Forestal Bikes set for exclusive distribution in the UK and Ireland

Forestal Bikes e-MTB parked side-on out on a trail
(Image credit: Forestal)

Renowned mountain bike brand Forestal will soon be readily available in the United Kingdom and Ireland thanks to a partnership with Silverfish. The Andorran company is well regarded for its comprehensive range of the best electric mountain bikes, which span trail, Enduro and downhill mountain biking disciplines.

Silverfish announced earlier this year that its new strategy will be built around exciting new collaborations with international brands and Forestal represents a natural fit and progression for the agency. It will initially stock three of Forestal’s foremost e-MTB offerings, the Siryon (Enduro), Cyon (trail) and Hydra (Downhill) bikes. 

“We are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with Forestal. The bikes are incredible and the thought process that goes into each one is phenomenal,” says Silverfish Founder, Darren Mabbott.

Each bike is built with the contemporary lightweight rhetoric at heart, and features a raft of proprietary components such as a torquey motor and battery system, an integrated touchscreen display (which includes mapping and smartphone integration), all of which is held together by an impressively unique suspension system.

Forestal’s General Manager, Rafael Gil-Perez Redondo, commented, “We are delighted to be partnering with the team at Silverfish to bring Forestal bikes to this market. Our personal relationships go way back, so we know they share our passion for mountain biking and a relentless desire to deliver the highest quality products alongside a superb customer experience.”

Riders scything through bermed singletrack in a forest

Everything from the designing, engineering, manufacturing and assembling is done in-house in Andorra (Image credit: Forestal)

As a relatively newcomer to the game, Forestal was founded in 2018 and has quickly become a technological leader in the bike industry thanks to its diverse team that brings a wealth of experience from other industrial sectors such as motorsports, aircraft engineering, IT development and, of course, the bike industry.

Everything from the designing, engineering, manufacturing and assembling is done in-house in Andorra, which doubles up as the perfect testbed for product R&D – Andorra is a trail mecca for mountain bikers. Apart from the focus on mountain bikes and electrification, Forestal is in the advanced stages of entering the highly competitive gravel, road and urban bikes space.

The Forestal Siryon, Cyon, and Hydra will be on display at Core Bike Show at the Whittlebury Hall Hotel in Northamptonshire next week. We’ll be there covering the event so keep an eye on the homepage for updates and more.

Range and pricing

Forestal Siryon Halo: £8,499
Forestal Siryon Neon: £9,999
Forestal Siryon Diode: £12,999

Forestal Cyon Halo: £8,499
Forestal Cyon Neon: £9,999
Forestal Cyon Diode: £12,999

Forestal Hydra Halo £9,999
Forestal Hydra Diode Pearl: £11,999

Aaron Borrill
Freelance tester

Aaron is Bike Perfect's former tech editor and also the former gear editor of Bicycling magazine. He's tested thousands of bicycles all over the world. A competitive racer and Stravaholic, he’s twice ridden the Cape Epic, raced nearly every MTB stage race in South Africa and completed the Haute Route Alps. Recently, Aaron has also taken up Zwift racing and competes at the highest level of eRacing, the ZRL Premier Division.

Rides: Trek Procaliber 9.9 MTB 

Height: 175cm

Weight: 61.5kg