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SAM 1.0 put to the test

World of MTB (12/2013) presents the SAM 1.0 in an individual test

The World of MTB December issue takes a closer look at the new 2014 bikes. This includes the SAM 1.0 – the new FOCUS offering with long suspension travel.

The magazine's test editor confirms that the FOCUS engineers have certainly got a lot right with the new SAM: "Tested on our 700 m long uphill test circuit, riddled with steep climbs, long gravel tracks and a selective long descent, the SAM rides like an Enduro – exactly how it should be, and how the sporty cyclist likes it." Its light 12.98 kg weight also makes a positive impression, "[…] and is likely to place it high up on the list of top ranking bikes in this area at least […]".

Verdict: "Bullseye! With the SAM, Focus has landed a direct hit and Enduro fans now have one more excellent bike to choose from."