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Dear foes rider,

Im really new in bike nor in foes..

But 1 thing i know that i love foes at the first sight..

Im from jakarta, indonesia..in one of our bike shop there available foes FXR and XCT.

Before comparing anything..let me inlighten you guys with bit of my history for background before we decide which one should i buy.

I've been biking around 7 months and i think im ready to dedicate my self into bike..

All i do so far is do road biking around 30-60km, doing on road climbing around 10-20km, and some off-road.

In my house i have 2 bikes. 1 is local hardtail bike, which i used most of the time..and another one is free ride bike santa cruz bullit with fork rock shox totem 180. (i want to so downhill with my SC but due to my working routine...i still unable too :()

So my future foes intention is

1. I want a bike that can fit xc and am ( more or less in between my hardtail n my SC)
2. i like to do climbing with my bike alot while i want to do offroad am either.

So which bike is suit me more who like to do climbing and offroad with descending..??

Sorry for such along read..i just dunno how to simplify this due to language limitation..

Thanks in advance
 

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slowrider said:
I'd go with the XCT, especially if it's an XCT 5. Having owned both the Bullit and the FXR they overlap too much IMHO.
Hopefully...

I think the shop only have the latest product in here, which xct 5..

Btw...what do you mean by overlap..regarding bullit and fxr...?

Thanks for the insight...and i need more of this...from other experience biker n foes rider..before i decide my bike....

In the end..i just wanna maximize the value of my money and dont want to waste what i have right now...:)
 

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The fxr and the bullit are built close for the same type of riding. The xct 5 will pedal better and climb easier than those two bikes and would be the better choice based on what riding you describe.
 

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fxr man said:
Right. the xct 5 will fit between the two bikes you have now.
Right on man.....thanks so much for the insight...

Btw..for foes...is there any suggestion for me about what component that suit with foes...or make it better bike than the standard...?
 

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I like the air curnutt as this shock is designed for the foes and the air spring can be adjusted to suit your weight without having to change coils like with a coil over shock and in my opinion is much smoother. But everything is a personal choice, so look up threads on the xct to see how other people set up their bikes for ideas.
 

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setan13 said:
Dear foes rider,

Im really new in bike nor in foes..

But 1 thing i know that i love foes at the first sight..

Im from jakarta, indonesia..in one of our bike shop there available foes FXR and XCT.

Before comparing anything..let me inlighten you guys with bit of my history for background before we decide which one should i buy.

I've been biking around 7 months and i think im ready to dedicate my self into bike..

All i do so far is do road biking around 30-60km, doing on road climbing around 10-20km, and some off-road.

In my house i have 2 bikes. 1 is local hardtail bike, which i used most of the time..and another one is free ride bike santa cruz bullit with fork rock shox totem 180. (i want to so downhill with my SC but due to my working routine...i still unable too :()

So my future foes intention is

1. I want a bike that can fit xc and am ( more or less in between my hardtail n my SC)
2. i like to do climbing with my bike alot while i want to do offroad am either.

So which bike is suit me more who like to do climbing and offroad with descending..??

Sorry for such along read..i just dunno how to simplify this due to language limitation..

Thanks in advance
I agree with slowrider. THe FXR overlaps with the Bullet. The XCT will climb and decend great. The Curnutt Air is a great shock - but I do prefer the Curnutt Coil for downhills - it is plusher.

What fork are you going to use?

Post pics when you're done!:thumbsup:
 

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iheartbicycles said:
I agree with slowrider. THe FXR overlaps with the Bullet. The XCT will climb and decend great. The Curnutt Air is a great shock - but I do prefer the Curnutt Coil for downhills - it is plusher.

What fork are you going to use?

Post pics when you're done!:thumbsup:
Fork i will definitely use fox talas 36 160 tapered 2011...hope it suit with the foes...

And hell yea i will post the pic when its done....its a dream project baby.....!!! :p
 

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setan13 said:
Fork i will definitely use fox talas 36 160 tapered 2011...hope it suit with the foes...

And hell yea i will post the pic when its done....its a dream project baby.....!!! :p
You're using the 36 with a tapered steer tube on the XCT? That fork would be a better match for the FXR.
 

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fxr man said:
Look at rockshox too as they seem to be real good as well. Something in the 150mm range should be about right.
Revelation 150 is a great fork.

Setan - what head tube are you getting on the bike? 1 1/8, tapered or 1.5"?
 

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@iheartbicycles
the reason im hesitate using 32 because foes frame is quite massive by any means its not slim. therefore, if i use 32 im thinkin it will not suit the overall look while foes frame is quite big n strong but the fork is slim.

beside, talas is adjustable, if 160 is too high i will reduce it to 140

and also, most of foes is tapered..so i will try as much as i can to get tapered rather than 1 1/8 and using adaptor.

what do u think..?


@fxr_man
the reason i dont use rock shox because i already have it in my bullit and i never have fox. i guess this is the best time to try it out.

what do you think..?


however, thats my reply will all my limited knowledge of cycling. please correct me if something is wrong.

lastly, im so glad that most ppl in mtbr forum is so helpful ^^...after i got sufficient knowledge, i will try to help as many ppl as i can i this forum :)
 

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setan13 said:
@iheartbicycles
the reason im hesitate using 32 because foes frame is quite massive by any means its not slim. therefore, if i use 32 im thinkin it will not suit the overall look while foes frame is quite big n strong but the fork is slim.

beside, talas is adjustable, if 160 is too high i will reduce it to 140

and also, most of foes is tapered..so i will try as much as i can to get tapered rather than 1 1/8 and using adaptor.

what do u think..?

@fxr_man
the reason i dont use rock shox because i already have it in my bullit and i never have fox. i guess this is the best time to try it out.

what do you think..?

however, thats my reply will all my limited knowledge of cycling. please correct me if something is wrong.

lastly, im so glad that most ppl in mtbr forum is so helpful ^^...after i got sufficient knowledge, i will try to help as many ppl as i can i this forum :)
Take a look at the XCT on Foes site and on this site. They are not as burly as the FXR.
 

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i saw FXR and XCT closely through the web

its pretty much the same...~_~

well i havent touch them so i might be wrong..


so...do u think talas 36 160 will not suit XCT..??
 

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Not a great match

A 140mm fork will match the XCT 5 far better and weigh 1.5 lb less, if you require a slacker HA and more travel up front go with the 32 150 fox which dosn't weigh much more than the 140. The 36 will hurt the handling and climbing that you're trying to find.
 
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