Foes Alpine Plus 275-plus full suspension mountain bike

While Brent Foes’ bikes have always qualified him for the Handmade Bicycle Show, this was his first time at the craft fair. To celebrate, he brought out his latest hydroformed monocoque alloy full suspension rig, the new Alpine Plus.

It’s a full suspension trail bike that’ll handle 27.5×3.0 and is built around Boost spacing. There’s 160mm travel from his linkage driven, single pivot design. Brent really likes this new “Plus” tire size for folks just getting into mountain bikes because there’s so much traction and it rides a little smoother, and doesn’t require as precise of line selection. Of course, if you’re getting into a Foes, you’re probably well beyond entry level…

Foes Alpine Plus 275-plus full suspension mountain bike

The front end looks familiar in his lineup, with a well shaped top tube and down tube, gusseted just underneath, and a massive head tube.

Foes Alpine Plus 275-plus full suspension mountain bike

Rear tire clearance is tighter than other 27.5+ bikes we’ve seen, but it’s a little better than this picture suggests.

Foes Alpine Plus 275-plus full suspension mountain bike

Foes Mixer 275-29er full suspension enduro mountain bike

The Mixer 29er/27.5 Enduro bike mixes the same basic suspension platform to get 6.5″ to  7″ of travel with a 160mm fork up front. Or, choose the Trail model with 5.5″ to 6″ travel and a 150mm fork. They launched this at Interbike, where we gave it the full tech run down and some history on the mixed wheel size efforts of past bikes.

Foes Mixer 275-29er full suspension enduro mountain bike

Brent said the design makes it easier to pop the front wheel up over stuff because the axle’s sitting higher than in the rear, and the rear tracks really well because it wants to follow the larger front.

Foes Mixer 275-29er full suspension enduro mountain bike

The machined chainstay yoke gets a notch to clear chain guides.

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The Foes Mutz shows they weren’t wasting time with hardtails, even when it comes to fat bikes. And they aren’t hiding it with this chrome plated finish!

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All of Foes’ bikes are handbuilt in California.

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Veganpotter
Veganpotter
6 years ago

So awesome to this kind of work at a small scale with aluminum.

OtherAaron
OtherAaron
6 years ago

I like the unit mxing, Inches in the rear mikes in the front.

Bigbear
Bigbear
6 years ago

There definately needs to be more chrome plating in the bike industry.

mac
mac
6 years ago

It’s polished, not chrome.

Eric
6 years ago
Reply to  mac

And it is a Pain in the A** to maintain…

pollymath
pollymath
6 years ago

Are we sure those are 3.25 VTF’s?

Rumblefish2010
Rumblefish2010
6 years ago

This is not a Chrome Plating, it is polished aluminum….

Darren
Darren
6 years ago

really my Giant that was polished Alum was easy enough. Was much better then getting a bunch of scapes from rocks and chipping paint.

GlazedHam
GlazedHam
6 years ago

Love the polished aluminum. I’ve had several polished bmx bikes that I never maintained so don’t know about that.

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
6 years ago

Chrome doesn’t oxidize the same way polished aluminum does. It very quickly gets a thin matte appearance but can still stay shiny. Chrome will keep it’s polish very well

the_contrarian
the_contrarian
6 years ago

Instead of calling it the ‘mixer’ it would’ve been better to name it the ‘mullet’…

Diver18
Diver18
6 years ago

I think Orange might take issue with calling it the Alpine