was showing off two impressive new prototypes at this year's Sea Otter Classic, the new Fluid DH bike and AMX aggressive hardtail
, as well as a new stem. Two videos and tons of pictures and information inside! Read on...Watch the video to learn more about the new Foes Fluid DH bike!
Foes Fluid prototype
Foes Fluid details
• New DH bike from Foes
• 8" travel rear end
• Designed to be fitted with any rear shock you prefer that uses 3.5" of stroke
• Fits Curnett shocks by swapping out forward shock mount plates
• Low leverage linkage
• 12 x 150 mm rear axle spacing
• Replaceable ISCG mount
• 1.5" head tube
• Optional floating rear disc mount
• 14.125" BB height
• Chainstay length - 17"
• 65 degree head angle
• MSRP $2700 USD (depending on rear shock choice)
Foes Fluid detail
Watch the video to learn more about the new Foes AMX hardtail:
Foes AMX hardtail
Foes AMX details
• New AMX hardtail for 2011
• Designed to be an all around heavy duty hardtail
• Works great with 160 mm travel forks
• Uses tapered headtube
• Triple, double, and single ring compatible
• Replaceable ISCG tabs
• Chainstay length - 16.5"
• Will be available in three sizes (small - 22" TT, medium - 23" TT, large - 24"TT)
New Foes stem for 2011
Visit Foesracing.com to see their entire lineup.
And this small tube joining the upper pivot with the bottom bracket?! WTHell?! Hans I want you to spend two weeks hydroforming and shaping this top tube all the way to the pivot,
spend another month on trying to make it so it also supports the seat tube, then we will hire a spacecraft engineer Pedro von Haisen that will see if we can also incorporate a support for the shock in it without welds. After half a year of R&D: Boss you didn't explain how do we connect the pivot with bottom bracket! And its Sea Otter next week. Should we prolong the head tube as we already done som much strange and advanced things to it? No! Go to Janet from Marketing Department and borrow her Dildo!
a) NOT 2:1 ratio and it IS 8" travel
b) it IS 2:1 ratio but only has 7" travel due to an 8" stroke shock.
I may not be a mathematician, but I know that 3.5" x 2 is not 8"!
Yielding 8" of travel from a 3.5" stroke shock.
Still a Very. Very. Very nice looking bike.