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Foes Racing teases Ridgeback trail bike prototypes in 27.5 and 29″ versions

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It’s definitely that time of year when companies are ramping up to get ready for their big reveals at the annual Sea Otter Classic. Foes Racing has been slowly dropping hints to their newest addition which will be called the Ridgeback. Apparently aimed at the trail bike segment, the bike looks to have an all new suspension system made out of beautiful aluminum parts.

Foes Racing teases Ridgeback trail bike prototypes in 27.5 and 29" versions

Sticking with their made in the U.S.A. aluminum mantra, the Ridgeback looks to have a pretty complicated construction with a number of intricately machined pieces.

 

Foes Racing teases Ridgeback trail bike prototypes in 27.5 and 29" versions Foes Racing teases Ridgeback trail bike prototypes in 27.5 and 29" versions

Stepping away from their progressive linkage system, the new frame is said to have “F.I.G technology and True Travel Linkage.” There is still a rigid swing arm with a single pivot above the bottom bracket and a small link that drives the main rocker link, but the whole package has been reconfigured to run a vertically positioned shock with a trunnion mount. Judging by the hashtags used, the frame won’t have quite the same low 2.3:1 suspension leverage ratio as their progressive linkage system bikes, but it should be pretty close at 2.4:1.

 


Their facebook posts also hint at the use of Superboost, a slack geometry, and the ability to mount a bottle cage inside the front triangle. To be available in 27.5 and 29″ wheel options, the frames should start at 2399.99 for a frame with a DVO Topaz shock, or $2499.99 for Fox a DPX2. Expected delivery is around July 2018, though Foes is accepting preorders with the first 10 orders getting free shipping in the continental U.S. and a free custom powdercoat color. Check out their facebook page or the site below for more info.

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Michael
Michael
4 years ago

So it´s mentioned that´s available in different colors but not the suspension?

Brendan
Brendan
4 years ago

Attention Foes: the metric system was first adopted in 1799. Please update your charts.

Derrrrrrrr
Derrrrrrrr
4 years ago
Reply to  Brendan

Countries that use the imperial system? USA

Foes is made where? USA

Counties that have sent men to the moon? USA…….

Andy
Andy
4 years ago
Reply to  Derrrrrrrr

Countries that developed the H-bomb and Hamburgers…USA.. 😀

Chris Brown
Chris Brown
4 years ago
Reply to  Andy

Hamburg –> Hamburgers? German Engineering, no?

Lets measure in toes and elbows
Lets measure in toes and elbows
4 years ago
Reply to  Brendan

Word!

D Kidd
D Kidd
4 years ago
Reply to  Brendan

‘Murica does’t need your metrics

Antipodean_eleven
4 years ago

Forget the snark,, the marketing gumpf or whatever else, the BIG news here is that it’s an aluminium (aluminum) frame!!!

Brian S Dougherty
Brian S Dougherty
4 years ago

Please do what Brendan is asking. I can’t even compare reach without googling the conversion.

Code
Code
4 years ago

Because googling is soo difficult..

Jason West
4 years ago

I totally dig the polished frame!

Jones MacArthur
Jones MacArthur
4 years ago
Reply to  Jason West

Exackly! Why paint something like that? It’d be cool just left alone.

duder
duder
4 years ago

Alloy frames look so much cooler than carbon.

Tom
Tom
4 years ago

Beautiful, but I did stop reading at Superboost…..sensible or not, I’ve got a couple good sets of Boost wheels, and a marketplace full of compatible choices.

MF
MF
4 years ago

Superboost was on the Prototype. Production models are Boost (148×12).

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