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    Shaver

    Anyone tried one yet?

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    No still waiting!

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    Just read the review in MTBA. Looks like a really sharp ride. I'd like to demo one

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    Only read reviews, but I'm hopeful to ride one Saturday at Sea Otter.

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    I was hoping for a follow up ride report. I spoke with Bruno today and he offered a demo on a medium if I were to make the trip to Pasadena. If I manage to get an early day I aim to take him up on his offer, but it would still be nice to hear from anyone who has had a go on a Shaver.

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    I'm considering picking one up but hestitate to buy one before being able to try one.

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    I did do a demo, but I believe they have insurance issues to work out before they're ready to do another.

    I wrote a little about the experience in the all mountain section-

    Foes Shaver demo'ed

    I would suggest calling Foes Racing to discuss the possibility to try one, perhaps there is a dealer that has one near you or a Shaver owner that might let you try theirs.

    I would still be interested to hear from any Shaver owners ride impressions, a demo is great but someone who has logged some hours over multiple trails would definitely benefit those who are considering a Foes.

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    I'm in the slow process of building mine.....so will report when I'm done. Hoping for mid August.

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    Thanks so much, I was very impressed with the Shaver and Foes Racing. Anything you have to report down the line when you get yours together would be great.

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    Okay for you savvy guys I'm trying to figure out which headset size I should get for my Shaver. I use a 120 15 degree rise Thompson Elite on my '03 FXR with a head tube angle of 68.5. The Shaver is 67 degree head tube and was wondering if a 1/2 a degree I should drop down to a 10 degree with a new Thompson X4 headset. Would there be an appreciable difference? This build is going slow....daum but other expenses have risen and thus my delay......

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-FXR View Post
    Okay for you savvy guys I'm trying to figure out which headset size I should get for my Shaver. I use a 120 15 degree rise Thompson Elite on my '03 FXR with a head tube angle of 68.5. The Shaver is 67 degree head tube and was wondering if a 1/2 a degree I should drop down to a 10 degree with a new Thompson X4 headset. Would there be an appreciable difference? This build is going slow....daum but other expenses have risen and thus my delay......
    dude, why are you using a 120 mil stem? that's long. how tall are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    dude, why are you using a 120 mil stem? that's long. how tall are you?
    6'2" ish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-FXR View Post
    6'2" ish.
    on a large sized frame, right?

    you shouldnt run anything longer than 90 mil on the shaver
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    correct a large. 90mil and any suggestion on rise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    on a large sized frame, right?

    you shouldnt run anything longer than 90 mil on the shaver
    Yeah, totally agree. Had an 80mm 15 degree rise Thomson stem before on the FXR. Was a very good fit for me, I'm 6' exactly. Now I have an old black ano Azonic Shorty 75mm 10 or 15 degree rise stem and it's far superior in terms of stiffness, basically being a solid block of machined aluminium. In retrospect, I couldn't believe how flexy the Thomson stem was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-FXR View Post
    correct a large. 90mil and any suggestion on rise?
    Not really. There's a lot of variables (how much rise do your bars have, how many spacers are you going to run, what's comfortable to you, etc).

    Just dont cut the steer tube too short, so you have room to make adjustments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    Not really. There's a lot of variables (how much rise do your bars have, how many spacers are you going to run, what's comfortable to you, etc).

    Just dont cut the steer tube too short, so you have room to make adjustments.

    Ya. I rode my current bike foepr awhile b4 I cut the head tube. I am going low rise on the bars. Now Ny next question lay back or straight seat post? Laynack gives me more room for adjustment sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-FXR View Post
    Ya. I rode my current bike foepr awhile b4 I cut the head tube. I am going low rise on the bars. Now Ny next question lay back or straight seat post? Laynack gives me more room for adjustment sake.
    Cant comment on that, either. That's a fit question.

    arent you going to use a dropper post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    Cant comment on that, either. That's a fit question.

    arent you going to use a dropper post?
    Yes but for now the is a cost that needs to be cut but easy to upgrade in the future.

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    Parts are on their way....build hopefully will be complete by next weekend. So fricken stoked now the waiting begins.....
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    Slept like crap....with this stuff would hurry up or it'll be a long week.

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    alright getting closer. Wheels, rear dérailleur, front shock, stem/head set. Just waiting for a few more items then it's a go to ride!!!!

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    Hey guys. What size Shaver should I roll? I'm 6' with 32" .

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunt pimp View Post
    Hey guys. What size Shaver should I roll? I'm 6' with 32" .
    Large
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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    Large
    +1

    I'm exactly the same height, and ride a large FXR 2:1; 20" seat tube/23" top tube. The 23" top tube, as used on the Shaver, is a bit of a magic number for designing 'the one bike' for the 6' everyman. Jeff Jones is also the same height, and unless you go custom, his revolutionary frame design comes in one size only, with 23" TT: Jeff Jones Bicycles - Stock Framesets
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