Chris’s Forbidden Druid
Forbidden Druid Bike Check
I’ve had a love affair with Forbidden Bike Company since I first laid eyes on the Druid in 2019 and I’m super stoked to finally be riding one of their bikes for the 2021 season. In going over the frame and suspension design, it’s apparent that this bike was created with a lot of thought and intention, a whip custom-built for riding in the Pacific Northwest. I really enjoy that it looks different than other aggressive trail bikes on the market and most importantly, I love the ride characteristic that the high-pivot design provides. The fact that the Forbidden folks do business just down the road from our shop makes this ride all the sweeter.
Industry Nine Hydra
I think you can largely separate riders into one of two categories: those that enjoy a quiet, subtle-sounding ride and those obnoxious fools that want their hubs to be loud enough for all the land to hear. I, unfortunately, am in the latter category. I absolutely love the engagement of the I9 Hydra and the serpentine sizzle is really to my personal taste.