Foes DHS Mono frame 2003 Full Suspension

5/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $2799.00

Product Description

The Champions' Choice is still the leader in the world of downhill racing! The DHS-Mono's heritage includes four National Championship titles in a row, and a World Junior DH Champion. The fully triangulated single pivot swing-arm combined with the floating disc brake mount provides the stiffness of the best monopivot designs with the fully neutral braking advantages of "four-bar" and other multi-pivot designs. A custom made, 12 mm T/A hub with wider axle spacing is now standard equipment allowing perfect chainline and a dish-less rear wheel. The frame is designed specifically to mate with the Curnutt XTD shock, the basis for all current "position sensitive" dampers. Why not ride the original and best? The DHS-Mono is the natural choice.

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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tommy a Racer from Yucaipa

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2005

Strengths:    Its a Foes, Need I say more.

Weaknesses:    Kinda loud

Bottom Line:   
Since buying the Mono my worsted finish have been 3rd. If you have a chance ride one!!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Rm-7, Khs Fetish

Bike Setup:   2003 Mono, Boxxer team romic crown and stem, Singletrack rims,Minion's f&r

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Anthony a Downhiller from Costa Mesa CA/ UK

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2004

Strengths:    Fastest bike ever ridden.... minimal flex, very balanced in the air, makes you want to go bigger n bigger and faster n faster ..this is an MX bike without the engine, but still gets up to speed very quickly, you don't feel the weight . If you run on 2.3's still feels nimble enuf to tweak / style it on corners or through technical sections.

Weaknesses:    Noisy / creaky ..
Attracts too much attention. Folks presume you are pro or just some wanna be yuppie DHer ..!

Bottom Line:   
Solid, no bullsh*t bike... Will take you faster than you wanna go, whether racing a norba /World cup or keepin it low n fast down A line/ Dirt merchant ..this frame will eat it up with ease and have you riding on a whole new level , railing corners n clearing sections like never before ...

If you can re-morgage your house or sell your car ....get one ...

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Favorite Trail:   Summit / All of Whistler....

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Foes (crash replacement)

Similar Products Used:   DHR
DHS Mono

Bike Setup:   Shiver
Hope mono's 4 pots
Hope Bulbs
New 521's / 834's or whatever their called ...
Azonic shorty /bars
Race face /MRP
Maxxis Minion / Super tacky
Chris King

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by arran shirovay a Weekend Warrior from colwynbay

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2004

Strengths:    tank burly sumo/fat basta*d burly, rides like its on rails oh ten inch travel helps the curnutt is massive looks like a dirt/mx bike.

Weaknesses:    to dam expensive cant afford another one, friends get jealous...

Bottom Line:   
this bike will ride through a battle field and come bak in one piece. i have 2 builds. my burly build for attacking streets and trails which is with the shivers and 24in double wides, lovely. then theres the stealthE build for fast dh tomfoolery my dorado,s and my 26in mavic. super fast can whip my mates on their hard tails on the sprint down the track and the home run down the mountain.this is an expensive bike but wen u have rode it a couple of times and at ur local trails it hits u how much this bike kiks rse.the curnutt shock is lovely width of a cokecan,makes other shoks look small. buy one do it do it do it,

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Favorite Trail:   scouse track

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   west end slycles

Similar Products Used:   spesh big hit 02. sweet bike, tried kona,s tried giant, tried an azonic,all good but not a foes.

Bike Setup:   04 mono-03 dorado,04 shivers, run both.m4,s north shores mrp,sun double wides mavic 729,s run both,xtr sdg azonic.curnutt xtd, ti spring

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by C A a Downhiller from Cali

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2004

Strengths:    The suspension seems endless.Curnutt shock kicks a$$!Solid handling seems to just jump out of the corners even though its kimd of heavy.This bike is the bike you want if you want to win races!GET IT!

Weaknesses:    Decals seem cheap and weight and the price.But I'm just kind of nit picking here really this bike has no weaknesses!

Bottom Line:   
This is the best bike that you could ever get!I'm getting my frame ready to be built up but the demo ride that I took was just fenominal!I think if your a DH racer like I am and are looking for a good race bike this is it,this bike WILL get you to the podium in a hurry!

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Favorite Trail:   big bear and fontana

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $2400.00

Purchased At:   H and S Bicycles in Burbank CA

Similar Products Used:   2001 Giant AC 1 thats converted for DH use.X vert carbon dee max rims etc etc

Bike Setup:   2004 Foes DHS Mono frame with Curnutt shock and floating rear brake caliper.D321 rims custom hadely hubs Marzocchi 888 fork etc etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cesar alvarez a Downhiller from sun valley CA

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2003

Strengths:    all, light weight, ti spring, curnutt shock, simple stiff design, 160mm rearend, sticks to the ground, 9.5in travel

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
THE BEST BIKE ON THE MARKET!!!!!!!!!!!! never wants to leave the ground, super fast bike, a bit pricy but all worth the money the best bike u will ever own/ride, cant go wrong with this one, FOR SERIOUS RACERS ONLY

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Favorite Trail:   mt wilson front side

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $6500.00

Purchased At:   foes fab

Similar Products Used:   none compare to a foes mono

Bike Setup:   curnutt shock, ti spring, shiver 7.5in, xtr cranks, xt shifter n derallieur, mavic d321, maxxis minion tires, king hs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael Schlereth a Downhiller from alpine

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2003

Strengths:    everything

Weaknesses:    nothing

Bottom Line:   
if you are looking for a downhill bike this is the way to go i bougt this bike with a fox vanilla rc but i would definently recomend a curnutt shockthis is an awsome bike

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Favorite Trail:   anderson truck trail (world cup)

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   giant dh comp, dh team big hit dh but nothing compares to the dhs mono

Bike Setup:   dhs mono w/curnutt shock xtr marzocchi junior t singletrack rims hayes hydrolic brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hunter a Downhiller from Billings, Mt

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2003

Strengths:    Monocaque design
single pivot
strength in the rear end
the travel
floating break
romic t2
all the gussets incorporated into the frame
almost zero pedal bob

Weaknesses:    The only weakness is the cost, and no manual with the frame( download it off there website)

Bottom Line:   
This bike rocks! i have only had mine for two weeks but i love it. The bike is bottomless with nine in the rear. The frame is so strong and beefy i don't think it will ever break. The design is number 1 and with the romic, there is only a minor amount of pedal bob. This bike corners like it is on rails and is so plush and progressive feeling.This bike cornered better than any other bike i have ridden. I have a total of four hours of good hard riding and my confidence is ten times greater. I have only dropped upto seven feet with it so far, but i didn't even feel a single thing. This bike also has no break jack with that floating break so it is a lot better than four bar design. i rode a v10 for a whole day but it doesn't feel half as nice because the v10 is only downhill. this thing is a good trail bike, freeride bike, huck bike, downhill bike, and big air. It is the most balanced feeling bike in the air i have ever ridden. I can't say enough about this frame and design. The romic and dorado are super matched in feel to one another. I recommend this to anybody who is thinking about an M1 or v10 or any seriuos big bike. This thing is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT IN EVERYWAY!!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   99 M1, 02 V10(rode for a day),

Bike Setup:   2003 DHS MONO (floating break and romic t2), 2003 dorado all 2003 hope M4's, raceface sig bb & turbine cranks, Mag 30's, hadley hubs,

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