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    New Foes Bikes at Sea Otter

    The new Fluid DH. 8.5" travel with either a Curnutt or Fox shock.

    Weighs 37 pounds as pictured.

    New hardtail.

    Stems and stuff.
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    Don't gat me wrong I love Foes stuff

    Best designs and fab in the biz and I know I've said it before with the Inferno and the R7 but it seems to be getting worse: THAT THING LOOKS CONSTIPATED! I don't think the arched TT gains you much standover so I hope Mr Foes looses the nut buster arch and gives us a nice straight dropped TT. Oh well I still have my old Fly .

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    Fluid and also ll Mountain Extreme AMX hardtail for slopetyle.

    http://www.bikerumor.com/2010/04/16/...tyle-hardtail/

    [QUOTETHAT THING LOOKS CONSTIPATED!][/QUOTE]
    I have to say: "I agree!"
    But 37 pounds is nice.
    What about a Mono 2.1 carbon frame in next years?
    It look that it's the way of the future....

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    So is that a custom length Fox? No matter;with the rebuild and tuning possibilities of the Fox, Foes might finally win a wider audience.

    I love it. With a Fox, Foes will have me looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glitz
    So is that a custom length Fox? No matter;with the rebuild and tuning possibilities of the Fox, Foes might finally win a wider audience.

    I love it. With a Fox, Foes will have me looking.
    Non custom DHX. 10.5x3"
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    I like the AMX

    It looks adaptable to a suspension add on with a very minor dose of Mr. Foes immense fab skills and creativity. I'd like to see the XCT5 look like the AMX .
    Quote Originally Posted by missfoesquebec
    Fluid and also ll Mountain Extreme AMX hardtail for slopetyle.

    http://www.bikerumor.com/2010/04/16/...tyle-hardtail/


    I have to say: "I agree!"
    But 37 pounds is nice.
    What about a Mono 2.1 carbon frame in next years?
    It look that it's the way of the future....

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    I realize that some of you prefer single pivots (no linkages), curnutt shocks, and 2:1 ratios, but this is the first Foes that I'd consider in a long time. Normal shock, normalish leverage, linkage to control the rate. That means performance will be equal to many of the DH bikes available today, with foes stiffness, which at least IMO is a quantum improvement in terms of suspension performance. Now it's on a level playing field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem
    That's one badass bike!
    Yup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem
    I realize that some of you prefer single pivots (no linkages), curnutt shocks, and 2:1 ratios, but this is the first Foes that I'd consider in a long time. Normal shock, normalish leverage, linkage to control the rate. That means performance will be equal to many of the DH bikes available today, with foes stiffness, which at least IMO is a quantum improvement in terms of suspension performance. Now it's on a level playing field.
    They said the frames would be out in the next couple months. $2,700 for the frame with DHX. Complete bikes starting at $5,000. That's pretty damn good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles
    They said the frames would be out in the next couple months. $2,700 for the frame with DHX. Complete bikes starting at $5,000. That's pretty damn good!
    Well, it's not bad for a handmade in the US frame, agreed on that. "damn good" would be $1500
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    I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder...not my cup of tea

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    Quote Originally Posted by spadmike
    I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder...not my cup of tea
    That's what I thought too. I really love Foes, but this design ....?!
    The really interesting thing is to find this long Fox coil shock on this frame. Such a "normal" shock might really attract more people to Foes than the bikes with the Curnutt shocks.

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    what about the amx... looks awesome-o
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    No standover ruined it for me.

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    Amx

    So they call the AMX a HT equivalent of the FXR. Sounds promising.

    - most aluminum HTs are XC bikes now
    - 4X and "dirt" bikes don't have enough seat tube for riding with the seat up.
    - everybody is making a steel "hardcore hardtail"
    - few are doing tough aluminum trail bikes. Most of those look boring
    - there's always something wrong with the existing bikes: no standover if the bike is long enough, if geometry is good, they have adjustable (slippable) dropouts, no ISCG, discontinued model,

    (actually, I am hoping to find a Banshee Scirocco with slightly lower standover and slightly slacker angles... )

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    Don't why people diss the Curnutt so much. I love my Foes and Curnutt...and have ridden just about every other suspension out there save for Elka or an Avalanche. But then again I just like to ride and not worry about the tech side of just how my suspension is designed. If it feels good under my legs, I am happy, and Curnutts feel pretty damn good. But hey that's just me and apparently a crap load of others as Foes and Curnutt are still putting bikes together.

    For the new frame designs...It may not be the most appealing new DH looking bike, but I'm sure the frame is designed that way for a reason, won't know until you ride one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles
    The new Fluid DH. 8.5" travel with either a Curnutt or Fox shock.
    Why does the shock have so much preload, looks kinda whacked out IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freeride777
    Why does the shock have so much preload, looks kinda whacked out IMO
    It doesn't have a lot of spring preload - that's just the length of the spring. If you put a longer spring on the shock it would flatten out the spring curve too much.
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    300lb spring? kinda light?

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