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    FXR, repaired and re-built

    Built it up again after cracking the rear triangle at the drop-out last summer. Had to wait a few months to get the new rear triangle sent over so was riding my Heckler. Was really enjoying it as the angles were great but blowing through the travel all the time. Saw the article in Dirt and thought I'd re-build and play with the front and rear shock settings to see.
    Glad I did as its ace. 77degree head angle, 30% sag on the rear. Feels short travel on the flat and like my old Bullit going downhill.
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    Re-built FXR

    Built it up again after cracking the rear triangle at the drop-out last summer. Had to wait a few months to get the new rear triangle sent over so was riding my Heckler. Was really enjoying it as the angles were great but blowing through the travel all the time. Saw the article in Dirt and thought I'd re-build and play with the front and rear shock settings to see.
    Glad I did as its ace. 77degree head angle, 30% sag on the rear. Feels short travel on the flat and like my old Bullit going downhill.
    (sorry, first post and put it in the wrong place)
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    oh yes, at my "oldschool" dhs-mono
    The big saddle is very old school!
    Already 10 years back.
    Any problem with front triangle tubes?
    Everyone has some. Broken?
    Since 2001 with DHS Mono frame no more problem.

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    finally found a rear rim to match the front, changed out the LX hub for a XTR also, kinda hard to find a nice rim brake hub these days..











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    Beautiful ! Do you still ride this piece of history ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by san_andreas
    Beautiful ! Do you still ride this piece of history ?
    Thanks bro, I ride'r very little and very cautiously
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    06 Fxr

    I bought this frame from Piker about 18 months or more ago. Thanks mate, she's a pearler!

    06 Foes FXR 2:1 (L)
    Curnutt XTD w/400lbs Ti spring
    08 55 ETA
    Chris King headset
    X.0 triggers
    X.0 rear deraileur
    X.0 chain
    X.9 cassette
    XTR front deraileur
    Juicy 7's w/7" rotors
    XTR M960 cranks
    DX pedals
    Azonic Double Wall bars (2" rise)
    Thomson post & stem
    SDG Bel-Air RL saddle
    Hope Pro2 hubs/Sapim double butted black ano spokes/DT Swiss EX5.1D rims/Gazzalodi Dual tires

    Canablized my Heckler to build this. Used the X.0 gripshift from my old bike for the first year, but I prefer these new triggers. Pity they're thumb/thumb, Shimano's proprietry trigger/thumb system feels more natural and ergonomic. I never felt like I needed gutsier brakes on the Heckler, the Juicy 7's worked fine. The FXR is that much faster & knarlier that I'm getting Code or Saint 4-pots as soon as I can afford it.

    The photos are off my phone, so they ain't the best. Super sexy in the flesh though.



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    Hello, new guy here. A shot of my 07 Foes:



    It's reasonably light as these bikes go, little under 28 lbs. I love this bike, does everything well for my XC riding style. Although, I am somewhat biased...


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    you're a farken insane rider dude... either that or nice photoshop effort
    "You go up the hill, you go down the hill."

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    Foes XCT

    I built my Foes up burly as an AM bike for BC and the mountains.
    08 XCT-5
    Curnutt XTD Air (more XC riding, shock has 2" travel) Also have ITD Coil
    08 Lyrik Solo Air, travel set to 140mm
    Avid Elixir CR 180mm
    Hope Pro 2/Stans Arch front wheel
    DT Swiss 340/E540 rear wheel
    Continental Speed King 2.3 Tires (XC)
    Shimano mix, XT/SLX cranks/LX shifters
    Sunline AM stem
    Race Face AM bars
    Bontrager Race seatpost
    Sella Italia
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    Slammer

    not sure year, '98?
    03 Monster
    Mavic/Hope
    Truvativ/Shimano
    Michelin/Maxxis

    yes, it's furry
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    Possibly the coolest bike I have ever seen.

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    You'd have to be a crazy good rider to get away with that...

