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Rossignol Announces Limited Edition 'The Super Heretic'

Apr 25, 2024 at 7:43
by Rossignol Bikes  
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PRESS RELEASE: Rossignol

Launched in 2023, the emblematic movement of the "Super Project" capsule edition is back in full force for the year 2024. The "Super Project" embodies a true philosophy: exceptional products in limited series, with unique designs that stand out. It's a real mindset that brings together outdoor enthusiasts throughout the year, thus weaving a symbolic connection with the mountain vibe.

At the heart of this collection lies the legendary model: the 7SK from 1990. This slalom ski, with 63 mm underfoot and the "K" technology for Kevlar, represents the ultimate evolution of the mythical Rossignol 4S, repeatedly rewarded at the Olympic Games and World Cups. The 7SK has captivated with its bold marriage between retro aesthetics (turquoise) and cutting-edge technology, illustrated by its chromed gradient. But the saga of the "Super Project" doesn't stop there! It continues with the Super Heretic, the Super Black Ops, and the Super Revenant. Models that are both agile and high-performing, promising mountain adventures with a retro backdrop. A living, free, and above all unique experience.

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The Super Heretic :

The "Super Heretic" is an ultra-limited series mountain bike designed for riders in search of originality. It offers a fun, agile, and high-performance riding experience, ideal for competition or fast descents in bike parks. Equipped with high-end components, it allows for pushing the limits with precision. Its incredible and unique range of colors makes it an outstanding bike, perfect for those looking to stand out on the trails.

Rossignol Super Heretic
Wheel size: 29"
Aluminum frame
Travel: 160mm (r) / 160mm (fr)
Suspension: RockShox Zeb ultimate front; Vivid Ultimate rear
Wheels: DT Swiss EX1700
Drivetrain: Sram GX AXS T-TYPE
Sizes: M, L
Price: Europe: 5300€; USA: $5,300 USD
More information: rossignol.com


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86 Comments
  • 88 13
 Want one?

No, I don't.
  • 25 2
 I want the skis.
  • 6 1
 @ShredDoggg: they should've done a package offering like Evil/Lib Tech did for the Travis Rice models
  • 7 0
 @ShredDoggg: I want the snowboard.
Looks like a covered up Assassin.
  • 21 0
 I want back the part of my brain that died reading that first paragraph.
  • 9 0
 @st-lupo: seriously. I am hoping that was translated from another language or from AI...or both. If it was an english-speaking copywriter, they should be canned immediately.
  • 2 0
 @ShredDoggg: they lasted for about 20 days of hard skiing.
  • 1 0
 @basalt: Oh yeah?? Well mine must've been a god batch . . .got a full 25-30 days. So there.
  • 2 1
 @NorcalJones: I never owned a pair I just watched my friends blow them up. That said I loved a pair of squads that lasted 8yrs!
  • 1 1
 @NorcalJones: one pair only lasted a day!
  • 41 0
 Whoever wrote this is a genius.

