Video: Forbidden Bike Co. Announce Two Complete Druid Builds

Jun 3, 2020
by ForbiddenBike  

Press Release: Forbidden

After launching a little over a year ago with our 130mm travel Druid frame, we have been inundated with requests for complete bikes. You spoke and we listened and are pleased to announce the arrival of two complete Druids at two distinct price points. Alongside our complete bikes, we are also offering the frames separately including a frame-only option, for those of you who want something unique and one-of-a-kind.

DRUID XT


Frame: Forbidden Druid, 130mm travel, full-carbon, Trifecta High Single Pivot
Fork: Fox 36 Performance Elite, 150mm, Grip2 Damper, Kabolt axle, 44mm offset
Shock: Fox DPX2 Performance Elite, EVOL air can, 3-Position Lever
Transmission: Shimano XT 12 speed
Brakes: Shimano XT 4-piston with 180mm IceTech Center-Lock rotors
Wheels: DT Swiss 350 hubs laced to RaceFace ARC OFFSET 30mm rims
Front tyre: Maxxis Assegai, 29 x 2.5in, 3C MaxTerra, EXO casing
Rear tyre: Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29 x 2.4in, 3C MaxTerra, EXO+ casing
Cockpit: RaceFace Aeffect 50mm stem, Turbine R 800 x 30mm bars and Half Nelson grips
Saddle: SDG Radar
Seat post: RaceFace Aeffect (size-specific drop: Small 125mm drop / Medium 150mm / Large and X-Large 170mm drop) with Shimano SL MT-800 I-spec lever
Included: RaceFace tubeless valves, ratcheting torque wrench, Forbidden digital shock pump, spare derailleur hanger, custom Fox decals and 36 front fender

DRUID XT MSRP : $5299 USD | $6999 CAD | £5119 GBP | €5699 EUR



DRUID SLX



Frame: Forbidden Druid, 130mm travel, full-carbon, Trifecta High Single Pivot
Fork: Marzocchi Bomber Z1 FLOAT, 150mm, Grip Damper, Kabolt axle, 44mm offset
Shock: Fox DPX2 Performance Elite, EVOL air can, 3-Position Lever
Transmission: Shimano SLX 12 speed
Brakes: Shimano Deore 4-piston with 180mm Center-Lock rotors
Wheels: Shimano SLX hubs laced to RaceFace AR OFFSET 30mm rims
Front tyre: Maxxis Assegai, 29 x 2.5in, 3C MaxTerra, EXO casing
Rear tyre: Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29 x 2.4in, 3C MaxTerra, EXO+ casing
Cockpit: RaceFace Aeffect 50mm stem and 780 x 20mm bars, and Half Nelson grips
Saddle: SDG Radar
Seat post: RaceFace Aeffect R (size-specific drop: Small 125mm drop / Medium 150mm / Large and X-Large 170mm drop) with Shimano SL MT-500 I-spec lever
Included: RaceFace tubeless valves, ratcheting torque wrench, Forbidden digital shock pump, and a spare derailleur hanger.

DRUID SLX MSRP : $4599 USD | $5999 CAD | £4399 GBP | €4899 EUR



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How do I get my hands on a new Druid complete?

Unlike our frames, which have and will remain more dealer focussed, our complete bikes are primarily available online and direct from forbiddenbike.com but you can choose to have them shipped to your local Forbidden dealer. At checkout, you will see an option for ‘Pro Setup’ - this gives you the flexibility to have your new bike shipped to a dealer of your choice. We recognize their value and we understand that not everyone has the time or inclination to get their bikes dialled in for that first ride.

Gavin Mcclean
Jamie Levitt

bigquotesCreating our own bike company allowed us to not only take a fresh approach to our performance-driven design process but our business model as well. While we are targeting consumer direct sales with our complete bikes, we know that local bike shops represent an invaluable resource that we want to support. To this end, we created the 'Pro Setup' program to help drive new customers through our dealer’s doors, introducing them to the people who’s knowledge, be it bike setup or local trail spots, is second to none.Owen Pemberton, Founder / Designer / CEO

Jake Glennie
Thomas Doyle

Each complete bike is 90% built in-the-box and will come with a ratcheting torque wrench and one of our new compact digital shock pumps. You will also find a pair of RaceFace tubeless valves and a spare derailleur hanger. Druid XTs will also come with one of Fox’s new fenders for their latest 36 forks. The Druid XT is available to order now for customers in the United States and Canada and will be shipping in two weeks from our brand new facility on Vancouver Island, BC.

Vancouver Island locals, Max Plaxton (on the Druid XT) and Jamie Levitt (on the Druid SLX) admire the view.

European availability has unfortunately been pushed back to the end of August due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Druid SLX bikes will be available in North America and Europe by mid-September.



Druid Frames

Available in three colors and in four sizes, it’s time to start piecing together that Druid dream build. Updates over last years’ frames include a revised linkage with fewer parts and improved sealing from the elements, alongside a few subtle hardware revisions and a marginally lighter compression and rebound tune on the Fox DPX2 shock.

Mr. Brownstone - gloss finish and graphics, size Large pictured
Blue Steel - satin finish and gloss graphics, size Medium pictured

Cosmic Eggplant (size small) built with Fox suspension and a Ziggy Link
Gloss on gloss here and retaining our signature Druid decals

Mr. Brownstone and Blue Steel will be shipping to dealers worldwide by late-June with Cosmic Eggplant following soon-after in mid-July. There’s never been a better time to indulge yourself with a one-of-a-kind custom build by one of our amazing dealers.

DRUID FRAME ONLY MSRP : $3099 USD | $3999 CAD | £2949 GBP




Filmmaker : Max McCulloch / Rider: Thomas Doyle
Photography : Jarrett Lindal, Jonathan Duncan and Max McCulloch / Riders : Gavin Mcclean, Jake Glennie, Jamie Levitt, Max Plaxton and Thomas Doyle


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