Following their successful downhill team, COMMENCAL now brought a new “COMMENCAL Enduro” team to life, with the couple Cécile and Cédric Ravanel in charge of it. They will be racing on the new META AM V4.

Whatever they are doing, it looks like the new COMMENCAL team has quite some fun!
Whatever they are doing, it looks like the new COMMENCAL team has quite some fun!

Max Commencal about their new team: “We’ve been loving enduro for more than 20 years! It started with the first MEGAVALANCHE in the 90’s, we were partners with Georges Edwards, the famous organizer. It is a real story of passion that binds us with this sport.
With the Enduro World Series, this sport definitely got more professional, so it was important to us to be present through a perfectly organized structure.
We were naturally attracted to Cécile and Cédric team, because they are looking for a long-term partnership, and so do we.
I also really appreciated Cécile’s victory at the Whistler Enduro World Series. It is a place I love, and winning there is a sign of true talent!
There is also the fact that Cécile and Cédric are really close to Nico Quere (They coach him). Together, they will form a great team.
I am really happy about this new partnership, which is already planned for 3 years.


Team structure

  • Cécile RAVANEL, winner in Whistler and 3rd at the EWS 2014 general ranking (Elites Women)
  • Cédric RAVANEL, Team manager 35th at EWS 2014 general ranking
  • Nico QUERE, 4th at MEGAVALANCHE de l’Alpe d’Huez and 2nd of the mega in l’Ile de la Réunion, Vallnord Enduro Winner
  • Gatien PERNET, 3rd at Whistler EWS (Juniors)
  • Mathieu RUFFRAY, Enduro Roc Enduro winner (Juniors)

Cécile and Cédric Ravanel: “We’ve liked COMMENCAL’s brand for years, and Max’s project is very interesting. What they did with the DH Team Riding Addiction is an example to follow, and trying to do the same thing in enduro is definitely tempting. It is a very exciting project!
We also gave a try to the META AM V4 after seeing Nico QUERE riding it at the end of the season. Nico is impressive! After the first wheel turns, you feel really confident. It is a comfy bike, you feel like playing with it, not touching the brakes. It is playful, you feel good on it, a perfect weapon for our sport!”

Team partners: American Classic, Marzocchi, Hutchinson, KS, Kenny, Urge, Northwave, Tioga, E13, T9 Boeshield
Technical team partners: Effetto Mariposa, Formula, Pulse Session, Clif Bar, HT, G-Form, A2Z, Aerozine, SB3, Progrip

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Aaron Steinke

Aaron was our first employee and actively helped make our company what it is today, significantly shaping the look and direction of our various magazines. Aaron has been pursuing his own projects since mid-2020 but he continues to advise and support us on issues of marketing and technology. For many years, you would usually have found Aaron at casual enduro races, but increasingly you'll find him riding his road bike – long live freedom on two wheels!