Forbidden - Druid SLX 12 Speed Complete Build
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- BUYING A BIKE
At 130mm of rear wheel travel, the Druid is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. With geometry that balances stability and agility.
Forbidden complete builds are fully customisable. Please get in touch if there are any components you wish to change before purchasing. Prices listed are correct at time of publication but subject to change, please contact us to confirm pricing.
It’s time for high pivot technology to make the leap from world cup downhill tracks to your local trail network. At 130mm of rear wheel travel, the Druid is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. With geometry that balances stability and agility, the Druid is adaptable; nimble enough to hammer out trail rides after work and burly enough for weekend shuttles. Its high pivot Trifecta suspension platform has the ability to generate grip and pop almost simultaneously while offering an unworldly ability to absorb the big hits. All over the mountain, the more you ask of the Druid, the more it gives.
One of our core philosophies is that everyone who rides our bikes should experience a similar ride characteristic. To this end we have put extra effort in to our geometry and sizing. One of the major contributing factors to a bike’s overall ride feel is its weight balance. The term weight balance refers to the relationship between the rear-center and front-center and the resultant position of the rider’s center of gravity between the tire contact patches. How each tire is weighted, directly affects the grip characteristics of the bike; furthermore, this weight distribution will also have a profound effect on the bike’s agility/stability. Many brands talk about their bikes having a balanced geometry, yet they only use a single rear-center (chainstay) measurement across all sizes of bike. If rear-center remains constant as front-center changes with size, then it stands to reason that each size of bike will see a different weight distribution and therefore a different ride characteristic.At Forbidden, in an effort to ensure a consistent ride experience across all sizes, we employ a scaled rear-center measurement for each individual frame size.
A BETTER FIT
Our commitment to geometry and ride handling doesn’t end with our scaled rear-center lengths. We take great pride in every detail of our geometry and frame fit. We experimented with the extremes of the new school longer, lower, slacker trend and decided to come back to what we feel is a well-rounded geometry that suits a variety of riding styles and terrains. With the Druid, our goal was to create a capable and fast bike but also a bike that is fun and entertaining to ride on any trail.A challenge on all modern bikes, especially those with 29” wheels, is the relationship between effective and actual seat angle. We are extremely proud of the fact that our actual seat angles change with each size and get steeper as frame size increases. Thus, ensuring taller riders have a better seated position than that of our competitors. Our commitment to a better fit for all riders also led us to larger than normal increases in head tube length that better suit each end of the size range. We feel that these small but extremely important details ensure that you, the rider, will feel instantly at home on the Druid.
Frame Forbidden Druid Frame Material Full Carbon Wheel Size 29er Rear Travel 130mm Rear Axle 12x148 Cane Creek 40 Headset 44/56 Bottom Bracket Shimano SLX MT700 Fork Marzocchi Z1 150mm 44mm Offset Rear Shock Fox DPX Performance 210 x 55 Groupset Shimano SLX M7100 Brakes Shimano SLX M7120 Rotors Shimano SLX RT66 6 Bolt (200mm/180mm) Saddle Fabric Scoop Tyres Maxxis Dissector 3C/EXO/TR MAXX TERRA 2.4 WT Rear/Maxxis MINION DHF 3C/EXO/TR MAXX TERRA 2.5 Front Tubeless Effetto Mariposa Sealant and Industry Nine Valves Handlebars Renthal Fatbar 35 Alloy (Choice of Rise) Stem Renthal Apex 35 (Choice of Rise and Length) Grips Renthal (Choice of Traction or Lock-On, Ultra Tacky or Kevlar) Wheelset Shimano M8120
All bikes purchased from iRIDE will have been pre-assembled by our mechanics and test ridden. You will also receive a multi point checklist of all the safety checks and bike build elements we work through to ensure you bike is correctly assembled, and then tested so that it runs as it should. Bikes being sent to a customer who is unable to collect it from iRIDE, will have it boxed, wheels, saddle and bars generally off and re-packaged.
The delivery of bikes will be organized once a freight fee can be determined based on weight and delivery location.
Assembly should take no longer than 10-20 minutes. It is recommended that a skilled mechanic assemble, or check the bike. If possible your local bike shop is likely best placed to do this from a safety perspective to ensure all is as it should be. If a rider is having any issues we can hook up an online video chat, or talk over the phone. If this service is required email us at email@example.com to organise a time that suits all parties.