We all know that 29in wheels are fast, but hitting corners and linking turns on a Ziggy Link equipped Druid or Dreadnought is a feeling that needs to be experienced. Delivering increased reaction times, a heightened ability to change direction and adapt to the trail ahead, to letting things get rowdy while remaining relaxed and composed is all eye-wateringly fun.
The Ziggy Link allows Forbidden Druid and Dreadnought owners the ability to apply the business up front, party out back mixed wheel size approach to their bikes. Replacing the lower link from the two-part Rate Control linkage, the Ziggy Link recalibrates the geometry to accept a smaller 27.5in rear wheel and immediately converts your 29er into a mullet sporting corner slayer.
ZIGGY LINK | FAQ
Which frames is the Ziggy Link compatible with?
All Dreadnought and all Druid frames, manufactured from late 2019, are compatible. If your Druid has silver-colored shaft bolts (holding the linkage in place), rather than the new black-colored shaft bolts, you have an older linkage that is not compatible with the Ziggy Link. If this is the case, please contact our customer experience team.
What tools are required to install the Ziggy Link?
You’ll need an accurate torque wrench (up to 14Nm) with 5 and 6mm Allen torque bits as well as 5 and 6mm Allen keys and some Lithium-based grease.
Can a home mechanic install the Ziggy Link?
Yes, it’s a fairly straightforward job for a competent home mechanic and there are no bearings in the lower link, but due to the nature of a suspension linkage, it is imperative that torque settings are adhered to. We, therefore, recommend that work should not be attempted without a torque wrench and the knowledge to use it accordingly. For a professional shop mechanic, this is a quick and simple job and if you’re friends with your local Forbidden dealer, perhaps buy them some beers (or cookies) and they might do it for you.
Does the Ziggy Link change the Druid/Dreadnought’s geometry?
Yes, it makes the geometry marginally lower and slacker while offsetting any changes to the kinematics.
Is the Ziggy Link available in a complete bike?
Yes, we currently have two complete mixed wheel size offerings with a Ziggy Link installed out-of-the-box that include; the Druid GX and the Dreadnought GX.
For more information about the Ziggy Link and to view our installation video, click here.