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New From Mondraker: The 2022 Raze and Foxy Carbon

Date Oct 26, 2021

The Foxy Carbon

The evolution of mountain bike disciplines is in constant flux and Enduro is by no means an exception. At Mondraker we’ve taken our most iconic model and evolved it to be more ‘Enduro’ than ever before.

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Foxy is and always has been “THE BIKE” par excellence at Mondraker. Originally released in 2004, it never stopped evolving and the 2015 release of the Foxy Carbon pumped the model all the way up to eleven. Since then, and taking into account the improvements made over the last few seasons, it’s been one of the most popular and most successful models in the world. Its unreal pedaling efficiency and generous suspension travel make the Foxy our most complete model. In this, the 2022 season we’ve re-evolved our Foxy Carbon to keep it up there as the undisputed leader: “THE BIKE” and an international benchmark to be reckoned by.

HI-TECH

As a matter of course the Foxy Carbon frame is manufactured using our cutting edge STEALTH AIR FULL CARBON technology. This allows us to make a frame with a unique silhouette and gorgeous lines. What’s more, during manufacture the different layers of the carbon fibers are applied manually, allowing us to concentrate them exactly where we want, thus maximizing both rigidity and lightness. Lightness is and has always been one of our priorities, but with this bike we decided to prioritize stiffness which has lead us to concentrate on the area around the bottom bracket and the lower suspension link. The chainstays have also been modified and reinforced compared to previous generations. That said it’s still one of the lightest enduro bikes on the market.

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These frames use our patented ZERO SUSPENSION SYSTEM which is comprised of two links which have been completely redesigned compared to previous models. In fact the time and effort dedicated to the rear suspension system for this model has been significant, culminating in completely reworked kinematics. We’ve also fitted a longer stroke shock which in turn offers a plusher ride compared to previous models. An added value is that we’ve worked hand in glove with our shock partners throughout the development process to perfect the shock tune straight from the factory. In short, the Foxy is now plusher and more enduro than ever before whilst still being very effective on the climbs.

Something else to bear in mind is that the Foxy Carbon comes with our MIND telemetry technology fitted as standard. In short, MIND helps you to set up your suspension perfectly. Combined with the myMondraker app you’ll nail your suspension settings from the very start, setting up your bike exactly to suit your weight and riding style. By following a few simple steps and making some easy adjustments you’ll be on your way to being a better rider, something that’s been a priority for us for a long time now. What’s more, after each and every ride you’ll be able to consult data such as the distance you’ve ridden, the jumps you’ve launched and just how far you jumped, as well as just how much suspension travel you were using at any time during the ride… and more.

MORE ENDURO

Thanks to our more than 21 years of experience manufacturing mountain bikes and to our precision in manufacture and development, we can say that the new Foxy Carbon will continue to be a reference point in Mondraker’s catalog while standing out as our alpha enduro bike on its own merits. Innovative, more capable, more efficient suspension action, lighter and more versatile thanks to its improved and adjustable geometry. In short, the new Foxy Carbon is the best iteration of the model yet.

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ADJUSTABLE GEOMETRY

One of the features which makes this model stand out from its Foxy Carbon predecessors is the ability to change the geometry between two settings: “standard” or “low”. By varying the position of the rearmost screw on the lower shock link, you can slacken the steering angle from 65º to 64.5º (64.5º to 64º on the XR model), the seat tube angle from 76º to 75.7º and the bottom bracket height from -30mm to -25mm (slightly lower than on the previous model).

Perhaps the most significant and noticeable change is the increase in chainstay length, from 435mm in the standard position to 445mm in the “low” position. The “low” setting thus increases grip, mid-corner and overall stability and poise at high speed as well as offering better weight distribution, performance and more active suspension behavior on the descents. Subtle geometric modifications of 0.5º to the head angle or 10mm to the chainstay length which add up our new Foxy Carbon performing better whatever your style and preferences are as a rider.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • STEALTH AIR FULL CARBON carbon fiber frame
  • 160mm front wheel travel (170mm on the XR) and 150mm rear wheel travel
  • ZERO SUSPENSION SYSTEM with new kinematics
  • FORWARD GEOMETRY
  • Two geometry settings (Standard y Low)
  • MIND telemetry system
  • One-piece carbon fiber Monobloc main link
  • New lower link system, optimized for the perfect stiffness to weight ratio
  • Internal HHG (Hidden Housing Guide) cable routing from the head tube
  • Dual Enduro Sealed Bearings
  • Built-in rear shock guard
  • New internal bottom bracket cable routing
  • Threaded BB73 bottom bracket/ 180mm rear post mount disc mount / ISCG05 mount / Custom chain guide / custom frame protectors / Boost axles / Fidlock integration Pocket / UDH rear derailleur hanger

TECHNOLOGIES

Stealth Air Full Carbon

STEALTH CARBON refers to the most advanced technology in industrial design and optimization of carbon fibre structures present only in Mondraker’s high-end models. It’s the pinnacle of our manufacturing processes thanks to conscientious in-house workmanship resulting in our most advanced, lightest and most exclusive frames.

This technology allows us to manufacture our bikes using innovative designs resulting in a greater fluidity of lines and smoother edges. STEALTH AIR FULL CARBON results in exquisite finishes which make each of our models a very personal and unique model far removed from conventionalisms.

Their appearance says it all: A svelte profile and a more refined, stylish aesthetics embracing form as well as function.

Forward Geometry

Adapted to each discipline and optimized for 29” wheels, FORWARD GEOMETRY was created by Mondraker and set the mould for the geometry of today’s bikes. Combined with shorter fork offsets and shorter stems, it offers higher overall performance with greater stability at higher speeds, better control of the front wheel and more grip.

