Foes Racing USA Now Offering Ala Carte Frame and Fork Program

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In an effort to better cater to the high-end mountain bike consumer, Foes has now launched a new program that will allow consumers to pick and choose a frame and fork package that suits both their monetary and performance needs. If you are like most mountain bikers that might be considering a sick new ride for the future, chances are good that you already have wheels, drive train, controls, etc. All you really need or really, all you want is a new frame, fork, and all the necessary parts to go along with it. Now, thanks to Foes you have the option to pick and choose the perfect fuselage for your next mountain bike!

Click through for a walk through of all the tasty options.

Foes 4X 2:1

Foes 2:1 4X – Gated Race / Play

All of the packages start off with one of Foe’s hand built frames, made right here in the US of A. Like the 4x above, until just recently with the release of the Foes Hydro DH bike, all Foes Suspension bikes have a 2:1 leverage ratio. The Hydro is the only bike to shy away from that trend, which allows riders to use any 10.5″ x 3.5″ shock on the market. Foes has an entire line of bikes from XC and DJ hardtails, to full suspension 29′rs, XC, freeride and DH bikes.

Foes 2:1 Prolite FS - 3.5? Cross Country Race

Foes 2:1 Prolite FS - 3.5? Cross Country Race

Foes 2:1 XCT – 5.5? Trail

Foes 2:1 XCT – 5.5? Trail

Foes 2:1 B-29 Bomber - 4? 29er Trail

Foes 2:1 B-29 Bomber - 4? 29er Trail

Foes 2:1 B-29 Bomber - 4? 29er Trail

Foes Predator – Gated Race / DJ Hardtail

Once you have your frame picked out, it’s time to outfit it with your choice of suspension front and rear. Obviously, Foes is most well known for their 2:1 suspension design, which means the made in the US Curnutt air and coil shocks are going to be a logical choice. Curnutt has been working with Foes since the beginning making trick custom shocks specifically for the 2:1 frames. However, kits will be available with Fox Racing Shox rear shocks where applicable.

The Curnutt XTD Air is designed to work specifically with Foes suspension frames and features technology previously not found on traditional air shocks. With Curnutt’s unique extra large air chamber, these shocks use much lower pressure than the competition, which promote small bump performance and increase traction. On top of the weight savings of using air as the spring, the 2:1 Curnutt Air benefits from a much higher volume of oil flow, which increases damping consistency due to less temperature fluctuations and allows more precision in external compression and rebound damping adjustments.

The Curnutt XTD Air is designed to work specifically with Foes suspension frames and features technology previously not found on traditional air shocks. With Curnutt’s unique extra large air chamber, these shocks use much lower pressure than the competition, which promote small bump performance and increase traction. On top of the weight savings of using air as the spring, the 2:1 Curnutt Air benefits from a much higher volume of oil flow, which increases damping consistency due to less temperature fluctuations and allows more precision in external compression and rebound damping adjustments.

Curnutt Coil Shocks

Curnutt Coil Shock

Front suspension for the kits will be offered in the way of Fox Forks, unless it is a DH bike. Customers purchasing a DH frame kit will have the option of equipping the Foes F1 XTD dual crown fork. The F1 is build by foes, and utilizes the proven Curnutt XTD stable platform valve technology, and comes in at 8.5 inches of travel. The fork also features a custom Foes/Hadley 30mm front hub available in 32 and 36 hole, with a matching custom Foes/Galfer 8? brake rotor.

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Foes F1 XTD with Galfer Rotor and Hadley Hub

Every frame package will also include either a Chris King or Cane Creek headset, a LH Thomson seatpost, a custom Foes CNC headset cap, and your choice of stem. Choose between the Foes CNC’d D-6 stem, or go with a Thomson to match the seatpost, both are great stems, and both are made in the US!

Foes D-6 Stem

Foes D-6 Stem

Let’s review. Pick a frame, choose your suspension front and rear, choose a headset, stem, add a seatpost and a top cap and you have the Frame+Fork simplicity package. Simple, right? If you’re interested in building your next bike ala carte with some of the best parts in the world, check out your local Foes dealer.

The cherry on top. One of many custom Foes CNC top caps.

The cherry on top. One of many custom Foes CNC top caps.

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