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    Smile Finally!!

    Just got my new 08 fxr, the parts are coming in for the build and I can't wait to go ride. Since this is my dream bike I will post some pics in a couple of weeks.!!! P.S. the frame is a large and came with the air curnutt, and only weighs 7 lbs even!!
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    woot! come on, lets have some frame shots!

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    I dropped the frame off at my friends bike shop where the build will take place, so as soon as I get a chance I'll post some pics.

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    here are some pics. can,t wait for the rest of the parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxr man
    here are some pics. can,t wait for the rest of the parts.
    where are the pics?

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    Nice, I miss my old FXR ('03). I think next season I may have to return to the Foes family...while I got a great deal on it, and it's a super fun bike, my Cannondale Prophet MX just ain't the same.

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    Well its been almost three months of waiting for parts since i got my frame but now the final parts have been shipped!!! I9 Finally shipped the wheels on tuesday so I should have my 08 fxr built this week.I'll post the weight, and some pics soon.

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    At last!!

    The goal was to build a 28lb. bike that was still strong and fun to ride. Actual weight for this build is 29 lbs. First ride was only 6 mi. but I can already tell a difference over my 05 fxr. I keep trying to post pics but for some reason I can't make it work. I resized the pics to a smaller size but they still will not post? Any way I will keep trying. Go figure heres the pic!!!!!
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    Well, I have put almost a hundred miles on the new 08 and all I can say is this thing is awsome!!!!! everything works so well, and it seems everything was upgraded over the 05 setup. This bike is smooth and sucks up almost anything.It was worth the wait and every penny spent.

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    Please send larger images and a built list of the 29lbs built

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    Sorry playbike but being new to the computer thing I'm having trouble getting the pic thing sorted out. I just replaced the tubes with stans and put the bike back on the scale and it came out to just over 28 and 1/2lbs. The build list is as follows.

    08 large fxr frame with air curnutt. (awsome)
    08 36 talas
    08 xtr cranks
    xtr fr.der.
    xtr shadow rr.der.
    xtr trigger shifters
    formula THE ONE brakes 180 fr. 160 rr.
    thompson masterpiece seatpost
    thompson x4 stem
    azonic st-1 carbon 2" rise bars
    canecreek 110 headset
    time atac ti carbon pedals
    xtr rear cassette 12/34
    specialized rival sl seat
    odi lock on grips
    kmc x9 chain
    industry nine enduro wheels with stans ztr arch rims
    kenda 2.35 nevegals with stans no tubes
    cateye computer
    lizardskin chainstay protector

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    mistakes on this thread:

    [x] started thread about new frame without waiting to obtain it and post pics.
    [x] provided tiny pics.
    [ ] chose wrong frame.

    2 out of 3 is pretty bad.
    every thread needs an uploaded image of one kind or another.

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    I just put my FXR together and it came out to 34lbs, i think its husky

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    Nope , I had the frame when i started the thread so no mistake! My computer lacks a program that allows me to resize the pics properly, yep my mistake. The bike weighs what I posted. And getting this awsome bike, most certainly NOT A MISTAKE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxr man
    Nope , I had the frame when i started the thread so no mistake! My computer lacks a program that allows me to resize the pics properly, yep my mistake. The bike weighs what I posted. And getting this awsome bike, most certainly NOT A MISTAKE!!!
    Yep. Hence the blank [ ].
    still we are waiting for better pics! We will not be
    satisfied until you post! Dr00L..
    every thread needs an uploaded image of one kind or another.

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    ha so basically fxr man made this whole thing up about getting a new Foes FXR? especially with the claimed weight of 28.5lb. This thread has been waiting for the supposed pics way way too long for it to be simply 'resizing' issues. /sigh

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    Yup' just imagined the whole thing.
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    Yup, Just got photo shop installed last night. Hope you can see this or is it your imagination
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    Yess! nice bike

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    The FXR is one of the best looking bikes out there. I like this one too.

    What's your take on its character? What does it do best? Where is it less than perfect?

    One comment I saw about the '07 model was that it is great for fast singletrack. What I ride mostly is slow and twisty....

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    Well because the 08 has a slacker head angle then the 05.(my old bike) It doesn't handle tight twisty switchbacks very well. The trade off is super reliable steering that helps the bike just feel stable in the rough and every where else. It pedals really well for what it is, and that is in part due to the curnitt air. The rear shock does have a noticeably different feel as it's small bump sens. is much better. I don't sense much bob in or out of the saddle and it just works really smooth.Over all, I am really happy with the whole bike,I mean the shifting is flawless,the brakes are a dream,the wheels are everything I hoped for and more. Sorry I did't give any negatives, but for now I haven't found any.

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    No negatives?
    Put it this way: sounds like an awsome bike but I don't think it is ideal for what I mostly ride.
    If I ever get a Foes, I probably need something like an XCT-5.

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    woo hoo pics! it worked!

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    Why?

    I weighed a Med FXR and a Med. XCT5, both with the Curnut air, and the weight difference was only 2 ounces per my semi accurate fich scale.
    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    No negatives?
    Put it this way: sounds like an awsome bike but I don't think it is ideal for what I mostly ride.
    If I ever get a Foes, I probably need something like an XCT-5.

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    Well, since he said he mostly rides tight twisty singletrack he doesn't need the extra travel and the xct5 would do that job nicely. Talking to a friend that has a xct5 he says that at over 6' and over 200 lbs the bike handles drops up to 4' with the air curnutt and handles single track like a dream, so weight aside its a good choice.

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