Foes FXR - New All Mountain Full Suspension

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $2399.00

Product Description

The most refined version yet in the FXR lineage. Whether climbing all day to reach that ripping descent or exploring off the beaten path, the Foes 2:1 FXR’s performance will blow your mind. With a full length seat tube, reshaped monocoque top tube, tapered head tube and now optional 12×150 through axle swingarm, the 2:1 FXR will help get you out on epic trail rides – and back.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by iheartbicycles a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2012

Strengths:    Burly, Fun on the up, fun on the down. And a great company to do business with.

Weaknesses:    wish it had more shock options.

The bike could use better cable routing for the seat post - but I believe the 2013 has rectified this.

Bottom Line:   
I am reviewing the 2011 FXR, but mine started out as a 2010 FXR. I bought a 2010 FXR at first, but at 6'3" I found it a little on the small side, for my lenthy torso. I run a 90 mil stem and a zero layback post. I just found the cockpit a little tight. So I asked Foes about it, and after a few calls, we decided to build me a bigger front triangle based on teh 2011 design. The finished product has 1/2" longer TT and a 1.5" headtube. This has worked out great.

The bike started off with a Curnutt air shock - which is great for all around riding, since it climbs well and is plush - but it was lacking on high speed hits - as it had too much compression damping/platform.

since then I have replaced the Curnutt with a DHX Air shock - 2012 with Kashima. This was a big improvement and is much more plush.

The bike does bob slightly more on climbs than previous - but no more so than other 6" travel bikes.

A benefit of going with this shock is Foes includes an adjustable eyelit mount, which allows you to adjust bottom bracket height.

I've ridden this bike all over Tahoe Rim Trail, Downieville and Bay Area trails and the bike simply rips. It climbs technical stuff great and is uber plush on the downhills.

I would absolutely recomend it to anyone in the market for a burly AM bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Perrypenny

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   wrench science

Similar Products Used:   Turner RFX, Ibis Mojo

Bike Setup:   RS Lyrik 170, Sram drivetrain, Gravity Dropper.

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Convert 08 fxr to 27.5

Has anyone swapped over to 27.5 on their FXR? And if so did they fit and how did it work out? Was thinking of changing my 26 I9's for the new 27.5 I9's on my 08 FXR with 09 36 floats, Any thoughts?Read More »

FXR floating brake - requires swapping of rear stays?

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Dual-ring chainguide for FXR (2x9, 2x10)

Anyone found a chainguide that fits on an FXR to suit a dual-ring set-up? *not* a single ring rig, but something for 2x9 (or 2x10) gearing. I've tried fitting quite a few, but they've all fouled the chainstay/lower part of the swingarm, e.g. e13 DRS, e13 SRS (single- ring, i know), Blackspire St ... Read More »

What size wrench to remove FXR rear thru axle?

I'm wondering if anyone knows the wrench size for the rear thru axle on a 2010 FXR. I can use an adjustable wrench and not worry about the exact size but I'm looking to get a wrench like this... [url=]Park HCW-16 Chain whip/ ... Read More »

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