Mud, shoulder, finish, podium. That sums up cyclocross with the Mares, the cyclocross bike with FOCUS DNA and World Championship pedigree. With its flat-oval top tube, the bike sits snugly on the rider's shoulder during the running sections. The geometry ensures the necessary agility and maximum ground clearance in technical sections. This is the perfect machine to help Team Rapha, Jeremy Powers and you achieve success on World Cup courses throughout the world.
The robust, lightweight carbon frame presents the state of the art. The carbon layup was carefully calculated to only use as much material as needed in the necessary places of the power flow. The frame comes with custom tube diameters for each frame size to offer an optimal stiffness to weight ratio without sacrificing comfort. The Focus Rapid Thru Axle Technology offers superb stiffness values. The head tube is tapered for high steering head rigidity in delicate race situations. A full-carbon fork is used for confident cornering precision and braking stiffness. The Pressfit30 bottom bracket combined with the large connection area to the frame transmits the rider's power almost losslessly to the drivetrain. A special ISCG-05 CX chain guide effectively prevents the chain from falling off.
This bike is equipped with hydraulic disc brakes from Shimano. Turning away from the rim brake offers a variety of advantages. There is no damage to the rim, in all weather conditions the same braking power is given, rim weight can be saved (lower rotational inertia) and in the case of spoke failure it is possible to keep on riding. In addition to the great braking power and immense amount of space for dirt and mud, they also allow the frame designers to give the rear more flex. The history of the mountain bike already told the path to go.
The Mares frame furthermore features internally routed cables, thru axles, a cable routing box and a clean mount of the brake caliper on the chainstay. The paint job is made in powder coating method and the derailleur hanger is replaceable.
Along with the gorgeous, great-handling carbon frame and carbon fork, you get a tough DT Swiss R24 Spline wheelset and a precision-shifting new Shimano Ultegra drivetrain with light, stiff compact cranks and powerful, hydraulic Ultegra RS685 disc brakes.
Product Name: FOCUS MARES Ultegra Cyclocross Bike 2017 - carbon/white/blue
Manufacturer: FOCUS Bikes
Item Code: FOU286477
Manufacturer item code: 62501233x
Frame: Mares CX P2T 10 Carbon Disc | PF30, tapered, RAT, internal cables, ISCG-05, cable routing box
Headset: FSA Orbit C33
Fork: Mares CX P2T 10 Carbon T4 Disc
Stem: Concept CPX
Bar: Concept EX
Saddle: fi´zi:k Antares R5
Seatpost: Concept CPX Plus Carbon | 27.2x340 mm
Wheels: DT Swiss R24 Spline Disc | Centerlock, Thru Axle, 15-622
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra RS685 | hydraulic disc brake, 160/160 mm
Crankset: Shimano Ultegra
Sprocket Nuance: 50/34
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
Shifter: Shimano Ultegra
Sprocket: Shimano 105 | 11-speed
Sprocket Ratio: 11-28
Tires: Schwalbe X-ONE Tubeless Performance | 700x33c
Pedals: not included in delivery