Focus launches Cayo Al Disc

Alloy version adds all-weather practicality

Somewhat overshadowed by the headline-grabbing Izalco Max Disc, German manufacturer Focus has also launched a new line of alloy bikes to replace its longstanding Culebro model.

The Cayo Al Disc shares its geometry with the carbon Cayo Disc, a bike we’ve spent a lot of time on in various configurations and really grown to like. When the Cayo Disc first launched, we lamented the lack of mudguard fittings which, on a bike pitched at the entry to mid-level, would have been very welcome. The Cayo Al Disc gets these on the rear at least, and adds a seatstay bridge to make mounting easier.

Mudguard mounts add versatility...: mudguard mounts add versatility...
Mudguard mounts add versatility...: mudguard mounts add versatility...

Focus has yet to confirm precise specs but is planning three version of the Cayo Al Disc: a 105 build with hydraulic discs, a Tiagra build with mechanical calipers, and a Tiagra-equipped women’s model called the Cayo Al Disc Donna. This last one will feature different finishing kit, and “specific colours”, which may or may not be pink.

Pricing is to be confirmed, but with the current carbon Cayo Disc starting at £1999 / US$3,000 with a full SRAM Rival 22 hydraulic setup, we’re expecting it to be fairly competitive.

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Matthew Allen

Senior Technical Writer, UK
Former bike mechanic, builder of wheels, hub fetishist and lover of shiny things. Likes climbing a lot, but not as good at it as he looks.
  • Discipline: Road, with occasional MTB dalliances
  • Preferred Terrain: Long mountain climbs followed by high-speed descents (that he doesn't get to do nearly often enough), plus scaring himself off-road when he outruns his skill set.
  • Current Bikes: Scott Addict R3 2014, Focus Cayo Disc 2015, Niner RLT 9
  • Dream Bike: Something hideously expensive and custom with external cables and a threaded bottom bracket because screw you bike industry.
  • Beer of Choice: Cider, please. Thistly Cross from Scotland
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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