Rossignol Introduces Mountain Bike Lineup
Yep, you heard that right — one of the largest ski manufacturers in the game is now making mountain bikes.
So what’s the deal?
Well Rossignol (as in, skis) bought Felt (as in, bikes) last winter. And now, lo and behold, Rossignol is debuting a line of mountain bikes. Details are still a bit sparse, so it’s yet to be seen exactly how much of Felt exists in the Rossignol-branded bikes.
But we have learned that these are not Rossi-branded Felt bikes. Rather, Felt is helping Rossi manufacture unique Rossignol bike models – the specs, geometry, and components are all unique to Rossignol. Rossignol told us that they worked closely with the Felt team to define the right builds and price points for the market that Rossi is targeting.
Rossignol is advertising 11 models, including 5 full-suspension bikes. All models will be named All Track + application (DH, Enduro, Trail) or wheel size — for example, the hard tail bike in the action shots above and below is the All Track 29.
As for price points and wheel sizes, we know this so far:
– Starts at $2999.95
– Wheel sizes: 27.5 and 27.5+”
– Starts at $749.95
– Wheel sizes: 27.5, 27.5+, 29”
– Starts at $349.95 (20”), $399.95 (24”)
We’ll hold off on further speculation for now, but among the questions this raises is whether we’ll be seeing any of the other large ski manufacturers following suit and crossing over into mountain bikes.
Here’s the press release from Rossignol: