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.
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.
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.
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 !!!!
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,
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.
Bike Setup: Saint carnks and derailleur. 8" Hayes Strocker brakes. Twenty6Foe flat pedals. ChrisKing headset. Mavic rims. Foes set-up.
from Diamnond Bar
Date Reviewed: January 18, 2008
Strengths: Strong..no 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.
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 job...you don't even need to brake much believe it or not. If you like Dhling....you need this bike.
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
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.
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 moment.it is the fastest race bike out there, plus it is so well made you will never break it. Well worth the money...............
Similar Products Used: 04 Foes fly, 04 Mono, 05 V-10
Bike Setup: 888, face, saint, 823's
from New Zealand
Date Reviewed: August 7, 2006
Weaknesses: customer serviec
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.
I know the 2004 Foes DHS Mono (not the 2.1) used a 11.25x3.0 curnutt shock which bolted directly to the swingarm.
The later ones (as the 2.1's came out), had the lower shock mount further into the frame and you also had a sperical bearing that could adjust the length of the shock. What's the eye ... Read More »
Continuing with the strip down and rebuild of the frame i recently bought.
Aside from finding out that the guy i bought it off is a mongrel and the frame bearings havnt been serviced in years...if ever...
I am editing the first post i made as i have done some homework, bit the bullet, got down ... Read More »
Recently bought a 2007 2:1 DHS Mono...Yay! On removing the Shimano BB fitted (scrap) i noticed that the clearance between the BB cups and the swing arm is very close.
My intention is to fit an e13 crank set. As i know that the bearing cups for this are different to the Shimano standard i was wond ... Read More »