The "Super Project" embodies a true philosophy: exceptional products in limited series, with unique designs that stand out. It's a real mindset that brings together outdoor enthusiasts throughout the year, thus weaving a symbolic connection with the mountain vibe.
  • 19 0
 Is a robot genius*
  • 27 0
 @phastlikedatnascar: hey chat GPT, give me a rad blurb about how our super project connects skiing snowboarding and mtb through mindset and vibes.
  • 21 0
 @eae903: hey chat GPT, design me an enduro bike
  • 19 0
 The art of saying something without saying anything
  • 25 0
 @eae903: From Chat GPT "Embark on a thrilling journey where the adrenaline-fueled worlds of skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking converge into an electrifying symphony of adventure and passion. Our groundbreaking project transcends traditional boundaries, weaving together the shared mindset and infectious vibes of these extreme sports cultures. Feel the rush of carving through powder-laden slopes, conquer gravity-defying descents on two wheels, and embrace the relentless pursuit of peak performance—all unified by the spirit of pushing limits and living on the edge. Get ready to elevate your experience and unleash your inner thrill-seeker as we redefine the essence of adventure sports."
  • 4 0
 Just plagiarized a hi-fi audio brochure from the 1980’s. Nothing genius about it.
  • 2 0
 well, aren't you looking forward to those mountain adventures with a retro backdrop, are you?
  • 2 0
 @phastlikedatnascar: also frame looks welded by a robot … a drunk robot
  • 2 0
 @ajaxwalker: this is actually much better, take note Rossi, just use AI to write the boilerplate marketing crap
  • 7 0
 Whilst everyone getting excited about apparent use of AI this is just a not very well translated version of the original French press release. It works fine in French. Sorry to disappoint!
  • 1 0
 @graemebudd: as a one time employee of the "group" it was easy to read. As easy as every catalog we got for sales meetings and trade shows.
  • 41 2
 If this said privateer on the side of it y’all would be about to bust.
  • 4 4
 Rossignol jambes bikes to earn money renting them in their already implated mountain stores. It is a mostake if you think they want to do the same kind of bikes than Privateer
  • 5 1
 @pasteque51: Imagine companies making money, the audacity!
  • 2 0
 @Exbow: I don’t blame them, I just spot a real difference between Rossignol and Privateer about what/who they do their bikes for
  • 26 0
 I know they've had problems in the past, but I think we can all learn from their frames and be more flexible.
  • 26 0
 I have no interest in owning a Rossignol bike, but I think it looks great. Very much into the 80's ski graphics.
  • 20 2
 The bike you use to ride to an exorcism.
  • 17 0
 As a human, I am excited to go mountain bicycle cycling on this.
  • 16 0
 I missed the Rossignol hate, but or $5300 that spec is crazy good, no? Most T-type equipped are 7k
  • 10 1
 This bike is good looking, well equiped for a reasonable price. No nonsense cable tourism or insane geometry on this aluminium frame that should last for decades.
Marketing bullshit apart, why this hate ?
  • 9 0
 On the Rossignol website you can get (size XL) the XT, full XT transmission and brakes, Zeb ultimate, Super Deluxe ultimate, for 2800€. Almost unbeatable for those who don't have 7k to spend on a bike. I think the geometry nerds have just found a scapegoat without having tested and based on a press review.
  • 2 0
 I would note that the weight isn't published here.
  • 2 0
 @Snowytrail: The XT is 16kgs for a size L. Must be the same. Nothing to worry about, classic AL enduro
  • 1 0
 @xalt: "should" last for decades. I guess I'd have to agree with that since their primary market is their own rental fleets so they "might" be pretty stout? OR they might just be made cheap enough that they can throw replacement frames at the problem each rental season...??? Smile
  • 1 0
 @xalt: OK, strike that "should last for decades" the Pinkbike test bike didn't last for the test... And geometry issues too. (course maybe they fixed these issues since then?

- Flexy, unreliable frame construction (of which they had bearings warping cavities)
- Seat tube is long for the frame size
  • 12 1
 Am I such a sucker for purple parts that it’s making me think this looks ok?
  • 5 0
 Does this bike have purple parts?! It's got purple 'lighting' for sure.
  • 1 0
 Purple lettering...
  • 3 0
 @OceanPhil: it 100% does not have any purple parts as far as I can see on closer inspection. Apparently the answer is yes, if a stem even starts to resemble having purple anodizing I will immediately like it.
  • 6 1
 You lovers of modern mtb's are weird. Most are - however capable they might be - dull as my grandpa's socks, with their totally boring earth tone colours. Then someone makes a bike that is actually somewhat nice to look at, and you all blast it. Geez, y'all deserve the bore-fests you ride.
  • 1 0
 It’s insanely frustrating when people like different colors
  • 1 0
 @emptybe-er: On the contrary. In the nineties, everybody loved different colors. From Klein's masterpieces, to the wild paint jobs of Fat Chance, Giant's cool graphics, Specialized's Stumpjumpers in iconic colors and decals to match, Muddy Fox's bright colors, the many splatter paint and color fade bikes, and raw aluminium and all black… there was something for everyone, even from the big brands.

Nowadays it's a;; earth tones, dull matte paint and a few very select brands offering anything wilder. And like I said, I find it weird that you people actually seem to be fine with that.

By the way, you can try to put the words 'insanely frustrating' in my mouth, but the truth is I don't care one bit. I have no plans to ever by a new/modern bike, so I have no skin in the game.
  • 1 0
 @WhateverBikes: In the 90’s everyone loved purple ano. I was there, I know. But arguing about your fav colors is just funny. Google: relative
  • 1 0
 @emptybe-er: That's why I didn't do that. I didn't argue about (my or anyone else's) favorite colours, I just pointed out that in the nineties there was WAY more variation on offer, and not only from smaller brands, but from the big ones too.
My plea was for more choice and variety, instead of the dull colour palette (if you can even call it that) which is on offer nowadays.
Google: reading comprehension.
  • 1 0
 @WhateverBikes: You said new bikes have dull color.. That is your opinion, not a fact. Are you seriously this stupid? Not everyone finds muted tones boring and not everyone wants loud, look-at-me-I’m-a-mtb’er tones. Besides, you aren’t even remembering well.. My 93 giant was blue. My 97 specialized was basic red and yellow. Mc D’s. My 99 bullit was grey, they came in only black first. Then white grey and black. Go complain about something sensible maybe.
  • 1 0
 @emptybe-er: Read better.

