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    Foes Shaver 29'er

    Adjustable 5" or 5.5"
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    i like it alot

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    Seriously, 29er version? Always thought Foes bikes were cool. Darn pricy, though.

    Edit: No water bottle mount? Probably scratches it off The Virtual Dream List.
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    The 26er model weighs 7lbs, 8oz raw with shock. This thing is going to weigh every bit of 8lbs! With the WFO, Sultan, Lenz, Ventana, etc. coming in quite a bit lighter, that 2.3:1 suspension setup better be darned impressive for $2500ish. I like it but I don't see it being a smash hit. It sure is pretty

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    Seriously, 29er version? Always thought Foes bikes were cool. Darn pricy, though.

    Edit: No water bottle mount? Probably scratches it off The Virtual Dream List.
    it would have to be mounted under the downtube. Certainly Foes would do this for you, if you wanted.
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    If there is one thing about foes it is that their bikes are built to last. Anyone get a ride at Sea Otter yet? Looks killer, if looks could kill blah blah blah....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DFYFZX View Post
    The 26er model weighs 7lbs, 8oz raw with shock. This thing is going to weigh every bit of 8lbs! With the WFO, Sultan, Lenz, Ventana, etc. coming in quite a bit lighter, that 2.3:1 suspension setup better be darned impressive for $2500ish. I like it but I don't see it being a smash hit. It sure is pretty
    I think the Foes is more inline with the Lunchbox and the Sultan, rather than the El Rey. And it's about $100 more IF you go for the custom paint option - which isnt too bad. Otherwise price is about the same. And there are custom options for those that want them. Different headtubes - top tubes, cable routing, etc. you cant go too custom on monocoque designs, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    Adjustable 5" or 5.5"
    Nice

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    Wow. Shes a looker!

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    Between this and the El Cap for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by sikocycles View Post
    Between this and the El Cap for me
    just looked up the el cap numbers. they look pretty similar. On paper anyway.

    Glad to see there's still some great bikes made right here the in USA!!
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    Once I see the Geo numbers on this bike my decision will be made

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    Quote Originally Posted by sikocycles View Post
    Once I see the Geo numbers on this bike my decision will be made
    They're a small company like Ventana. You should talk to them. Brent made me a custom FXR with longer TT and bigger headtube (1.5 verus taper) and didnt charge anything extra.

    Foes normally have low BB's.

    Of course when I bought my Salty, Sherwood took time to fit me right there on the spot and built the bike while I waited.

    Both Sherwood and Brent are cool guys and willing to help. It's going to be a tough decision between those two!
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    HAd a ventana already. Like the bike.
    Never had a Foes but always wanted one.

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    wow, i like it. Foes are rad and i would love to try one. ALL frames are expensive that are worth anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle View Post
    Foes are rad and i would love to try one. ALL frames are expensive that are worth anything
    Wow, would that be the "Foes-Shizzle" then?!

    Or the "Foes-Shizzle-Shaver"?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle View Post
    wow, i like it. Foes are rad and i would love to try one. ALL frames are expensive that are worth anything
    The more expensive the better.. it's a known fact. Nothing improves a bike's performance like a hefty price tag.
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    looks like a 29er Nomad
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutthroat View Post
    The more expensive the better.. it's a known fact. Nothing improves a bike's performance like a hefty price tag.
    precisely...i will wait for the exorigid version

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    Wow, would that be the "Foes-Shizzle" then?!

    Or the "Foes-Shizzle-Shaver"?!
    ha, actually i truly think foes is a rad company. i have never owned one but did have the pleasure of visiting them back in the day. just a cool vibe all around. while my bike-every-6-months days ended 2 years ago, i do hope to get a FS again one day and would love the czech this one out prior

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle View Post
    ha, actually i truly think foes is a rad company. i have never owned one but did have the pleasure of visiting them back in the day. just a cool vibe all around. while my bike-every-6-months days ended 2 years ago, i do hope to get a FS again one day and would love the czech this one out prior
    a little more info:

    No, there were no 650b bikes to be seen at the Foes Racing booth, but they did have a new 29er version of their Shaver out in the sun. The bike's travel is adjustable to either 5'' or 5.5'' (the 26'' version goes from 5.25'' to 5.75''), and the head angle sits at a relatively slack 68.5 degrees (1.5 degrees steeper than the 26'' Shaver). The chain stays are also a full inch longer at 18'' to accomodate the larger diameter rear wheel, but overall wheelbase remains roughy the same thanks to the steeper head angle. Frame pricing is still being mulled over, but you can expect to see the Shaver 29 be available in the Fall.

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    I'm not sold on the geometry numbers.... 18" chainstay? Really?! Even the Tracer 29 is shorter than that and it's VPP, not to mention any Lenz.

    I wonder how the handling would be compared to a Lenz.

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    Yawn. I remember in the 90s when Foes made somewhat competitive FR and DH frames, but the last decade has been hard on them. Heavy single pivot bikes with problematic proprietary shocks, same prices as Turner and Intense, cracking issues (albeit always handled quickly by their apparently excellent CS)...these are the usual reasons given for why they've slipped off the radar screen.

    Too bad they didn't take advantage of the ability of single pivot to enable short chainstay length.
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