Forest Summit ST

$4,999.00 $2,699.00

Color: Obsidian

Forest Summit ST Overview

Speed and performance without compromising comfort and convenience sounds impossible, but the Forest Step Thru (ST) proves it’s not. Don’t miss out on any of the excitement you get from traditional mountain bikes, although it’s a step through it’s more than capable of channeling your inner adrenaline junkie, with the bonus of being accessible for a much more diverse range of riders. No matter who you are, the Forest ST is sure to give you an experience of both comfort and excitement, whether you’re on the daily commute or hauling luggage.

Bafang Ultra Motor: There’s a speed demon in all of us and the Bafang Ultra Motor unleashes it, there’s no such thing as a boring ride on a Forest and our ST is living proof. Our most powerful motor gives you the confidence of increased stability and control, meaning you only have to focus on the exhilaration of the ride. 


Frame & Weight Details

FRAME: Proprietary All Terrain 6061 Aluminum Frame

SUSPENSION FORK: 100mm Air Damped Fork / Rebound Adjustment / Lockout

SEATPOST LENGTH: Medium 17" / Large 19" / X-Large 21"

Weight limit: 300 pound max rider weight

Bike weight: 80 pounds without battery / 92 pounds with battery


TIRES: Kenda Juggernaut Sport 26" x 4.5"

AXLES: 12mm thru axle rear / Quick release front

BRAKES: Tektro Orion 4-piston Hydraulic Disc brakes w/ 180mm rotors

HANDLEBAR: Alloy riser 27.5" wide handlebar

GRIPS: Lock on grips

SADDLE: Selle Royal Lookin Gel Saddle

PEDALS: Wellgo sealed bearing platform pedals

RIMS: 84mm wide alloy drilled rims with 12 gauge spokes

HUBS: Sealed Quando Fat bike hub set

KICKSTAND: chainstay mounted heavy-duty kickstand

Electronics & Accessories

MOTOR: Bafang M620 Ultra Mid Drive

BATTERY: 48v 20 amp hour fully integrated and removable

CONTROLLER: integrated Bafang Ultra controller

DISPLAY: Bafang DPC 010 full color display w/ Bluetooth

THROTTLE: left hand thumb throttle

SENSORS: integrated torque & cadence sensor

RANGE: 15-45 miles per charge depending on motor settings

FRONT BASKET: Optional accessory

REAR RACK: Optional accessory

REAR LIGHT: Optional accessory

FRONT LIGHT: Optional accessory

More Info

The Forest Summit HT is a nostalgic reminder of why you started biking in the first place, when all you needed was two wheels and a gnarly trail to get the blood flowing and adrenaline pumping. The front suspension makes for an immersive ride you wouldn’t believe, feeling the bumps and dips in the trail make the bike feel like an extension of your body. Hardtails are borderline indestructible, versatile and can more than fulfill your demand for thrill seeking fun, whether you’re hitting a trail, gravel riding, or silently hauling gear for a hunting trip, the Forest Summit HT has got the torque and heart for it.

The Summit HT is equipped with a Bafang Ultra mid-drive motor, one of the most powerful motors on the market. This robust powerhouse delivers 750 watts of nominal power and up to 1500 watts in peak output - allowing riders take even their steepest climbs without breaking a sweat! Cutting edge torque sensors optimize performance by sampling data at an impressive frequency rate of 80kHz, delivering precise control over speed acceleration/deceleration while still achieving maximum efficiency. Despite its remarkable strength ratings and 160 Nm max torque; there's no need to worry about noise pollution – this beast hums along virtually silently.

Climb Steep Terrain & Effortlessly Hit High Speeds

The epitome of suspension, traction, and one hell of an exciting riding experience is cranked up to a hundred with our Bafang Ultra Motor. Your adrenaline fueled pedaling plus our most powerful motor will take you on a journey you didn’t know a bike ever could. Get ready for a heart-pumping battle to conquer wind, terrain, hills and any other obstacle in your way. With a maximum torque of 160Nm and up to 1500 Watts of peak power output, the M620 will definitely get the heaviest loads accelerated on even the steepest incline thanks to the massive torque this motor provides.

Your Critical Riding Data Is Just a Glance Away

The DC18 digital display from Bafang features 5 levels of assist with your choice of either Sport or Eco mode. In addition to the easy to read assist selection, the display also provides key insights into estimated remaining range, current speed, max speed, motor watt output and more. New for 2023 is Bluetooth connectivity that lets you customize your riding experience and gain even more insight into your riding experience to get the most out of your bike.

Ride Farther & Faster With Our Long Range Battery

We utilize the latest in battery technology to create long-lasting batteries with superior range. Our battery packs are comprised of 18650 lithium ion cells in series paired with a battery management system to help protect the battery and provide great range for the years of riding ahead. The Rhino battery case features a keyed lock for extra security and is fully removable for charging and storage off the bike. The battery design features an integrated battery level gauge to allow you to easily keep tabs on remaining charge even when the bike isn't powered on.

Our Forest Summit Series includes an upgraded thru axle front fork that's new for 2023. The increased stability and rigidity of your wheel reduces the possibility of flexing or twisting under heavy braking, meaning you can be confident in your bike's ability to match the intensity of your ride.

The Forest Bikes product line was designed from the ground up with the idea of customization. This includes optional upgrades like a dropper seat post to make it easier to get on and off and also help descend steeper terrain. We are also excited to announce optional suspension fork upgrades from DNM and RockShox are available thanks to the new thru axle front hub.

Find Your Ideal Pedaling Cadence With 10-Speeds To Choose From

The Shimano Deore 10-speed drivetrain is the model of choice across various disciplines including XC, all-mountain and enduro. This high performance drivetrain is ideally suited for the Ultra motor and provides a wide-range of gearing to maximize the motor's torque for steep hill climbing ability and fast top speeds. We choose this drivetrain for it's strong, reliable and quick shifting.

The Tektro Orion 745 disc brakes provide rapid stopping power thanks to the 4-piston technology and 180mm rotors. These easily adjustable brakes are chosen for their reliability and performance and are a significant upgrade over most brake systems available on electric bikes in the market today. While they rarely need servicing, when they do they can be easily serviced by most bike shops to bleed the hydraulic fluid and replace the pads as needed.