Focus launch new carbon fibre Raven 29er

Plus off-road electric bike

New from Focus for 2012 is the Raven 29er. This big-wheeled cross-country machine features a full-carbon frame with plenty of details inspired by the German company's latest road bike offerings.

The all-carbon angled dropouts flow into flattened seatstays and deep carbon chainstays, as on the new Ergoride, and there's internal cable routing throughout. The carbon 29ers range from the €1,999 XT 3.0 to the flagship 1.0 which gets full Shimano XTR and a Fox Evo 29er fork.

Warren Rossiter

Senior Technical Editor
Approaching two decades of testing bikes, Warren can be found on a daily basis riding and exploring the road and off roads of Wiltshire's Salisbury Plain in the UK. That's when he's not travelling the world to test the latest kit, components and bikes.
  • Discipline: Road
  • Preferred Terrain: Big, fast descents and rough surfaces like cobbles or strada bianca
  • Current Bikes: Decade Tripster ATR, Dedacciai Temarario, Cannondale Synapse, BMC Granfondo Disc Di2, Genesis Day One CX, Parlee Z Zero Custom, Storck Scenario Comp Custom, DMR Trailstar, Bianchi Pista, Cube SUV 29er e-bike
  • Dream Bike: Bianchi Oltre Disc, Bianchi Specialissima, Cannondale Slate, Buffalo Bike
  • Beer of Choice: Brew Dog Punk IPA
  • Location: Wiltshire, UK

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