Cindy Commencal, from Andorran bicycle manufacturer Commencal Supervelos, was guest of honor at the third annual Link, an annual gathering organized by Commencal Philippines for dealers, members, owners and riders.
Cindy is the daughter of founder, Max Commencal, and travels the world telling the Commencal story. The bicycle company, known to produce premium downhill and enduro bicycles, was started in 2000 and explosive growth when they started selling online four years later. Their sponsored riders have since rode away with world downhill championships. Locally, the 2017 Enduro Alliance Men’s Elite champion, Nino Martin Eday, is a Commencal Philippines Sponsored rider.
Cindy Commencal was on hand to launch the new 2018 Commencal models. Most notably, the META POWER All-Mountain E-Bike. Pedal Assist Bikes or E-bikes are bicycles that have small, highly efficient electric motors mounted to their frames. Riders still have to pedal to make the bicycles move. The mounted motor just makes it easier and less tiring for cyclists to ride a bike. This is very useful for cyclists who pedal long distances or whose rides involve long and steep climbs.
“E-bikes are the future even in Europe. I’m sure it will be very good for the Philippines because the e-bike is a revolution in the mountain bike world. If you like riding, you can ride twice as much.”, Cindy said.
The META POWER is based off Commencal’s premium and proven META v4.2. The difference is that there is a Shimano Pedal Assist motor that is bolted onto the frame. While it does add a small amount of weight, the payback is that it is a lot easier for riders to ascend up mountains to ride down their favorite enduro or downhill track.
MTBPro, Commencal’s Philippine distributor, also had representatives from global suspension giant Ohlins and bicycle component manufacturer Spank, who presented new products and innovations that will be available in the local bike shops this year.
NOTE: This article originally published as http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/02/11/18/commencal-predicts-growth-for-e-bikes-in-ph