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Rossignol swaps snow for mud with trail, enduro and eMTB range

Rossignol swaps snow for mud with trail, enduro and eMTB range

Rossignol has launched a new range of full-suspension mountain bikes – the Heretic, Mandate and Mandate Shift. The Heretic occupies the enduro genre and the…

Tuesday, Mar 01

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Rossignol has launched a new range of full-suspension mountain bikes – the Heretic, Mandate and Mandate Shift.

The Heretic occupies the enduro genre and the Mandate is a more trail-oriented option. The Mandate Shift, an electric trail bike , rounds out the range.

Starting from €2,399 / $2,399 for the Mandate, €2,799 / $2,799 for the Heretic and €4,399 / $4,399 for the Mandate Shift, each platform contains four models at differing price points.

All of the bikes feature aluminium framesets. The brand says it has come to this decision because the material is “easy to maintain, [it’s] durable and reliable”.

It also points to the environmental benefits , stating that “aluminium frames have a lower CO2 impact. This is something we strongly considered as part of our Respect Program”. A change of focus for the brand?

The brand, most famous for its alpine skiing equipment, has previous experience in the cycling industry, having formerly owned Felt and Time Bicycles,

It purchased Time in 2016, which was then sold to the Cardinal Cycling Platform in early 2021. Its pedal business was acquired by SRAM at the same time . The brand also bought Felt in 2017 and sold it to Pierer in 2021.The brand says it has worked closely with the Rossignol Factory Team in the development of these bikes. The Rossignol Factory Team made its first appearance at the EWS series last year, with French riders Estelle and Clément Charles. Frame features All of the frames utilise a Horst-link suspension design . Suspension […]

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