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    Hydro, DHS Mono or RS7

    Since it's really quite here
    I for myself decided for the DHS Mono and will recieve it within this week...

    What frame would you go for (money aside), for downhilling?

    the old school "DHS Mono 2:1" with 9.5" travel (F1-fork or other from another competitor)
    the new more modern "Hydro" with free choice of suspension (front and rear)
    or the proven RS7 with less travel but seems to ride pretty agile...

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    Quote Originally Posted by baumi
    Since it's really quite here
    I for myself decided for the DHS Mono and will recieve it within this week...

    What frame would you go for (money aside), for downhilling?

    the old school "DHS Mono 2:1" with 9.5" travel (F1-fork or other from another competitor)
    the new more modern "Hydro" with free choice of suspension (front and rear)
    or the proven RS7 with less travel but seems to ride pretty agile...
    I'd do the Hydro based on shock choices.
    Stupid, but sometimes witty. Occasionally brilliant. Slow and fat though.

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    why ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baumi
    why ?
    shock choices.
    Stupid, but sometimes witty. Occasionally brilliant. Slow and fat though.

    Specialized sucks dong

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    I've chosen the RS7 and never regretted it. It's light, fast, agile and never feels like "only" 7 inches of travel.
    I like the Mono, too, but I think it's a little bit too much for my type of riding. But I would like to give it a try one day.

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    I for myself decided for the DHS Mono and will recieve it within this week...
    If you don't worry about weigth (44 pounds+) like everybody else do. It's the choice #1 for hardcore riders (no sissy trails). The Curnut air shock is great. Very reliable. Mine after 80 days (6 runs daily of 2000' vertical drop on trail like the World Cup of the 2010 DH Worlds at Mont-Ste-Anne) is still nice.
    Now I have to ship for a rebuilt of course!

    Mono 2.1 2010 or 2011? Pictures! Pictures!
    Lucky you are.
    I can't get rid of mine (2.1 year 2007) because it's the BEST bike for my need (technical rocky bumps double diamonds I usually ride.
    Forget fashion and fame. Foes rule. Keep the secret!
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    Quote Originally Posted by missfoesquebec
    Forget fashion and fame. Foes rule. Keep the secret!

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    Quote Originally Posted by missfoesquebec
    If you don't worry about weigth (44 pounds+) like every are.
    My 2011 DHS Mono should end up with 39pounds (I hope a bit below) -since the 2009(+) Mono has less weight then the previous frame...

    first pics




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    My 2011 DHS Mono should end up with 39pounds
    Less than 40 pounds?
    Maybe with carbon parts and Ti cranks.
    The Foes fork was a must.


    Anyway the frame is beautiful.
    Black means something.
    Sexy and mysterious.
    Now I'm horny!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by missfoesquebec
    Black means something.
    Sexy and mysterious.
    Now I'm horny!!!
    Hey, all my bikes are black, too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by missfoesquebec
    Less than 40 pounds?
    yeap... pretty confident to get below 40pounds -without any fancy carbon or titan stuff... in fact, the SRAM-Kit comes with Holzfeller-cranks.
    and if the baby is a bit heavy... who the f*** cares?
    I'm doing downhill for fun and was looking for a bike that provides me some safety and reserves when I'm going down
    Maybe some people would declare me stupid using a Foes for this purpose, but I'm on the good way for London 2012 in athletics (100m/4x100m) but can't stop doing downhill in my free time...
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    looking for a bike that provides me some safety and reserves
    Long-term commitment with the same bike.
    Because it safe, smooth, frame doesn't cracked and go all apart.
    It' funny to see these bikes from sponsored riders like Peat, Hill, Minaar going up in sales.
    We don't need to think twice about the BEST.

    London?
    Not so much hills around.
    Keep your bike home
    And run faster!!!

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    It's just great to see them grow up, stand on their own feet and soon will leave the house/garage
    We're almost finished with the build up for my 2011 DHS Mono.
    The bike looks stunning and I really can't take my eayes of it. Since Shimano had problems sending the Saints over, everything was delayed for almost one week. It was worth waiting!
    Since I'm using the SRAM-Kit (with some heavy Holzfeller parts), the Saint-brakes, the Foes F1-Fork plus the Sun Rims with Kenda-Tires, I ended up with 44lbs... if there is any negative side on this bike -it could be the weight. But you know what -I DON'T CARE
    I certainly could get below 40lbs, but just don't want to invest the money right now.
    It already cost a fortune...




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    I ended up with 44lbs... if there is any negative side on this bike -it could be the weight. But you know what -I DON'T CARE
    It was part of the thrill on the script. You're a nice actor!
    And this is a piece of great art

    About Mono 2.1 Foes frame. The one from 2006 to 2011 are lower on the upper tube. But These frames are a little longer than others. Your seat tube look high on a medium frame.
    Are you so tall? I rode medium frames for few years but changed for a small frame with seat tube as high as yours. At 5'10'' it's perfect.

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    yes, I know, the seatpost...
    but since the bike was used for show-room purposes I'll wait before the first ride.


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    Very nice bike ! I think, I need a Mono, too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by san_andreas
    Very nice bike ! I think, I need a Mono, too....
    Everyone needs a Mono, right next to their FXR...

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    34lbs

    this bike is so strong and stiff that begs for more suspension, last upgrade will be a BOS Iddyle SC fork up front (and spending a full day adjusting the rear shock)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Hydro, DHS Mono or RS7-foes-rs7.jpg  


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    that bike is pretty butch despite the 34lb weight

    good work.

    The RS7 is a beast!

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