Foes Sea Otter Sneak Peek

The Fontana NMBS Race was about 3 weeks ago. There seemed to be a bigger crowd on hand this year to check out the many races going on and the expanded number of vendors in the pits over a 4 day period. Some of the hottest new prototype and preproduction one-off rides were spotted under the Foes Racing tent. The first machine to catch the eyes of the Kitty Bait agents was the soon to be in production 2008 Fly freeride frame.

2008 Foes Fly

A thing of beauty, is the Fly. With its flowing lines from the monocque-formed top tube with lower stand over clearance for stretching those tricks out over the 40ft booter double wide, it also includes a first for Foes: A 1.5 head tube (finally you can use any fork!). Of course the swing link is standard on every Foes, but the new Fly boasts 8 inches of the zestiest wheel travel by way of a Curnutt in either air form or coil XTD (Ti or steel), 2:1 actuation ratio like all Foes now have, and single pivot simplicity with an optional floating brake mount (must have)! At Foes Racing, both beauty and beast can be built up under 35lbs with reasonable durability. The frames should be available in a week or two, so get to your local Foes dealer and order one before they’re gone!

The second machine, taking a much needed rest from DH practice in the stand, is a prototype short travel light weight DH racer called the “DH7”.

The DH7 might be the wave of the future for DH racing. The first thing that jumped out and slapped the Kitty Bait minions in the face, was the monocque formed top tube that looks to be inspired by the F-117A Stealth Fighter. Sick details! Other features include a 1.5 headtube like its sibling the Fly, 7 inches of rock smashing Curnutt air travel, and a 2:1 ratio for extra smooth suspension control. Also, the swing link, which if we looked closely, could be spotted behind and under the bottom bracket. (this will be moved on the next prototype to a position under the top tube and above the shock) The DH7 comes equipped with a 150mm rear hub, a single pivot swing arm and a floating brake mount. This build up weighted 36lbs. Amazingly, some more weight could still be dropped in a few areas without any breakage issues. Foes had their sights set on the Intense Socom with this bike, and if the past is any indication about Foes bikes; you will see people racing to the top step on the podium ahead of you on the DH7!

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6 Responses to “Foes Sea Otter Sneak Peek”

  1. That thing is sweet, I can’t wait till my fork gets fixed and I can ride my FXR. BTW tell Tom to reply to my email, I need to send my fork out asap.

  2. Matt I called Foes the other day and they said they weren’t going to be getting any Ti springs anytime soon! (it’s been like 9 months since I bought my frame) But they said they might be able to build me up an air shock. sweet.

  3. Hola JC, go here:

    https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=35035735&postID=3045595230575784793

    for enlightenment re: my blue chair.

    I’ll email you my # too. If you go to Sea Slaughter we can preride.

  4. Scratch that… email me and I’ll send you my #.

  5. Frito Lay Says:

    Yo Darin, I’ll remind Tom about your email. To many things going on and he forgets things. The next light weight I see with that spring is gettin jacked!

  6. thanks dude, are you back to riding yet?

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