Today Forestal has bolstered its range of e-mountain bikes with the trail-friendly Cyon which gets the brand's Twin Levity suspension platform. Then there's the all-out downhill bike, the Hydra. That one is based on the existing enduro bike, the Siryon, but it's been built to cope with the rigours of World Cup downhill tracks.
Both of the new bikes sit on either side of the brand's enduro bike, the Siryon, which was released in March last year (get all of the details on that bike here). Both bikes are powered by Forestal's own Eon Drive motor offering 250W and the Aurora Performance 360Wh integrated battery. The motor system is finished off with a top tube integrated dashboard.
The Cyon is a 29" trail bike that gets 150mm of travel at both ends. It comes with a 65.6° head tube angle, a 76.5° seat tube angle, and a 435mm chainstay on S and M frames, while the L and XL get a lengthier 445mm chainstay.
A large frame gets a very respectable 480mm reach.
As with many bikes these days, the length of drop on the dropper post increases from 125mm of the size S with M and L getting 150mm of drop and the XL benefitting from 170mm of drop.
Just like the Siryon, the Cyon is built around Forestal's Twin Levity suspension platform. It's essentially a linkage driven single-pivot platform with the addition linkages enhancing the performance, says Forestal.
The kit you'll get on a Cyon ranges from RockShox suspension in the form of the Pike Select fork and Super Deluxe Select+ shock with SRAM GX Eagle shifting and Magura MT5 brakes on the base Halo model. That one also gets a Crankbrothers Highling 7 dropper post, Crankbrothers Synthesis Alloy wheels wrapped with a 2.4" Panaracer Romero at the front, and a 2.4" Panaracer Aliso at the rear.
At the top end, there's the Diode model which gets its suspension from Öhlins with the RXF36 fork and TTX1 Air shock. This model comes with a SRAM X01 Eagle AXS drivetrain, fancy Braking brakes, Crankbrothers Synthesis Carbon wheels and the very same tyres as you'll find on the Halo build. This one also gets a RockShox Reverb AXS dropper.
Along with the Cyon is the Hydra which fills the boots of the race-ready downhill rig. This bike is also a 29er but it gets 180mm of travel up front with 170mm at the rear.
That travel is handled by either a RockShox Boxxer Select or an Öhlins DH 38 and the rear is sorted by a RockShox Deluxe Select+ coil or an Öhlins TTX coil.
Then much of the spec is the same as the Cyon builds, but the Halo model gets Formula Cura 4 Carbon Polish brakes, a SRAM GX 11-speed drivetrain and DH versions of the Crankbrothers Synthesis Alloy wheels, wrapped with a pair of Panaracer 2.4" Romeros.
The Diode build comes with those Braking brakes, a SRAM X1 11-speed drivetrain and carbon Crankbrothers Synthesis wheels, with the same tyres.
Prices for the Cyon start at 8,300 Euro and go up to 12,600 Euro for the Diode model whereas the Hydra will set you back 10,000 Euro and 12,100 Euro. Unfortunately, we're not able to get GBP prices but the conversion will be done upon checkout.
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