Foes DHS Mono 2 1 Downhill Full Suspension

4.36/5 (11 Reviews)

Product Description

2:1 DHS Mono - Downhill
The 2:1 DHS Mono is an aggressive design that will change the way you think about downhill bikes. It’s equipped with the 2:1 Curnutt XTD suspension, built completely by hand, and features our signature monocoque construction. The 2:1 DHS, endowed with 10” of XTD travel, will provide stability, agility and control you never expected from a downhill bike. Connect yourself with state-of-the-art construction, floating brake control, and intuitive suspension design for a ride that is setting the performance standard in downhill bikes.



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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Benny

    Date Reviewed: May 9, 2013

    Strengths:    Fast, Amazingly smooth on rough stuff, Stable at speeds, Stiff. Floating rear brake works great! Pedals extremely well. No pedal bob, feels like you are pedaling a bike that weighs half as much.

    Weaknesses:    Heavy, not the most nimble on tight technichal switchbacks. Bike is not quiet through the rough stuff, makes alot of noise. Makes Fun trails seem to easy. Trails are alot less challenging on a 2.1 mono and they can get boring.

    Bottom Line:   
    It is very important to have the suspension setup for your weight, riding style, etc. Do not expect the shock to perform well without air pressure or the proper spring. This is true for any suspension though? Coming from a 7 inch freeride bike, The foes makes the old bike feel as if it was a hardtail. The mono gets smoother the faster you go. this bike gives you so much confidence.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Stephen a Downhiller

    Date Reviewed: April 24, 2013

    Strengths:    Frame was strong and looked the part, Foes Customer service good to

    Weaknesses:    ( i had read reviews before i bought my Foes and i could not see one downfall/weakness ) Anyway i bought my frame brand new in 2007 which was ALOT of money, i did not care about the money though as this was a Foes, anyway the frame was then took to my house and was immediately built up, i took it on the trial near me the following morning ( its not that difficult ) hit the bottom tabletop ( 19ft ) landed and the shock bottomed, i tested the pressure and it was gone empty, the shock was the curnutt with a 400lb TI spring ( im only 9 and a half stone wet ), the shock seals had blew on my first run ( how i dont know as the bike hit nothing hard until the bottom tabletop ), i got the shock replaced under warranty ( which took forever ) and when i got back on the bike the incorrect spring had been fitted ( by whom i dont no ) and the bike was sagging approx 4 inches ! The curnutt was designed by a young man whos father raced in the dakar.......YOU SHOULD OF LET HIM BUILD IT !!!!

    Bottom Line:   
    Disappointing to say the least, always wanted a Foes and it was a huuuuge let down, maybe just bad luck and a one off on there behalf but when your paying £2500 for a frame I expect NO mistakes,

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything that goes DOWN !

    Duration Product Used:   3 Months

    Price Paid:    $2500.00

    Purchased At:   Balfa

    Similar Products Used:   2006 Norco Team DH, 2002 Karpiel Discl Volante, 2007 Yeti 303 ( Borrowed of my friend )

    Bike Setup:   2007 Foes DHS Mono with Curnutt racing shock 400lb ti spring, Manitou Dorado carbon forks, Limited edition greg minaar Formula the one brakes, Hadley rear hub Chris King front laced to Mavic xm813 rim via DT swiss spokes, Raceface diabolous Bar Stem & Seatpost, C.Brothers 50/50 pedals, XT cranks, E-13 Bashguard, x0 mech and shifter, Michelin DH ST Tyres.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by missfoesquebec a Downhiller from quebec quebec canada

    Date Reviewed: May 8, 2009

    Strengths:    Very smooth shock that swallow everything: rock slide, jumps. Very cool and safe riding everywhere.I like technical trails. That's the perfect tool.

    Weaknesses:    Few pounds less will be better.

    Bottom Line:   
    Higher price means more long-term value. You can race this frame for 5 years on World Cup and everything is still perfect. Future is now: don't wait. Buy a Foes 2.1!

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    Favorite Trail:   tactac at Mont-ste-anne

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $4000.00

    Purchased At:   mathieu velo sport

    Similar Products Used:   None

    Bike Setup:   Saint carnks and derailleur. 8" Hayes Strocker brakes. Twenty6Foe flat pedals. ChrisKing headset. Mavic rims. Foes set-up.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Boogie Man a Downhiller from Diamnond Bar

    Date Reviewed: January 18, 2008

    Strengths: way you can break them. Unbelievable cornering & very nice pedaling. If you like Dh...that's the ONE!
    One of the kind design with 16" i2i rear shock...GREAT! Like Ferrari in bicycle.

    Weaknesses:    Pricey but has a good tech support. Hearvy but stable.

