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    2013 fxr

    A picture is worth a thousand words. I'd say they nailed this one right out of the gate.
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    Now that is over the top PORN!!! I take it you got over to Sea Otter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margaritaman View Post
    A picture is worth a thousand words. I'd say they nailed this one right out of the gate.
    yup!
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    awesome bike. terrible shock

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    Like that frame a lot.

    Looking for a replacement for my 2007 Specialized Demo 7 II. Primary use would be in european bikeparks.

    Is the 2013 FXR a worthy contender or is it too close to my Tracer 2?

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    Did anybody get a chance to ask Brent what the head angle on that prototype is?

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    Looks like 66*

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    That would be seriously awesome if it's true.

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    that mo foes is wicked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrissa View Post
    Did anybody get a chance to ask Brent what the head angle on that prototype is?
    Head angle is 65.5. Just purfect

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    Looks amazing, kind of reminds me of a motocross bike!

    Do you still need a floating rear brake to avoid brake jack?

    Just put this bike on my short list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbikerguy View Post
    Do you still need a floating rear brake to avoid brake jack?
    I talked to Bruno from Foes a couple days ago because I was buying their demo FXR but it did not have a floating brake. He said that the difference is that you'll just have to adjust your riding style a little bit without it. The only thing really is that if you're going through rock gardens and brake while you're going through them, without the floating brake the shock will stiffen up a bit more than if it had the floating brake. Ideally, you would brake before you hit the rock garden and not while going through it. They are not installing the floating brake on any new bikes to save weight and just to keep it simple and not have more things break etc etc etc...

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    Floating brake vs No Floating Brake

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    Do you still need a floating rear brake to avoid brake jack?
    See Post #10

    my new foes!!

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    The floater makes a big difference for late braking

    If you have the chance to set up for a hazard or corner breaking early works but when supprised that floater on my old Fly was a life saver.
    Dig the new FXR; whish I still needed that much travel but I don't heal like I use to so my taste in bikes has transformed to the lighter and easier to pedal

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon777 View Post
    See Post #10

    my new foes!!
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbikerguy View Post
    Thanks!
    Np! Now rep me! lol

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    nothing will replace a floating brake arm on a single pivot bike. but if you learn to brake far enough in advance, then its not as big of a issue. i noticed the brake jack more on my RS7 then i did on my DHS

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadatbirth View Post
    awesome bike. terrible shock
    the DHX air? atleast its a common size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Margaritaman View Post
    A picture is worth a thousand words. I'd say they nailed this one right out of the gate.
    Very nice bike.........

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    I wondered what the story with the floating brake would be and there really isnt any other threads with more information. I'm disappointed that the new frames wont have the FB, but I understand simplifying and lightening up the frames. I personally love the floating brake on my Fly and will be searching for last years model FXR as my new trail bike. Luckily for me, I prefer the FB frame geometry over the new slacker HA for trail use.
    I ride faster than I should.

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    From November, the new FXR produced.

    I so want one!
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    I like the cable routing on that frame!

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    Can anyone confirm the weight of the frame? My Orange Alpine is getting beat up & this might be a perfect replacement.

    Also floating brakes enforce bad braking habits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanjosedre View Post
    Can anyone confirm the weight of the frame? My Orange Alpine is getting beat up & this might be a perfect replacement.

    Also floating brakes enforce bad braking habits.

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    Most people who buy Foes arent going to be able to answer your weight question.

    I'd guess 7.5#'s. But that's just a guess.
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    Man that ain't bad at all, my mojo HD weighed a little under 7 with rp23. Do they tend to be linear or progressive?

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    1. "Frame and shock Weight : 6.9 lb (S size/fox)"
    2. "Foes progressive linkage System"

    Watch on Foes Racing USA - Handmade Full Suspension Bicycle Frames

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    I haven't seen any new FXR frames but I can tell you that the stated weight on the foes website is a bit low, the Shaver 29 weighed 7.5 lbs at the LBS while Foes claims 6.8 or 9

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowrider View Post
    I haven't seen any new FXR frames but I can tell you that the stated weight on the foes website is a bit low, the Shaver 29 weighed 7.5 lbs at the LBS while Foes claims 6.8 or 9
    Yah, that's why I didnt link to the Foes video. Foes arent very light.

    But with a good build, you should be able to hit 32#'s on that new FXR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    Yah, that's why I didnt link to the Foes video. Foes arent very light.

    But with a good build, you should be able to hit 32#'s on that new FXR.
    No there aren't but then gain they'll run over anything. My Shaver is just a hair under 31.5Lbs, but love crushing others with lighter bikes to the top.....
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    Or close to it. my 07 FXR got under 30 lbs but that was a straight up 6" bike. My Tracer 29 has a 7.5 lb frame and it's built to 30.6 lbs without resorting to stupid light parts; although the components for a 7" FXR would likely push the weight up a bit.
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    Yah, that's why I didnt link to the Foes video. Foes arent very light.