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    my 2004 FXR


    and my 2001 FXC

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    my new foes hardtail

    up on 401


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    My Foes - Cumbria, UK

    I really don't ride enough, live in one of the best spots in the country for biking - I am ashamed of myself! must try harder

    Foes FXR
    Thomson Elite post
    XTR mechs
    XTR chain
    Race Face Evolve XC chainset and BB
    XTR 9sp cassette
    Chris King headset
    Hope Stem
    Monkey Lite EA90 bars
    Formula K24 Brakes
    V12s
    Curnutt steel shock a Marzocchi All mountain 2s,160 travel
    Sun Ringle Singletrack hoops laced to Hope hubs, Ti rear hub
    Yeti grips
    XT shifters
    Hope seat realease and Ringle skewers





    Foes FXR, Cannondale Bad Boy (09), Specialized Langster SS (10), Kona King Kikkapu (hers), Specialized Hotrock 24 (daughters)

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    Here's my Weasel that I bought in fall of 1996. I update it once in a while and it is my primary bike. Wouldn't trade it for anything....except maybe a brand new Foes.

    Foes Weasel
    2004 Boxxer team fork
    Custom dual crowns (made by me)
    Hays disc brakes 8" front 6"rear
    Manitou Swinger 6-way shock
    2008 Race Face x type crank
    Shimano rapidfire shifters.
    Hadley front hub, XT rear
    XTR rear derailer, XT front
    Sun Singletrack rims
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    That's a sick hub!

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    2008 frame...now built the way I want it


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    man, that is pure bike porn, i'm soooo jealous!

    what are those dt swiss 150's like?
    "You go up the hill, you go down the hill."

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    Quote Originally Posted by m0ngy
    man, that is pure bike porn, i'm soooo jealous!

    what are those dt swiss 150's like?
    Thanks!
    Took me almost 2 seasons to find out what I wanted to change, and change it.

    The handling of the DT swiss forks is awesome. Really plush out of the box, easy to set up the air spring, super stiff and really predictable on the trail. And SO light! 1,65kg for a superstiff 150mm fork...that's insane!

    But...I'm not friends with the "Launch Control" lock out system yet. It's a combined lower-the-forks-and-lock-out feature with an adjustable treshold setting, that pops the fork back into action if it hits something big enough to pass the treshold.
    The climbs that you really want to lower the forks in, are usually the climbs with most obstacles...but these always seems to pop the fork back up, if I don't set the treshold to a setting so high that I always have to manually turn it off.

    So...

    And it's easy to adjust the rebound knob without intention.

    Now that might sound like some major issues, but within a couple of hours of riding, this is something that might come up once or twice, and they're all easily solved there and then (reachable while riding).

    The handling is superior to my old Fox and RS forks, and that is what count 99,99% of the time.

    (and it looks awesome together with the red frame)

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    is yours an FXR or a Fly? looks like a Fly, huh?

    i like adjustable travel forks, always been a big fan of ETA, got 08 55 ETA's on my 06 FXR. the system you described sounds overly complicated, too tricky to dial in.

    do you use the adjustable seatpost much? looks kinda heavy...
    "You go up the hill, you go down the hill."

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    It's an FXR
    2008 version.

    I do like adjustable forks, but performance is more important.
    The good thing about the DT Swiss, is that it's really short for a 150mm. The hight is more like a 140mm, which is way within what the FXR is built to handle without getting to slack.

    I use the seatpost all the time. Turns the FXR into a FR machine.
    It weighs 534g with the remore control, before you cut it. The bike just came down from the bike stand, and the seat post has more travel than the picture shows.

    The complete bike weighs 13,8kg (30.4lbs)

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    03 Fly. Curnutt W / Ti spring. 03 Boxxer WC. Maxi Minnion. Magura Louise BAT.


    Some action shots on Shock Treatment, Shotgun, Kamakaze, and Pipeline at Mammoth this year.
























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    great images man, 'specially that last one with the time lapse. i couldn't help noticing the trees growing a weird angle in some of those other images...
    "You go up the hill, you go down the hill."

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