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​Commencal launched their innovative and fairly unique High Pivot Point (HPP) Supreme DH V4 last year, and whilst we had many good things to say about the way it rode, it was always going to be a very short bike, especially in today's world of growing top tubes and ever increasing reach numbers. Case in point: our 6'0 (1m84) tester rode an XL and it was certainly not too long - far from it. Well, Commencal has gone back to the drawing board and they have come up with the V4.2, adding anywhere from 3mm to 23mm to the reach across the different sizes. Note that like on the V4 you can also get optional +5mm or +10mm headset cups to stretch out the reach even further, and the optional +5mm chainstay dropouts from the V4 are also still available if you are looking for even more high-speed stability.

 

As for the rest of the updates, Commencal have made some changes to the linkage of the HPP suspension system, for a cleaner look and greater ease of maintenance. The new bikes will be available in February 2017. Details below!

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Changes To the Linkage

The linkage system gains a one-piece rocker and a cleaner, bridge-less design for 2017. Commencal says it's now also stiffer, lighter, and more comfortable.

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2017 Commencal Supreme DH V4.2 Geometry

The V4.2 gains from 3 to 23mm of extra reach for 2017, while the rest of the numbers remain as is. Note that the chainstays appear to be super short on paper, but since they actually grow by ~40mm when the suspension cycles they end up average to long when in actual use.

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Evolution of Geo V4/V4.2

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Build Kits and Pricing

With FOX now on board as a suspension partner, the range sees the addition of a new, high-end build. At the very low-end, the "Origin" build disappears for 2017.

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For more information, head on over to www.commencal.com.

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