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When Mondraker invited us to their exclusive media camp in Alicante, Spain, we new that the product they would present would be something special. And yes, it was a bike, they simply called: THE Bike. Mondraker chose not to confine this bike to one artificial category (enduro, all-mountain, trailbike or whatever you might want to call it). They called it THE bike to do it all – a very self-confident statement.

For the presentation of the new bike we were brought to a remote island close to Alicante.
For the presentation of the new bike we were brought to a remote island close to Alicante.
Everything seemed to be prepared perfectly for the test session. But before we could put the bike to the test we received all technical information about the new Mondraker.
Everything seemed to be prepared perfectly for the test session. But before we could get our hands on the bikes it was time to go over all the technical information about the new Mondraker.
During the presentation you could hear and see the excitement about the new bike in Miguel Pina’s eyes, Brand Manager of Mondraker Bikes.
During the presentation you could hear and see the excitement about the new bike in Miguel Pina’s eyes, Brand Manager of Mondraker Bikes.
"The Mondraker Foxy XR Carbon is the most advanced bike we ever made" - Israel Romero, Mondraker
“The Mondraker Foxy XR Carbon is the most advanced bike we ever made” – Israel Romero, Mondraker

So what makes this bike so special and different to the other trail bikes out there? Watch the video and find out:

With 11.9 kilograms without pedals the Foxy XR Carbon is very lightweight.
The Mondraker Foxy XR Carbon is more than just sexy – it comes with some really innovative features.
With 11.9 kilograms (without pedals) the bike is also very lightweight.
Weighing in at 11.9 kilograms (without pedals) the bike is also very lightweight.
"Zero" is Mondraker's patented virtual pivot point suspension system, consisting of two links that compress and control the movement of the rear shock at both ends.
“Zero” is Mondraker’s patented virtual pivot point suspension system, consisting of two links that compress
and control the movement of the rear shock at both ends.
The Foxy XR Carbon offers 140 millimeters of travel in the rear.
The Foxy XR Carbon offers 140 millimeters of travel at the rear…
... and 160 millimeters in front (Fox 34 Talas Kashima 2015). XR stands for Xtreme Racing. All the other models come with 140 millimeters of travel in front.
… and 160 millimeters at the front (Fox 34 Talas Kashima 2015). XR stands for Xtreme Racing, all the other models come with 140 millimeters of travel at the front.
The Foxy's Fox suspension already had the internal tunings of the 2015 models - they make a huge difference!
The Foxy’s Fox suspension already had the internal tuning of the 2015 models – making a huge difference to performance!
Remote lever for the CTD system of the Fox suspension.
The Fox Suspension CTD system is operated by a remote lever.
Mondraker's Forward Geometry has already won several international prizes including the Design & Innovation Award 2013.
Mondraker’s Forward Geometry has already won several international prizes including the Design & Innovation Award 2013.
"Forward Geometry is based on a geometry with longer top tubes paired with shorter stems: The total length added to the top tube is the same the stem is shortened, so the contact points of the rider with bike remain exactly the same compared to a conventional geometry; the only difference is that the front wheel axle stands more forward (longer wheelbase) resulting in better control of the bike and superior handling."
“Forward Geometry is based on a geometry with longer top tubes paired with shorter stems: The total length added to the top tube is the same amount by which the stem is shortened, so the contact points of the rider with bike remain exactly the same compared to conventional geometry; the only difference is that the front wheel axle stands more forward (longer wheelbase) resulting in better control of the bike and superior handling.”
27.5" wheels for the Foxy XR Carbon.
27.5″ wheels for the Foxy XR Carbon.
The Stealth Carbon Technology stands for the complex carbon structure and layer design. Looking at this frame there is no doubt about the skilled craftmanship.
The ‘Stealth Carbon Technology’ stands for the complex carbon structure and layer design. Looking at this frame there is no doubt about the skilled craftsmanship involved.
HHG - internal cable routing and the frame protector mounted to a ISCG05 standard are some of the Foxy's clever details.
HHG – internal cable routing and a neat frame protector mounted to the ISCG05 tabs are some of the Foxy’s clever details.
The bike's finish is astonishingly smooth. In combination with the stealth design watching the bike is pure sex.
The bike’s finish is astonishingly smooth. In combination with the stealth design, this bike is pure sex.
The mudguard protects the exposed rear shock from mud.
The mudguard protects the exposed rear shock from mud.
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The Foxy’s geometry chart (with 140 millimeter fork). The new Foxy Carbon model with Forward Geometry will be available as four different models and in four different sizes: S, M, L and XL.

Das
The Foxy XR Carbon comes in at 6.999€, the Foxy RR Carbon at 5.999€.
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Das
The Foxy R Carbon costs 4.999€, the Foxy Carbon 3.699€.
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The test bikes ready for shredding!
The test bikes ready for shredding!
Robin Schmitt tested the brand new Mondraker Foxy XR Carbon on Spanish soil in Alicante! Vamos tio!
Robin Schmitt tested the brand new Mondraker Foxy XR Carbon on Spanish soil in Alicante! Vamos tio!
Excited discussions after the first test ride - stay tuned for our review in issue #010 INT being released in the beginning of May.
Excited discussions after the first test ride – stay tuned for our review in issue #010 INT being released at the beginning of May.

We were told that we would love the bike, and the guys from Mondraker were right. It’s a bike that left us excited, astonished and enthusiastic! Without wanting to sound emotional, this bike is really special! If you want to know how and why it performs, you will have to wait just a little longer and read about it in the next issue released at the beginning of May! Stay tuned!

Find more info here: www.mondraker.com/foxycarbon

Words: Robin Schmitt Photos: Sebas Romero / Robin Schmitt

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