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    i've got the roco wc on my tomac 204... got it on ebay, newish for like 200
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    nice
    is that the 888 evoTI on there ?

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    the weasel mono

    one 4 fun
    just about got everything i need for the build...
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    Quote Originally Posted by m0ngy View Post
    Sweet.

    How do ya find the Roco? I just bought a TST air for trail riding, and a WC coil for DH, both for my VP-Free. I'm hoping the VPP has enough of a platform to enable the WC to pedal OK.
    I've been just on a few rides on the roco but I find it real smooth. I'll get back with a decent review after a few setting changes.

    Quote Originally Posted by layt View Post
    nice
    is that the 888 evoTI on there ?
    yeah. rc3 v2

    Here's my friends' foes and mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gearbox Rider View Post
    I am sure they did that way. But that Curnutt Fork didn't work.
    Must have been that particular fork then. I've had my curnutt fork since early 2004 and it's always worked amazingly - so much so that I can't bring myself to replace/upgrade it (not that it needs replacing). Maybe the one you rode wasn't set up or the damper needed tuning/servicing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypoxic View Post
    Must have been that particular fork then. I've had my curnutt fork since early 2004 and it's always worked amazingly - so much so that I can't bring myself to replace/upgrade it (not that it needs replacing). Maybe the one you rode wasn't set up or the damper needed tuning/servicing.
    I feel the same way. Though I will say that it did take some time to dial it in but...wowza it just soaks up the bumps and jumps...

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    new Foes

    my Hydro and a Prototype for my doughter!

    spezial thx to stefan and eveline from cycleworks.ch
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    new Foes

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    new Foes

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    Nice Hydro, but the Hardtail is just SICK!

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    Ma ride! Trying out the schwalbs after a season on minions.



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    I run the exact same tire combination
    aren't that a big betty freeride 2.4 and a wicked will freeride 2.5?

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    Yes, but I think mine are the downhill ones. Definitely heavier tires than the minions.

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    That push bike is sweet!

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    we are planning the next event this summer....
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    Here are a few pictures of my new FXR I just finished building up. The color is candy black over raw.

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    ^ That FXR is pure sex. Damn, that is thing is hot! Trade? :P

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    Haha. Thanks slim. But no way am I giving that thing up. Being somewhat local to Foes Fabrication, I have always lusted over these bikes. Now that I have one, it is so much better than I could have imagined. Pedals so well for a 7" bike that weighs more than it should. The weight is due to the components I have used but I built it up to be pretty beefy. Pedals much better than the 6" travel Cannondale Moto it is replacing.

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    Nice, I am also a local and have been to the foes shop a few times. It's a comforting feeling knowing that if anything happens to your bike you can always take it to shop where your bike was made.

    Anyone interested in a XL '11 Hydro w/ '12 888 rc3 ti? Look a few posts above this one for pics.

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    Foes Hydro 2013


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    Nice hydro wakaba

    My brother took some high res pics of my bike yesterday. Happy Sunday!












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    Foes Hydro 2013


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    Walkbike

    2 brand new Foes Walkbike's!
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    Fxr 2013

    before...
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    Hope

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    Rebuilt my XCT after 5 years of great riding. Dropped the frame off at Foes and they had it powder coated and rebuilt the air shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikentosh View Post
    Rebuilt my XCT after 5 years of great riding. Dropped the frame off at Foes and they had it powder coated and rebuilt the air shock.

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    What did Foes charge to repowder coat it, if you don't mind me asking. I just got my shock done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikentosh View Post
    Rebuilt my XCT after 5 years of great riding. Dropped the frame off at Foes and they had it powder coated and rebuilt the air shock.

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    Really like that color green and nice build...well done!

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    They charged me $200 for powder coating, though the frame I brought in was raw aluminum to start with so no stripping was required. I think they send them out to Olympic Powdercoating in Orange County.

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    That's not bad, I figure they would charge me $100 extra to strip it down. I really love their candy blue metallic color. Thanks for the info.

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    I haven't posted in a while. Some new builds around here: SSV, FXR, and the "Rat Rod Hydro" gets a new look.

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    Working on an F275 now. Pics of that soon too.
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    Foes F275 - XX1 Build

    And the F275 XX1 build is complete. I just took it for a little test ride. This thing is nutz!

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    Quote
    And again, Cycleworks invited to it's all year meeting. Many riders and their rokets came to meet.

    There were some awsome highlights that Cycleworks organized from Foes fund and brought to switzerland.

    Fab Foes 001, the first frame that Brend Foes welded in 92 with 6,5" suspention travel and started a new aerea in mountainbike sport.

