Putting the FOCUS FSL 5.0 to the test
The FOCUS FSL 5.0. has been dubbed a “Dream Machine” in its test report title in the third issue of Fietssport Magazine, a publication for members of the Tour Fiets Union in Holland. Although the 26" bike is seldom seen in Holland – the 29" models are experiencing a boom in Holland – the bike impressed the testers.
The review describes it as a genuine cross country mountain bike, and highlights its agility and sophisticated rear wheel suspension with perfect power transmission and traction. And, according to Fietssport Magazine, FOCUS hasn’t made any compromises when it comes to the componentry either. Well, with one exception... the in-house concept components that ensure this MTB dream remains affordable.
The bike scores points for the frame design and surface finish, whilst internally routed cables ensure a neat appearance.