Staff Rides: Ben's Commencal Absolut
While our athletes undoubtedly have some of the nicest bikes around, the staff at Title can certainly hold their own when it comes to 'bike check quality' rides. This time, I am going to be doing a bike check on my personal DJ bike, the Commencal Absolut. I purchased this bike in May and have been very pleased with it to date. I appreciate that Commencal offers multiple size options when it comes to the Absolut, as I feel as though this is an aspect of dirt jump bikes that is often overlooked due to the 'one size fits all' mantra associated with many jump bikes today.
Follow along as I take you through how I set up my Absolut and what specs I am running.
Firstly, it is worth noting that I purchased this bike from Commencal as a complete and made the changes I saw fit from there. Let's get started with some component specifications.
Frame: Commencal Absolut, Dark Slate. Size Large.
Fork: Rockshox Pike DJ, 150 PSI
Drivetrain: Single speed. 30 tooth chainring, 11 tooth cog.
Pedals: Title Prototype
Hubs: Spank Spike (Front), Single Speed DJ (Rear).
Tire Pressure (PSI): 60 Front / 60 Rear
Handlebar: Title AH1 31.8 x 38mm
Stem: Chrome Title ST1 31.8 x 35mm
Brake: Title G1 Lever, G1 Cables, Shimano Sora BR-R317 Brake Caliper.
Grips: Title FORM - Coming Soon
Weight: 24.0 lbs
Thank you for following along!
Comments on this post (2)
Does the Absolut use a large or small gyro kit?
— Aim Hocking
Doesn’t the spider interfere with the chain and chainring at that 30 tooth count and a 104 bcd?
— Chad Stern