Max Commencal started making BMX bikes for SUNN in 1984.

After 16 years with SUNN he stepped away in 2000 to start a new passion project Commencal Bikes. Commencal started with bikes like the Doctor; a light full suspension that was modern and comfortable, Pasta; a hardtail designed for fun, and Pasta Power; a long travel full suspension frame that would lead to the development of the Supreme DH with Olivier Bossard (BOS Engineering).

In 2005 Commencal launched the Meta; a bike that has been their flagship model for the past 15 years, and the Supreme DH and Freeride frames. The Meta and Supreme brought immediate attention to Commencal with Remy Absalon winning the Mega in La Reunion on the Mega and Anne-Caroline Chausson becoming the DH World Champion aboard the Supreme DH.

Commencal continues to make the Supreme DH and the Meta models. Both the Supreme and the Meta are into their fourth iterations. Commencal’s racers continue to win races aboard Commencal bikes with both Amaury Pierron and Myriam Nicole winning races on the Supreme DH V4.2. The Meta V4.2 is available with 27” wheels, 29” wheels and in an electric version.


In 2012 Commencal took a stand against manufacturing a carbon fiber mountain bike. Commencal feels that working with carbon can have a major impact on the environment and the health of workers in manufacturing facilities. The majority of their bikes are made from aluminum and it doesn’t seem to be affecting the speed of racers riding their bikes.

In recent years Commencal has taken their business online with customers able to order their bikes directly from the internet. Commencal also has retail spaces in key areas for customers to test ride bikes or as a point of delivery for bikes ordered online.

Commencal has a rich history and we at The Loam Wolf look forward to testing more of the mountain bikes and ebikes.

Below you can find all of the reviews we’ve conducted aboard Commencal Mountain Bikes. We take pride in offering the most honest and up-front reviews in hopes that you can better inform yourself on any future purchasing decisions based on your local terrain and skill level.

To learn more about Commencal visit: https://www.commencalusa.com