    LTS, light travel service, from the year 95, the first serial production.

    "Weasel, the legend lives"
    It needs no more words.

    DH Slammer, th predecessor to DHS Tube and the DHS Mono 2:1.

    "The Missle" Missy Giove's original worldcupmachine of Global Racing Team.
    Custom to the max

    There were some prototypes to see:
    SSV, Kiddie Trike and The Gator Fixie.

    And of course there were some new highlights from the bikefaktory of Pasadena:

    Hydro, FXR, F275 and Shaver 29"

    Monkeyheadcycles brought his pinstripemaster and he garnished by request.

    And of course the man at grill and the lady at bar took this Cycleworks event to a complete success.

    Picture speek louder than words, check it out...


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    My new FOES

    Hello

    FOES Prolite XC Hartail, size L
    FOX Float32 CTD 100mm
    HOPE Brakes & Hubs
    XT shifters,
    Race Face Cranks
    etc...

    Best regards from Croatia
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    nice one, onemore foes in croatia!!pozdrav

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    Ooh, didn't see this thread before... here's mine.










    Freshly rebuilt, and since putting the ti spring on I am besotted. More here:- UK trail bike. The story of an XCT5.

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    Foes SSV

    lets see your foes!!-imag1058.jpglets see your foes!!-imag1059.jpglets see your foes!!-imag1057.jpg"SSV" limited project by FOES RACING U.S.A. , Worldwide exklisive ca 30 Frames!!
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    Cool bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt45 View Post
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    Wow! Great job!

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    THX, Dude!

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    How does the rear shift feel?

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    Works perfectly!


    Small problems adjust the rear derailleur, perfect now!

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    I'm thinking of buying a foes hydro, how do they ride compared to say a demo or a trek session? can't seem to find any reviews

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riderofbikes View Post
    And the F275 XX1 build is complete. I just took it for a little test ride. This thing is nutz!

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    Great colour of that frame and a nice build!

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    Cost me $130 to have Olympic strip my old Turner and repowder; that green may have cost extra due to a silver base prior to color but Turner cost is similar, possibly due to the legwork/shipping as I went directly to Olympic.

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    lets see your foes!!

    2013 Foes F275
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    Resto job under way…

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    Quote Originally Posted by donny70 View Post
    Resto job under way…
    Beautiful man, she's a pearler, can't think of a more worthy frame for what many would today consider a retro build project. I much preferred the tube version to the monocoque LTS, looks way tougher. Although belonging to a slightly later era, the rare as hens teeth Shivers should be a great match.

    Back in the day, there was no more desirable bike than the Weasel, it was quite simply THE bike to have. The San Andreas and Santa Cruz Heckler were both considered worthy alternatives, but they weren't no Weasel, and they certainly weren't no Foes. Brent & Co were pushing the slack, low slung, 6" trail bike at a time when that kind of thing was considered the exclusive domain of crazy heavy gravity rigs. Look where the industry is now, thanks to the pioneers at Foes, encouraged by visionaries like Richard Cunningham.

    Few, if any other bikes of the period came close to the Weasel's 'bring it on' agricultural engineering and attention to detail. Despite the industries transformative evolution in design, fabrication, and reach since the Weasel's incarnation some 15 years ago, it continues to stand alone as the most immediately recognisable bike of the late 90's era. This is for good reason, the Weasel's as purpose built and ready to rock today as it was all those years ago, an eon in mtb terms.

    What other bike can you think of that continues to look like a serious, modern trail bike from that era? This was when Specialized were pumping out the FSR, which although a decent bike for it's day, was pathetically under engineered by modern standards. I mean, it's pivots were a sloppy-ass joke, virtually none of the duallies from that era survived more than a few years when ridden properly.

    Good luck mate, are you going to try and stay period specific? If you're ready to blow some serious cash, you'll probably want some AC (with chain guide) or retro XTR cranks, retro XTR groupo, Azonic Double Wall bars and Shorty stem, Rhyno Lites, 3" Nokkians, and one of those ridiculous, blue and red Tioga lounge seats. The early model Hope and Formula disc systems from that time were most common, and a total pain in da ass, requiring constant attention. True to the period, the swing arm only facilitates rim brakes anyway, such was the preference at the time, being far cheaper and more reliable. Forget about Magura hydro rims brakes, they sucked too; really finicky, and quickly devoured expensive pads in the wet.
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    Azonic shorty stem would be perfect for that Weasel, aesthetically would be a great match for the swing arm. For brakes if it has disc mount bosses I vote shimano XT 755's all the way, they're retro and work flawlessly.

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    lets see your foes!!

