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SOC17: Foes Racing goes really big w/ 150mm full suspension fat bike, new plus hardtail & original 1992 DH bike!

original 1992 Foes Racing downhill mountain bike prototype
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Foes Racing was showing something really new (long travel, full suspension fat bike) and really old (his original 1992 downhill mountain bike), along with a modern plus hardtail mountain bike with trail crushing geometry and his signature made-in-the-USA monocoque aluminum frames. Tons of detail pics below, but check the vid for the full story on these new (and old – seriously, check out the completely mismatched suspension!!!) bikes…

original 1992 Foes Racing downhill mountain bike prototype

Let’s be honest, this is what you clicked through to see first. Brent’s first bike didn’t waste any time going big…with a full 6″ of rear wheel travel mated to 60-80mm of front travel.

original 1992 Foes Racing downhill mountain bike prototype

original 1992 Foes Racing downhill mountain bike prototype

original 1992 Foes Racing downhill mountain bike prototype

original 1992 Foes Racing downhill mountain bike prototype

Over the years, he’s stuck with the simple, effective single pivot design, though his more modern bikes get a linkage driven shock that allows him to fine tune the shock rate and gives you adjustable travel.

Manitou’s pressing hard to fill underserved categories with top notch bits. They were some of the first true “Plus” forks on the market a few years ago, and now they’re offering a big, stiff, and temperature insensitive long travel suspension fork in the Mastodon.

Switch the shock’s lower mount to adjust travel length, from 150mm to 160mm.

The Analog plus hardtail is a project in conjunction with DVO suspension to create the BMR model shown here. The frame itself will be available soon, but it’s not in the website/catalog as of this post.

FoesRacing.com

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dustytires
7 years ago

I can’t figure out what BMR stands for, but it is great to see Foes keeping it Made in USA, and expanding his lineup! Foes has always made beautiful frames, much more stylish than the rest of the old brands, and stunningly purposeful showing his motor racing background. Sadly he is one of a few Made in USA builders left.

JC
JC
7 years ago
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Bryson Martin Racing

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