Spy Shot: 2010 Focus Carbon Fiber Hardtail

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Via Focus Bike’s twitter stream and Above Category bike shop in CA.  Other than the obvious SRAM XX, Conti Race King and DT Swiss wheels, we don’t have any specs or info, just this ogle-licious photo.

UPDATE: A couple of astute readers have filled in some links and info in the comments section, and Focus’ U.S. PR folks have sent us the details and specs, listed after the break…

2010 Focus Raven Hardtail Mountain Bike

  • Uses a number of elements found in the 2010 Izalco road frame that will be ridden by Team Milram
  • Features FOCUS’ exclusive Integrated Cable Tunnel frame design which routes the rear brake and gear cables directly inside the top and down tubes.
  • Because it has been designed as a separate channel that sits in a ridge on the outside of the top and downtubes, the Integrated Cable Tunnel used on Izalco & Raven frames helps to boost the frame’s stiffness and handling while also improving brake and shifting performance.
  • Tapered headtube/steerertube for enhanced stiffness and steering precision
  • BB30 bottom bracket design
  • Elbowed ‘Comfort’ rear stays which have been engineered to increase the vertical compliance of the frame
  • Comfort rear stays have been designed to accommodate a 2.4” wide rear tire
  • Full carbon dropouts for decreased weight
  • Post mount standard disc brake mount
  • Will be available in four models (Raven Extreme, Raven Pro, Raven Expert, Raven)
  • Raven Extreme features RockShox SID World Cup, SRAM XX, DT Swiss XCR 1350 wheelset, Continental Race King Supersonic tires
  • Will be available in four sizes, SM through XL
  • Will be available later this fall to riders in North America

Comments

C BMC - 08/14/09 - 5:00pm

Oh great….my keyboard is not waterproof nor drool proof!. That is one nice looking machine. Hope you guys can get more information about it such as wt/carbon/etc. Also will be nice to see if Focus sticks with carbon on some full suspension designs….

pieter - 08/15/09 - 4:17am

Focus Raven

- fat upright chainstays with high tire clearance
- Oversize BB junction with BB30
- Tapered head tube
- Internal cable routing in downtube with build in reinforcement for the down tube
- carbon drop outs
- PM rear brake mount inside rear triangle
- 900g frame weight
- 6000 Euro under 9kg complete bike

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christos - 09/17/09 - 7:18am

It reminds me the Specialized Stumpjumper HT Carbon, the difference is that the Stumpy is in the market already a year…

Christos

topmounter - 09/17/09 - 4:29pm

Do they give that award after RIDING the bike or is the award based strictly upon looks and spec sheet?

alloycowboy - 09/18/09 - 2:35am

In my opinion it shouldn’t have won, the cable routing along the right chainstay is just brutal. I think much cleaner routing would have been to route it internally along the top tube and then down the right seat stay.

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