    Been looking for a shorty stem. I have one on a gt sts and it looks awesome. I'm thinking a semi mod resto which is in line with my other rides. Plus a couple of trick parts. Maybe some double barrel cranks. I'll see after that.
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    I think I might still have one Donny, I'll search the bin and if I still have it I'll post dimensions and pics.

    Get in touch with Crazy8 here on the boards for cranks if you don't already have em', he's got a lot of the good older stuff. He's the man when it comes to ceramic coatings as well-
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    lets see your foes!!

    Thanks Jon those shorty stems are very cool additions to any ride. I'll get in touch with Crazy8 too and see what he has.
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    Azonic Shorty Deluxe Stem 75mm at Balle Racing

    The 75mm 10 degree rise is exactly what you want. It's actually a bit shorter than 75mm, closer to 70mm if I remember. Anyway, it's a good length, the perfect length for an all-purpose trail beast.

    I bought all (maybe 4) of their black ano stock many years ago, even back then it was a rare treasure trove. Subsequently sold them over the years for peanuts, $20 or $30 a piece, can't think why. Dumb move, really regret it now, given how hard it's become to find a decent stem for older, 25.4 bars. I remember back in the day there was a generic, unbranded version of the shorty getting around also.

    You also want really wide bars with about a 2" rise, I always had Azonic Double Walls, which (sort of) minimized vibration, though nothing like good carbon bars. The carbon Haven bars on my VP-Free have been a revelation, the difference is night and day, as was the VPP linkage design, having owned a Heckler, Bullit, and '06 Foes FXR; so much smoother (super plush), particularly small bump compliance, and better for climbing. Having said that, single pivot still takes the big hits really well, very stable at speed, perfect for barreling down gnarly old fire trails.
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    Azonic Shorty Deluxe Stem 75mm at Balle Racing

    The 75mm 10 degree rise is exactly what you want. It's actually a bit shorter than 75mm, closer to 70mm if I remember. Anyway, it's a good length, the perfect length for an all-purpose trail beast.
    Perfect!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by donny70 View Post
    Perfect!!!


    Should match the polished swing arm nicely.

    Personally, if you plan to ride this thing as a real trail bike, I'd go for a modern, high performance drive train. Can't beat X0 triggers imo, 9 or 10 speed, it's all good; relatively maintenance free, always positive shifting. Old XT, XTR, LX, whatever, were fine for their day, but have been long since been superseded in terms of feel and reliability.

    Just about every Weasel I ever saw had triple chainrings. They were always a trail bike first and foremost, even when they had as much (or more) travel than some dedicated DH rigs. This is years before 'Freeride' was used to describe a mtb. XTR M952 cranks would be period, but my favourite cranks from that era (almost), were the M960's. Had 'em on my first Heckler, after which they got transferred to the FXR. Great cranks, light and strong (unbreakable), not hard to find second hand, and you can still buy aftermarket chainrings.

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    lets see your foes!!

    Stem ordered and shipped, thanks for the info. I know everyone will think I'm crazy but as I have 2 sets already with no problems (touch wood) I'm going to look for another set of caramba double barrels.

    This is definitely being used as a trail bike so XO shifters are a must for me plus Hope tech X2 brakes and goodridge lines. I have a San Andreas too which has been dialled in nicely with some modern components and feels better than my modern ride although it sounds like a filing cabinet being chucked down a stairs ha ha.

    Mainframe is getting decorated in a deep metallic candy red currently. I'll post pics when I get it back.
    I've got a bunch of foes decals too but don't have a full set of originals, it will still look awesome though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donny70 View Post
    Stem ordered and shipped, thanks for the info.
    Son of a... You nabbed the last new 70mm Shorty in existence!!

    I know everyone will think I'm crazy but as I have 2 sets already with no problems (touch wood) I'm going to look for another set of caramba double barrels.
    No offence, but they don't even look that good, imo. It's not easy to make CNC machined, ano mtb parts look as average as that, each to their own I guess. Check out old Paul rear derailleurs, they're a highly collectible work of art; Paul's Components Rear Derailleur - Weight Weenies

    I've no idea about the DB's performance, never heard of them tbh. That doesn't happen too often, so I'm going to assume they're extremely rare or nothing special, likely both. That's three good reasons (don't forget pug fugly) to get different cranks. Cranks are a huge statement on a mtb, only the forks and frame itself are of greater import. Their prominent, central location, inherent chunkiness, and relationship to the rest of the drive train all command attention, immediately drawing the eye, complimenting (or detracting from) the overall aesthetic.

