The new COMMENCAL P038 is a first ever BMX Project we ever made. It is based on our extensive knowledge in manufacturing aluminum racing frames and experience of pushing boundaries of professional cycling. It is also done with full dedication we are known for in downhill and enduro World Cup racing.

The project started in 2022 and from the really beginning we had Sylvain André on board. Thanks to his experience and hundreds of working hours spent with our R&D we were able to test first prototypes. As the BMX project grew, we welcomed Laura Smulders at the start of 2023 to further help design and test our race BMX.

The COMMENCAL BMX P038 is a true pro level platform. The frame is design to perform at the World Cup level. Two piece forged bottom bracket is machined and welded together, when the 74degree head tube is also forged and offers internal brake sheath routing which exits on the left side of the chainstay.

The state-of-the-art dropouts are machined and offers an option of the wheel position change. Thanks to the dropout integrated FlipFlop the chainstay length (392mm in mid position) might be adjusted by 8mm in total. (-4mm, 0, +4mm). To make things user-friendly the flatmount brake adapter position is indexed to the FlipFlop position making the brake set up extremely precise.

Our first prototype race BMX is now officially ready to compete at the World Cups, and the verry first exam will be held this weekend in Papendal during 4th round of 2023 UCI BMX Racing World Cup. This is also our main goal for this season- to gather further information in the most demanding racing conditions during World Cup events to improve the bike further. The cherry on the cake of BMX Project would be 2024 Olympic medal won in Paris.

Photos : Léon Perrin, Nicolas Brizin
Vidéo : Léon Perrin
Riders : Sylvain André, Laura Smulders