Brook Macdonald Confirms Signing with Forbidden Bikes

Feb 2, 2024 at 2:10
by Ed Spratt  

Brook Macdonald has announced that he is joining the Forbidden Bikes team as he will be racing World Cups on the new Supernought DH bike.

After the team move appeared in the 2024 team list from the UCI, Brook has now confirmed on social media the move to Forbidden. The move marks a big change for Brook after a long spell riding for the MS Mondraker team from 2018 until the end of last year.

In his announcement post Brook said: "I can’t begin to explain how happy I am this has come to life! To be working with Forbidden Bike Company and Mathieu Dupelle was a dream that’s become a reality.

"This opportunity I have been given is something I’m so proud of and to be working with these two is truly special. I’m so excited to have this big change in my life especially working with so many new companies that I have admired throughout my career.

"To everyone behind the scenes that made this happen thank you!! Time to get to work LFG!"

For 2024, Brook is joined on the Forbidden Bikes team by Connor Fearon, Emmy Lan, Magnus Manson, Rhys Verner, Alex Storr, William Hynes, William Ireland and William Pope.

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71 Comments
  • 111 1
 I unselected 740 "legitimate interest" cookies to come here and say this is great news.
  • 13 1
 Illegitimate interest cookies.
  • 17 1
 Legitimately against my interest
  • 3 0
 Yeah! So good. I am happy now
  • 7 0
 What the f*ck even is legitimate interest? Does this mean all the other cookies are illegitimate interest? Surely, as with marketing emails, the default should be that cookies are not placed, unless the victim actively agrees to them.
  • 11 0
 Don't worry, they will ask you again tomorrow for another round of 'manually reject all'
  • 2 0
 @browner: Lol, that is indeed to annoying irony of rejecting cookies. Despite not being able to reject "functional cookies" you can still reject the cookie that remembers you want to reject all optional cookies.
  • 5 0
 @gabiusmaximus: I see you've realised their interpretation of 'funtional' is that they can't function the site without being able to sell your data..... (Worked for a major player in the industry, and yes that's a thing!)
  • 1 0
 Just download Gener8 and make some sweet monney from those cookies.
  • 1 0
 What’s a COOKIE ?
  • 3 0
 Just the end of the goodness.. I found pinkbike on Napster of the boys riding skinnys. Now I don't feel like this is it
  • 2 0
 That's what browser plug inside are for.
  • 60 0
 Side note: Really wish the had a bike named “Fruit”
  • 12 0
 It would have to be something like a fixed gear mountain bike. Just to make it worthy of the name.
  • 6 1
 I bet Brook had a naught in his stomach waiting to share the news.
  • 4 0
 Eve approves
  • 2 0
 Feels like it should be a DJ bike.
  • 2 2
 @Vudu74: You joke but if you try riding fixed on singletrack, you'll quickly find its the scariest thing ever and requires extreme focus and skill. Fruit would be a nice soft squishy bike in comparison.
  • 4 0
 @Vudu74: high pivot Fixie.
  • 2 0
 @ratedgg13: I have previously suggested they make a DJ and call it the 403. Nerd joke, but....
  • 2 0
 @suspended-flesh: Until they do, I guess its 404d.
  • 1 0
 @Vudu74: fixed gear e-bike
  • 43 1
 Impressed with Forbidden for investing in a world cup downhill team in 2024. Can't be an easy decision. Cap is tipped.
  • 9 1
 Run thin. Run fast. When you don't have a full on Entourage of support staff and a fucking semi-truck to get places you can go racing with a Competitive team at a much lower overhead.
  • 30 0
 Team needs more dudes named William. Where the is a Will, there is a way.
  • 24 0
 I lived with 3 different Jeffs once in the same flat. We ended up numbering them.
  • 1 0
 William means strong willed warrior
  • 15 0
 Three Willie.
Don‘t know if it‘s Mike Tyson trying to watch an Orca movie or the Forbidden team.
  • 3 0
 Update: Brook MacDonald to change his name to William for 2024 season.
  • 23 0
 That’s a lot of Bills to pay
  • 16 2
 I used to be really excited to do a quick check-in with Pinkbike on a daily basis. Over the past couple of years, since Outside has purchased them, I find my interest waning more and more. That cookie message on the bottom right is becoming a real deterrent to me. I come to this site less frequently now, and with less enthusiasm. This site seems to prioritize it's own corporate and commercial interests, rather than appealing to the subscribers' love and passion for mountain biking.
  • 7 0
 Nice one Brook!
  • 4 0
 This is so sick!!!! Yes Brook!!!!
  • 2 0
 Met this man up in Snowshoe last year, definitely one of the nicest riders on the circuit.
  • 3 0
 Yea boiii! Proper bike for the earth smasher!
  • 3 0
 I'm waiting to hear if bananapancake approves before approving this
  • 3 0
 As a Druid owner and big fan of Brook, this news has us smiling!
  • 3 0
 Very cool
  • 3 0
 That team is stacked!
  • 3 0
 fuck yeah brook!
  • 3 0
 Welcome to Canada Brook.
  • 2 0
 How long before Hart on Nukeproof?!
  • 1 0
 Well it’s 9am here , Probly still having a coffee . 30-40 minutes ?
  • 2 0
 Let’s go Bulldog! ! ! !
  • 2 0
 Brook and Connor edits should be sick!
  • 2 0
 Nice
  • 1 0
 Not allowed to share until the embargo lifted, I guess?
  • 2 1
 Forbidden to forbid... Except bulldogs
  • 2 0
 Very nice, great success
  • 3 2
 stoked on this! where is the news about Danny on Nukeproof?!
  • 1 2
 I think that was just on loan from Brayton?
  • 8 0
 @pbuser2299: he's lised by UCI as riding for Nukeproof Factory Racing
  • 2 0
 They will probably announce, that Nukeproof has a ne owner first
  • 4 0
 @dark-o: NukeProof bought by Mondraker...using Doddy's pocket money!!!
  • 1 0
 It is pretty ridiculous we haven't heard anything about Danny at this point.
  • 1 0
 @pbuser2299: Brayton isn't on the Nukeproof sponsor payroll anymore unfortunately, as he's gone from Pro-vateer to Privateer status....
  • 2 0
 Nice!
  • 2 0
 Very nice !
  • 2 0
 Is that allowed?
  • 2 0
 It's Forbidden
  • 2 0
 Awesome news!!
  • 2 0
 So happy for Brook!
  • 2 0
 Awesome!
  • 1 1
 And now Aggy! Forbidden are stepping up www.instagram.com/p/C22sLhNx6Kx
  • 1 0
 Im just here for the Forbidden photos.
  • 1 0
 Brilliant, just brilliant. More of this please.
  • 1 0
 Pretty nice
  • 1 0
 the forbidden bulldog!
  • 1 0
 Is this allowed?
  • 2 3
 I would buy a 4Bidden 4 my 4Runner 4 sure.







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