Introducing Commencal's 365: An Alloy Powerhouse for Off-Road Adventurers

Introducing Commencal's 365: An Alloy Powerhouse for Off-Road Adventurers

Reimagining the traditional gravel bike, Commencal’s 365 Alloy Gravel Bike is a testament to the brand’s forte in delivering robust, aluminum performance bikes meant for rugged terrains. Commencal’s creations are neither superlight nor extravagantly exotic, instead, they focus on durability and affordability, without compromising on style and functionality.

The 365 is no exception. Constructed with a light, meticulously optimized triple-butted 6069 alloy frame, and accompanied by a similar alloy fork, the 365 is designed for everyday usage, thus the name. It’s perfect for your daily commute, speedy lunch-hour rides, gravel track exploration, or weekend adventures.

This bicycle’s affordability shines, with complete bike builds starting at a mere 2000€. Commencal’s 365 is essentially a contemporary rendition of a premium alloy hardtail mountain bike from the 90s, blended with the convenience of modern technologies.

Commencal emphasizes comfort in the 365’s design. Thanks to careful premium alloy tubing selection and shaping, rider comfort is maximized. The frame incorporates thin, round, and dropped seatstays to absorb vibrations and provide a bit of flexibility. The tall chainstays, a boxy downtube, and a matching alloy fork are meticulously designed to reduce road spray and dampen vibrations.

Attention to detail is evident in the 365’s design. It features completely internal cable routing, even accommodating a dropper post. It also includes a custom crown-mounted fork fender, an integrated downtube protector, and a molded chainstay protector. It’s equipped with bottle cage mounts, under-downtube mount, and direct frame bag mounts.

Equipped with flat mount disc brakes with 180mm rotors, 12mm thru-axles, a 27.2mm round seatpost, a PressFit 86.5mm bottom bracket, 1x-only setups, and a wide bars with short stems, the 365 can support a maximum tire clearance of 700 x 47mm. The combined weight of the alloy frame and fork is 2800g.

The 365’s geometry is off-road focused, drawing from Commencal’s mountain bike roots, making it an apt choice for city commutes, easy gravel road rides, and even the odd singletrack. Although it doesn’t have an especially slack head angle, it strikes a versatile middle ground with its short chainstays, longer wheelbase, longer Reach, and a more upright position.

In terms of specs, the 365 is offered in three levels – 365 Ride, 365 Race, and 365 Signature, each with varying features to cater to a wide range of riders. Starting from 2000€ for the 365 Ride, up to 4500€ for the top-tier 365 Signature, there’s a 365 to fit any rider’s preference and budget.

Available for pre-order now, the Commencal 365 models come in five sizes (XS-XL) with deliveries expected by September 2023. Get ready to revamp your off-road cycling experience with the Commencal 365, a bike for all seasons and reasons.