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The latest iteration of our genre-melting trail bike has arrived. We've called upon

sacred wisdom to deliver a bike that truly defies convention.

The Druid is a trail bike through and through. The new Druid sees a ground-up frame

re-imagination that reaffirms its position at the top of the trail bike class. Every trait

and characteristic you know and love about the existing Druid is at the core of the

new version. It just looks a little different and rides even better.

Druid is the modern wolf in sheep’s clothing. Its high pivot Trifecta suspension

platform defies logic, simultaneously generating predictable traction and playful pop

while offering an otherworldly ability to devour chunky terrain. With geometry that

effortlessly balances stability and agility, it is equally at home hammering out trail

rides after work, crushing epic alpine traverses, and blasting weekend shuttle laps. A

bike that delivers pedal-all-day efficiency when you want it and

tech-descent-tackling confidence you need it. A short travel trail bike by definition

but a kilometer-crushing, chunder-devouring, fun machine by any other description.

All over the mountain, the more you ask of the Druid, the more you get.

The first build spec available on the new platform is Druid X0. The world’s most

advanced mtb groupset meets the most capable trail bike we’ve ever made.

Druid X0 Build Spec Highlights

Frame Druid V2 Full Carbon - 130mm Travel

Fork Rock Shox Lyrik Ultimate - 150mm Travel

Rear Shock Rock Shox Super Deluxe Ultimate

Brakes SRAM Code Stealth Ultimate HS2 180mm F&R


Rear Derailleur SRAM X0 AXS 12speed T-Type

Cassette SRAM XS-1295 10-52T 12speed

Chain SRAM X0 - 12speed T-Type

Crankset SRAM X0 Eagle 32T - 165mm

Idler Forbidden 18T Steel Idler Pulley

Wheelset Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro Carbon

Front Tire Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5" 3C Maxx Terra - EXO

Rear Tire Maxxis DHRII Wide Trail - 3C Maxx Terra - EXO+

Grips Burgtec Bartender Pro

Handle Bar Burgtec Ride Wide Alloy (Size Specific)

Stem Burgtec MK3 Enduro Stem - 42.5mm

Seat Post OneUp Dropper Post (Size Specific)

Saddle Fizik Terra Alpaca X5

Evolution, Not Revolution

The new Druid may look a little different than its predecessor but this new iteration is

100% born of the same DNA. This humble(on paper) trail bike boasts on-trail

characteristics that don’t just punch above their class they defy classification


So, what's new?

New Idler and 4 Bar Linkage

Inverted Four-Bar Layout - See yah later lower guide

The most obvious change to the Druid is the shift to an inverted four-bar suspension

design. This change was born from our goal to increase chain wrap around the

chainring and eliminate the need for a lower chain guide. The change in layout was

necessary to achieve this goal and retain the ride characteristics Forbidden riders

know and love.

Axle Path

V2 Trifecta Suspension Kinematic - A good thing made better

A repositioned idler and new V2 Rate Control Linkage allow subtle improvements to

all aspects of the suspension system while keeping the soul of the bike 100% pure

Druid. The result of these improvements is increased small bump sensitivity and grip,

more mid-stroke support, improved bottom-out control, and optimized pedalling

and braking characteristics. Don't worry, the graphs are coming.

One-Ride & S-Sizing - The right trail experience for every-body

One thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to providing truly proportional

sizes. Our bikes are the only ones in the market with rear centers that grow truly in

proportion to the front center. The Druid’s geometry delivers a ride feel that keeps

the rider’s weight balanced across both wheels providing unparalleled control and

confidence. Our proportional sizing allows all riders to experience this same ride

characteristic regardless of rider size.

Our bikes have always been built to allow riders options to pick a size that suits their

riding style. Low stand-over heights and low seat tubes across the range mean a

rider can choose a fit based on their body dimensions, preferred reach, and desired

trail performance. The only real change here is what we’re calling it. No more S, M, L,

XL, just S1 - 4.

New 18t Idler

Refined Idler and Modular Mount System - Chainline choice? Check

The Druid now sports an 18-tooth steel idler equipped with a solid lube bearing as

standard. These changes, along with a refined tooth profile increase the idler’s

longevity and ensure compatibility with the latest drivetrains. Our new idler along

with its modular mounting system is compatible and optimized for use with both

52mm and 55mm chain lines.

Rental Terms and Conditions

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