Chris’ Forbidden Dreadnought Bike Check

After getting along famously with the Dreadnought’s shorter travel brother the Druid last season, I decided on a two bike approach this year. I sold both my Druid and old downhill rig to build up this beastly Dreadsled for days when I’m itching to get steep and sendy.


Shock: Push ElevenSix


Fork: Fox 38 – 170mm

Pedals + Crankset

Pedals: Shimano Saint
Crankset: Raceface Aeffect 32T

Grips + Shifters

Grips: Chromag Contact
Shifters: SRAM AXS GX

Rear Derailleur + Cassette + Brakes

Rear Derailleur: SRAM AXS GX Cassette: Shimano XT
Brakes: Magura MT7

Saddle + Post

Saddle: SDG Bel Air
OneUp – 240mm drop

Bars + Stem

Bars: OneUp Components Carbon – 35mm Rise
Stem: OneUp Components – 35 mm


My aim with these hoops was to create a no-fuss wheelset for aggressive all mountain riding comprised of components I would never have to worry about when out on the trail.

Tires: Maxxis Assegai, DD casing Maxxis DHR II, DD casing


Rims: TR41

While I run TR37′s on my light trail bike, I opted for TR41’s on this build for a wider tire profile and chose D-Light spokes on both ends to keep comfortable through the rough stuff.


Hubs: Chris King

In terms of hubs, Chris King still set the standard for performance and reliability so those were a no-brainer. Specs are centerlock, boost, and 32h.