Foes Curnutt ITD Rear Shock

3.5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

  • XTD Bottoming Control
  • Works Off Minimal Preload
  • Air Pressure Pedaling Platform Control


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by James H a Cross Country Rider from Prescott, AZ

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2008

Strengths:    None.

Weaknesses:    Harsh travel and action.
Noticable "clunk" on rebound. Had foes look over the shock, they sent it back and said it was fine. Had them then rebuild the shock, in the end it still suffered from the same problem.
Poor quality of travel. The size of the shock would make you think that it has ultra-plush travel like an avalanche shock, but nothing could be further from the truth.


Bottom Line:   
I had to buy a DHX-Coil for the bike to get decent performance. I'm not sure what Foes is trying to pass off on us as a "shock", but when cheaper and smaller (lighter) do a much better job of suspending and simply doing what shocks are supposed to do, you have to wonder why you paid $550 and are lugging around an extra 2lbs of mass. To be honest, I rode ONE curnutt that I thought felt and worked well, but many others have had similer experiences to mine. Only two possibilities here, one is that this shock really does have pretty horrible action, or that they have a lot of flawed shocks out there and they can't even identify these shocks when they are sent back to them. I don't know but I do know that the curnutt completely ruined my foes experience. That one part of the bike is a critical part for bringing it all together (if I get a suspension bike, it should suspend well). 1 chili for value for being extremely expensive and performing poor. Two overall just because foes seemed to want to make me happy, but the performance was just terrible. When I buy a foes and the associated expensive shock, I expect it to outperform a lot of other bikes, and not feel like it's about to snap in two going down a rock garden due to how harsh it is.

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Favorite Trail:   private reserve and others

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   Go-Ride

Similar Products Used:   Progressive 5th element, Manitou Swinger Coil, Avalanche DHS, Fox Vanilla, Fox DHX C, Romic, Stratos, Etc..

Bike Setup:   Foes FXR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jamie alackness a Cross Country Rider from edwards Co USA

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2006

Strengths:    Best stable platform shock Every Made Nothing Else even comes close!

Weaknesses:    You can only get one on a Foes.

Bottom Line:   
This is simply the best rear shock you can buy. Over the course of three years of riding I've done nothing but send it in for a yearly tune up.
My only gripe is that Foes made the new FXR more of a freeride bike than the one I have. I was really hoping Brent would have designed one for those of us who never ride the lift and don't drop off anything over Five feet. So I just purchased a Titus Moto Lite. This bike is the perfect trail bike and thank god for the Horst link suspension not needing a platform shock. Because ever shock that I've tried after riding the Curnutt Works about half as good or worse. The platforms are weak, too harsh, or useless. Fox should really take a good look at this shock because propedal is nothing but compression dampening and a total crock. As for Manitou and Progressive they have the patent rights I just cannot figure out why they don't use them fully instead of half assed? Brent if you read this can you please design another light weight weight 5-inch travel trial bike with a horst link suspension I don't care if I have to give specializec a few dollars to make it happen and I don't think anyone else will either.

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Favorite Trail:   Gooseberry Mesa

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Vail Bike Supply

Similar Products Used:   Fox DHX Manitou 4 way Fith Element Coil

Bike Setup:   Foes FXR full XTR King Thompson Mavic Easton Goodies

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