    Both the Shimano and Sram cranksets use a similar hollow tube design (Hollowtech refers to the cranks themselves) supported by bearing cups. It's a lightweight, simple, elegant, and entirely proven design, completely superseding the traditional sealed BB in every way. I'd go a Shimano Saint M810 dual chainring crankset(note 170mm length), or red XO cranks, if you can afford it. I have the Saint M810's on my VP-Free, awesome cranks, they look tough as hell, imagine how cool the fat black arms would look set against the metallic candy red of the front triangle. You'll also require a Saint M810 front derailleur to match it, not sure about swing or pull type, can't do everything for ya.

    This is definitely being used as a trail bike so XO shifters are a must for me plus Hope tech X2 brakes and goodridge lines.
    My only experience with Hope brakes is with the early gen, late 90's model. Never again. Not super impressed with the power of the XT M785's on my VP-Free, even with 8" rotors. No doubt they need to be bled, but the M775's on my Bullit always felt much stronger, ie. an inopportune handful of lever could catapult you over the bars. My former mechanic reckons the SLX's are easily the best value brakes on the market; same calipers as XT with less adjustable levers, not much different.

    My mate has Saint M820's on his VP-Free; amazing power (full-on boat anchors), can lock-up the rear wheel instantly, true one finger braking (no BS), makes my XT's look very average. They also have a premium look and feel about them which the XT's and SLX's do not.

    I'd go the Saints because I know they're totally bullet proof, not ridiculously expensive (plenty of sales), and not so boutique I'd have trouble sourcing parts. In 20 odd years designing hydro brake systems for mtb, Shimano haven't made a lemon yet, or even a system requiring anything more than a bare minimum of maintenance. Who else could make such a claim? I wouldn't feel as confident about any other brands, particularly Hope, which traditionally have always been high maintenance. The Hope's do look great though, I'll give 'em that.

    I have a San Andreas too which has been dialled in nicely with some modern components and feels better than my modern ride although it sounds like a filing cabinet being chucked down a stairs ha ha.
    There's no denying the San Andreas' place in mtb folk law as one of the all-time great designs. However, I never liked massively over sized aluminium monocoque tubes. With the significant internal cavities acting as echo chamber, the constant, hollow knocking sound can be more than a little distracting, and bloody infuriating at times.

    Mainframe is getting decorated in a deep metallic candy red currently. I'll post pics when I get it back.
    Sounds delightful, can't wait.

    I've got a bunch of foes decals too but don't have a full set of originals, it will still look awesome though.
    Tried to find some on the Foes site (not much on Ebay), seems to be experiencing technical difficulties, unfortunately; Foes Racing USA - Handmade Full Suspension Bicycle Frames
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    I'm glad you could locate a shorty stem Donny, mine is still around but I lent it to a friend. I didn't want to get it back because he uses that bike to take his daughter for park rides.

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    An interesting read...

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    lets see your foes!!

    Fantastic, where did you dig this up from??

    The only thing letting the bike down IMO was the forks with their 1" of travel. I still have them with working bumpers but they never compressed more than that which is why I'm putting shivers on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donny70 View Post
    Fantastic, where did you dig this up from??
    A site I'm sure you're familiar with... Retrobike | Retro, Vintage and Classic Mountain, Road and BMX bikes

    The only thing letting the bike down IMO was the forks with their 1" of travel. I still have them with working bumpers but they never compressed more than that which is why I'm putting shivers on.
    I'd forget the retro build, it'd be much more interesting to see how such a classic frame performs given the benefit of modern components.
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    New color for my SSV and new lyric air Fork
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    lets see your foes!!

    New frame color for the weasel, more pics to follow when I get the frame back together. It's a large flake base coat with a red candy over the top. Lights up like crazy in the sun.

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    F275's and FXR275

    Here are a few more builds done lately:

    Candy Purple F275
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    "Freeride Pink" F275
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    FOES XCT 5 and CURNUTT XTD SHOCK

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    Foes XCT5 with Curnutt air shock - Pinkbike

    Hi, this is my Foes XCT, its advertised for sale on pinkbike and singletrack but in my experience of owning this awesome bike not that many people in the UK know about Foes. So I wondered whether it would get the attention it deserves if I advertized it on here....
    Cheers. Steve.

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    Foes signature Series!

    THX Brent Foes!!!!
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    I had the luck to get hold off a 'NewOldStock' Fly '09, which I built up with some current parts like an SRAM X01, Hope V4 with vented Discs, Spark Spike Evo 35 rims and a Thomson Elite Dropper. Weight of the complete bike is 14.2 kg = 31.5 lbs.








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    And not to forget my first Fly, which is now 10 years old !!!




