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    Mini DH Bikes: Commencal Supreme vs Reign X?

    I was short of cash a few months ago and sold my 09 Reign X1, as I had an Anthem for XC and a Morewood DH bike for the bigger stuff. I am feeling the urge to get a play bike again, something that I could jump and take the rougher line if possible, yet ride uphill if need be and clock up some XC miles (AM style), which the X1 did very well. I have gone off Giants though and the 2010 Supreme has caught my eye. the Meta's are just too close to my Giant Anthem I think

    So I have noticed the 2010 Supreme has dropped some weight(16.9kgs) and now comes with a better fork Fox 36 Van up front.

    What I woudl like to know is do you guys who have rode both bikes think the Supreme Mini DH is just as versatile as the Reign X? I know its gonna be love for some light DH/FR stuff but what about pedalling to get to those descents and rides on flat sometimes bumpy singletrack?

    I would like to hear some more about the Supreme's versatility? is it similar to the X1?

    The plan would be to build her up lighter anyway with a DHX air (or new boost valve RP23) and a Fox 36 Float up front

    am I barking up the wrong tree?

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    ride uphill and do xc on a dh bike? have a good time with that. yer a tougher man than i if you can pull that off. then again, im not very tough.
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    Get another X

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    I had quite a bit of time on a friend's Commencal Supreme, older model, and while that thing was really a blast once you pointed it down the hill, it was never very good at climbing. First of all, you need a telescopic seatpost (or a split post), and at least on the old frame, it was hard to get the saddle into the right position. It was also a bit short in the TT which compromised the rider position for pedalling. Now, the main issue with that frame was the weight + a certain lack of efficiency in the suspension (I'm talking about climbing of course). So, much as my friend seemed to enjoy that bike, he ended up selling it (went with a Mongoose Khyber and a stout build...he finds it close enough on the DH side of the equation, and I can sure tell he's getting up the hills a lot easier... ).

    Now, I cannot tell you if the new model is a substantial improvement in the climbing department (have not ridden one). If it is, GET ONE!

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    yeah pretty keen to hear from someone who has rode one of the recent models...

    Absolut SX also may be an option as a fun, do it all bike

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    my boss runs an 07 or 08 mini dh, uses it for EVERYTHING, even 8 hour epic rides, xc stuff, resort riding. He has run single, double and triple ring setups on it, and LOVES the bike

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