Foes Curnutt XTD Fork 2005 Front Shocks

4/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $2249.00

Product Description

  • Optional Titanium Spring Kit
  • Integrated Stem For Increased Rigidity
  • 30mm Thru-Axle Hub & Axle
  • 8" Foes Disc Brake Rotor
  • Oversized Upper and Lower Legs
  • Built Around the Curnutt XTD Technology
  • 8" Travel

    Titanium Spring - $2382
    Steel Spring - $2249

    All forks come with 30mm thru-axle hub and axle, built-in stem, and 8" Foes Disc.

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    Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by nealdemaio a Downhiller from ulster park, ny, USA

    Date Reviewed: December 6, 2008

    Strengths:    looks killer, tracks awsome, inverted forks grip off camber like nothing else, sooo smooth at race speeds, easy to adjust

    Weaknesses:    its heavy, handles best at scary fast speeds,

    Bottom Line:   
    buy this fork if you are on a foes frame with curnutt shock. i dont tink it will balance well with anything else out there. i am very pleased with this forks performance and durability after nearly four years of racing and freeriding, had the fork rebuilt once and it was the best $180 bucks i spent, i will be putting this fork on my new race bike for the 09 season dispite its weight disadvantages, any privateer racers out there and hardcore dh'rs that dont want to feel like they are being held back by there equipment need to make the switch and go strictly foes, cant wait to see the xtd fork on the new rs 7 frame with curnutt air shock and piggyback reservoir, racing a fourty pound bike with the feel of bottomless travel and smooth, controlled steering will give any rider ultimate confidence and the tools to make it to the podium!

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    Favorite Trail:   indycross@diablo

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $2200.00

    Purchased At:   bike junkie

    Similar Products Used:   888, mr. T, nothing really to compare it too, it feels totally different due to the curnutt valve

    Bike Setup:   05 DHS Mono, XTD Fork, Formula One Brakes, Sram, Chris King, Race Face

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by clark w a Downhiller from LA

    Date Reviewed: May 30, 2006

    Strengths:    its good

    Weaknesses:    its sucks

    Bottom Line:   
    it sucks and its the best

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    Favorite Trail:   DH

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $350.00

    Purchased At:   performance

    Similar Products Used:   vanilla

    Bike Setup:   norco

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Rolfe a Weekend Warrior from Oakland CA USA

    Date Reviewed: May 3, 2006

    Strengths:    Very stiff, unique feel, 30mm axle, bolt on stem, stable platform, no starnut

    Weaknesses:    heavier than expected, expensive, long break-in period

    Bottom Line:   
    This fork is very impressive. A bit heavy, so get the Ti spring. With the Ti spring, it weighs about 8.7 pounds with the axle, hub and stem.

    The damping is very unique. It doesn't dive under braking like other forks, and the faster and rougher the terrain, the smoother the forks feel. The rebound adjuster is hard to tell the difference between fast and slow while in the parking lot, so it has to be adjusted doing multiple runs. The will be a sweet spot where the front disappears, and everything tracks, absorbs, handles. Almost like a magic carpet.

    The crowns are huge, and inspire much confidence while looking at them. They bolt to 50mm upper tubes which will not flex as I can percieve. This is great to know as one enters a rock garden at speed.

    The break-in period lasted about 4 months, which is a long time, but when I ride, my dh runs last about 2 minutes, and I usually only do 3-4 each time (too much pedaling). I would imagine if you go to ski area's it would be much shorter break-in time.

    This fork is expensive, but it is a hand crafted, work of art. Art that is extremely functional. I have no doubt that when I can no longer ride, it could be mounted on a wall in the home. I guess I am saying that price is only relative.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $2300.00

    Purchased At:   ???

    Similar Products Used:   Stratos S8, Foes F-1, Marzo 888

    Bike Setup:   Older Fly with XTD up front

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by bendover mikehawk a Cross Country Rider from mike rotch

    Date Reviewed: June 2, 2005

    Strengths:    humm let me think...

    Weaknesses:    how do you spell crap with a c or a s it doesn't matter i guess

    Bottom Line:   
    this bike can't trail ride i can't belive it my friend owns a giant warp and he flies by me on the ascents and descents this bike was $7500 and it weighs 56 pounds the fork is junk get a 100x

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    Favorite Trail:   all

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   i robbed forks and such

    Similar Products Used:   fox 100x fox 36rc2 40rc2 shiver

    Bike Setup:   intense m3 saint stuff ti coil

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Andrew chapman a Downhiller from San diego

    Date Reviewed: February 18, 2005

    Strengths:    The fork is stiff, endless travel feel, Does not pack up,
    Optional TI. spring, Intergrated stem.
    Sounds cool.

