Mondraker was one of the first to bring the now common long top tube, short stem combo to market with their Forward Geometry. It’s everywhere now, but Mondraker’s unique look and lean lines continue to set their frames apart from the rest. To add performance to those aesthetics, they’re now offering their Foxy all-mountain platform with 29″ wheels and 150mm of rear travel to tackle the biggest race courses.
The bike uses a refined layup and their Stealth Air carbon manufacturing process, which uses solid EPS and/or silicone molds inside the tubes during layup and curing and vacuum pressure after each layer is applied. Thanks to that, they claim this Foxy 29er frameset weight is the same as for their 27.5 bike. And it’s as stiff as ever, even with that extremely thin top tube.
Designed with their Zero Suspension System, the main pivot location was tweaked to increase anti-squat. This helps it stay firm under pedaling efforts. It’s a floating suspension design, too, mounting the rear shock inside the linkages. In our experience, this usually results in a more plush feeling without giving up pedaling performance.
This bike gets a new trunnion mount shock design with 29er specific kinematics, plus 15mm axles and Enduro bearings at the pivot points to prevent flex and binding. Axles are Boost front and rear.
The chainstay length is a very short 435mm (17.13″), with a design they say is optimized not just for 1x drivetrains, but 1×12 drivetrains. Which means all complete bikes are starting with SRAM Eagle groups…for now.
Up front is a 30mm stem and 160mm fork with a 66º head angle. It borrows the adjustable angle headset from the Dune, Summum and Foxy 27.5 bikes to let you go a full degree slacker (to 65º) if you want.
The 2019 Mondraker Foxy 29 will come in three build specs, as well as a frameset. Complete bikes include the XR with XO1 Eagle and Fox DPX Coil Shock ($9,399), the RR with mostly XO1 Eagle and DPX2 air shock ($7,199), and the R with GX Eagle ($5,399). Frames are $4,000 to $4,150 depending on whether you get an air or coil shock.