Our objective with the Furious DH platform was to create a sleek bike that has the ability to smash times thanks to its dynamism, whilst also putting a smile on freeriders faces. The Furious is crammed with technology drawn from all previous frames developed at Commencal, every detail has been refined – kinematics, geometry and the frame construction.
The Furious uses Al 6066 triple butted tubes shaped to optimize the mechanical performance and weight. This allows us to control the flex charactaristics for a compliant precise bike. As always, reliability remains a priority at Commencal.The bearings are oversized to ensure a longer life, the rocker is designed to minimize the stresses on the shock allowing for better suspension performance. The rocker is integrated into the seat stay to form a single piece. This integration is part of the personality of the Furious and gives it a sleek look. The shock mount is embedded in the down tube, again adding to a clean aesthetic finish.
We continue to provide internal cable routing. The cables pass as close to the main pivot point as possible to minimise movement and prevent premature wear. New seals inserts ensure a perfect fit with the added bonus of a higher quality end-product.
The chainstay protector is made by double density injection. The polypropylene chassis provides a tight fit with the chainstay and the specially designed rubber layer helps to dampen the chain for a silent ride. The Furious also includes specifically designed down tube protection to avoid damage from flying debris when riding.
The level of riding and bike performance are increasing. The need for stability is becoming greater and more important than ever. The Furious has a long front end that provides stability and excellent grip for the front wheel. Still, we wanted a fun bike too so we use short chain stays to get a bike that is easy to ride, easy to corner, responsive to changes in trajectory and playful over jumps. For the same reasons, the head angle remains pretty standard for this category. The bike provides confidence in steep conditions, remains easy to corner and fun to ride.