Soft Launch With
We heard quite a buzz around the Sea Otter pits this year. And it wasn’t just from all the e-bike motors, more specifically it was about a digi-cam wrapped eMTB that Cedric Gracia was quietly riding around with a couple of quiet guys with cameras…We caught up with the Forestal Bikes crew and learned a little bit about them and the incredibly diverse team of motorcycle and car racing engineers that are right now working on some impressive stuff! A 35lb e-bike with long travel and serious capabilities? It may be here sooner than you think.
Press Release: It’s with great excitement that we say “hello” to the World and “see you soon.”
Here at the newly formed Forestal we’re pioneering a new cycling brand that enables us to deliver our knowledge, passion and philosophy to cyclists the world over. Our unique team has a credible professional background that fuses veterans of the cycling industry, motorsports industry leaders, aeronautic professionals and accomplished IT trailblazers, and we believe our unique combinations will bring a new dimension to the world of cycling. As well as being innovators and manufacturers we are passionate cyclists.
Cyclists designing for cyclists striving to focus on the consumer first, and this will be the main objective in the truly exciting developments that are due in the coming months.
We are delighted to have mountain bike pro rider Cédric Gracia with as part of the family. Cédric joins us at a point in his career that is ideal for Forestal and is committed to our consumer first philosophy – “At 40 years old I think it was the time to use the 25 years of racing to the advantage of riders the world over […] I’ve learnt as a pro rider where I’ve seen that when you have something right the outcome is just extraordinary. This feels right”.
Based in Andorra, heart of the Pyrenees, Forestal has one clear vision; we want to be the bicycle company that inspires the world with the unimaginable. To do so, we are designing, engineering and manufacturing our own bikes in what will be one of the most technologically advanced factories in the European Continent.
There are many more things to explain and many details to highlight but we are going to save that for our official presentation in a few months’ time. For now, this is just a quick “hello” to introduce ourselves and to make you aware that Forestal Bikes exists, and that we will outstand from expected, bringing a new spirit to the cycling industry, creating innovative products from today for tomorrow.
“I’m a person who likes to go ahead and at 40 years old I think it was the time to use the 25 years of racing to the advantage of riders the world over. I have nothing against what I did before and this is just a new step in my life. I know it is a big and thrilling step, in fact some will think I’m crazy, but I have conviction and I’ma hard worker, a true entrepreneur. I’ve learnt as a pro rider where I’ve seen that when you have something right the outcome is just extraordinary. This feels right. I wanted to be part of something new, having the chance to be a developer since the very beginning. This was the time do it.” -Cedric Gracia
This is Forestal.