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    F275 Freeride spec?

    I currently have a F275 that was setup for a trail bike and now that I have a different trail bike I was thinking of converting the Foes to a more DH/Freeride spec. It already had a DB air and single ring/saint as running gear and I will build up a set of burly wheels but I am wondering about the fork.

    Would a lowered Dorado (180mm) be safe to put on this bike? It seems like the frame is certainly built well enough but I wanted to feel it out before I invested in one.

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    I am looking at putting a Metric on the front of the FXR275.... Have you considered the Metric or a 170mm Fox?

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    F275 Freeride spec?

    I did but could get a super deal on a dorado that I'm gonna lower. I did order one and other parts for the build. I'll post it up when I'm done (probably a couple of weeks)

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    I finished the build and its freakin sweet!

    F275 large frame
    Dorado Expert lowered to 180mm
    DB air with some air spacers
    Race Face Turbine Crank with Wolf Tooth direct mount 34t
    MRP guide
    Spank Spike Race 28 with DT 350 hubs
    Maxxis High Roller II (f) and Minion DHR II (r)
    Saint shifter and derailleur
    Dura ace 11-25 cassette
    Deity i-beam post with SDG seat
    Easton Havoc bars and direct mount stem
    Angle Set head set (-1*)


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    Uffff

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    Do you have more images??

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    I can say I'd highly recommend Spank rims. They built up really nice and are super stiff. I decided to get fancy with the nipples too

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    Why a f275 and not a fxr??

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    F275 Freeride spec?

    I bought an f275 as a trail bike originally. I got a different trail bike recently and instead of selling this one I just built it up. They also didn't have the fxr275 when I got this. Only reason I rebuilt it though is for a trail I'm building and also to have a race bike for the fall

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    What is your head tube angle on that setup?

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    F275 Freeride spec?

    Currently 67*. When I get a lower top crown put on and can lower the legs it'll be 64.5*

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    man that's a beast...sweet build

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    I am still trying to collect more data, can anyone with an FXR275 please let me know your rear travel setting, what fork and travel, and what your HTA angle is. I would really appreciate understanding if this is the bike for me if I am going to drop some serious cash for the frame. Thanks.

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    F275 Freeride spec?

    I would email foes and ask the stock numbers on it.

    Mine is a little different for a few reasons (besides not being an fxr). The dorado has a lower axle-to-crown than a normal fork (steepening the HT angle). The Angleset has a little extra stack height on the bottom, slackening the angle. The Angleset also has a -1* adjustment. Furthermore the stock numbers are based on a 160mm (?) fork and I raised it to 180, but have the legs pushed up in the crown so it steepens it.
    There are a lot of factors that adjust the angles so it all depends on personal setup.

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    Foes did reply and told me that with a 180 fork the FXR275 will have a 64.5HTA. That is right where I was looking, within a half degree of the Nomad and with more travel.

    I am waiting for the April 1 announcements for Sea Otter, but in all likelihood, ordering an FXR with a 180mm Metric fork.

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    So I pulled the trigger on the FXR, size large in Raw. It should arrive Friday and I will have a shop install the CC headset and fit up the Metric fork.

    I went with the I9 Grade (DH) wheels and some Highroller II DH tires.

    The rest of the build is:
    Reverb Dropper
    XT 10 speed rear with Oneup 42 tooth
    Elixir trail 9 brakes
    SLX crankset with 32tooth RF wide narrow


    I am considering a MRP G3 guide. Should I use the provided ISCG05 adapter, or should I just get a BB mount G3 and skip the adapter?

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