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2009 Commencal DH CG's new ride with pics

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by evolutionbike, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. evolutionbike

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    To continue on with the Commencal conversation, here is a pic and link to more detailed pics and details of Cedric's new bike.
    Enjoy!
    TractionMag.Com
     

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  2. ronan

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    I prefer the really bright green he used to have
     
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  3. davet

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    CG must be a marketing genius. How else would he get a company to custom build him frames when it doesn't seem like he's even a WC contender any more. Am I way off base thinking he's like the Anna Kournikova of the DH scene?


    *edit.....I take it back, I didn't do my research.

    I just remember watching that interview a year or so back about how he was going to take this serious because he was getting older, but not much seems to have changed.

    Anyways, the thread is about the bike not CG, carry on.
     
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  4. sirbikealot

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    - a lower shock mount to increase saddle height adjustment, and lower the centre of gravity
    - a wider 83mm BB to increase rigidity
    - 200mm of front and rear travel, with a 240mm x 76.5mm shock
    - ISCG 05 chainguide mounts
    - the possibility to adjust the braking balance of the bike via the rear disc brake mount (not visible in the photos)
     
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  5. jonKranked

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    yup, that's definitely a bike :clue:
     
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  6. dhkid

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    damn, so they are claiming that. and it wasn't some crap that single track world came up with.

    as much as i love commencal, this is just stupid.
     
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  7. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    He is probably the best all round rider in th world. Top 10 threat every weekend in Dh, podium threat in 4x, rampage style podium threat...
     
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    How is he not a WC contender anymore? He was going pretty good at the world champs till he broke his wrist, hes been off the bike since then
     
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  9. sirbikealot

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    Yes you are way way off base
    its "seems" like you haven't done your homework, 2007 was a veritable right off after his injury late in 2006 which he reinjured early in 2007 but his 2006 results were quite amazing, who else does both 4X and DH anymore other than maybe Gee and Dan.

    2006 World Cup
    DH #1 - 7th
    4X #1 - 8th

    DH #2 - 2nd
    4X #2 - 5th

    DH #3 - 6th
    4X #3 - 10th

    DH#4 - 7th
    4X#4 - 11th

    DH#5 - 8th
    4X#5 - 6th

    Crankworx Air DH 2nd
    Crankworx Bikercross 2nd
    Crankworx Garbanzo 8th (with a flat!!!)

    World Championships DH - 7th Place
     
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    I hate it when I type before I think :redface:
     
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    this is true....
     
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    Its pretty. Hope CG finds his MOJO this year.
     
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    yeah i totally agree!
     
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    Bicycle (race) business is not about results, it's about the impressions. Cedric has them. Cedric has put commencal on the map. Could his results be better?-hell ya. He has the mindset and skills to win every DH and 4X and huckjibjam, but that argument is as old as the hills.

    Dumb post.
     
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    Nice bike! I guess this photo resolves any ideas of the crazy headtube angle that it appeared to have previously with the shorter shock mounted to it. I dont understand the business of "- the possibility to adjust the braking balance of the bike via the rear disc brake mount (not visible in the photos)" can anyone elaborate?
     
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    whats wrong there is that its not possible. changing the orientation of the brake caliper changes nothing. the moment created on the swingarm is still the same. the only way that braking characteristics can be changed is by changing the instant center.

    like on barrels kona, the stock set up had the IC very far forward of the bike. barrels pro squat braking set up had the IC in between the bottom bracket and rear axle.
     
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    i can elaborate to a degree as I saw and rode the bike just a month ago in the canary islands, however it was not finalized, perhaps that statement quoted above is a bit too general and has been taken out of context.
    Commencal is not going to revolutionize brake induced jack on a single pivot, however they have something up their sleeves which is quite interesting and did show plenty of promise in the tests i put it through
     
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    i am eagerly waiting more details on this brake thingy.
     
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    The adjustable "brake balance" sounds like it might be... inaccurate.

    :)

    Davep and Socket have free-body diagrams available upon request :biggrin: :

    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/showthread.php?t=197796

    The adjustable brake topic was discussed earlier during a post about the new Animal-Commencal team bikes in the above thread.
     
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    It is certainly possible that they are doing something (floater like) that would be end user mod'able to change the amount of brake induced squat.

    There is nothing in either pic of the bikes that show anything...so it is not realy possible to say if their claim is accurate or not.

    It is just not possible to simply 'clock' the caliper to change these forces as was described in the other thread.
     
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    Yeah - that's what I was thinking - it must be something used in conjunction with some kind of floater setup, but by itself it just doesn't make sense.
     
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    Gee Atherton?
     
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    Gee is a great racer, but when he wins a rampage style event then he can have the title. :busted:
     
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    ^ Cedric has bagged more sluts than Gee, so....makes him a winner in some other category as well.
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    and smoked more cigarettes.
     
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    AND he's french. :clapping:

    deez engleesh bastads no no how to wide ze bisycle.

    ^^ poor attempt to make fun of french people :busted:


    that said, i also believe he is the best all around rider