2013 Foes Models Unveiled at Sea Otter Classic – The Brent Foes Interview

Foes Racing showed up to Sea Otter packing a couple surprises. They are introducing 2 all-new long-travel trail bike platforms in their 2013 lineup. After our recent success testing the Shaver 26-inch platform, we couldn’t be more stoked to see this. We had the chance to talk with master fabricator Brent Foes at the Sea Otter Classic about what’s coming down the pike.

 All Foes Trail bikes share the same fundamental and functional features including:

    -Foes Signature Monocoque Top Tube

    -Foes Progressive Travel Adjustable Linkage

    -142mm x 12mm Rear End

    -Replaceable ISCG-05 Mount

    -Tapered ZS44/ZS55 Headtube

Foes FXR – New for 2013

“The FXR has been shredding the trails for over 8 years now. For 2013 we have redesigned the FXR from the ground up. The FXR now features 6.3″ or 7″ of adjustable rear wheel travel via the Progressive Linkage. It has the pedal efficiency of our Shaver, and simply put, the perfect geometry to rip your favorite trail with confidence. In addition to the above features, the FXR has a direct mount front derailleur, dedicated gravity dropper cable guides and hydroformed down tube. With a frame weight of 7.9lbs, the FXR will easily build into a sub 30lb All-mountain bike.”

 Foes Shaver

According to Brent: “The Shaver is our go-to bike for trail riding in the San Gabriel Mountains, where an epic 2 hour climb can be followed by a 45 minute descent! Our Shaver benefits from all of the above Trail Range features. Weighing in at 7.5lbs, this perfect all-rounder can easily be built up under 28lbs. The Shaver is one of the most dialed in bikes Foes has ever produced.”

Foes Shaver 29 – New for 2013

 “We kept getting requests from you to come up with a 29er version of our Shaver. We took all of the technology and lessons learned from building the Shaver and developed it into a 29er. It has an adjustable 5 or 5.5 inches of rear wheel travel and the pedaling efficiency of the Shaver 29 is second to none. We are notorious for the lateral stiffness of our frames, and the Shaver 29 is no exception.”

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