Right at the top of their aluminium cyclocross range, the Focus Mares AX Apex Disc Cyclocross Bike 2016 uses all of Focus’ excellent, and World Cup winning, experience and combines it with highly durable aluminium.
The geometry has been cleverly thought through to make this bike equally happy on the race circuit as it is touring or on the road, gravel or country lanes. This is your do it all commute, race and touring bike.
This aluminium frame has had a lightweight and stiff Mares CX P2T 10 Carbon T4 fork added. This results in a ride offering direct steering, comfort and pin sharp handling. Mud is this frame’s friend, as generous tyre clearance has been added to the fork as well as widely spaced, chunky seat stays.
Several features really set this cyclocross bike apart. First is the internal routing of cables and hydraulic lines inside the frame. This provides protection, whether you are commuting or racing cyclocross. and prolongs their life, ensuring flawless shifting every time. Even more noteworthy though is the Rapid Axle Technology (RAT) which gives the excellent strength and lateral stiffness of thru axles with the fastest wheel-change system ever. Time saved changing a wheel in a race or to repair a puncture during your commute is highly valuable.
Focus have provided the high quality finishing kit for the saddle, seatpost, stem and handlebars. This is exceeded though by the excellent SRAM Force 1 components. These give you excellent 10-speed shifting that is fast, precise and highly durable. Furthermore, the SRAM HRD700 Hydraulic Disc Brakes give you the best performance in power and modulation, for assured breaking performance in all weathers and conditions.
The bike is finished off with the AClass CEX CD 4.0 DB wheelset and the striking looking Schwalbe Rocket Ron Focus Edition 622 X 33 tyres. Together they create a highly reliable, fast and exciting set of wheels.
· Focus Race Cross V2 Alloy Triple Butted, Di2 ready
· Mares CX P2T 10 Carbon T4 fork provides plenty of tyre clearance and a great balance of strength, stiffness, ideal for racing
· SRAM HRD700 Hydraulic Disc Brakes give you the best performance in power and modulation for assured breaking performance in all weathers and conditions
· SRAM Force 1 components
· Rapid Axle Technology (RAT) gives the excellent strength and lateral stiffness of thru axles with the fastest wheel-change system ever
· AClass CEX CD 4.0 DB wheelset gives a highly reliable, fast and exciting set of wheels