Forbidden Druid high-pivot trail bike first ride review

Forbidden Druid high-pivot trail bike first ride review

The Forbidden Druid is a sleek, carbon trail bike which uses a suspension system that has so far been more-or-less reserved for downhill bikes. Best mountain bike: how to choose the right one for you Mountain bike groupsets: everything you need to know By placing the main pivot high above the chainring and routing the chain up past the pivot with an idler pulley, its high-pivot arrangement claims superior bump absorption and minimal interference between the chain and the suspension for a smoother ride. High-pivot bikes have proven themselves on the world cup downhill circuit, having been ridden to victory at four out of the last seven men’s races. But high-pivot bikes have a reputation for draggy and lazy pedalling, so few would consider applying this illustrious layout to a trail bike. But Forbidden has done just that. The Druid sports only 130mm of rear wheel travel and is claimed ...

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