Sea Otter 2012: First look at Shaver 29 and redesigned FXR from Foes

By Adam Newman

Foes is getting into 29ers this year as well, with this prototype of the 2013 Shaver 29. The 68.5 degree headtube is slightly steeper than the 26-inch Shaver’s and travel is slightly reduced to 5 to 5.5 inches. Slight geometery tweaks are expected from the version you see here, including incorporation of an inset ZeroStack headtube. Look for it in fall of 2012.

The FXR model is also getting completely redesigned. This prototype moves the shock mount from the swingarm to a linkage design, while travel remains at 6.3 to 7 inches. The rear end will fit a sturdy 150mm rear axle too.

All Foes bikes are hand-built in Pasadena, Calif., and will feature ISCG tabs and dropper post guides. Look for more on these new bikes soon.

See all our coverage from Sea Otter 2012 here.