    Weaknesses:    Little heavy, harder to bunny hop at first

    Bottom Line:   
    The bottom line is that this fork will not dissapoint, thought it is a little expensive it was worth taking out a loan to get them, Have to build credit somehow.
    If you want a fork that is easy to adjust you should think about this the next time you are looking at a fork.
    If have a bike that is not worth over 1500 dollars dont waist your money get a new frame then upgrade, or get credit card with a high limit.

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    Favorite Trail:   split rock

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $2300.00

    Purchased At:   From Foes direct/

    Similar Products Used:   F-1 (too much matience., Dorado's (flex more than a yoga constructor), shivers (good feel, just not enough adjustments for dh racing).

    Bike Setup:   DHs MONO, THe fork, Saint cranks, hayes brakes (elcamino),
    Mavic rims, Galfer front and rear rotors,

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by jarek c a Downhiller from poland

    Date Reviewed: January 31, 2005

    Strengths:    these make you look awesome standing beside the jumps

    Weaknesses:    not enough travel

    Bottom Line:   
    i look like a pro

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    Favorite Trail:   bruce pit

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $2300.00

    Purchased At:   foes company

    Similar Products Used:   sherman monster

    Bike Setup:   the foes, demo nine frame, alex dh rims, 3 inche michelin tires

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Chris Dean a Weekend Warrior from Nepean

    Date Reviewed: January 31, 2005

    Strengths:    Nothing

    Weaknesses:    Everything, broke the crowns off my massive 3 footer!

    Bottom Line:   

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    Favorite Trail:   Whistler

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $2500.00

    Purchased At:   directly from the Foes company

    Similar Products Used:   dorado, 888, super monster

    Bike Setup:   Santa cruz v-10, everything good except the fork

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by tony moore a Downhiller from queenstown, new zealand

    Date Reviewed: December 29, 2004

    Strengths:    amazing tracking, no dive level feel, smooth and plush, this is not a cookie cutter fork claiming to be the best yet still needing a lot of tuning to get it going. you put it on and it out performs expectations. no 'wiggle' under brakes. sucks the front tyre to the ground, stiff stem set up. easy to use adjustments that do what they should. bottomless feel. no 'spike' in travel that every other fork i have riden has.

    Weaknesses:    poor steering lock. four bolt rotor, although foes rotor is nice. talk of weight is relevent to performance. not stupid weight, but heavy enuff! if it didnt work this well i wouldnt have this weight on (just over a shivers wt).

    Bottom Line:   
    its all about what terrain you ride, and with what attitude/needs. i ride 4-7 days a week, with some racing thrown in. xc, dh, jump park, back country, any ride can be fun with the rite crew. 17 years race/ride experience and still passionate.
    hand crafted factory fork. a feel that the other brands may have in a few years, but no other fork feels like this yet. weight is sweet for where i ride/race. a bit hefty hauling it around free ride lines, but confidence inspiring on the decent. special under brakes and solid steering. best traking fork to date. could change my frame, but would struggle to let this fork go. 4.8 outta 5

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    Favorite Trail:   too many local favorites!

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   blue shark

    Similar Products Used:   foes f1 (ok)dorado mrd x works (below average), shiver dc (good), 888 (v.good), many boxxers (ordinary and flexi),monster t (goodish), sherman tripple clamp (has its place)and a bunch of other less relevent ones.

    Bike Setup:   foes dhs mono, curnutt rear, hadley, middleburn cranx, mavic rims, king stainless deep cup h/s, pro taper, thompson post, shimano brakes, sram drive system, bla bla

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Brad a Downhiller from Invermere, Canada

    Date Reviewed: December 8, 2004

    Strengths:    mega travel, sweet rotor of brakes, lots of plushness

    Weaknesses:    expensive, and very heavy

    Bottom Line:   
    its a good fory for DH but not freeride

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $2300.00

    Purchased At:   Foes factory

    Similar Products Used:   dorado, shiver DC

    Bike Setup:   Foes DH Mono, full saint-xtr, raceface cranks, titec handlebars

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