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    My new Foes FXR

    For now, I finish to build it this afternoon, and only try it on a little trail near home, and it is really amazing. It weight 28lbs 6 Ounces, It is really really light. The feeling of the front end is so light with the DT SWISS EXC 150. The fork is really smooth, and the curnutt is smooth too, but need few km more to be broke in. The real ride will be tomorrow

    The hottest thing about it is that the bike doesn't pump at all!!!! The transfert of power is barely like my old hardtail

    Let me know if I can change some detail (or not) to get it lighter, stiffer or ..........cooler


    Foes FXR, Small ,
    Fork DT-Swiss EXC 150 TRLC
    RearShock Curnutt Air
    Rims Shimano XT
    Hubs Shimano XT
    Spokes Shimano XT
    Tires Continental Mountain King 2.4
    Pedals Shimano XTR
    Crank Shimano XT
    Chain Shimano XT
    RearCogs Shimano XT, 11-32
    BottomBracket Shimano XT
    FrontDerailleur Shimano XT
    RearDerailleur Shimano XT
    Shifter Shimano XT
    Handlebar Race Face Deus XC Riser Red
    Stem Hope
    Headset Hope
    Brakes Shimano XT
    Saddle Fi'zi:k Arione CX Kium
    Seatpost Titanium Only Ti
    Sizes S
    Extras Seatclamp Hope
    Extras Ritchey Grip
    Extras Yokozuna Reaction cables
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    Very nice build !

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    Awesome LIGHT !!!

    Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oli-rio
    For now, I finish to build it this afternoon, and only try it on a little trail near home, and it is really amazing. It weight 28lbs 6 Ounces, It is really really light. The feeling of the front end is so light with the DT SWISS EXC 150. The fork is really smooth, and the curnutt is smooth too, but need few km more to be broke in. The real ride will be tomorrow

    The hottest thing about it is that the bike doesn't pump at all!!!! The transfert of power is barely like my old hardtail

    Let me know if I can change some detail (or not) to get it lighter, stiffer or ..........cooler


    Foes FXR, Small ,
    Fork DT-Swiss EXC 150 TRLC
    RearShock Curnutt Air
    Rims Shimano XT
    Hubs Shimano XT
    Spokes Shimano XT
    Tires Continental Mountain King 2.4
    Pedals Shimano XTR
    Crank Shimano XT
    Chain Shimano XT
    RearCogs Shimano XT, 11-32
    BottomBracket Shimano XT
    FrontDerailleur Shimano XT
    RearDerailleur Shimano XT
    Shifter Shimano XT
    Handlebar Race Face Deus XC Riser Red
    Stem Hope
    Headset Hope
    Brakes Shimano XT
    Saddle Fi'zi:k Arione CX Kium
    Seatpost Titanium Only Ti
    Sizes S
    Extras Seatclamp Hope
    Extras Ritchey Grip
    Extras Yokozuna Reaction cables
    Beautiful bike. 28.5 pounds is very, very light.

    Have you tried an adjustable seatpost yet? They go very well with long travel trail bikes. I have used the Gravity dropper, Crank Brothers and Specialized and and sticking with the Specialized for now.

    Something to consider...
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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles
    Beautiful bike. 28.5 pounds is very, very light.

    Have you tried an adjustable seatpost yet? They go very well with long travel trail bikes. I have used the Gravity dropper, Crank Brothers and Specialized and and sticking with the Specialized for now.

    Something to consider...

    I tough about it, but only see the weight make me think it twice. I dont know if the benefit of an adjustable travel seatpost can justify those heavyweight parts. I will stick to my titanium post for a part of the summer, I'll see later

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    That is a sweet looking bike. I thought mine was light for a large at 30#, wow!

    How do you like those cables?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oli-rio
    I tough about it, but only see the weight make me think it twice. I dont know if the benefit of an adjustable travel seatpost can justify those heavyweight parts. I will stick to my titanium post for a part of the summer, I'll see later
    It'll add about 1/2 pound to the bike - but it makes a huge difference. The FXR is a downhill beast and having your seat low really helps accentuate those capabilities. Plus, it's just more fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by big matt
    That is a sweet looking bike. I thought mine was light for a large at 30#, wow!

    How do you like those cables?
    They are really smooth shifting cable, and light too (I used the same on my road Pinarello Dogma), but I dont think that they will last the season . I found them way too expensive to put on Mountain bike, especially sine they are not sealed. Next time, it will be some Gore RideON sealed cable system.

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    @oli-rio: do you have a picture of the bike with grips mounted ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by san_andreas
    Very nice build !
    Sorry, but I still not receive my Ritchey WCS eva grip, probably before the end of the week I should receive them

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    I had heard good things about those cables from my road group and was considering them for the fxr. I ran Nokon on my CAAD 9 but they are a bit finicky to set up so just went back to Campy.

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    Sweet ride.I like the light build as my 08 in large weighs 28 3/4 lbs. I have been thinking of a dropping seatpost myself as this would make the downhill more fun.

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    Blimey that weighs the same as my prolite! Looks nice.

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