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.