New AM Offering For 2012: Foes Shaver Ultra Trail
“All new from Foes Racing for 2012 is the Shaver Ultra Trail. Starting with a clean screen and an itch for a new ride, we designed this bike for the trail rider who is looking for adjustability, dependability, and a fun, comfortable ride. Locating our single-pivot design precisely in conjunction with the shock linkage was just the ticket… and in so doing, we created a bike that climbs and soaks up small bumps like no other, while handling the big stuff like it’s small stubble. Shaver… it’s how you say Ultra Smooth.” – Foe’s Racing
This bike first appeared at Sea Otter last year but is now available at your nearest dealer. The Shaver Ultra Trail augments the more aggressive 2:1 FXR in Foe’s current trail oriented line up. This frame, made in America, is constructed of 6061 T6 aluminum and features a hydroformed downtube and monocoque top tube. Weight is rather hefty at 7.8 lbs (included in measurement: Fox Float RP23, medium size, raw color, thru-axle, der. hanger, ISCG mount). Expect the powder coat to add some additional heft (but if you’re interested in this bike, you probably don’t care). Travel is adjustable from 5.25 to 5.75? and modern amenities include a tapered headset and 142×12 rear thru-axle.
More details after the break.
- 6061 T6 aluminum frame
- Adjustable travel – 5.25 to 5.75?
- 2.3:1 leverage ratio
- Progressive linkage-driven single pivot suspension
- FoxRacingShox Float RP23
- Optional ISCG-05 mount (included)
- 142 x 12mm rear thru-axle
- Weight: 7lbs 8oz
- Black, Red, Raw – $2,299 US
- Custom painted – $2,449 US