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    Awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by EvoOlli View Post
    I had the luck to get hold off a 'NewOldStock' Fly '09, which I built up with some current parts like an SRAM X01, Hope V4 with vented Discs, Spark Spike Evo 35 rims and a Thomson Elite Dropper. Weight of the complete bike is 14.2 kg = 31.5 lbs.

    Nice set up and great looking ride...like the blk & blue combo...bet it's a blast to ride...Foes/Curnutt rocks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgill32 View Post
    Nice set up and great looking ride...like the blk & blue combo...bet it's a blast to ride...Foes/Curnutt rocks!!!
    Real good looking bike.

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    lets see your foes!!

    I'm still looking for an LTS-16 frame in silver. Anyone have one that they want to part with?
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    Any updates on the Weasel Donny?

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    lets see your foes!!

    A bit of a slow mover this one, a baby along the way means a 'slight' shift in priorities and time

    This is how it looks at the minute...



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    lets see your foes!!

    I have a set of hope x2s and a flite Ti to go on there by the end of the year.
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    Can't wait to see the finished product

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    My SSV with new Wheels

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    BC ALL TEH COOL KIDS ARE DOING IT. sisfiddyB.




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    My Foes F275

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    Foes F275Raw

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    Here is a shot of my 2015 Foes Mutz I picked up on Tuesday!


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    Anyone have any pics of really lightweight FXR 275 builds? With an 8lbs frame, I couldn't see getting much lower than 30lbs. Then again, people have built Banshee Runes to 27lbs, so I guess anything is possible.
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    Foes sub 30?

    Quote Originally Posted by PHeller View Post
    Anyone have any pics of really lightweight FXR 275 builds? With an 8lbs frame, I couldn't see getting much lower than 30lbs. Then again, people have built Banshee Runes to 27lbs, so I guess anything is possible.
    I don't know, mine (a F275 medium size) weights 30,86 lbs. I think with DT240, carbon rims and handlebar, and a XC light saddle, may be a sub-30. But, ¿ worth it ?

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    Finally finished















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    Holy shit! That's insane! I'm blown away, that's far and away THE best retro build I've ever seen. Look at those parts, all in excellent condition, someone's been saving them up for a long time for just such a special project. None more worthy than the Weasel, imo. By God, it's like a rolling museum of classic mtb, pure porn.

    Just a couple of quick comments... Not sure if you realise, but you've got the Shorty on upside down, looks better the right way up. Also, why the white tyres? I'm not necessarily criticising your choice, just curious.

    So, how does it ride, ie. compare to a modern trail/AM bike?
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    Amazing ride with the 120s up front, leaves a lot to be desired in the modern rides I have. They're vanilla, this is definitely another flavour

    As for the shorty it looks better this way in real life weirdly, plus the reach/height is nicer.
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    F275

    Demo-/Showbike

    Foes F275, size M
    Pike DP Air 160 mm
    DT Swiss Spline Wheels
    Ful XTR 2x10
    Thomson Stem, Bar, Seatpost
    Tioga Venture 2.35, Spider Outlans Saddle
    Odi Ruffian
    Chris King Headset
    Magura MT7 Brakes, Storm SL 180 Disc

    For Sale, If you are interested send me a message

    Price 4'200 Euro
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    Why are you selling? Looks like a great bike.
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    Put a CCDB and never sell this bike ;-)

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    The F275 is a demo bike.
    I have 4 Foes... Hydro, SSV, FXR275 and a Shaver!

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    Mutz

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr View Post
    Ahhhh an 05. Im waiting on an 06. The 06 is suppose to be a little different. It has some gussets and is 1" shorter. What size is yours and how tall are you?
    We have a new medium in stock ready to go. Shuttle Service - CrazyBearBikes.com FYI the frame has not changed since this one was built. If you ordered one today it would be the same frame.

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    Only thing missing is a good fork. As good as that bike is it is limited by the Bluto. Get a Wren 150mm fork. You won't believe the difference. Go to Youtube and type in Wren vs Bluto and you can see the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pstoski View Post
    Only thing missing is a good fork. As good as that bike is it is limited by the Bluto. Get a Wren 150mm fork. You won't believe the difference. Go to Youtube and type in Wren vs Bluto and you can see the difference.
    No Wren....going to 27.5 plus with a Pike RCT3 Boost for the summer. Bluto is fine until then

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    F275 "MT7 Raceline"

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    Mutz is on its way

    My Mutz is on its way. Can't wait!
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    What tires are they?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skarecrow View Post
    My Mutz is on its way. Can't wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt45 View Post
    What tires are they?
    They are Nates on Marge Lites.

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    Next Projekt!

    Foes Mutz MT7 "Raceline"
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