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Commencial 4: Damn fine ride. If I have to go dual and I don't want a pure racing dual suspension this will be the bike for me. Awesome rear suspension.

 

Volcan FS 2: Much more of a racing geometry, so bit more stiff on suspension system. For something more similar to my ht this would be it.

 

Took a Mongoose Canaan while waiting for GT Marathon and hated the setup. Felt like I was riding a cruiser bike. Thing is, the mongoose had the best overall handling. IT took the best corners of all the bikes, or was it the Kenda SB8?

 

Scalpel 3 was fine. Not too bad. Would have liked to ride a more top end lefty.

 

It's difficult to compare all the bikes. Different setups. Different tyres. Tyre pressure and some reps aren't as interessted in converting someone. Had a good chat with guys at commencial and Volcan. Other guys treated me as though I was just there to ride a bike.

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ja maybe. Was a bit dissapointed at the turnout. WOuld have loved some more bikes there. Also wanted to test the volcan ht, but it was only on show. Nice frame though

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I rode a Commencal Super 4 Carbon and Skin HT... The Skin was extremely fast and responsive. Much like the SuperNormal I own. I really didn't now what to do with all the energy I saved riding it. It take zero effort to get it going and less to keep it going!! WOW

 

But the Super 4 impressed me the most. On the climbs it felt like I was climbing with a HT even when standing on the pedals and it just tore up the descends.

 

Well done to the Commencal team at their stand aswell. Service and reception was exceptional as always.

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No hardtails then ? Would love to ride the 899 Scale ?

Guess my 17km trail run was a better idea...

They only brining those 899 Scale in frames only so a very very slim chance of testing one

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Frames only ? Eish ok dunno bout that. I would probly want a custom build but most people cant put any of their current parts over so might as well buy a whole new bike

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