Interbike 2012: Foes Racing Drops F275 (650B) Trail Bike; Shaver & FXR in Production & More!
Foes Racing’s F275 is their new 27.5 (650B) full suspension mountain bike. Brent’s usual hydroformed handiwork is all over the shapely frame, which has adjustable travel from 5.5″ to 6″ without affecting geometry.
Key geometry bits are: Head angle is 67°, BB height is 13.1″ and chainstays are 17.1″. They just finished development a couple weeks before Interbike, so the F275 should be available in about eight weeks in standard colors. Frame retail is $2,399 with Fox CTD Float shock.
For this and all of their frames, they’re now offering “rolling chassis” and complete builds in addition to the framesets. Before, Foes only offered framesets, but they’ve been able to work with a new supplier/distributor that let them get the cost down enough for their comparatively small order quantities to be able offer bikes at competitive prices. The chassis includes the frame, headset, fork, wheels, seatpost and stem.
The FXR and Shaver 29 were shown as prototypes at Sea Otter and are now in full production. Click through to see those, more of the F275 and a little treat…
Two mounting points for the bottom of the shock change travel by half an inch.
Shaver 29er on the left, FXR in blue.
For the kid who has everything, a handmade-in-the-USA hydroformed alloy big wheel trike.