Having evolved from the concept we launched back in 2013, FORWARD GEOMETRY is based on the geometric standard of longer top tubes. As you can imagine over the years and depending on the model and discipline it has steadily evolved and has been tweaked and perfected to achieve optimal geometrical balance.

FORWARD GEOMETRY sets us apart from other brands and helps us lead the geometric trend and increase the performance of our mountain bikes year after year.

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MIND

Presented in 2021, MIND is an innovative integrated telemetry system aimed at facilitating perfect suspension set-up which, together with the multifunctional myMondraker app, revolutionizes the mountain biking experience. This technology transforms the way we enjoy our bikes by solving suspensions set up problems and much, much more.

It’s a built-in telemetry system which forms part of the bikes suspension and combines GPS positioning and sensors, which connect through the my-Mondraker app on your mobile phone, to offer multiple functions and data for each ride such as you’ve never seen before on a traditional mountain bike. MIND collects the data of your ride and how the suspension performed throughout the ride, and transmits that data to the myMondraker app for further analysis. Then, from the app we can connect with the entire “Mondraker Universe” thus turning each ride into an insurmountable experience.

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For spec rundowns, head over to the Mondraker Foxy Carbon landing page


The All-New Mondraker Raze

Our philosophy is all about having fun. We ride Mountain Bikes because we love the mountains and we want to enjoy ourselves on the best bikes available. Raze is the much anticipated, highly innovative trail bike from Mondraker combining the best of XC with the best of Enduro to create a bike without limits.

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Raze is the desire of a large part of the mountain biking community made real: lighter than a traditional Enduro bike but without sacrificing performance, yet lighter of foot and better at pedaling. The longer we spend riding in the mountains, the more the distinct disciplines of mountain bike are blurring. How far can we go with today’s latest generation of XC bikes before they merge into what we call Enduro?

We all want the best. The total Mountain Bike, the “quiver killer”. “I don’t want two bikes! I want one that can do it all and make me a better rider”. A bike that adapts to all environments, to any type of use, which allows us to ride with our Cross Country whippet friends one weekend and then bang out some runs at the Bike Park with our downhill mates the next. When we debuted the Raze back in the summer at the Sölden Bike Park in Austria, even we were shocked by its performance.

When you try it, it makes you rethink whether you really need anything more, or even whether you need different bikes for different rides. Raze really makes you rethink and question the boundaries between disciplines. Some will see it as that ideal bike “a little beyond” the traditional XC but without losing that XC racing performance. You can climb at the same rate as your XC mates but you’ll leave them for dead on the downs. Others will see it as that long-awaited mini-Foxy, with almost the exact same evolved geometry but which lets you ride farther, hit more jumps, rail more single-track and cover greater distances, faster. Too aggressive for XC? Incredibly light for Enduro? It’s all of that and more. Raze redefines what is and has been a traditional trail bike. Don’t try to compare it to anything else because it’s got a unique identity and personality. If you’re lucky enough to try one, you won’t want anything else.

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TRAIL KINEMATICS

With 150mm travel at the front and 130mm at the rear, the new Raze is not a normal trail bike. The definition of a trail bike isn’t based on suspension travel, but rather on functionality. In line with our philosophy mountain bikes are for fun, and to fulfill that objective they must be really, really good at going both up and down mountains. Raze is our new Trail model for those who want it all, and with guarantees.

The Raze frame is manufactures from carbon fiber using our latest generation STEALTH AIR FULL CARBON technology, achieving a frame weight (not including the rear shock) of close to 2 kg. We have fully optimized our double-link ZERO SUSPENSION SYSTEM to achieve the best pedaling response and the most uncompromised suspension performance in a bike of these characteristics. Raze debuts a new lower link for optimal stiffness.

With Trail-specific kinematics and a FOX shock tuned specifically for this model, we’ve managed to strike the perfect compromise between pedaling efficiency and overall performance. The key to the new Raze is that it has the best traits of both XC and Enduro all rolled into one single model: The best of F-Podium and the best of Foxy Carbon as a new generation of trail bike: Agile, with a lightning fast pedal response combined with surprising sensitivity and shock performance as well as, until now, unheard of levels of lightness, extreme maneuverability and enviable poise. Your next bike? Most likely.

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The new range of Raze models also comes equipped with our exclusive MIND telemetry system as standard which helps you set up your suspension in an instant and enjoy a whole new world of possibilities such as having all the info of each ride at your fingertips, seeing how both the fork and shock have performed at all times, showing you all the parameters relating to your time in the air and giving you a detailed end of ride analysis thanks to the myMondraker app.

Regarding its geometry, Mondraker’s FORWARD GEOMETRY has been specifically adapted to the Raze, providing Trail characteristics with Enduro aspirations, thus taking into account the dimensions needed to provide an optimal stance while balancing metrics for versatility. Its 65.5º head angle and 76.5º seat tube angle combined with spacious reach figures offer the best possible dimensions when considering Trail use under all riding conditions.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • STEALTH AIR FULL CARBON frame
  • 150mm front wheel travel and 130mm rear wheel travel
  • ZERO SUSPENSION SYSTEM with new kinematics
  • FORWARD GEOMETRY
  • MIND telemetry system
  • One-piece carbon fibre Monobloc main link
  • New lower link system, optimized for the perfect stiffness to weight ratio
  • Internal HHG (Hidden Housing Guide) cable routing from the head tube
  • Dual Enduro Sealed Bearings
  • Built-in rear shock guard
  • New internal bottom bracket cable routing
  • Threaded BB73 bottom bracket/ 180mm rear post mount disc mount / ISCG05 mount / Custom chain guide / custom frame protectors / Boost axles / Fidlock integration Pocket

For more information and models, head to www.mondraker.com.

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