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    Good job! Commençal Owners Club

    Me, first founding member



    Balboa Park, Florida Canyon. Newbie, begginer ride.
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    Bella, con besos de Francia

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    haha, I guess I'll join

    No pics but i have an '06 commencal meta 5 with...

    '07 marzocchi xc 700 sl
    thomson elite x4 70mm
    fsa xtreme pro headset
    fsa xc-190 handlebars
    sram x.0 twist shifters
    hayes hfx-9
    leader carbon post
    wtb rocket v stealth ti saddle
    fsa xc-300 wheelset
    fsa afterburner isis
    fsa megaquad ti
    xt front d
    x9 rear d

    yup.

    I love your '07 meta 4. dead sexy.

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    Lets bring the pics fetchface

    Took me a while but it's finally tuned, pumped and adjusted
    This machine loves speed, the faster you go, the more control and stability you get.



    Lots'a coyotes at the Grasslands of Mission Gorge www.mtrp.org AAAhuuuuuuuh!!!!

    Sorry for the quality of the pictures, but my Sony T1 stopped working
    So you get crappy Motorola Pebl VGA pictures instead

    Vive La Différence!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fetchface
    haha, I guess I'll join

    No pics but i have an '06 commencal meta 5 with...

    '07 marzocchi xc 700 sl
    thomson elite x4 70mm
    fsa xtreme pro headset
    fsa xc-190 handlebars
    sram x.0 twist shifters
    hayes hfx-9
    leader carbon post
    wtb rocket v stealth ti saddle
    fsa xc-300 wheelset
    fsa afterburner isis
    fsa megaquad ti
    xt front d
    x9 rear d
    I've got a 06 Meta 5 with Marz XC700's on its way to me at the moment. How are you finding the combination??

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    I have a Commencal Combi Disc, Hardtail! I take the pain Its great, Light and as you guys said the faster you go the more traction, they do love speed.
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    Exquisite "Je ne sais quoi"

    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    I have a Commencal Combi Disc, Hardtail! I take the pain Its great, Light and as you guys said the faster you go the more traction, they do love speed.


    I'm gonna try a Thudbuster ST on a Combi VB next week. I'll come back to share the experience.
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    Hey thats my bike I dont know I chose the hard tail because I'd rather have light than a rear shock, My logic might be off a tad but hey. Its a great bike! For me atleast I like not having rear suspension, I like the feeling of diging into a corner. The bike being a hardtail isnt a problem at all. The from suspension isnt the best but it soaks up the little stuff really really well. I've never thought about a Thudbuster and probably never will
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    Enjoy

    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    I've never thought about a Thudbuster and probably never will
    Just be patient and wait until you hit your thirties, then we'll talk
    Nice ride man, good upgrade those pedals, I see the wellgos with the reflective thingy as complimentary pedals.
    I agree, its not the best but the Suntour XCR LO 100mm does the job, I used to have an XCT which is the very entry level and it was just like an old matress http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/2006_fro...t_127386.shtml Seems to me like a later in life possible upgrade...
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    I dont agree with those reviews. My forks are like butter, the smooth everything out just dandily. And there has been no knob stukage. I <3 them
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    I agree. My XCR is also top notch. But my XCT while it held together, still squeaks

    Some Commencal links I fished:

    How familiar are you with the Commencal range?
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    yup :P so does mine. I just wanted to let you guys know I dont know what I would do without my Commencal ah ha no really!
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    Cool-blue Rhythm Beauty

    Insanely beautiful.
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    Are you comparing the dancer to the car and the bike to the car? just kidding
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    I'm In!

    I just recently bought an 06 5.2 and am amazed every time I take it out. I was leaning toward a Heckler but my buddy at the shop (which sells Santa Cruz) let me ride his 5.2 and I was sold.

    Ride On!!

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    Hope Having fun has a price...

    Cleaning this mess
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    My Borneo TrailHunter Meta 5

    This is my riding rig for the Borneo Rain Forrest.

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    Frame: 2006 Commencal Meta 5 VIP (m)
    Fork: Fox 36 Talas R
    Wheel Set: 2.35" Kenda Nevegal DTC on DT Swiss EX5.1d with DT Swiss Competition Spokes
    Draintrain: X.O. grip shift with x.9 rear d and xtr front d
    Crank: Truvativ Stylo with E-Thirteen BashGuard
    Handle bar: Ritchey WCS Low Rizer 660mm
    Stem: Specialised 65mm 5 deg. rise
    Seat Post: Bontrager X lite Carbon
    Saddle: Fizik Pave
    Break: Avid Juicy 7 with 185mm front rotor and 160mm rerar rotor

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    After a job well done...

    A short break and a well deserved rest




    A Zefal water bottle for the ride (but of course) and my old and trusted Rocket V
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    My ride

    Hello everyone,
    Got another ride in before Winter sets in here. It was 8 C (46F) in Montreal today. Great weather for the end of November. Here are some pics of my ride. Not the best (had my head cut off, guess my gf doesn't like me much)!
    I have a stock Meta 5.2 and am having a blast. Hope everyone else enjoys their Commencal's as much as I do.
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    Yeah I just got back from San Diego... that wa sooo much fun, but now my bike is covered in red sand and dust... and Im going riding tomarow. And I just thought I would let you guys know that when 20+ horses gallop by you its scarry
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    Good job! Neat Garage

    I still got that red dust from Cali in my bike. Six thousand miles away under friday's puertorican mud
    Worry not. It will be cleaned right after this message. My chain really needs to be cleaned thouroughly

    Share a pic from S.D. America's finest city

    The only thing I remember about horses, is that everyone has to yield to them cuz if not they get quite pissed



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    Thats preaty sweet. Why are there no disc brakes???? Hows that thud buster working out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    Thats preaty sweet. Why are there no disc brakes????
    Mmm... good question... I guess I wasn't as sneaky as you during negotiations

    That's my g/f's bike with a Terry seat and the Thudbuster I told you about. It's mainly for comfort, trails, and parks. I doubt it will see too much hardcore stuff in its lifetime. I shipped the fork separately from the mainland and it was scratched beyond recognition, looks good with some new paint on*, still I'm thinking about a '06 Marzocchi fork for the bling now that they are on closeout in e-shops. I'll need to work on my sneakyness to get a good deal.

    Cheers.



    *The Normal has the scratched fork on.
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    Pics from last ride.

    Sorry about the size but I didnt want to resize them
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    Its alot higher than it looks, and my friend took the picture late
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    There was a puddle we jumped over, well its more than a puddle, its a 3 foot deep hole filled with water.
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    20 mins after these pictures were takin there was a downpoor and we all got soaked... It didnt help that it was 37F out side, But it doesnt matter we ride all year round ( but we help with trail clean up )
    Don't you guys love the old "vintage" mt.dew jersey I do!!!
    That wasnt San Diego... I didnt get any pictures, but I did get some cactus thorns in the head! Wiped out on a sweet single track and boom head shot, 5 or 6 monsterous thorns in the head. Had to be drivin out by the rangers on an ATV. The doctors said the thorns where up againts my skull. Preaty sweet eh?
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    we always love and welcome Commencal riders at our team sponsors site www.dropmachine.com, between the 8 of us on the team we have every aspect of cycling covered from XC/DH/4X/Street/cyclocross/road etc
    we'd love to help answer any questions on the forums

    heres a couple pics





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