    Bottom Line:   
    Again, one of the kind design with 16" i2i rear shock. Make bicycle in a whole new level...really rising the bar. Makes rockgarden like pave. You don't get tired that easy. Why? This bike will do the don't even need to brake much believe it or not. If you like need this bike.

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    Favorite Trail:   Wintercreek

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $3500.00

    Purchased At:   Foes direct

    Similar Products Used:   Chumba F5, Specialized Demo 9.

    Bike Setup:   Marzocchi 888RC2X, MTX wheelset, single spring instead of dual ti.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by a Downhiller from Wanaka, New Zealand

    Date Reviewed: May 17, 2007

    Strengths:    Rides tight track well, and just gets better as the speed an bumps increase. ( even pedals uphill !?)

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    Awesome bike. Rides with a "magnetic" feel like a WRX drives.

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    Favorite Trail:   Dh@coro peak

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $7500.00

    Purchased At:   Thunderbikes

    Similar Products Used:   05 Foes Fly, 05 Scott Nitrous, 04 Giant dh comp

    Bike Setup:   Fox Forties, XO bits, Holtzfeller cranks, bars etc, 729 rims, Hadley hubs, Hayes hfx-dh brakes, Nevagal DH tyres

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by a Downhiller from rugeley

    Date Reviewed: April 17, 2007

    Strengths:    this frame is the best dh frame available, the quality is amazing, the performance is even better.It feels like a small travel bike when pumping, jumping and cornering, but when you hit a big section the curnutt shock takes every thing you can throw at it.

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    You will not find a better dh bike than the new foes 2:1 dhs mono, it out performes all the bikes listed above by miles, it is way ahead of its time in comparison to all other dh bikes available at the is the fastest race bike out there, plus it is so well made you will never break it.
    Well worth the money...............

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $6000.00

    Purchased At:   DERRY-AIR-CYCLES

    Similar Products Used:   Yeti dh9, works orange sp223,giant dh team, Intense M3, orange 224, ironhorse sunday.

    Bike Setup:   Foes 2:1 dhs mono med red, fox 40, sram avid truvativ, azonic, sun,ringle, maxxis, the

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by g-money a Downhiller from littleton colorado

    Date Reviewed: February 22, 2007

    Strengths:    stays planted no matter what, great shock feel, awesome quality welds. real solid frame

    Weaknesses:    Waaay pricey, but you get what you pay for.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great bike, worth saving up for. Make sure to 3m clearcoat the downtube because you don't want such a frame getting all scratched up!

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    Favorite Trail:   warren gulch

    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Similar Products Used:   foes dhs mono (not 2:1), specialized demo 9,8,7, giant team dh, norco team dh, turner dhr, just about everything.

    Bike Setup:   Im rockin' a Foes dhs Mono, travis ti 203, jucy 5s, 729s on hope ti hubs, full xo build.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Eric Robinson a Weekend Warrior from springfeild utah

    Date Reviewed: December 12, 2006

    Strengths:    EVERYTHING!

    Weaknesses:    nothing......why would there? its a foes!

    Bottom Line:   
    i luve FOES there the best BRAND! nothing compares! its amazing! it take anything u can throw!

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    Favorite Trail:   whstler bc

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $8000.00

    Purchased At:   where do u think?

    Similar Products Used:   kona stab deluxe, diamondback strike

    Bike Setup:   F-O-E-S

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by a Downhiller from Altadena., Ca

    Date Reviewed: November 23, 2006

    Strengths:    The design, and the way this bike hugs tight singletrack, and handles drop's

    Weaknesses:    None, some may say the price but, if that bothers you buy something else. The wait for this frame was a pain but well worth it

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a great bike. My bike is like 40 pounds, but feels much lighter. It handles anything that can be thrown at it, tight single track, rock gardens, drops, all with no problem.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   04 Foes fly, 04 Mono, 05 V-10

    Bike Setup:   888, face, saint, 823's

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Finn O`Connor a Downhiller from New Zealand

    Date Reviewed: August 7, 2006

    Strengths:    none

    Weaknesses:    customer serviec

    Bottom Line:   
    i have waited 7 months for this bike and foes told me nothing but lies,stay away from this comany,there are plenty of other quality brands out there with good service and good back,foes have neither.have a good day and go hard.

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    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by a Racer from You, Don't Need, To Know

    Date Reviewed: May 23, 2006

    Strengths:    By far the best bike for DH racing i have ever used, especially the fork.

    Weaknesses:    well.... its nine thousand dollars, thats a pretty hefty price.

    Bottom Line:   
    If you are a SERIOUS DH racer, but this bike, if your ot, steer clear, trust me, you don't need it!

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $9000.00

    Purchased At:   Bike Zone

    Similar Products Used:   Nothing like it.

    Bike Setup:   Its perfect the way it is.

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