2024 Forbidden Dreadnought V2 RS GX Select Plus

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Dreadnought GX RockShox Select Plus. Fear no race course, rut track, or rock garden.
Dreadnought GX RS S+ is equipped out of the box for whatever you can throw its way.

Spec Highlights:

  • SRAM GX Eagle AXS Transmission
  • RockShox Zeb Select+
  • RockShox Vivid Slect+
  • SRAM Maven Silver
  • Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro Alloy Ratchet Equipped Wheelset
  • Available Full 29er or Mixed (MX) Wheel Configuration”

Dreadnought forged a new path for performance high pivot bikes and cemented the platform's
category-defying nature. It dealt handily with the demands of the World Cup Downhill circuit,
revelled in the rigours of enduro racing, and endured lap after lap of abuse in the bike park,
while still craving more. From the race track to the bike park and everything in between,
Dreadnought has proven its unparalleled versatility.

Now it’s time for the big guns to get the V2 treatment. Dreadnought V2 carries the torch forward
into a new realm of capability, giving riders even more firepower than ever before. We’ve taken
our next-gen suspension system, seen on the class-leading Druid and Supernought, and
applied it to our revered brawler of a bike. We didn’t just up the calibre, add more travel, and call
it good. We overhauled every detail to refine and distill its purpose into something that

From the helm of the Dreadnought, you see no obstacles, only opportunities.

Dreadnought V2 is available in two colours: Bloody Sabbath(Yes, like the legendary rock album)
and Fatty T (Yes, like the legendary BC beer)

The industry's most refined high pivot layout is now available on our 160mm Enduro/Bike Park
platform. Dreadnought is a carefully concocted blend of Supernought speed and stability mixed
with Druid's agility and pop. Delivering a bike that might have you reconsidering wearing a
full-face helmet full-time.

Wheel size configuration changes are achieved via modular dropouts. Meaningful geometry and
weight bias adjustments are also be made via 27.5” +10mm, 27.5” -10mm, and 29” +10mm
dropouts (available soon!). Giving riders the option to customize weight bias and handling
characteristics to suit riding style or terrain type. 200mm direct brake mount included as
standard. Dreadnought framekits are sold with MX and 29” dropouts.


  • Fork: RockShox ZEB Select+
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Vivid Select+
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40
  • Grips: Burgtec Bartender Pro
  • Handlebars: Burgtec Ride Wide Enduro Alloy
  • Stem: Forbidden
  • Seat Post: OneUp Dropper Post
  • Seat Post Remote: OneUp MMX UFT Lever
  • Seat Post Clamp: Forbidden
  • Saddle: Fizik Terra Alpaca X5
  • Front Brakes: RAM Maven Silver 4-Piston
  • Front Brake Rotors: RAM HS2 - 200mm
  • Rear Brakes: RAM Maven Silver 4-Piston
  • Rear Brake Rotors: RAM HS2 - 200mm
  • Rear Shifters: RAM Pod
  • Rear Derailleur: RAM GX AXS T-Type 12speed
  • Cassette: RAM GX T-Type 10-52T 12speed
  • Chain: RAM GX Transmission Flattop 12speed
  • Crankset: RAM GX Eagle 32T - 165mm
  • Pedals: Not included
  • Upper Chain Guide: Forbidden HD Guide
  • Lower Chain Guide: MRP MXg
  • Bottom Bracket: RAM DUB Threaded BSA Wide
  • Front Hub: Crank Brothers
  • Front Axle: Maxle Stealth
  • Rear Hub: Crank Brothers
  • Rear Axle: Burgtec 180 x 1.0mm Axle UD
  • Spokes: Sapim Race
  • Rims: Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro - Alloy
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Assegai - 3C Maxx Grip - EXO+
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis DHRII - 3C MaxxTerra - Double Down
  • Included Extras: Stans Sealant - 200ml, SRAM AXS EP Powerpack 1 Battery


Forbidden collaborated with their factory race team and a team of test riders to gather feedback on the
O.G. Dreadnought and the current V2 platform bikes. They opted for a more centered weight
distribution that delivers intuitive handling in all situations and a larger rider sweet spot in the
cockpit. Giving riders more confidence and comfort to trust both the bike and themselves when
things get rowdy.


Still the industry’s only truly proportional sizing. Our rear centres change in proportion to our
front center measurements. And while we often talk about those changes as an increase as we
move up in size, we can also look at it as a decrease when we move in the opposite direction.
Our S1 sports some of the smallest reach and rear centre measurements of any dual 29 mtb in
the enduro category. The underlying philosophy is to ensure that riders of different sizes can
experience the same intended weight balance and ride characteristics of our bikes.

The goal with Dreadnought was to maintain its uncanny ability to absolutely plough through
rough terrain while giving riders more mid-stroke support to pump and generate speed from the
ground. We’ve done this without giving up any sensitivity and grip, while also improving
bottom-out control and optimizing braking characteristics.