Team riders Remi Thirion and Myriam Nicole have podiumed on this bike which puts it in a very good place.
By: Steven Jones Images: Callum Phillpott
The high pivot with idler is a proven design which has been successfully used on many other bikes. In fact Nico Vouilloz rode the system on his V Process to much success back in the 1990’s. We were impressed with the UK made Empire bike, another idler design, when we rode it in San Remo seven years ago and the K Nine bike of more recent vintage.
Even though this bike is a big departure from previous downhill bikes from the Andorran company the Supreme name is no stranger, in fact we’ve now tested every version of Commencal downhill bikes including the one’s ridden by the pro riders including the very bike Gee Atherton took to world cup series glory in 2010. This time out the bike sports 220mm, it’s a big hitter.