Introducing Foundry’s New Race Bike: The Firetower

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I spent a lot of time at Saddle Drive this year riding and talking about bikes with plus-sized tires (or at least plus-compatible). It definitely seems to be the theme of the moment in mountain bikes. Then there was the Foundry Firetower XT. Not plus compatible. Just a lightweight, race-inspired carbon hardtail 29er with cross-country geometry. …

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On Review: Foundry Tomahawk 27.5 / 650b Carbon Hardtail

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Foundry Cycles recently sent over their brand new Tomahawk carbon fiber hardtail race bike for review. The Tomahawk is an evolution of Foundry’s well-tested Broadaxe 29er hardtail, but rendered in new the Koolaid flavor of 650b. Like the entire Foundry product line, the Tomahawk is constructed from carbon with a matte finish that incorporates understated …

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Final Review: Foundry Broadaxe 29er

Winter mountain biking in Georgia on the Broadaxe.

Much of what the Broadaxe is, and much of what it isn’t, hinges on Foundry’s mission statement. According to the Foundry website, Foundry believes that a bike is a tool, a means to an end – not a trophy. It’s about producing purpose built high-performance carbon bicycles that aren’t traveling billboards – they’re understated, they’re …

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On Test: Foundry Broadaxe 29er

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If you’ve never heard of Foundry Cycles before, don’t be ashamed: they’re one of the newest bike companies around. But if you have heard of them, I wouldn’t be surprised! Officially launched in October 2011, Foundry is just over a year old but has already made a splash in the mountain bike industry, especially in …

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