Xprezo Furax - Bike Check

Jul 27, 2009
by Tyler Maine  
Xprezo is a Bromont Quebec based frame manufacturer that has been in the business of hand made frames for the past 5 years. Their history dates back a lot further, but today we want to show you their DH model, the Furax.

Check out the specs, pics and video inside.Antoine Larose of Xprezo sat down with us and told us all about the company and the Furax. Xprezo does not sell directly, but will work with your local shop to get you one. In Europe they are distributed by Shoreline.

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Head Tube Angle: 63.5 degrees
BB Height: 14 inches
Frame Material: Aluminum front triangle, steel rear
Frame weight: 10 pounds with a RockShox Vivid with a steel spring and a rear axle
Sizes: Small /Medium/ Large
Travel: 8.5 inches
Cost: $2899 CDN for a frame with rear shock.


Xprezo will do custom colors for your bike too if you are wanting to go that route to make it extra special. The rear stays are 17 inches in length on all models and only the front triangle and seat mast change length from size to size. There are 7 employees at Xprezo that will do their best to get you the bike that you want.

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www.xprezo.ca
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62 Comments

  • + 14
 i love the kill stem
  • + 9
 If anything this bike resembles the old GT DHI as far as the pivot and shock placement are concerned. The main difference being the deletion of the eccentric (i-drive). It probably behaves in a similar way when not pedaling (which is very good). I probably pedals pretty well. Not because it resembles a GT since it is a different system. He is right about the pivot needing to line up with the chainring for good pedaling. There might be a little pedal kickback though when the bike is deep in its travel since the stays are effectively getting longer as the bike goes through its travel putting some tension on the chain. This is due to the pivot being forward of the BB. Single pivots can be great bikes when done right (Commencal, MSC, Foes, Orange, Chumba, '08 Turner DHR, etc.). The record of racing is clear on this. Nico won on single pivots against FSR, Peat won on single pivots against FSR, so did Pascal, Tomac, Chausaun, Giove, and on and on and on. Just because a bike has a bunch of monkey motion doesn't mean it's good. Just because a bike has a single pivot doesn't make it good either. But you can be sure that it will be more reliable and easier to maintain.
  • + 2
 Thank you for one of the best comments I've ever read on our site!
  • + 1
 Agreed. My old DHI did ride very well and pedal even better, and Balfa's are still sought after. A good combo in my opinion. Follows the KISS rule too: Keep It Simple Stupid.
  • + 9
 not flimsy, beefy.
  • + 7
 Lets face it. Xprezo is a horrible name.
  • + 2
 "hi my name is .....antoine larose, i am......... from BROmont quebec and i represent xpreszzszo cycle. we are framebuilder based in broumon..ah.. weve been up for 5 years now and this is our brand new Fffffffffuouururraax down ill bike"

i dont have any ill will but the guys accent is pretty funny
  • + 1
 What I don't understand is how someone can say - with a straight face - that there is no pedal bob on an 8.5" travel single pivot bike.... I call BS. Also, not that unique. Looks like they ripped off an old Norco and removed the 4 bar and added a single pivot....Such a good idea...NOT!
  • + 3
 he said you don't feel it, as in there isn't any pedal feedback, what I did find funny is right after when he said 'the bike is really nervous, like the jumps alot'
  • + 0
 Only a rigid bike has no pedal-bob. As far as single-pivot FS bikes, it depends on the pivot placement... It can actually work quite well. Check out the BMW Racelink for example.
  • + 3
 i think its funny how every one says it looks like its ripped of from an old Norco when Norco uses Specialized FSR suspention design. so if the ripped any one off it is Specialized not norco.
  • - 1
 the front triangle is norco esque not the suspension....obviously
  • + 1
 but still look at any norco full suspention bike and it looks like a specialized because norco has to make their frames have the same geo to work with the suspention, and i think this looks nothing like a specialized or a norco
  • + 2
 I met a guy riding one of these in Whistler, and it looks decent. Althought it appears outwardly flimsy, the key components are forged steel. It's super light, but packs a punch.
  • + 4
 So nice this bike, I ride one at the Camp fortune and it ride so good!!! And it's made in Canada =)
  • + 1
 lol as long as it works, i dont care about the looking, seems to have a good concept. if you want to make it look pretty get your favorite color, which in your all case probably is pink or purple?
  • + 4
 bet thats a good few grand more than i can afford
  • + 0
 i wish i could have a turner dw-dhr with the same polished finish and red ano links... dressed up with the parts on my norco(red ano everything) love the team dh but its my 3rd so maybe my next bike will be something elseBig Grin also the recall frames weight 150 grams extraFrown in my mind grams are like money so im losing here)
  • + 0
 This frame aesthetically looks like many other frame of its type...Like karpiel for example. Im not denying it looks bad, because it looks awesome, im just saying its a shame theres not much development in the way bikes are looking...
  • + 0
 flag j-e-metalhead1 (31 mins ago) (Below Threshold) show comment
i think its funny how every one says it looks like its ripped of from an old Norco when Norco uses Specialized FSR suspention design. so if the ripped any one off it is Specialized not norco.

thats b.s. norco has ben using the system for years... specialized bought the suspension design patent and thats why theres spec sticker on our norcos
  • + 4
 beast ! like the rear shock mount
  • + 2
 the shock is thicker than the tube it connects to.nice bak though. go canada=D
  • + 2
 Which would be the better choice this or the evil revolt? now im a little bit confused about that. Both looks pretty.
  • + 0
 I'de go evil revolt anyday, but myself I am waiting for the new truner dhr with the dw link.
  • + 3
 pretty sickthis bike looks pretty sick, nice build
  • + 3
 what s fun of the frame it dosnt look like the others ,looks great too me
  • + 3
 That bike is dirrrty!
  • + 3
 Too expensive.
  • + 2
 not really. the spec list is pretty decent and race ready. you wouldn't really be swapping anything when you bought it. its a race machine not a budget bike.
  • + 3
 its well nice Smile
  • + 3
 alot
  • + 1
 he was my coach haha he is good
  • + 1
 is the stem custom? if not who makes it?
  • + 2
 love the whole setup
  • + 4
 me too
  • + 2
 sick
  • + 1
 well, good for you. thnx
  • + 1
 I like his accentSmile
  • + 1
 The Stem is Niiiice!
  • + 1
 - KILL - Awesome
  • + 1
 c antoine Big Grin lol
  • - 1
 It looks like a norco at the rear
  • + 1
 like the norco azonic
  • + 1
 ^^^ Atomic even haha
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