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Foxfolk Dirtskirt v2 Will Protect 100s of Bikes & 28+ MTB Brands, Up From Just 2 Last Year!

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We already loved Foxfolk’s tiny Dirtskirt frame protector from the start when it only protected 2 Stumpjumpers, but now v2 will protect tons more mountain bikes. Dirtskirt is a simple concept. A small stick-on cover keeps loam out of your lower link – and potentially damaging rocks too. Now a new universal design and an all-new material mean Dirtskirt v2 will protect hundreds of models of bikes from at least 28 different mountain bike brands!

Foxfolk Dirtskirt v2 universal MTB frame protector

fox folk dirtskirt lower link frame protection
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Are you familiar with the plague of the “Loam Shelf”?

Many (dare I say, most?) modern carbon full-suspension mountain bikes suffer from a small gap between the rear triangle/chainstay yoke and the bottom bracket – right in the path of dirt, rocks & debris flying off your rear wheel. Some bike brands make an effort to protect that gap, but many ignore it. There’s almost always cables routed through it, too. Of course dirt, pine needles, and mud are going to get in there. But mostly you can rinse them out. But some inopportunely-placed small rocks can even get wedged inside and wreak havoc on your carbon frame.

Foxfolk’s original Dirtskirt was an EVA foam mini-fender that closed the gap on Specialized Stumpjumpers and Stumpy Evos. Now they are back with Dirtskirt v2 for the masses.

What’s new?

Foxfolk Dirtskirt v2 universal full-suspension mountain bike MTB frame protector, teaser

The new Dirtskirt v2 is a universal fit that New Zealand-based Foxfolk promises will offer “lower linkage frame protection for over 28 premium MTB brands“. That will work because they’ve switched to a new symmetric molded silicone design that they say can adapt to pretty much any symmetric or asymmetric lower link/chainstay yoke configuration. And you can even trim it to fit if needed. So 28 brands of mountain bikes is probably a conservative estimate, really.

Just like the original, you’ll simply stick it in place. And in return you will get long-lasting frame protection from debris penetration.

Foxfolk Dirtskirt v2 – Pricing & Availability

Foxfolk Dirtskirt v2 universal full-suspension mountain bike MTB frame protector, in-hand

The new universal fit silicone Dirtskirt v2 will sell for $40, including installation adhesive (plus shipping). But you have to wait a little bit longer.

You can only get it directly from Foxfolk, and officially it will be released to the public in December 2023. But…

Foxfolk will open up a pre-sale to their email newsletter subscribers at the end of this month. So, you can get a month head start on early access if you go to their website and sign up now.

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BLP
BLP
9 months ago

Or, for almost no cost, cut up an old inner tube and roll your own DIY “dirt skirt” attached to the frame with zip ties and tape.

Dr Rock
Dr Rock
9 months ago
Reply to  BLP

Seriously. $40 piece of moulded plastic.

Scando
Scando
9 months ago
Reply to  Dr Rock

$40 is nothing when a damaged or cracked frame in the lower linkage is not covered by any new bike Warranty by any bike brand worldwide. Then you’re up for the replacement cost of a new carbon frame for thousands $$$ instead.

Fig Ciocc
Fig Ciocc
8 months ago
Reply to  Dr Rock

I normally don’t defend bike industry products but in fairness this is a very clean version of the zip ties on old inner tube trick. It’s probably pretty niche and looks a lot nicer. I’m sure the Chinese will knock it off soon enough but yeah you’re paying for a niche product that looks mint. If $40 is too much there are plenty of less aesthetically pleasing alternatives.

Ariel
Ariel
8 months ago
Reply to  Fig Ciocc

I had a friend recently who cracked his Stumpy in lower linkage, no Warranty and Specialized only offered him a crash replacement frame for $3,250.
The Dirtskirt V2 at $40 is actually a very cheap insurance policy for eliminating this from happening to you. A MuckyNutz rear guard costs $59 anyway and only protects your ass from mud. I think this V2 is very well priced product for what it does tbh.

Scando
Scando
9 months ago
Reply to  BLP

DIY inner tube & zip ties that grind paint & carbon off a $10k bike no thanks Dirtskirt V2 looks awesome

Ariel
Ariel
8 months ago
Reply to  BLP

Zip ties grinding against carbon frame and and ugly inner tube DIY solution – no thanks not going to insult my $10k bike with that. Dirtskirt V2 looks well designed and integrated like a factory bike component – can’t wait for it to launch and install on my Norco Sight!

Scando
Scando
9 months ago

Great to see foxfolk expanding the range of bike compatability outside of Specialized. Can’t wait for Dirtskirt V2 to launch & install one on my Transition Spire.

Richie
Richie
8 months ago

Awesome that foxfolk have expanded their Dirtskirt beyond just Specialized to fit on multiple bike brands. Look forward to installing a V2 on my Transition Spire.

Scandal
Scandal
8 months ago

Really cool to see foxfolk expanding the range of bike compatability outside of Specialized. Can’t wait for Dirtskirt V2 to launch & install one on my Santa Cruz Megatower.

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