The FXR gets a few tweaks for 2010, with a new top tube, revised shock mount and 1.125/1.5in head tube. The show bike had the optional 150mm wide through-axle rear end and floating brake arm. And of course there’s a huge Curnutt shock in the middle – all Foes FS bikes use a 2:1 leverage ratio, so that’s a 3.25in stroke shock to deliver the FXR’s 6.5in of travel.
There must be some sort of trade regulation that demands that all manufacturers have a 29er in their line-ups. Here’s the Foes B-29, with 4in of travel from the Curnutt air shock.
The 2:1 DHS Mono has what must be the biggest shock in the industry – a 5in stroke monster. For 2010 the shock has a piggyback reservoir rather than last year’s remote unit, while the frame now has integrated fork stops and has shed an impressive 2lb of weight.
Foes isn’t the first name that springs to mind when you think of town bikes, but if you want the trickest commuter around then this should be high on your list.
And it’s not for sale, but we defy any parent to not want this Foes trike…
More details at www.foesracing.com.