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    The Foes is finally done!

    It took about two months but i can finally ride this sucker.

    the components go as follows

    2008 Foes FXR 2:1 w/xtd air curnutt
    marzocchi 55 ata fork
    crossmax sx wheelset
    king headset
    thomson stem and post
    hayes brakes
    XT der front and rear
    XT cranks
    32.2 pounds
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    I really like the look of the new FXR.

    Let us know how you like the ride. I don't have a Foes but everybody seems to agree that Foes frames don't flex. Apparently some love the Curnutt and others hate it.

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    That looks awesome.
    Waiting on a riding report.
    How is the riding performace of the curnutt compared to former (which) bikes you had?

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    Watch that 55. Around here I have seen some units without down all the stroke because an oil problem with the TSTmicro.

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    Well I took the bike out today for the first ride with the 55 and lets just say it didnt turn out good. While coming down a rock garden I kissed a boulder with the fork and put a dime sized hole in the lowers. Now I'm no suspension expert but aren't these things made for rough terrain? What a pos. So now i gotta wait till monday and see what marzocchi has to say. Other than that the bike rides great, much smoother than my switch,climbs good and descents even better. I don't even think the curnutt is broken in yet. I highly recommend the bike. The fork not so much.

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    Is Marzocchi going lightweight, or did you have really bad luck and kissed that boulder just right?

    I have a couple of Marz forks from a few years back and they seem bomb proof (within some reason, of course).

    So this Foes does not flex sideways either?

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    lets just say it looks like a punctured coke can. I've got an older zoke also and it feels much more solid than the new one. I guess thats the price you pay for a lighter fork. Oh wait thats right my 05 z1 fr sl weighs less than the 55.
    I haven't noticed any sideway flex from the fxr.

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    What size are your FXR and what is your rider measurements (height, inseam)?

    Smoother than the rocky, wow, sounds good.
    Haven`t heart that curnut air shocks are not so smooth.

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    Can you post a pic of the hole?

    Why did you say the Curnutt isnt broke in yet?

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    The frame is a med 18.5 and i'm 6'1. when I said its not broken in yet I meant that I haven't even put the recommended 10 hours on it yet. I'll try to get a picture of the "hole".

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