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UNBELIEVABLY FAST RACEFULLY
The all-new 29” XC racing fully, the FOCUS O1E, has a name that reveals its intentions: the top step of the podium. Created using FOCUS’s race-proven design language, the carbon frame employs the state-of-the-art FOCUS OPTIMIZED LINKAGE DESIGN (F.O.L.D) rear suspension. Engineered for race domination, the bike’s rigid frame, efficient rear and modern geometry renders it a worthy weapon for a show of force on the World Cup circuit.
Brutally steep, energy-sapping climbs followed by hard-core technical descents over rock gardens, skullsized stones and mud. Racing in the red, full gas defined. A course that pushes bike and rider to their limits and demanding razor-sharp reflexes. This is what it’s like today; this is the standard scenario on the current XC World Cup circuit, the stimulus for our all-new 29” XC racing fully, the FOCUS O1E. An aggressive machine, its 100 mm front and rear travel gives you everything you need for the wildest race circuits. Florian Vogel, former European Champion and FOCUS XC team rider, has been intricately involved throughout the entire development process.
''F.O.L.D. EMBODIES THE PERFECT BALANCE BETWEEN RIGIDITY AND FORGIVENESS.''
FOCUS OPTIMIZED LINKAGE DESIGN
Demanding riders can draw on unrivalled support from the patented FOCUS OPTIMIZED LINKAGE DESIGN (F.O.L.D. for short). Developed and designed by FOCUS, the O1E employs 100 mm of travel thanks to this suspension design.
This technology permits FOCUS engineers to create an optimal and balanced 29” racing fully with a low, centralised centre of gravity, meaning the bike stays satisfyingly planted in quick corners and rough terrain. The F.O.L.D. design on the FOCUS O1E has been further fine-tuned to meet the demands of cross-country racing and therefore boasts the ultimate pedal and travel efficiency as well as the finest small-bump responsiveness. The dimensions of the rear end and suspension linkages, particularly on the guide link, have been optimized for the perfect rear end stiffness that gives you an extra dose of traction.
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Not scrimping on any details, this race-ready novelty redefines the status quo. You can add a compact front derailleur mount, for example, providing an elegant solution for all XC racers and marathon riders who prefer a classic 2by drivetrain. Eliminating the risks of dirt, trail spray and debris, the gear cables are internally routed, underlining the clean look at the bike. The O1E is also dropper post compatible, tapping into an increasingly sought-after detail within the discipline of cross-country.
The integrated seat and chainstay protector shields the carbon from chain slap and renders the O1E an extremely quiet racing bike. Keyword rear: thanks to the FOCUS R.A.T thru-axle, any urgent wheel changes can be completed at a pace to rival F1. It’s a detail that fuses logically into the frame design, very much like the F.O.L.D. rear suspension design.
''INCREDIBLE EFFICIENT, LIGHT AND STIFF. JUST THE FASTEST XC FULLSUSPENSION BIKE.''
Keeping the performance aspect at the core, there are three FOCUS O1E models: ‘Evo’, ‘Pro’, and ‘Team’. The top-of-the-range Team model soaks up hits with the RE1 carbon forks from RockShox while the 1x12 XX1 Eagle drivetrain from SRAM takes care of shifting. A wide spectrum of riders can exploit the enjoyment of this racing machine thanks to the three wisely-proportioned frame sizes.
Thanks to the joint assets of its modern geometry and the F.O.L.D. rear suspension design, which is comfortable and capable of awesome acceleration in equal measures, the FOCUS O1E is a missile on both ups and downs. Consequently, both everyday amateurs and the pros on the FOCUS XC team will draw the same benefits from the steep 74.5° seat angle, which ensures every watt of exerted energy is optimally transferred while pedalling on steep, technical climbs. The bike’s long 448 mm chainstays, a deliberate choice, guarantee that the front wheel always stays planted even on the steepest gradients in filthy, slippery conditions. The FOCUS O1E also willingly combats rapid changes of direction with ease, as the suspension’s low centre of gravity creates playful handling. Thanks to the freedom created by the bike’s generous reach (size M: 435 mm), this pure-blooded racer is in its element when it comes to technical descents.