Forbidden Bike Company came onto the scene a couple of years ago with the Druid
, their 130mm travel trail bike. The Druid stood apart from other bikes in this category by having a high pivot design, something more often seen in DH bikes than trail bikes.
The bike that was seen in the lift lines of Whistler Bike Park, in a photo making its rounds on the web, seems to retain the same high pivot design that the Druid is known for but with a good bit more travel in the back paired to a RockShox Zeb. Judging from what we can see, we'd suspect that the new, unnamed bike has around 160mm of travel and is geared more towards bike park and enduro duty.
Longer travel but a similar high pivot design.
With the World Enduro coming up in Zermatt, Switzerland, it would only make sense for recently signed
Lewis Buchanan to be racing it there. In the POV video Forbidden just posted to their Instagram, he's seen charging hard on an unmarked bike. He also posted a photo on his own Instagram of the front end of a bike with a Fox 38 on it. We can only imagine that would be a bigger bike than the Druid...
We reached out to Forbidden to see if they had anything to add. All they would tell us is that it is a brand new bike in the final stages of testing and that it's not a new or revised Druid; it's something else and that they will have more information to share this fall.
We'll keep everyone updated whenever that information is available.
The impact will push your clamp-on grips out of the way like nothing, btw.
F#*k riding without bar ends!
Also, "degloved"? Who was this guy, d'Artagnan ? I prefer "wirestripped".
I cold go on, but honor thy 'nads.
On my side of things, I lacerated my liver and kidney. Pretty sure I'd have one less kidney and a nice hole through my liver today (and possibly not be alive to tell you about it!) if I didn't have bar ends
Quite the few horror stories here.
To add to the pile of bar end stories, I once crashed my DJ bike and got the end of the bar in my thigh, about three inches away from my crotch. Vision went blurry, passed out, recovered, puked, all good. Except I got a tennisball size hematoma where it hit and cut into a muscle. Took a few weeks before I could properly ride and run again but nothing serious. Wouldn't have liked it if it were a bare metal pipe chopping in there. That said, my grips weren't even the safest. Just simple rubber slide on grips with a thick closed end. Good enough for a while but eventually of course these will wear off.
There was also a guy in of the singletrack sampler's videos that got impaled on a broken carbon bar in his thigh, but they luckily had an ambulance dude with them on the ride, might have saved his life.
Where do I find news about this?
Pleassseee Forbidden, make that blue frame available on slx AND xt kit as I can't afford only a frame!
Lew was so adrenalinized after each run as to be close to incomprehensible in his instructions, great guy but it must be like talking to a drunk when one is sober!
170mm travel, so 10% would be 1,7cm (17mm), by 2 = 3,4cm (34mm). 84mm would be +- 50% sag...
edit: just rewatched the scene with headphones, he says 3.4 - 3.5 (also though to hear 8.4-8.5 when i watched it on the speakers), so as written before, 3.4cm is 20% of 17cm. which sounds like a really nice travelled bike
I’m hoping for 2021 Commencal Meta numbers ????????
Yes would have to agree with you!
Accept both this 'new' forbidden and the Enduro are ugly AF...
Prefer the Megatower any day!
Notice how "suspension design" wasnt even mentioned in the comment... he said it "looks."
Try reading the comment again...
What do you think makes it ugly?
Yeah we're fun... thats a fact. you are boring and obviously can't figure out when someone is taking the piss..
Actually yes !
I agree that new Forbidden does look sexy after a closer look
Shock placement* not suspension design... typo
typed "supension design" instead of "shock placement"
So what... ?!
I don't know what I'm talking about? Ok, cool, whatever you say... if that makes you feel better LoL... I tend to just go ride, because that's better than thinking 'you know more' than everybody else...
Thanks, i feel much better now.
1. Take a chill pill
2. Go for Ride
Three options to pick from...
Damn... I didnt realize Canadian Sarcasm was that bad.
Pity... you should learn a bit from us Kiwis... Lmao