Forbidden Supernought, Connor Fearon Forbidden Bike Co.’s incoming downhill bike has hardly been kept a secret, as their team racer Connor Fearon has been riding a prototype at World Cup DH races for a while. After honing and refining the bike into a downhill destroyer, the Supernought is now available to the general public.
At the moment there is no mention of complete builds – The Supernought will debut as a frame kit only. Initially, all kits will be sold with mixed-wheel dropouts, but Forbidden says that’s just ‘for now’ so it sounds like the full niner options will become available later. Frame Features:
Forbidden Supernought frame, rear angle The Supernought frames are offered in full carbon only. The frames feature Forbidden’s V2 Trifecta high-pivot linkage and offer 205mm of rear travel. The high-pivot linkage uses a steel 18t idler with a solid lube bearing. The idler’s optimized tooth profile and Forbidden’s next-gen Race Guide should ensure reliable chain retention. Forbidden Supernought, modular dropouts The Supernought’s other significant feature is its modular dropouts. Not only can you swap the dropouts to accommodate either a 27.5” or 29” rear wheel, but you can adjust the rear end length as well. Options for 0, +10mm, or -10mm allow riders to fine-tune their weight balance and the bike’s handling. If that’s not enough adjustability for you, Forbidden also went with a 49mm headtube to accommodate adjustable headsets. Forbidden has not yet provided any pricing or availability for the modular dropouts. Forbidden Supernought, frame […]