Press Release: Forbidden
We're no strangers to the mixed wheel revolution, releasing the Ziggy Link
back in May 2020
, allowing Forbidden owners to easily recalibrate their Druids and Dreadnoughts for a 27.5in rear wheel. Taken aback by demand, which has grown exponentially in the past 12 months, the wheels were quickly in motion to offer a complete bike equipped with a Ziggy Link.
Our first out-of-the-box, ready-to-rip, mixed wheel size hell-raiser, the Druid GX 'Ziggy Edition' takes the corner slaying abilities of the full-29er Druid and turns them up to 11. Featuring our signature ‘One Ride’
proportional geometry not only ensures a consistent ride experience, regardless of size or stature but also amplifies what this bike can do on the trail. Separated by more than just a 27.5in rear wheel, the GX goes further, knocking 0.5 degrees off the head angle and dropping the bottom bracket by 4mm compared to its full 29er siblings. If the intentions of the Druid GX were in any doubt, the Crankbrothers front and rear tuned Synthesis Enduro wheels, full SRAM GX 12-speed transmission and G2 four-piston anchors should go some way to establish that it’s here to play.DRUID GX ZIGGY EDITION MSRP :
$6599 USD | $8249 CAD | £5899 GBP | €7099 EUR
DRUID GX SPEC:Frame:
Forbidden Druid, 130mm travel, full-carbon, Ziggy Link equippedFork:
Fox Performance Elite 36 GRIP2 - 150mm travel, 44mm offsetShock:
Fox Performance Elite DPX2, EVOL air can, 3-position leverTransmission:
SRAM GX 12 speed - 10-52T cassetteBrakes:
SRAM G2 RSC 4-piston, 180mm rotors front and rearWheels:
Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro Alloy, mixed size wheelsetFront tire:
Maxxis Assegai, 29 x 2.5in, 3C MaxTerra, EXO casingRear tire:
Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5 x 2.4in, 3C MaxTerra, EXO+ casingCockpit:
RaceFace Aeffect 50mm stem, 800 x 20mm Turbine bars and Half Nelson gripsSaddle:
SDG Radar ChromoSeat post:
RaceFace Aeffect R (size-specific drop: Small 125mm drop / Medium 150mm / Large and X-Large 170mm drop) Included:
RaceFace tubeless valves, ratcheting torque wrench, Forbidden digital shock pump, and a spare derailleur hanger
Druid GX bikes will be shipping to North American dealers by late June with UK and European dealers receiving stock by early August. There’s never been a better time to indulge yourself with a fun-loving, high pivot sporting hooligan of a bike, so don't delay as stock will be limited. Please contact one of our amazing dealers
for availability and lead times.
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"Sword Woman" Performed by: Maule
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$3,700 for a 31lb build with a carbon frame, 140/150, NX build, Performance Float DPX2, Rythm 36 Float and a dropper post.
Druid's look like awesome bikes, but I'd love for someone from their marketing department to explain how an extra $3K only gets you up to GX and Guide on a druid.
BTW - Intense's $6K build gets you Elite Float, Shimano XT and more.
That said, I do love this bike.
Code RSC $350
G2 RS $221
G2 RSC $257
G2 Ultimate $400
Really depends which codes or which G2s you're talking about. Also availability these days at volume purchase quantities.
"Hey boys, its more flickable, playful, plush, cool, and fun rig!"
* MSRP 6k hahah
You know the rules, and so do I.
Forbidden: Ok, fine, chill bro...
If you want your drivetrain to last, alot. The oem idler is not great at keeping water/grit out. I would say that every 3-4 rides I am pulling it off to check/clean/regrease it. Chain/chainring/derailleur wheels get wiped down after every ride. The new billet idlers have a revised bearing that no longer needs cleaning/greasing so that is huge step in the right direction.
I have seen idlers trashed in 500kms as per members on the facebook owners page. Personally I have around 1,550 km's on my Druid and I am due to replace the chain (which with a XL size means I have to buy two lol).