Mondraker was one of the first companies to shift their frame geometry in the direction that all bikes have since moved, and they continue to refine their existing bikes with even better geo and kinematic shifts. Today the brand extends that progressive mindset to a new trail bike called the Raze, and also update the renowned Foxy enduro bike.
2022 Mondraker Raze
Mondraker used the word “quiver killer” in their description of the new 130mm Raze platform. With its 150mm fork, we can forgive the cliché since this bike looks so good. It’s a hopeful moniker that likely fits a mid-travel carbon 29er like this one.
The Raze gets a steep 76.5° seat tube angle to hover the rider over a 475mm reach on the size medium, and the ride is led by a 65.5° head tube angle. The chainstays are a short 435mm across the board, and the bike’s BB drop is a consistent 30mm. Added up, these numbers should make for a fun machine that’s ready for most conditions, with a proper balance between stability and agility.
All suspension on the Raze is handled by Fox, and each of the three build options has a SRAM drivetrain, four-piston brakes front and rear, and a quality set of DT Swiss wheels.
2022 Mondraker Foxy
The Foxy has been in Mondraker’s lineup since 2004, and while this latest iteration sees some important changes, it also maintains the best elements of prior designs that have been working well. The full-carbon frame still rolls on a pair of 29″ wheels, with 150mm of rear travel and a 160 or 170mm fork. The kinematics on this new model have shifted entirely, including a longer shock stroke that Mondraker says will offer a more plush ride.
The new Foxy also has a flip-chip, allowing riders to choose between the “standard” and “low” positions that best suit the local tracks. The chip moves the head tube angle by 0.5°, the seat tube by more than a degree, and the BB height by 5mm. The chainstay length shifts between 435 in standard and 445mm in the low position, and that longer stretch should add a noticeable amount of stability at speed.
The top-tier Foxy XR has a 170mm fork, while the other two come with 160mm of travel up front, giving the bikes slightly different geometry numbers. The XR has a 64° head tube angle in the low position, while the others lean to 65.5°. The seat tube angles in the same chip position are 75° and 75.5° respectively. Reach measurements on a size medium Foxy are 461mm with the 170mm fork and 465mm with 160mm of fork travel.
The three builds use a mix of Öhlins and Fox suspension, SRAM drivetrains, and DT Swiss wheels to achieve their claimed weights of 12.9kg, 13.4kg, and 14.1kg from the top to base build.
Head over to the Mondraker site for full specs and pricing.