Pässilä, probably the weirdest name in the business. The name has its roots deep in our home dirt. Our home trails wind their way through a diverse region called Pässilä in a small community, Nopankylä, Finland. Once a post ice age seashore, the Pässilä wilderness offers trails with lots of variation in terms of technicality, elevation and nature. The place is special to us and has offered us more fun than we could have ever imagined.
The Pässilä story dates back to 2006 when a group of friends, over a beer after a great week of riding, came up with an idea of starting a bike company together.
Why? Well, we don't know how to play, so a punk rock band was not an option. We have set up this company to be able to create something else and for enjoying the ride together. We're not here to change the world. We're here as an alternative.
We have known each other since we were kids and been riding mountain bikes together since the early 1990's. Over the years we've ridden just about every kind of mountain bike there is. From fully rigid to full suspension downhill bikes to fat bikes.
The common interest in mountain biking and having fun on our trails have inspired us and kept us together over the years. We want to welcome each Pässilä Bicycles rider to the team.