Chris’s Forbidden Druid V2 Bike Check

I’ve been a Forbidden Bike Company fanboy since throwing a leg over the V1 Druid three years ago. When the time came to move on from my beloved Dreadnought, hopping onto the refreshed V2 Druid platform made a ton of sense. 

I’ve been blown away by how fun this bike is to ride. Though I’ve only been out a dozen times or so, it’s clear that Forbidden has refined their concept of the Druid into an exceptionally well-rounded trail bike. It’s perfect for sampling everything the Comox Valley has to offer, and makes me want to keep pedaling back up for more.


Shock: Fox Float X


Stem + Bars: OneUp Components


Pedals:  Shimano Saint


They didn’t make it on the bike for this shoot, but these were quickly replaced by my trusty favourite ODI Vapor grips

Featured Components

Bottle Cage

King Cage Ti

I lovingly move this ultralight and indestructible titanium bottle cage from bike to bike, but you’d never know it with how flawless it continues to look.

SRAM Transmission drivetrain

SRAM GX AXS Transmission
I was itching to try SRAM’s new direct mount system and so far it has not dissapointed!


29″ NOBL G2 TR37 rims with silver Hope Pro5 hubs. The final touch was custom, frame-matched rim graphics, of course!


Wheelset: 29″ 32h G2 TR37
Graphics: Shadow Seafoam w/ Matte Black fill
Nipples: Sapim Silver Alloy

Hubs + Spokes

Hub: Silver Hope Pro 5
Hub Specs: Boost, 6-bolt, XD
Spokes: Sapim D-Light