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What do you get when Sir Lyle Kensington III and COMMENCAL work together? The ultimate slopestyle, 4x and slalom machine. Details below.

—FredLikesTrikes
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Kyle Strait's New Bike : COMMENCAL's ABSOLUT SX Kyle STRAIT 6

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“This is what I wanted, it’s MADE FOR ME!” -Kyle Strait.

Perhaps you noticed whilst looking at pictures of Kyle Strait at Crankworx in Rotorua, that he was a riding a COMMENCAL bike that’s not even available for sale. Yet! Introducing the new version of the ABSOLUT SX, part of the 2017 range!

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The request came from Kyle Strait and it was simple, he needed a bike capable of riding 4X, Dual Slalom and Slopestyle. The suspension was developed especially with this bike in mind; it's very progressive in order to accommodate big impacts. The shape of the progression curve helps keep the first strokes of the suspension sensitive and responsive. This is because during 4X/Dual Slalom, grip must be optimised without the bike becoming twitchy and in Slopestyle, the suspension is simply stiffened to cushion big hits.

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What about the name? ABSOLUT SX Kyle Strait was obvious really. It's his bike!

So what does Kyle himself think?

"I am so happy to finally have a frame that fits all of my needs and that I am so stoked to put my name on. Working with the COMMENCAL team on this frame has been a breeze and I cannot thank them enough. Man, we thought of it all on this thing; everything from the strength of the frame, the sizing, all the way to setting up the suspension platform to fit the needs of such a specific frame type. From the first time I hopped on the bike I knew it was exactly what we needed and not to mention, the color and graphics are bitchin!" - Strait

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The Facts

  • 26-Inch wheels, 150*12 rear axle to maximise strength, stiffness and clearance of the rear wheel
  • 100mm travel, designed for the use of 120mm forks
  • Lower ratio so as not to exceed the pressure recommendations for air shocks
  • Very short chainstay (395mm)
  • Sloping design accentuated to facilitate tricks
  • Design of the highly rigid frame for better accuracy and maximum efficiency
  • International standard brake mount/rear hanger compatible with the SUPREME Park
  • Planned in sizes S/M and L/XL
  • 1x only

For more info, go to commencalusa.com

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