    But with a good build, you should be able to hit 32#'s on that new FXR.

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    Here is my new FXR in candy black over raw.
    It wasn't a lightweight build given the Marz 66's, Hammerschmidt, and azonic outlaws. The Tires and tubes are stupid heavy too but those are being swapped out for something a little lighter. In its current configuration it weighs in at over 38 pounds.

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    man that is sexy... i instantly see RS7, not fxr when i look at it... new generation i guess
    I ride faster than I should.

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    That candy black is awesome. That looks like a sweet ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MotoDane250 View Post
    Here is my new FXR in candy black over raw.
    It wasn't a lightweight build given the Marz 66's, Hammerschmidt, and azonic outlaws. The Tires and tubes are stupid heavy too but those are being swapped out for something a little lighter. In its current configuration it weighs in at over 38 pounds.
    Very nice bike. I still love my '06 5" FXR 2:1, it's a trail beast.

    Just a little suggestion on your build...

    Have you ever tried carbon bars? I recently built-up a VP-Free; always had single pivot duallies (Heckler, Bullit, FXR 2:1), wanted to try VPP, and it hasn't disappointed, plush as f$%k, climbs like a demon (Roco TST Air). I pretty much went all-out, with dual chainring Saint cranks (I have to earn my DH), M785 XT brakes, X0 drivetrain, Chris King bling, etc, but the most remarkable component, in that I really noticed a difference, was the Eastern Haven carbon bars (with 70mm Haven stem). Wow, they just filter out any chatter, and I never notice they flex at all. I know carbon's not for everyone, but I'm now a true believer, swear by it.

    I also have 24/36 chainrings, and it's perfect for a 10 speed (11-34t) cassette, though because of the VP-Free's weird 73/150 spacing I can't get every gear in either chainring. I've tried to compensate for it with a 83mm crankset and spacers, but it just ain't happening. Not a big issue though, I can still get into every gear required.

    I think I see Avid Codes, yeah? Good choice on the 4-pots, I'm umming and harring about getting some Zee 4-pots myself, can't really justify the added expense of Saint.

    Nice choice on the 66's, they're the ultimate trail forks, imo. Fox are ****e, they're for poseurs. Note mtbr.com pushes Fox like a dildo up your rectum, and they're paid handsomely for it, a fact not everyone is aware of, I'm sure. I've got '11 66 Evo Ti's on the VP-Free, awesome forks. Have '08 55 ETA on the FXR and use ETA every ride, but strangely I don't miss it on the VP-Free, which is perhaps testament to what a great all-rounder it is. That's not to detract from the agricultural simplicity of the single pivot design, or the Foes team obvious genius, I just wanted to try something different.

    Good you didn't go for the dropper post. I've investigated them extensively, and they're just not reliable enough at this stage to warrant the expense.

    I was also in a quandary about whether to go coil or air, always had coil/oil previously. My bike mechanic suggested air for it's tunability and new-found durability. I'm old school, air cans just didn't cut it 10 years ago, but he explained the new generation air shocks were high volume and low maintenance; a lot of air doing minimal amount of work, and he was absolutely right. Man, the Roco TST Air is a great shock, I love it, it's everything a good shock should be, ie. virtually invisible. Of course, the CCDB Air is a big step up from the Roco, it's the ultimate, but I mean, I paid US$220 for my Roco, which is like 1/3 the price of a CCDB Air.

    Anyway, I'm sure you'll love your '13 FXR, what a sex-c beast, good times!!

    By the way, you go night riding? It's farken awesome man! In Australia it's too hot to go riding in the day during summer, so I've recently taken to night riding. Love it, it's a mad buzz, though watch out for the boogy man when you're deep in the woods alone, I swear he's watching me... Check out the Xeccon Spiker 1207 as a bar mounted flood light, and Xeccon S12 (I think there's an S14 model out now) long throw spot light for your helmet. Both these lights incorporate the latest Cree XML U2 LED technology; throw out a beautiful, super bright, pure white light, have a 1.5+ hour run time at full beam (twice that at half strength, while climbing), and are cheap as fark. Just one caveat; although the overall build quality of the Xeccon lights is excellent, the stock mounting hardware of the 1207 is a bit dodgy (jitters vertically), but is easily fixed by wrapping a 10mm donut of inner tube around the light + mount (prevents shaking). Hey, both these lights cost half as much as one bar or helmet mounted light from most other distributors, and they work brilliantly.
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    My 2013 FXR

    13.80 kg (28.66 lb) with Pedals!

    Frame size m, inkl. Vivid Air 3'718 gramm (8.18 lb)
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    32.5 lbs

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    Is anyone on here with a 2013 FXR running a Cane Creek DBair? If so, are you running any volume reducing rings in the air chamber? I am finding that I bottom often through g-outs and medium sized drops and jumps unless I have the hsc set pretty firm. I am curious if making the shock more progressive by reducing the volume will allow me to soften up the hsc enough to make it ride a little less harsh in the chop at the bike parks? Thanks.

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