like a 1/4-mile drag strip, our testers found they could easily
reach out to grab the grips with bent elbows.
Climbing: Mondraker’s fairly unique design isn’t just for
descending prowess; there are some climbing benefits to
Forward Geometry as well. The Foxy’s long wheelbase and short
stem gave riders a firmly planted front wheel while climbing.
Combining this geometry with SRAM’s 50-tooth cassette and an
adjustable travel fork allowed us to climb all of our favorite climbs
Cornering: The Foxy’s worst enemy is tight switchback turns.
Our test riders tried a few different techniques to navigate switchbacks and often ended up fast-planting a foot to maintain their
balance. Wide-open, full-throttle turns, however, can be taken
at Mach speed. The Fox suspension supported our riders well,
and the Maxxis tires dug into the dirt, providing great traction
on many surfaces.
Descending: All we can say is, hang on tight. The
Foxy’s long wheelbase, short stem and 780-millimeter
bars provide high-speed stability similar to that of a dual-
Spread your wings: This all-mountain machine comes
ready to rip with a SRAM Eagle X01 drivetrain. Our test
riders appreciated this wide-range gearing on every part
of the trail.
System uses a
that floats its
two links. This
the shock to be
compressed from both
ends, making it more
sensitive to small bumps
as well as big hits.
trails with ease:
confidence in our
test riders when it
came to blasting
down steep trails.