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Freeride Isn't Dead - Commencal Launches the Clash 4

For those about to get rowdy, we salute you.

Freeride Isn't Dead - Commencal Launches the Clash

When necessary, it knows how to be the good guy. Beautiful, charismatic, endearing, approachable, sociable,daring, dynamic, faithful, committed, sensitive and robust. But deep down, this one is wild at heart. Aggressive, arrogant, impulsive, manipulative, resentful and stubborn.

 

The CLASH is the bike for those who want everything!

We’re not going to deny that it has a little air of the FURIOUS about it and we believe that is definitely not a bad thing! Like its big brother we have 27.5 wheels and its niche is VERSATILITY! Why simply ride enduro? You can get so much more out of the CLASH, from a pedal with the kids through to full-on freeride... Faithful to its rider, it adapts to the situation, whatever the terrain. A simple and effective bike, capable of anything! 

A modern bike that has all the latest standards:

The CLASH utilizes a concentric rear triangle pivot at the wheel axis. Connecting the seat stay and chain stay, the pivot uses big high-quality bearings (stiff, smooth & water resistant) from Enduro Bearings.

All this for what? 

This positioning separates the brake forces and suspension function, which allows better control, shortens braking distances and reduces rider fatigue. 

The position of the main pivot point has changed from previous models and is now lower and further back in comparison.

It’s designed specifically for more responsive pedaling and more aggressive braking. Acceleration and deceleration phases are more efficient and kickback during suspension travel is minimized for more comfort and shock absorption. 

The kinematics have been reworked to accept air and coil shocks,both FOX and RockShox models. The frame incorporates 165mm of travel and is designed to accommodate a 170 -180mm fork. After all, more is less and less is more...

As with all of our frames,we’ve paid special attention to the deformation points. In other words, we’ve strengthened these areas. We’d class the CLASH as a forgiving but precise bike.

Finally, starting with this 2019 range, all of our frames use Enduro Bearings.

The CLASH is the successor of the META SX.

How much more does one need? 

GEOMETRY

THE RANGE

CLASH Signature

  • Fork: FOX 36 FACTORY, 180mm, 15mm axle, high / low speed compression, high / low speed Rebound, boost
  • Shock: FOX FLOAT DHX2 FACTORY, 2 positions, compression, rebound
  • Brakes: SHIMANO XT, 200mm/200mm
  • Transmission: SRAM DESCENDANT EAGLE 7K X-Sync, 32t, boost 170mm on S/M, 175mm on L/XL
  • Cassette: SRAM GX EAGLE 1230, 10-50, 12sp
  • Wheels: E13 TRS WHEELSET, 28 holes, 30mm inner width, tubeless ready
  • Seatpost: KS Lev integra, 31.6 mm, Southpaw alloy lever
  • Price: 4399USD

CLASH Race

  • Fork: ROCKSHOX LYRIK RC2, 180mm, 15mm axle, compression, rebound, boost
  • Shock: ROCKSHOX SUPER DELUXE RCT Coil, 230x65mm, 2 positions, compression, rebound
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide RE, 200mm/200mm
  • Transmission: SRAM DESCENDANT EAGLE 7K X-Sync, 32t, boost 170mm on S/M, 175mm on L/XL
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1230, 10-50, 12sp
  • Wheels: SPANK OOZY 350, 32 holes, 30mm inner width, FORMULA Hubs, high engagement, sealed bearings
  • Seatpost: KS Lev integra, 31.6 mm, Southpaw alloy lever
  • Price: 3599USD

CLASH Essential

  • Fork: ROCKSHOX LYRIK RC, 180mm, 15mm axle, boost
  • Shock: ROCKSHOX DELUXE RT, 230x65mm, 2 positions
  • Brakes: SRAM GUIDE T, 200mm/200mm
  • Transmission: SRAM DESCENDANT EAGLE 6K X-Sync, 32t, boost 170mm on S/M, 175mm on L/XL
  • Cassette: SRAM NX EAGLE 1230, 10-50, 12sp
  • Seatpost: KS e20i, 31.6 mm, Southpaw alloy lever
  • Price: 2899USD

CLASH Origin

  • Fork: ROCKSHOX YARI RC, 180mm, 15mm axle, boost
  • Shock: ROCKSHOX DELUXE RT, 230x65mm, 2 positions
  • Brakes: SRAM GUIDE T, 200mm/200mm
  • Transmission: SRAM DESCENDANT 6K, 32t, 170mm on S/M, 175mm on L/XL
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1130, 10-42, 11sp
  • Seatpost: RIDE ALPHA, 31,6mm, no offset, 350mm
  • Price: 2299USD

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

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iceman2058 7/12/2018 2:52 AM

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I got excited about the headline expecting a 180mm travel bike. So actually, freeride is still dead at Commencal. I guess I will have to keep my NS Soda Evo or keep eyeballing a Nomad with a 230x65 X2....

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Freeride isn't dead, that's what the YT Capra is for. And for a better price too.

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