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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.

    AA

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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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