saddle WTB Devo Carbon Saddle
Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth
Seatpost Clamp Other Straitline
General Info
Model Year 2013
Riding Type Trail / All-Mountain
Weight 31 lb 8 oz (14288 g)
  • shimstack

    9/9/2013 8:42 AM

    My Monarch RT3 tune is Low Compression, Mid Rebound.

    The Low Compression tune is awesome- this bike pedals really well without any platform/pro pedal, and the shock feels closer to a coil with minimal compression damping. I never touch the blue lever, even on fire road climbs. It just doesn't bob.

    I weigh 180ish with gear, and I run the shock at 195PSI. The rebound has to be set within a few clicks of full slow due to the high leverage ratio. I've also filled up the outer "volume spacer" sleeve on the shock with plastic shims to make it more progressive.

    This bike is awesome overall. I have a couple thousand miles on it so far, and I'd change two things about the frame:

    1. Make some room for a coil shock like CCDB. The pedaling performance would make this a great option for big rides.
    2. Do a carbon version and drop a couple pounds- but really that's only in my head. It never feels heavy while riding.

  • Si_66

    9/8/2013 4:41 AM

    What tune did you go for on the Monarch out of interest please??


  • shimstack

    4/22/2013 10:26 AM

    Yeah it's an XL, the reach on the L wasn't long enough with a short stem. The 150mm reverb stealth just barely worked!

  • syngltrkmnd

    4/22/2013 10:33 AM

    That looks sick. I ride XL frames as well.

  • syngltrkmnd

    4/22/2013 10:17 AM

    Looks sharp! Is that an XL? If so, double thumbs up.

  • shimstack

    4/22/2013 10:07 AM

    Woohoo! It's not nearly that clean now...

  • iceman2058

    4/22/2013 8:29 AM

    Bike of the Day April 22, 2013!

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