The Ziggy Link-equipped Dreadnought GX is a ready-to-rock mixed wheel size brawler, takes the corner slaying credentials of the Druid GX and applies them to a platform that’s ready for anything. Featuring our signature ‘One Ride’ proportional geometry not only ensures a consistent ride experience, regardless of size or stature but also amplifies what the Dreadnought GX can do on the trail. Separated by more than just a 27.5in rear wheel, the Dreadnought GX goes further, knocking 0.4 degrees off the head angle and dropping the bottom bracket by 6mm compared to its full 29er siblings. If the intentions of the Dreadnought GX were in any doubt, the Fox 38 Grip2-equipped fork, X2 Float shock, SRAM Code RSC brakes, GX 12-speed drivetrain and the Maxxis Assegai/DHR tire combo, should establish that it’s here to party.
The most obvious feature of the Trifecta suspension system is the high pivot point and the resulting rearward axle path it produces. Unlike some other frame designs that talk of a rearward portion of their axle path, the height of our main pivot within the frame structure means our axle path takes a completely rearward trajectory throughout its travel. This rearward motion allows the rear wheel to move with, not against, any size of impact. This, in turn, allows the bike to remain composed and maintain momentum through rough terrain.
|FRAME||Dreadnought Full Carbon - 154mm TravelHigh-Modulus Carbon Fiber | Trifecta High Single Pivot Suspension | One Ride Geometry | Enduro Max Bearings | 73mm Threaded BSA Bottom Bracket|
|FORK||FOX Performance Elite 38 GRIP2 - 170mm TravelGRIP 2 Damper with HSR/LSR/HSC/LSC | FLOAT Air Spring | 44mm Offset | Kabolt Thru-Axle | Matte Black with Custom Decals | Fender included|
|REAR SHOCK||FOX Performance Elite FLOAT X22 Position Adjuster | HSC/LSC | HSR/LSR | Evol Air Can | Custom Tune | Trunnion Mount | Bearing Mount | 205x65mm|
|HEADSET||Cane Creek HellBender 70SHIS: ZS44/28.6|ZS56/40 | Premium Stainless Steel Bearings | Alloy Dual-Seal Crown Race|
|GRIPS||Forbidden TaperedSingle Sided Lock-On | Black|
|HANDLE BARS||e*thirteen Plus800mm Width | 20mm Rise | 35mm Bar Bore | Black Anodized with Grey Graphics|
|STEM||e*thirteen Plus40mm Length | 35mm Bar Clamp | Black Anodized with Grey Graphics|
|SEAT POST||BikeYoke Revive31.6mm | Size Specific Travel :S=125mm - M=160mm - L/XL:185mm|
|SEAT POST REMOTE||BikeYoke Triggy XAdjustable Paddle Length | MatchMaker X Integrated Dropper Remote|
|SEAT POST CLAMP||Forbidden Custom7075 CNC Aluminum | 34.9mm | Black Anodized|
|SADDLE||Fizik Alpaca X5Chromoly Rails | Black Synthetic Cover | Terra 145mm Mo3ius|
|FRONT BRAKE||SRAM Code RSC 4-PistonReach and Contact Adjustment | Steel Backed Metal Sintered|
|REAR BRAKE||SRAM Code RSC 4-PistonReach and Contact Adjustment | Steel Backed Metal Sintered|
|FRONT BRAKE ROTOR||SRAM CenterLine - 200mm6-Bolt|
|REAR BRAKE ROTOR||SRAM CenterLine - 180mm6-Bolt|
|REAR SHIFTER||SRAM GX Eagle 12speedMatchMaker X|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM GX Eagle 12speedClutch|
|CASSETTE||SRAM XG-1275 Eagle 10-52T12speed | XD | 10-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32-36-42-52T|
|CHAIN||SRAM GX Eagle 12 speeds | Links = S:130 / M:132 / L:134 XL:136|
|CRANKSET||SRAM GX Eagle170mm | 52mm Chainline | Black | 30T Small, 32T All Other Sizes|
|CHAIN TENSIONER||Forbidden Idler Pulley with e.13 Custom Chainguide Forbidden Integrated Idler | e.13 TRS Plus | Molded Inner with Compact Outer | Black|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||SRAM DUB28.99mm Spindle | DUB | Threaded BSA|
|FRONT HUB||DT Swiss 350110x15mm | 32 hole | 6-Bolt | Black Anodized|
|REAR HUB||DT Swiss 350XD Driver | 148x12mm | 32hole | 6-Bolt | Black Anodized Decal|
|SPOKES||Black Double Butted 2.0/1.8/2.0 mm Stainless w/Black Brass Nipples|
|RIMS||e*thirteen LG1 EN Plus30mm Internal Width | Welded | Tubeless Ready | Black with Grey Graphics|
|FRONT TIRE||Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5"3C MaxxTerra Rubber Compound | 120tpi | Folding | Tubeless Ready | EXO+ Casing|
|REAR TIRE||Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4"3C MaxxTerra Rubber Compound | 2x120tpi | Folding | Tubeless Ready | Double Down Casing|
e*thirteen Tubeless Valves 41mm Presta Valve with Removable Core | Slicy Banana smoothy sealant
One of Forbidden core philosophies is that everyone who rides our bikes should experience a similar ride characteristic, regardless of their size or stature. To this end, we have put extra effort into our geometry and sizing, and one of the major contributing factors behind a bike’s overall ride feel is its weight balance. The term ‘weight balance’ refers to the relationship between the rear centre and the front centre, and the resultant position of the rider’s centre of gravity between the tire contact patches. How each tire is weighted, directly affects the grip characteristics of the bike.
This weight distribution will also have a profound effect on both the [bike’s] agility and its stability. Many brands talk about their bikes having “balanced geometry”, yet they only use a single rear centre (chainstay) measurement across all frame sizes. If the rear-centre remains constant with each size while front-centre change, then it stands to reason that each size [of bike] will see a different weight distribution and therefore a different ride characteristic. At Forbidden, in an effort to ensure a consistent ride experience across all sizes, we employ a scaled rear-centre measurement for each individual frame size.
A BETTER FIT
Their commitment to geometry and the dynamic ride characteristics of our bikes doesn’t end with scaled rear-centre lengths. A challenge for all modern bikes, especially those with 29” wheels, is the relationship between effective and actual seat angle. We are extremely proud of the fact that our actual seat angles change with each size getting progressively steeper as frame size increases, thus, ensuring taller riders have a better-seated position than that of our competitors.
Their commitment to a better fit for all riders also led them to larger than normal increases in head tube lengths that better suit each end of the size range. They feel that these small but extremely important details ensure that you, the rider, will feel instantly at home on their bikes.
DREADNOUGHT ZIGGY LINK GEOMETRY
|C||Hori. Top Tube Length||594||618||642||666|
|D||Seat Tube Length||400||420||450||490|
|E||Seat Tube Angle (Effective)||75.5||75.6||75.6||75.6|
|F||Seat Tube Angle (Actual)||72.6||74.3||75.7||76.7|
|G||Head Tube Length||90||100||110||120|
|H||Head Tube Angle||63.0||63.1||63.1||63.1|