In my first comment, all I did was say that I find modern mountain bikers weird for liking the dull colors that are generally on offer nowadays. That not complaining, that's just me expressing amazement.
As I said, I am not interested in ever buying a new/modern bike, so I really don't care what the new bikes look like.

The colors your nineties bikes had don't matter. You chose a blue bike, and red/yellow one. That's fine. My point was that there was way more VARIATION in what brands offered. That means you could also have easily chosen a splatter paint bike like those from GT, a bike with colour transitions like Klein's had, colour blocking like Scott's bikes had, psychedelic stuff like Merida Albon Tech and Raleigh USA Technium's.
That stuff is not widely available from regular brands nowadays.
  • 1 0
 @WhateverBikes: You find people weird for not liking colors that you like. You are the weird one. It’s ok. Move on.
  • 1 0
 @emptybe-er: LOL, your reading comprehension is SO lousy.
I explain one more time.
What I find weird is that modern mountain bikers seem to be okay with the lack of choice and variety. That's all.

Also, no, I'm not moving on. On the contrary, I'm sticking with nineties mountain bikes until I can't ride anymore, and I love it.
  • 1 0
 @WhateverBikes: Well, my reading comprehension was at college-level in elementary.. Unfortunately, in my accelerated academic development, they seem to have skipped me right past “bestest colors in the world” class.
  • 1 0
 @emptybe-er: Well, if not your reading comprehension, it must be you writing abilities.
Because I really did not say I find people weird 'for not liking colors that I like'.
  • 9 1
 Can't wait to read the comments on this...
  • 7 0
 Never seen a Rossignol bike outside of a rental shop. This isn’t going to change that.
  • 18 0
 But are you even ready for a living, free, and above all unique experience?
  • 7 0
 "Hey, this bike is missing something."

"Let's put tan sidewall tires on it"

"Perfect"
  • 4 0
 Rossignol: "Frst, we take a delicious open mould frame.."
Nobody: "Colorful..!!"
Rossignol"Then we wrap it in colours.."
Nobody : "Oooohh, sweeeet!"
Rossignol: "and finally, we dip it in rich, creamery marketing".
Nobody : "AAarhrhghlll.."
  • 2 0
 Sometimes brand expansion works, and sometime they don't. Yamaha? You bet. Guitars. Motocross. Sound boards.
But this reminds me of old K2 bikes and how that worked out. Or how I'd feel if I saw Maytag gravel bike. Or a FORD 29er.
That said, Heretic is in the top 5 for model names.
  • 5 1
 Why so much hate for this bike? Has anyone actually ridden it instead of talking about it?
  • 3 1
 Pinkbike did a review on it I believe.
  • 1 0
 The Rossignol website is straight out of the nineties too, but with the addition of a bunch of enshittification artifacts like a locale failure, promo popover, and a bazillion tracking cookies.

Bike looks great though, with good parts and geo (if you size up) for a reasonable price.
  • 1 1
 Bro.. We should make a killer bike. Like my old Haro FST freestyle bike from 86'. Bro, we nailed it!! Time for some shralping and gnar moves bro.. Wait! Where are my Oakley blades, Jimmy Z tank and cut offs? Maybe I'm being too harsh.. Or not..
  • 5 0
 Nice paint job!
  • 4 0
 Polished aluminum frames aren't around as much as they should be.
  • 4 0
 Which page of Astro's catalogue this came from?
  • 3 0
 I thought this bike got a pretty negative review?
  • 3 0
 If you're 555 then I'm 666, what's it like to be a Heretic.
  • 1 0
 I had those 7S's in high school! The K2 CVC's took their place, what memories. Yeah I know a 2 at 10 is a 10 at 2, but still not taking that bike home.
  • 2 1
 Color is great; nothing else is. Group Rossignol products made in France are very, very good. The bikes aren’t made in France…..
  • 2 0
 It will indeed be ultra limited.
  • 1 0
 Lol. Some of these execs/marketing pawns are so out of touch it's not even funny, yet here I am laughing. Idefk.
  • 2 0
 I mean, I'd say every bike made by Rossignol is "limited edition".
  • 2 0
 I think it’s cool and looks like a good value bike.
  • 1 0
 I want the Pivots that they aren't showing here. I'll take a pair of the skis too Smile .
  • 1 0
 I think I already have those skis in my shed for about 30ish years
  • 1 1
 The skis were great , Rossi snowboards not so Much compared to K2,Salomon etc.
  • 3 2
 I'm getting Walmart vibes
  • 1 0
 What a F’ing piece of S$&!!!
  • 1 0
 Are they outsourcing press release production to China now also?
  • 1 0
 Easy pass on AI written nonsense.
  • 6 5
 Rossignol bad
  • 2 1
 Purge this Heresy
  • 2 1
 LOL LOL Rossignol
  • 1 3
 Uhm… Different paint job and components… but the design and ride remains shit !!
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