Andorra’s Forestal has been in touch this week with news of new bikes filling both trail and downhill categories.
Leading on from news that they would be offering 3 build kit options for the assisted Siryon enduro bike, Forestal has today revealed that its flagship full-suspension bike has a couple of new family members. Those bikes are the Forestal Hydra, a downhill bike, and the Forestal Cyon, a trail bike with 150mm of travel.
As is the Forestal formula, each of these new bikes features high-tech wizardry, self-developed components, and custom software for smooth assisted riding.
Hydra is Forestal’s assisted e-downhill bike featuring a build kit suited to slaying world cup downhill trails. Visually, Hydra is very similar in design to Siryon and in fact, runs similar geometry and 170mm of rear-wheel travel, but the frameset and suspension have been re-tuned.
Forestal calls its carbon frames, Alphabox, and while aesthetically identical to the enduro frameset, Hydra’s chassis has been rejigged to offer a stronger and stiffer structure without adding too much weight. The downhill tuning doesn’t stop there though, as the Twin Levity suspension linkage has also undergone kinematic changes for better full-gas, big-hit, downhill fun.
Of course, the new Forestal Hydra isn’t simply a carbon fibre downhill bike, and in its carbon frame, a 360Wh Aurora battery pack can be found, powering the 60Nm EonDrive motor. Riders wanting more shuttle time will be happy to hear that Forestal will also eventually offer a range extender too.
Other technological features include a 3.2in display nestled in the top tube, fast-charging, a dedicated data connection, navigation and security features plus App connectivity.
Forestal Hydra Geometry
|Top tube horizontal||571 mm||603 mm||639 mm||660 mm|
|Reach||418 mm||449 mm||479 mm||499 mm|
|Stack||619 mm||619 mm||632 mm||646 mm|
|Seat tube length||420 mm||430 mm||465 mm||500 mm|
|Chainstay horizontal||436 mm||436 mm||446 mm||446 mm|
|Head tube angle||63°||63°||63°||63°|
|Seat tube angle||76°||76°||76°||76°|
|BB drop||-18 mm||-18 mm||-18 mm||-18 mm|
|Wheel base||1212 mm||1242 mm||1288 mm||1315 mm|
|Head tube length||95 mm||95 mm||110 mm||125 mm|
|BB height||360 mm||360 mm||360 mm||360 mm|
Forestal Hydra Pricing
- Hydra Halō: €9999
- Hydra Diōde: €12099
While Hydra is made to shuttle up hills, it’s really a gravity fuelled bike, whereas the Forestal Cyon is made for the type of riding most people enjoy on a weekly basis.
The Cyon frameset is unique to the 150mm trail bike featuring an asymmetric design which Forestal claims to offer better access to the rear shock adjustments and frees up space for the bottle cage. Like Siryon, the Cyon trail bike is a 29er and will be available in 3 build kits named Halō, Neōn and Diōde.
It also receives a 60Nm motor, 360Wh internal battery, and the same 3.2in display and connectivity options as the other bikes in the range.
Forestal Cyon Geometry
|Top tube horizontal||577 mm||603 mm||633 mm||657 mm|
|Reach||430 mm||455 mm||480 mm||500 mm|
|Stack||611 mm||616 mm||625 mm||638 mm|
|Seat tube length||415 mm||430 mm||465 mm||500 mm|
|Chainstay horizontal||435 mm||435 mm||445 mm||445 mm|
|Head tube angle||65.5°||65.5°||65.5°||65.5°|
|Seat tube angle||76.5°||76.5°||76.5°||76.5°|
|BB drop||-30 mm||-30 mm||-30 mm||-30 mm|
|Wheel base||1176 mm||1203 mm||1242 mm||1268 mm|
|Head tube length||95 mm||100 mm||110 mm||125 mm|
|BB height||346 mm||346 mm||346 mm||346 mm|
|Fork length||561 mm||561 mm||561 mm||561 mm|
|Fork offset||42 mm||42 mm||42 mm||42 mm|
Forestal Cyon Pricing
- Cyon Halō: €8299
- Cyon Neōn: €10499
- Cyon Diōde: €12599
But that’s not all!
In an Apple-style video presentation hosted on YouTube, Forestal didn’t just release 2 new eMTB models, but also a couple of tasty looking city bikes too.
The Aryon and Aryon SC Forestal city bikes both roll on 20in wheels and feature their own mini Alphabox carbon frame, EonDrive motor and 360Wh battery, however, neither can accept a range extender like the mountain bikes.
Aryon is a folding carbon city bike, boasting front and rear suspension, and disc brakes, whereas the Aryon SC (Speed Concept) is a non-folding city bike built for lightweight and speed.
Both Forestal city bikes get the same connected features as the Cyon, Hydra and Siryon, along with app connectivity, navigation features, security features, and also integrated LED lights including a rear brake light.
Forestal Aryon Pricing
- Aryon SC: €8599
- Aryon: €10399
We’ve embedded the 2021 Forestal Brand Presentation below, and for more info on the new range of high tech bikes head over to the Forestal website.
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has anyone ever seen a forestal bike in the real world???
Over 10k for that full sus small-wheel folder. Can’t help but think the format and accessibility/price are way out of line there.