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Staff Rides: Ben's Commencal Absolut

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. 

The Build 

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. 

Chain: KMC K1 Wide

Cranks: Shimano Saint 165mm 

Pedals: Title Prototype  

Rims: Spank Spike Race 33 

Hubs: Spank Spike (Front), Single Speed DJ (Rear). 

Tires: Schwable Billy Bonkers 

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. 

Gyro: Title G1 Gyro System

Seat: Title JS1 

Seatpost: Title AP1 31.6mm 

Grips: Title FORM - Coming Soon

Weight: 24.0 lbs

 Thank you for following along!

Comments on this post (3)

  • Nov 05, 2023

    do you need a small or large gyro on a commencal absoult

    — albie

  • May 25, 2023

    Does the Absolut use a large or small gyro kit?

    — Aim Hocking

  • Sep 17, 2022

    Doesn’t the spider interfere with the chain and chainring at that 30 tooth count and a 104 bcd?

    — Chad Stern

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