Commencal’s Le Route is the brand’s new entry into road bikes, and it takes a different tack.
Frame geometry and build kits are mostly road bike, but with a 560mm-wide flat bar and slightly slacker (71.5º) head angle. Their aiming it at folks that want the speed of a road bike but more for fitness or commuting.
Frames are triple butted 6061 alloy with internal cable routing, a straight 1-1/8″ head tube and use a 27.2 seatpost. Four models are offered ranging from €999 up to €1,999 for the top level model (shown) with SRAM Force and Schwalbe tires.