The downhill trail killer!
The decision of the largest German specialist magazines Bike and Mountainbike is unanimous and both award the FOCUS Spine C Pro a "Very Good" rating. Mountainbike praised the Spine's agility: "The lightweight Spine has an airy appearance and the sporty, moderately stretched riding position more closely resembles a full-suspension racer than an All Mountain bike. Makes sense that you can't wait to get pedalling."
Mountainbike was particularly impressed by the uphill performance: "Traction and riding position are ideal for climbing the most challenging of steep ascents."
Bike magazine was also blown away. According to the specialist magazine, on the trail the Spine cuts a "fine figure with a geometry that enables the rider to keep a central position on the bike when riding downhill."
BIKE's verdict: The downhill trail killer! The successful frame design fits into the trail bike concept.
You can read the full test reports in the January 2016 issue of Bike and the January 2016 issue of Mountainbike.