"Plus X Award" design prize for R.A.T. FOCUS technology
Cloppenburg, 11.3.2015. The FOCUS cycle brand, which belongs to Derby Cycle, has received a Plus X Award for its innovative R.A.T | Rapid Axle Technology. The international independent jury for the world's greatest innovation prize awarded the R.A.T. technology developed by FOCUS with prizes in the categories of High Quality, Ease of Use and Functionality.
The R.A.T. technology is the quickest thru axle system for wheel changes with disc brakes, and puts even traditional quick-release devices to shame. This was the second time that the technology had been recognised with an award, having also won the Eurobike Award 2014. The R.A.T. technology is currently being used in the FOCUS road bike models Mares CX, Mares AX and Cayo Disc, all of which have disc brakes. The official presentation of the Plus X Award takes place on 18.6.2015 in the old parliament building in Bonn.