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Foes Shaver Frame (discontinued)

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
Shaver in candy blue
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Foes Shaver, 2012

The Good:

The most balanced trail bike I have ever ridden. I rode this bike as a demo over a 4 day period. I cleared stuff I never had before, had more fun doing it, rode fast downhill, climbed tough choppy technical, and just felt safer and more comfortable doing it. While the test bike weighed in at around 29 pounds, I never felt it climbing because the bike was so efficient. The single pivot is stiff and just doesn't flex at all.

The Bad:

Having to choose between a Medium and a Large. I am 6'-0", right on the cut point for either frame size. As Brent Foes said to me, "You could go either way. Buy a Medium for climbing if that's your thing, or a Large for a more downhill oriented bike." I bought the Medium. It was the demo bike size and I flew downhill with no problem anyway.

Overall Review:

I bought this bike immediately after the test rides. To me, it is the best handling trail bike I have ever ridden, and I have ridden many, many bikes.

Foes Shaver

The Good:

Everything !! the frame is well balanced and more than able for climbing for a heavy duty trail bike, but its the decending where it really shines.

The Bad:

Lots of gaps for mud to find its way in. Very rare you catch the rear swing arm with your shoes but i use a wide trail type shoe with crank brothers mallet pedals.

Overall Review:

I was torn between this and the Ibis mojo HD but since being a teenager racing downhill some 20 years ago i always wanted a Foes frame so i placed a pre production order for a white in medium. Took a while to turn up but the wait was more than worth it. I built up with DT Swiss 150mm forks, Full XT 2x10, Stans Flow rims and hope hubs, Rockshox reverb post, Sunline bars and stems. Its super fast over rocky and rooty single track and puts a huge smile on my face everytime i ride it and for a 30lb 150mm bike it climbs very well and im more than happy to spend all day in the saddle. Its by far the best bike I have ever owned and I'm looking forward to many a happy years riding it.


Product Foes Shaver Frame
Riding Type Trail
Sizes and Geometry
Small, Medium, Large View Geometry
Size Small Medium Large
Top Tube Length 21 22 23
Head Tube Angle 67° 67° 67°
Head Tube Length 4.75 4.75 5.25
Seat Tube Angle 73 73 73
Seat Tube Length 16.5 18.5 20.5
Bottom Bracket Height 13.1 13.1 13.1
Chainstay Length 17 17 17
Wheelbase 43.5 44.75 45.75
Standover 28.5 28.7 29.4
Reach 15 16 17
Stack 23 23 23.5
Wheel Size
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details 6061 T6 Aluminum
Rear Travel
  • 133.3mm
  • 146mm
Rear Shock Fox Float RP23
Head Tube Diameter Tapered
Bottom Bracket 68mm
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 12x142mm thru-axle
Front Derailleur Size 31.6mm
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Max Tire Size 2.35"
ISCG Tabs Replaceable ISCG-05 mounts
Bottle Cage Mounts N/A
Colors Red Baron, Gloss Black, Raw; Custom colors available
Warranty 2-year limited warranty
  • 7 lb 12 oz (3,515 g)
  • 7 lb 7 oz (3,374 g)
  • 7 lb 4 oz (3,289 g)
Miscellaneous Custom XL sizes available - we will build one specifically for you.

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Price $2,299
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