The Forestal Innovation Centre out of Andorra has detailed a carbon-framed ebike designed for enduro riding.
The Forestal Bikes project began gathering pace last year with the style, build and testing of a number of models. French mountain biker Cédric Garcia joined the Forestal family in early 2019, followed by mountain bike frame and part maker Production Privée a few months later on.
The striking ride is referred to as a first of its kind, 29- inch, pedal-assisted, long-travel enduro bike. It’s constructed around an “Alpha Box” monocoque frame made from a mix of mix of T1000, T800 and T700 carbon fiber, and readily available in little, medium, large and additional large. Highlights include a weight of just 2.4 kg (5.29 pound), minus the motor, a 64- degree head angle, a 77- degree seat tube angle, and a 25- mm seat post drop.
Instead of buy in a 3rd party motor and battery pack, Forestal opted to work with Bafang on its own EonDrive 250- W motor (with 60 Nm of torque) and 51- V, 350- Wh fully integrated Aurora Efficiency battery. The compact motor weighs 1.95 kg (4.29 lb) thanks to the use of titanium elements and a magnesium alloy shell, and is just 170 mm (6.69 in) large.
The ebike utilizes a torque and cadence sensor, with Eco, Sport and Race modes available by means of a three-button Smart Trigger on the handlebar that displays battery and pedal-assist levels via LED status indicators. A fourth is likewise on tap, which the company is calling Nitro mode and offers a peak power boost to handle tough ride scenarios. The motor can likewise be totally disengaged for assistance-free mountain biking.
The business says that a non-removable battery was selected both to keep the ebike’s weight down and to offer a tidy style. There’s no reference of variety per charge, however it does support rapid charging for a leading as much as 80 percent in one hour and 24 minutes. There will be an external booster battery module readily available too, that can fit in a bottle cage– though how it’s actually mounted hasn’t yet been exposed.
To keep a watchful eye on trip information such as battery status and assist level, there’s a 3.2-inch HD touchscreen display screen on the top tube. Forestal has actually likewise packed an accelerometer, gyro, magnetometer, ambient light sensor and power meter, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth into this Smart Control panel, that makes functions like navigation with maps and geolocation possible, along with anti-theft procedures. Metrics tape-recorded throughout your adventures consist of how much g-force you get in turns, and how long you manage to get some air in dives.
The ebike can be wirelessly linked to an app operating on the rider’s mobile phone, where control of trip specifications and functions is possible, together with information analysis and bike health checks.
To help ravel some of the inescapable bumps along the forest trail, Forestal makes use of something it’s calling the Twin Levity suspension system. This consists of a DVO Onyx fork with 170 mm of travel and a DVO Jade coil spring shock linked to a single pivot multi-link setup, which also provides 170 mm of travel. Specific suspension tuning for various sized frames guarantees the “exact same weight distribution and the exact same riding experience” by all riders.
The Siryon flights on 29- inch Crankbrothers Synthesis E Carbon wheels, with a Panaracer Romero tire to the front and a Panaracer Aliso to the rear. The chainring, 12- speed derailleur, shifter, cassette and chain are all from SRAM, and stopping power originates from Magura MT7 front and rear disc brakes.
All in, the electrical mountain bike tips the scales at 17.4 kg (3836 lb) for a medium frame design. The numbered limited launch edition is priced at EUR7,999(about US$ 8,700), consisting of three sets of spare tires. Shipping is estimated to start in October.
Product page: Forestal Siryon Edition One