fter racing aboard a stock Dreadnought – our 154mm travel enduro bike – for the first three rounds of the World Cup series, round four in Lenzerheide [Switzerland] ushered in a new era for Forbidden. Rolling out our yet unnamed and never-seen-before DH bike had been a long-held ambition of ours and the culmination of years of work, and a deep-rooted passion for downhill racing.
With only a few days to get up to speed on his new bike, Connor had a lot to process leading into rounds four and five of the series. But in typical Connor fashion, he rose to the occasion, tearing up the sun-scorched slopes of Lenzerheide aboard his new ride…which for the record, is not called ‘Megalodon’.
To Andorra and round five, the series returned to Vallnord, pitting the world’s best against a challenging new track and arguably one of the most logistically difficult venues to operate in. Despite the immediate hurdles, Connor’s pace was there from the get-go, with some top five splits in timed training and a top 20 in qualifying. With everything looking good for finals, proceedings, unfortunately, didn’t go to plan…please join Connor and the Forbidden Synthesis team, for a Euro road trip to remember!