Forbidden Bikes Guide
Summit Bicycles is your Forbidden Bikes dealer
At Summit we pride ourselves on carrying innovative (and awesome) brands that we know our customers will love. That’s why we’re so excited to be your Forbidden Bikes dealer in the Bay Area and beyond. This small mountain bike company from British Columbia has created two killer models that absolutely shred, so keep reading to learn all about Forbidden and what makes them so unique.
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Color: Mr Brownstone
Color: Blue Steel
Forbidden Druid Geometry
As an aggressive trail bike, the Forbidden Druid’s geometry gives riders plenty of confidence when when things get hairy. At the same time, the Druid is meant to be fun everywhere, not just the steeps, so the geometry is kept balanced enough to excel all over the mountain.
For example, the 65.5° head tube angle on the full 29er helps you stay in control at speed and through the chunk while retaining enough responsiveness to stay agile. The generous (but not too DH-minded) reach gives you plenty of room in the air and on the downs but won’t feel sluggish on climbs and transfers.
Another well-designed feature is the 4 different chainstay lengths (rear center) between the 4 different sizes. This allows the Druid to be even better dialed in for different riders, giving everyone a bike that really fits and really rips.
Color: Deep Space
Forbidden Dreadnought Geometry
The Forbidden Dreadnought's downhill-focused geometry gives riders the confidence to take on steeper and faster lines by keeping the bike low, slack and long. The 63.5° head tube angle, low BB height, and longer wheelbase adds serious stability on the gnarliest trails.
As with the Druid, Forbidden employs its One Ride proportional geometry on the Dreadnought to ensure small riders, tall riders, and everyone in between have a bike that's dialed in like custom. They achieved this by making each frame size use unique tube lengths and profiles.
Forbidden Bikes Tech
Trifecta Suspension System
At the heart of Forbidden Bikes is their Trifecta suspension system, composed of three main components: the high pivot itself, the rate control linkage, and the idler pulley. These three features work in harmony to create the amazing ride quality that the Druid and Dreadnought have been praised for. Read on to get a glimpse of how it works.
Forbidden's Ziggy Link allows you to turn your full 29" Druid or Dreadnought into a more playful mullet wheel setup. It replaces the lower link from the two part rate control linkage and slightly alters the geometry to fit a smaller wheel.
Forbidden Bikes Size Chart
|5'2" - 5'6"||5'6" - 5'10"||5'10" - 6'2"||6'2" - 6'6"|
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Forbidden Bikes FAQs
Are Forbidden bikes good?
Absolutely. Forbidden makes two killer mountain bikes that utilize a smart design and high end components to suit the styles of both rowdy trail riders and thrill-seeking enduro riders.
Where are Forbidden bikes made?
Forbidden Bikes is based in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, but the frames themselves are constructed overseas.
How much does a Forbidden bike cost?
- Forbidden Druid frame: $3,249.00
- Forbidden Druid SLX: $5,399.00
- Forbidden Druid XT: $6,699.00
- Forbidden Druid GX: $6,599.00
- Forbidden Dreadnought frame: $3,599.00
- Forbidden Dreadnought SLX: $5,699.00
- Forbidden Dreadnought XT: $7,399.00
What type of bike is the Forbidden Druid?
The Forbidden Druid is an aggressive trail bike that excels all over the mountain.
Is the Forbidden Druid carbon?
Yes the Forbidden Druid features a carbon fiber frame with internal routing in the top tube, and different tube profiles for each specific size.
How much travel does the Forbidden Dreadnought have?
170mm front wheel travel and 154mm rear wheel travel
Are high pivot bikes better?
High pivot bikes create a rearward axle path that has been proven to improve speed and smoothness.
What is rearward axle path?
Rearward axle path refers to a suspension system that makes the rear wheel travel backwards as the suspension compresses. Most systems’ axle paths travel up and down, but rearward axle path allows the wheel to move out of the way of obstacles in a way that creates a faster, smoother ride.