Have you heard the rumors of a new bike from Andorra-based brand Forestal that’s being designed with the help of gravity pro Cedric Gracia? Well the first model is finally available, and it’s a carbon 29-inch-wheeled 170mm enduro eMTB with some genuinely unique “smart” features.
First, the frame details. The Siryon has a 64° headtube angle and steep 77° seat tube, sinking into a moderate 25mm bottom bracket drop. The chainstays on size small and medium frames are 436mm long, stretching back to 446mm on the two larger frames. Reach measurements across the four frame sizes is 428, 458, 488, and 508mm respectively, and wheelbases span between 1208 and 1311mm. At a notably light (for an eMTB) reported weight of 17.4kg (~38lbs), those measurements pin the Siryon precisely on the enduro donkey’s behind.
Forestal has designed a simple linkage-driven single pivot rear suspension platform that they call Twin Levity to handle the 170mm rear axle path. Bikes will come stock with a DVO Jade X coil shock and 170mm Onyx Coil fork, Praxis carbon cranks, Magura MT7 brakes, Crankbrothers Synthesis E Carbon wheels. and a SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain.
Pedal-assistance on the Siryon comes from a proprietary EonDrive motor and Aurora battery, designed by Forestal and made by Bafang. The motor has a 250w/60nm capacity, doled out over four assistance modes: Eco, Sport, Race, and Nitro. The Aurora 350Wh battery can be charged to 80% in 1 hour and 24 minutes, and a 700Wh range extender battery is also available.
Finally, tech-heads will sing aloud when they see the built-in Smart Dashboard built into the front of the Siryon top tube. The glove friendly touch screen is Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ANT+, GPS, and 4G compatible, so you can connect it to everything but your electric toothbrush if you like. The system includes maps and routing features, along with nearly all of the info a Garmin or similar computer can display and record during a ride. Of course, there’s an app to allow users to analyze and share all of the data from their adventures.
The first run of 999 numbered bikes can be purchased via the Forestal website for €7999 with a €2,000 down payment, or €7,499 if customers pay in full during pre-order.
Check the Forestal website for more info on the new Siryon enduro bike.