1992 Brent Foes LTS Prototype

Brent Foes walks us through an early prototype

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1992 Brent Foes LTS Prototype

Brent poses with one of his creations.

Back in the late 1980s, Brent Foes was an established name in off road truck design and fabrication. Somewhere in the early 1990s, he caught the cycling bug. After looking around at existing models, he felt he could do better.

1992 Brent Foes LTS Prototype

This LTS was one of Brent’s first prototypes.

This LTS was one of Brent’s first prototypes. It was hammered by hand over a wooden mandrel and featured an incredible 6” of rear travel.

The bike recently underwent a full restoration courtesy of Stefan Utz from Cycloworks.ch. It’s on display all week at the Sea Otter Classic and will then head to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. To learn more, catch the video above or scroll through for more pictures.

1992 Brent Foes LTS Prototype

Syncros stem.

1992 Brent Foes LTS Prototype

Anyone recognize these brakes?

1992 Brent Foes LTS Prototype

2’’ of front travel.

1992 Brent Foes LTS Prototype

Carbon HED rims.

1992 Brent Foes LTS Prototype

Brent claims the formed donut helped prevent flex by tying both sides of the frame together.

1992 Brent Foes LTS Prototype

Signature.

1992 Brent Foes LTS Prototype

Hand machined cable guides.

1992 Brent Foes LTS Prototype

Titanium edition of the Flight Evolution saddle. When this saddle was new, it retailed for around $400.

1992 Brent Foes LTS Prototype

Modeled after concepts Foes learned developing off-road trucks, the LTS featured 6” of rear travel.

1992 Brent Foes LTS Prototype

Like all of Brent’s bikes, this frame was built in America.

1992 Brent Foes LTS Prototype

This bike is currently sporting a 58T chainring but could run a 60T.

1992 Brent Foes LTS Prototype

The Shimano 737 was one of the first SPD pedals to hit the market.

1992 Brent Foes LTS Prototype

Panaracer Smoke rear tire.

1992 Brent Foes LTS Prototype

1x drivetrain setup with XTR for shredding downhill.

This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2017 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. For more from Sea Otter CLICK HERE.

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  • Handbuilt says:

    Great article,
    Those brakes look like the Paul Brodie ‘Rockin Roosters’ made in Vancouver.
    Love the classic handbuilt FOES, Intense and in this case Brodie bits

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