Focus bikes: latest reviews, news and buying advice

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Looking for your next new bike from Focus? This is where you’ll find all the latest news and reviews from the brand.

German brand Focus is known for its wide range of quality bikes that covers almost all cycling disciplines.

Focus was founded by three-time cyclocross World Champion Mike Kluge in 1991, and originally specialised in mountain bikes. It later expanded its range to include touring bikes, and finally moved into the road market in 2003.

Recently, Focus has invested heavily in the e-bike market, with offerings for the road, all-mountain riding and commuting alike.

Focus’ bikes have also featured more than once in the Cycling Plus magazine Bike of the Year awards (co-presented by BikeRadar), with the Focus Izalco Max Disc road bike winning ‘Disc Brake Bike of the Year’ in 2016, and the Focus Izalco Pro 3.0 winning overall ‘Bike of the Year’ in 2012.

Focus 2018 bike range

The Focus range covers road bikes, mountain bikes, e-bikes, cyclocross bikes, hybrid bikes, touring bikes and kids’ bikes.

Focus 2018 road bikes

For road cyclists, there are three main options: the top-end Izalco Max, the more affordable Izalco Race and the endurance-focused Paralane.

For its e-road offerings, there’s the Paralane², and for the mud-lovers there’s the Mares, Focus’ cyclocross bike.

Focus Paralane Carbon 105
Focus Paralane Carbon 105

Focus 2018 mountain bikes

For mountain bikers, there are both hardtail and full-suspension frames to choose from.

On the full-sus side, there’s the enduro-focused Sam, the XC 01E, and the all-mountain Jam.

Both the Jam and Sam come with e-bike versions: the Jam² and Sam².

For hardtails, Focus has two frames on offer, the XC Raven and the Whistler, its sport model.

Focus also has a range of e-MTB hardtails available: the everyday Whistler², the touring Jarifa², the trail Jam² HT and the race-focused Raven².

Focus Jam2 29 Ltd
Focus Jam2 29 Ltd

More Focus bikes for 2018

For commuters and general purpose cyclists, Focus offers a hybrid range that includes the disc brake-equipped Arriba, a city bike called the Planet with a belt drivetrain and the more sport-driven Crater Lake.

Where can you buy Focus bikes?

Focus Bikes are available in the UK, USA and Australia via registered dealers. Check the Focus Bikes website for your closest option.

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