World Cup Successful Commencal Supreme DH V5 Lastly Launched



After 3 years in R&D, Commencal has lastly launched its World Cup Successful Supreme DH V5 to the lots. The brand new 6-bar linkage that Commencal has named the Excessive Digital Contact System has repeatedly confirmed itself as extremely succesful, most notably beneath 2022 World Cup Winners Amaury Pierron and Camille Balanche. The bike scored no fewer than 28 podiums all through the 2022 season.

The Commencal Supreme DH V5 is designed to run a mixed-wheel arrange with a 29″ entrance wheel and a 27.5″ rear wheel. A standout characteristic of the body is its adjustability; development, backside bracket peak and chainstay size are all adjustable with using flip-chips, whereas there are two doable states for the rear-end stiffness, made doable by an interchangeable seat keep brace.

camile balanche commencal supreme dh v5 fort william 2022

We coated Camille Balanche’s trip in nice element on the World Cup in Fort William together with particulars of the arrange she most well-liked for the notorious rock gardens of Aonach Mòr. Right here’s a short introduction to the manufacturing bikes that us mere mortals can now pre-order.

Commencal Supreme DH V5

commencal supreme dh v5 signature

  • Bike: Commencal Supreme DH V5
  • Intention: Downhill Racing
  • Fork Journey: 203mm
  • Rear Wheel Journey: 200mm
  • Adjustability: BB Top, Development, Chainstay Size and Flex
  • Body Materials: 6066 T6 Aluminum
  • Wheel Dimension: 29″ Entrance, 27.5″ Rear
  • Beginning Worth: $5,700 USD

The Commencal Supreme DH V5 is accessible in XS, S, M, L and XL, boasting attain figures of 400mm, 430mm, 454mm, 482mm and 502mm, respectively. These numbers pertain to the low backside bracket place.

commencal supreme dh v5 bb flip chip progression

The drive-and non-drive sides get a splash guard to stop accumulation of slop amongst the seven pivots; on the drive-side, the guard additionally serves to guard the loafer pulley from rock strikes

Certainly, by advantage of a 4 place flip-chip on the decrease shock mount, one can select from 2 doable backside bracket positions and two doable leverage curves. Switching to the Excessive place will increase these attain figures by 5mm, and in addition adjustments the top tube angle from 63.2° to 63.7°. Commencal say the Excessive place could also be most well-liked for slower and flatter tracks, whereas the Low place could be superb for sooner, steeper tracks.

Altering the fore-aft place of the decrease shock mount through the identical flip-chip alters development; the Ahead place (that Camille Balanche opted for at Fort William) provides a extra linear development to the Excessive Digital Contact System, dynamic whereas providing good consolation all through the journey. The Rearward place provides extra development for elevated grip and higher dealing with of impacts.

2023 commencal supreme dh v5 hvcs linkage

Commencal’s new HVCS Platform incorporates a excessive principal pivot, necessitating using an loafer pulley to route the chain in such a means as to cut back the influence of drivetrain forces on the suspension motion, and vice-versa

commencal supreme dh v5 6 bar linkage

The Supreme DH V5 runs a real 6-bar linkage; right here is the intermediate strut that connects the decrease hyperlink to the higher hyperlink as the 2 co-rotate in a clockwise vogue to drive the rear shock

Commencal has gone to the difficulty of making an animation to point out us precisely how that 6-bar linkage strikes because the rear wheel is pushed via 200mm; somewhat useful, because it’s a little bit of a mind-bender to think about it from an image alone.

Extra scope for adjustment could be discovered on the dropouts, whereby a two place flip-chip permits for 2 doable rear-center lengths; 440mm and 442.5mm. The animation beneath reveals how two extra flip-chips on the rear brake mount {hardware} permit the mount to be moved rearward for that longer chainstay place with out the necessity for compulsory up- or down-sizing of the rotor. The utmost rear rotor measurement in both place is 223mm.

Lastly, the rear-end stiffness is adjustable too, by advantage of an interchangeable seat keep brace. This characteristic wasn’t current on the prototype Supreme DH V5 raced by Camille Balanche at Fort William, however it has been added to the manufacturing bikes to permit prospects to tune the trip really feel to their desire. 

Commencal says the skinny bridge choice “improves filtration of impacts on the angle, [making for] straightforward flip initiation”. In the meantime, the thick bridge choice is claimed to “enhance precision and dynamism”.

The results of all that adjustability throughout the 5 body sizes is the next geometry chart for the Commencal Supreme DH V5.

Commencal Supreme DH V5 Geometry

Given the decrease stack peak, shorter fork size and steeper head tube angle quoted for the XS, it’s doable this one runs an entire 27.5″ wheelset; we’re ready to listen to again from Commencal for extra element on that.

Pricing & Availability

The Commencal Supreme DH V5 is accessible to pre-order now. The earliest you will get your arms on one is February 2023; that’s when the Signature mannequin in Dimension Small can be accessible. For the Medium, you need to wait till March 2023. All different Sizes and Fashions are due in April or Could of 2023.

2023 Commencal € EURO $ USD $ CAD
Supreme DH V5 Experience 5,700 5,700 7,400
Supreme DH V5 Important 6,600 6,600 8,500
Supreme DH V5 Signature 7,400 7,400 9,600
Supreme DH V5 Ohlins 6,900 6,900 8,900
Supreme DH V5 XS 6,600 6,600 8,500


A body solely choice may also be provided at 3,200 USD.

commencal supreme dh v5 ohlins edition

The Commencal Supreme DH V5 Ohlins Version retails at $6,900 USD



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