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Forbidden Druid Frame
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It’s time for high pivot suspension technology to make the leap from the downhill race track to your local trail network. With each frame size designed to optimize fit for all sizes and statures, the 130mm travel Druid balances both stability and agility making it nimble enough to hammer out after work rides yet burly enough for weekend shuttles. The Druid’s Trifecta suspension system generates grip and pop in spades while offering an unworldly ability to absorb successive hits on the trail. The more you ask of the Druid, the more it gives and the more you’ll want to push its limits. Available in three colours and in four sizes, it’s time to start piecing that dream build together ready for the trails.
One of our core philosophies is that everyone who rides our bikes should experience a similar ride characteristic, regardless of your size or stature. To this end, we have put extra effort into our geometry and sizing and one of the major contributing factors behind a bike’s overall ride feel is its weight balance. The term ‘weight balance’ refers to the relationship between the rear-center and the 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.
This weight distribution will also have a profound effect on both the [bike’s] agility and its stability. Many brands talk about their bikes having “balanced geometry”, yet they only use a single rear-center (chainstay) measurement across all frame sizes. If the rear-center remains constant with each size while front-center change, 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 the dynamic ride characteristics of our bikes doesn’t end with scaled rear-center lengths. A challenge for 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 getting progressively 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 lengths 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 our bikes.
|Hori. Top Tube Length||580||604||627||651|
|Seat Tube Length||400||420||450||490|
|Seat Tube Angle (Effective)||75.5||75.6||75.6||75.6|
|Seat Tube Angle (Actual)||71.7||73.3||74.6||75.5|
|Head Tube Length||90||105||120||135|
|Head Tube Angle||65.5||65.6||65.6||65.6|