SOC13: Focus Adds 650B Raven Mountain Bike, Team Edition Izalco Road Bikes
The new Focus Raven 650B 1.0 borrows frame cues from the 26″ and 29er versions, getting ribbed, flattened seatstays for both comfort and stiffness.
It’ll only be available in one spec for now, using house brand rims and stem/bar/post with Fizik saddle, full Shimano XT group and SLX hubs and Rockshox Revelation 100mm with remote lockout.
Frames come in XS to XL, and the XS gets a slightly dropped top tube for lower stand over height. Retail is $3,950 and they’re shipping now.
Coming in June is a AG2R edition Izalco SL, using team edition Campy EPS / FSA spec for $9,500. The only difference from team spec is the pros are riding the new Fizik cockpit parts, but those aren’t shipping yet. They’ll also have a standard (non-SL) Izalco Team edition with Chorus for $3,800 complete.