MTB Tribe podcast catch up with Alastair Beckett, co-founder of the new Forbidden Bikes brand and founder of Redburn Design…
What’s On The Show
Alastair Beckett – Founder of Redburn Design and Co-Founder of Forbidden Bikes
On episode #92 we are chatting with Alastair Beckett about founding the mountain bike design and solutions company Redburn Design and about co-founding and building the very cool new mountain bike brand called Forbidden.
Alastair was on the show over a year ago back on episode #36 (listen here) so it was great to get him back on to chat about how things have changed over the last year for him and his young company Redburn Design.
When Alastair was last on the show we chatted about his history with building the Nukeproof brand and his work with Chain Reaction Cycles. At this time Alastair had just left Chain Reaction Cycles to start his own venture called Redburn Design and after he shared a social post about it being a year since being on the podcast I had to reach out and get an update about how things had been going and the very exciting launch of the Forbidden Bike Brand.
Alastair was super kind to set aside some time and come back on the show to share his story of working hard, building brands and co-founding the Forbidden Bike Company.
- How Redburn Design has being going over the last year
- What exciting projects Alastair has been working on
- How Alastair got involved in building the Forbidden Bike Company
- Why Alastair ended up being the co-founder of the company
- What Alastair and his business partner Owen have been working on to create this new exciting bike brand
- What is involved in creating, designing, building and bringing a product to market
- How Alastair and Owen landed their dream factory to produce the Forbidden frame
- The different elements involved in designing and building a mountain bike frame
- How the guys went about testing the frame with some local riders
- What the initial feedback was like
- How Alastair had to learn about distribution and getting the bike frame into customers hands
- Why Alastair hand picked the retails he wanted to work with and why
- The future plans Alastair and Owen have for Forbidden
- Where you can get your hands on a Forbidden frame
- How to get in contact with Alastair and the Forbidden bike company