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    Great pics and great post!! Congrats on the bike and build - looks awesome and no surprise that it is a blast to ride. Keep posting up tweaks and improvements to the build, as well as ride impressions - always love to hear these.

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    Recently built with 4 rides (@ 50 miles) on it now...

    Foes Mixer-foesmixertrail.jpg

    Large 2016 Foes Mixer Trail
    • DVO Diamond
    • Cane Creek 40 Headset
    • DVO Topaz T3 Rear Shock
    • Hope Race EVO E4 disc brakes
    • Hope floating disc rotors
    • WTB Pure V Race saddle
    • Thomson seatpost
    • Thomson 50mm stem w/ Thomson top cap
    • Thomson carbon riser handlebar
    • Revolution suspension grips
    • Hope crankset
    • Hope 30mm BB
    • Oneup Components 32T chainring
    • Shimano XTR cassette
    • SRAM X9 2.1 rear derailleur
    • KMC chain
    • SRAM X9 Trigger shifter
    • NS Enigma Dynamal Roll 30mm internal width rims
    • Hadley hubs
    • Sapim CX ray spokes
    • Maxxis Ardent 2.4 tires (F&R) tubeless w/ Stans tape & sealant
    • Time ATAC MX8 pedals
    • 30.25lbs with pedals


    Cockpit is spot on for me...still tuning the shocks to my liking...and getting the feel for maneuvering/handling with the bigger wheels as I have only ridden 26ers since I started riding mtb's back in '03...but my initial impression is just WOW!

    The rear suspension is really an improvement over the Curnutt designed frames. Overall it feels smoother, especially small bump sensitivity & over trail chatter and seems to track better giving it better traction. The DVO Topaz in the most firm T3 lever setting feels very close to as good as the Curnutt platform in terms of limiting pedal induced bob only it's smoother on impacts, tracks the ground better and there's no pedal kickback/bucking on square edge impacts.

    I'm equally impressed with all the components I selected. Extremely happy with the wheelset - been wanting Hadley hubs for a long time - they're buttery smooth with near instant engagement; superb. I've been riding carbon rims for the past 4-5 years and with the NS rims I haven't once wished I had carbon rims. But, one component I'm not really grooving with is the Maxxis Ardent up front - it doesn't seem to hook up well on the corners and wants to wash out if I push it fast/hard into turns. It's exceptional as a rear tire but I'm going to switch out the front Ardent with something else ASAP.

    Really blown away by this bike, can't wait to ride it more and get it dialed in.

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    Really good looking bike...!!
    Welcome to the mixer family..!!

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    Thanks fxr man...glad to be part of the Mixer tribe...your Mixer is killer too, very nice build!


    Fresh bath after my ride today...

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    More I ride it more I like it!

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    This thing really has me intrigued. I donít like the pedaling feel of 29ís but like the roll over. How are these in tight techy trails?


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    [QUOTE=desertwheeler;13699624]This thing really has me intrigued. I donít like the pedaling feel of 29ís but like the roll over. How are these in tight techy trails?

    Thats the beauty of this design the rear wheel follows and tracks like a 26 inch bike. You don't even know its there. But your still benefiting from the qualities of the 29 er wheel up front. I have raced full 29ers and there great except you can feel the big wheel in the back. It appears that mountain bikes won't adapt to the geometry that motorcycles have had for years . Foes is on the right track. I just don't think the bike industry will get it after the so called 69 er years, it installed a belief that the smaller wheel in the back doesn't work because there wheel sizes where to far apart . Motocross bikes would never use the same two wheel size front and back and never have to my knowledge . I found out the UCI will not allow 2 different wheel sizes in there races. WHY ? Bicycles have gotten closer and closer to following what motocross bikes are today they are missing the wheel size though. Foes mixer just works. I do wish it was in carbon. I love mine .

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    I agree, the motoX design works extremely well.
    I'm very impressed with the Mixer overall. And yes it's great in tight, twisty tech sections...great on technical terrain in general.
    IMO it turns better than any bike regardless of wheel size.
    Aluminum frame is actually a plus in my mind, but to each their own.
    Getting mine geared up for Enduro and XC racing soon, very excited!

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    Are there any places to test ride any foes bikes in SoCal?

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    Call Foes and talk to Bobby. They're located in San Dimas.

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    has anyone tried a 44mm offset fork on their mixer.

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