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Forbidden Druid XT
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The no holds barred Druid XT was specced from the ground up with performance and rock-solid reliability in mind, two elements you’ll want when you hit the terrain this tearaway was designed for. Our ‘One Ride’ geometry philosophy ensures consistent sizing across the spectrum, giving riders of all shapes and sizes a shared ride experience aboard the Druid. The 65.6-degree head tube angle, an ‘actual’ seat tube angle and stack height that increases per size back this up and the front and rear centres, which similarly grow per size, dish out one of the most balanced rides going. With 150mm travel up front and 130mm in the rear, combined with a suspension system that eliminates unwanted and detrimental drivetrain forces, the Druid XT will be begging you to go places few trail bikes dare.
THIS CORNER SLAYING, SQUARE-EDGE HIT DESTROYING HOOLIGAN OF A BIKE WILL TRANSFORM THE WAY YOU RIDE YOUR LOCAL TRAILS FOREVER. APPLYING PROVEN TECH FROM THE WORLD CUP DH CIRCUIT TO A SHORT-TRAVEL TRAIL BIKE FOR WHOM THE RULES SIMPLY DON’T APPLY. WITH A PENCHANT FOR POPPING GAPS YOU DIDN’T KNOW WERE THERE AND FINDING THE FLOW THAT RESIDES BETWEEN ROCK, ROOT, AND RUT, THE DRUID IS READY FOR WHATEVER YOU THROW AT IT.
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.
The size and position of our idler pulley is critical, giving our bikes the efficient pedalling ability they’re known for. By carefully positioning the pulley, which is offset from the main pivot, we were able to fine-tune the anti-squat characteristics. Our bikes, therefore, exhibit what we have determined to be the ideal amount of anti-squat at sag to deliver a very stable pedalling response (fig D).
Unlike traditional non-idler equipped designs we can achieve these levels of anti-squat with virtually no pedal kickback (fig E). This is great for flat pedal riders but it also means that the suspension remains fully active during pedalling efforts and in turn affords perfect traction on technical and punchy climbs.
DRUID XT SPEC
- FRAME - Druid Full Carbon - 130mm Travel
- FORK - FOX Performance Elite 36 GRIP2 - 150mm Travel
- REAR SHOCK - FOX Performance Elite DPX2
- HEADSET - Cane Creek HellBender 70
- GRIPS - RaceFace Half Nelson
- HANDLE BARS - RaceFace Turbine R
- STEM - RaceFace Aeffect R
- SEAT POST - RaceFace Aeffect R
- SEAT POST REMOTE - Shimano SL-MT800
- SEAT POST CLAMP - Forbidden Custom
- SADDLE - SDG Radar Chromo
- FRONT BRAKE - Shimano XT 4-Piston
- REAR BRAKE - Shimano XT 4-Piston
- FRONT BRAKE ROTOR - Shimano XT - 180mm
- REAR BRAKE ROTOR - Shimano XT - 180mm
- REAR SHIFTER - Shimano XT 12speed
- REAR DERAILLEUR - Shimano XT 12speed
- CASSETTE - Shimano XT 10-51T
- CHAIN - Shimano XT
- CRANKSET - Shimano XT 32T
- PEDALS - Not included
- CHAIN TENSIONER - Forbidden Idler Pulley with e.13 Custom Chainguide
- BOTTOM BRACKET - Shimano Threaded
- FRONT HUB - DT Swiss 350
- REAR HUB - DT Swiss 350
- SPOKES - Black Stainless
- RIMS - RaceFace ARC OFFSET
- FRONT TIRE - Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5"
- REAR TIRE - Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4"
- - RaceFace Tubeless Valves
- - Ratcheting Torque Wrench Kit
- - Digital Shock Pump
- - Spare Derailleur Hanger
*Please note, we make every effort to ensure accuracy but specifications and prices are subject to change without notification.
|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|