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    Did you know Brent Foes makes Porn?

    Not that that's a bad thing!

    This bike is dead sexy.
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    NSFW!
    damn sexy dude how's it ride?

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    Is that a custom color or is it just different light?

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    Nice...very very nice. The candy apple red looks awesome. You have anymore pics of the complete build...that one pic really doesn't capture the entire bike. And build list and weight?

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    I am at Sea Otter right now. Got to stop by the Foes booth and get pics with Brent and Mitch. Also got some shots of new bikes they are working on.

    First ride on the new FXR yesterday was phenomenal! The bike is amazing.

    Will post more porn, I mean pics when I get home.
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    Got to stop by the Foes booth and get pics with Brent and Mitch. Also got some shots of new bikes they are working on.
    Make a great spy.
    Full interest here.
    Anxiously waiting pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by missfoesquebec
    Make a great spy.
    Full interest here.
    Anxiously waiting pics!
    What's up Miss Foes. here's some porn from yesterday's ride. Next post I'll include shots from sea otter!

    I got in another ride on the FXR today at one of my local haunts - Joaquin Miller park. What can I say - Two rides in and I have cleaned 1 climb that I haven't cleaned ever - another climb that I haven't made in 3 years and I cleared a high speed double/table top that I have never made before. The latter is a jump midway down Cinderalla trail that is in the middle of a series of S turns - to clean the jump and land on the back side requires TONS of speed. I've never landed on the backside. Today I did. I atribute this to sheer speed. This bike hauls ass!

    Also - I cleaned Palos Colorados - uphill and 2$ hill. I've never cleaned Palos Colorados in one fell swoop before. Both are technical, rocky, rooty, steep climbs that people in the bay area talk lots about, because of their difficulty.

    Obviously it ain't all the bikes fault - but I have been riding for years and years, racing downhill and XC and can say I've never felt so immediately comfortable on a bike.

    The suspension is freaking awesome! For anyone considering a Magura fork - do it. It complements the Curnutt Air perfectly. The bike sticks to the ground and is SO stable.

    If you haven't been following along with my adventure in looking for the right bike - I started with a 2005 FXR that I owned for 4 years. I wanted to retire the bike - and last summer begain my search for its replacement.

    The first bike I bought was the Ibis Mojo. I built it with a Fox 36 TALAS and pretty beefy parts. It was a good bike - but the bb was too high, the wheel base too short and it just didn't feel as stable in downhills.

    Next I bought a Turner RFX. I liked that it was aluminum, and the construction was top notch - but it had a bb almost 15" high. The bike still didn't inspire me.

    So I ended up borrowing a bike from Wrench Science from their main sales guy. He owns a 2007 FXR with Curnutt Air. He let me modify it to my taste (different stem, seat post, pedals, etc) and let me take it for a couple days to try out. I felt instantly comfortable.

    Long story short, I am back on a Foes and am stoked. I didn't realize they had custom color options - I opted for candy apple red. She sure is sexy!
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    It ain't candy apple red

    It's called candy cherry red, that what it is...... a sweet color indeed!

    Now I know the next time you ride Cindy, you can go even faster!
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    Two rides in and I have cleaned 1 climb that I haven't cleaned ever - another climb that I haven't made in 3 years and I cleared a high speed double/table top that I have never made before.
    Going better and better each year. Sometime stocked not makin it. Then came a Foes and you did what you dream for. No more fear. Foes forever! We all know that. Difficult to keep that secret.

    Next post I'll include shots from sea otter!
    There was a plan to go at SeaOtter and visit Foes Factory. But we report that dream to next year .

    By the way great looking bike. It not just the look it's the tool to improve self-confidence and progress to next level.
    Next room for you? 2.1 Mono DHS and racin' (like me) maybe...

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    Apple red or cherry red that bike is eye candy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgill32
    Apple red or cherry red that bike is eye candy.
    10 Days and 6 rides later and I am blown away by this bike!

    I did a 30 mile ride on it yesterday in Marin all around Mount Tamalpais, riding trails that Gary Fisher, Marin and WTB have been naming bikes after for decades - new paradigm, nail trail, repack, repine, Tamaranch.

    Even though the bike weighs 32.5 pounds - it still climbs great and the weight is not noticable on the climbs what so ever. I build the wheels pretty darn light, with revolution 14/17 guage spokes on the front wheel and non-drive rear wheel. 14/15 champions on the rear drive side. The Stans Flow rims are also very light. So rotational weight is at a minimum.

    The shock is still breaking in, so I have the platform set fairly low. That said, the bike absolutey rips on the decents - causing me to push harder, go faster and ride more agressively than on any other bike I've ever ridden. I can say this with a fair amount of empirical proof - I am flying further on one particular jump than I ever have before - meaning I am going faster.

    After 6 rides, I have most of the bugs worked out - the cable runs are mostly sorted, the air pressure in both shocks is close to dialed, I did a touch up on the wheels. The front derrailleur broke after 2 rides for some reason, and the Gore Ride On cables are causing me some anguish - but overall the bike is phenominal.

    I would say this bike is a definite step above the previous FXR - the added travel is noticable - but most of all the Curnutt Air shock combined with the 2:1 ratio makes the bike feel extremely controlled on rough decents, allowing me to push limits further than I have before. Not to mention that it looks dead sexy!
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    ****ing ill man. Great build

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    Many sexy toys pics right here (7 links):
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    That's because Brent makes the best fricking bikes in da world!!!!!

    2010 FXR is my dream bike, until then I am still killing it on my '04 FXR.

    And yes your bike is damn sexy!

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    Great colour, cherry red, and good choice with the Maguras, are they Thors or Wotans? I'd definately try some Wotans if I had to replace my 08 55 ETAs, but I'm a little concerned that they're relatively (compared to Zocchis) high maintenance, like all air shocks. I'm still loving my 07 FXR, it's tough as fark. Climbs better than my old Heckler, and decends just as well as my old Bullit, which was a pr!ck to climb. I've often thought of the FXR as a synthesis of many of the best attributes of these two single pivot classics, and the overbuilt, agricultural, ahead-of-it's-time classic, Foes Weasel.
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    New frame on test at Whistler next week by pro rider Jonathan Buckel.
    Frames already on order. Delivery end of August?
    Weight not known. Still around 38 pounds?
    I can't understand that some will buy Fox Vanilla. Curnut is so much better.
    Maybe a matter of price: 700$ more that's a lot of money!
    2400$ or 3100$ for a DH frame 8.5" of travel.

    I can divorce from my monos 2.1...

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    Quote Originally Posted by m0ngy
    Great colour, cherry red, and good choice with the Maguras, are they Thors or Wotans? I'd definately try some Wotans if I had to replace my 08 55 ETAs, but I'm a little concerned that they're relatively (compared to Zocchis) high maintenance, like all air shocks. I'm still loving my 07 FXR, it's tough as fark. Climbs better than my old Heckler, and decends just as well as my old Bullit, which was a pr!ck to climb. I've often thought of the FXR as a synthesis of many of the best attributes of these two single pivot classics, and the overbuilt, agricultural, ahead-of-it's-time classic, Foes Weasel.
    Wotans. I ended up putting a Fox 36 Float on it though. It's been more than a year since I build that bike and it needs some TLC. Maybe even a re-paint.
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