For long adventures on country roads
For long adventures on country roads
You’re caught in the grip of road cycling, enamoured with the sense of speed and liberty. The PARALANE takes these sensations to new levels with its ground-breaking versatility. Finishing high in the rankings alongside friends at a Gran Fondo or tracing a spectacular route over never-ridden-before gravel roads: it’s all possible. The PARALANE will awaken your thirst for adventure, instilling a desire to ride where you’ve never ridden before.
The editors of English cycling magazine Cycling Plus got their hands on one of the first PARALANE test bikes during the global press launch. During a 100k ride through the backyard of Berlin on all kinds of road surfaces the PARALANE could proof its versatility and compliance. Read more
You can use the PARALANE to head off on long tours on country roads. This racing bike was designed to be both comfortable and versatile for this type of ride.
With maximal tyre clearance up to 35 mm, every tarmac and gravel road is part of the adventure.
Meticulously well thought-out, mudguards can be mounted quickly and cleverly. And the best thing: they’re included in every PARALANE order.
Designed for long distances, the endurance geometry and comfort-orientated frame will keep you out riding for longer.
The tapered head tube increases the headset stiffness while also reducing the steering weight.
The cables and hydraulic lines are routed inside the frame for protection, creating a neat look and extending the service life of the lines for perfect gear shifting and braking at all times.
The DONNA line focuses on the female rider. We’ve considered the essential differences that exist. Those points of contact with the bike are decisive. That’s why we fitted female-specific bars and saddles, so that you’ll feel great on the bike, whatever you ride. Your preferences. Your colourways. Your bike. This is where you come first.
Our Factory Spec is a specific model within a bike family that a FOCUS employee has equipped to his or her specifications. Our employees are enthusiastic cyclists. They have big plans year in, year out, and spend a lot of time in the saddle. They have fine-tuned their Factory Spec model specifically for such biking adventures – and the end result is such great value for money that they’d happily recommend it to their best mates too. The special design is the jewel in the crown of the Factory Spec model.
R.A.T. stands for Rapid Axle Technology. This is the first thru-axle system to combine the stability and lateral stiffness of a floating axle with extremely fast wheel changes. The patented system is available for all road bike and cyclocross models with disc brakes, as well as on our race MTBs FOCUS O1E and Raven.
Butted aluminium tubes are designed so that the walls are thicker at areas under more stress, with a constant external diameter. FOCUS aluminium tubes are triple-butted. This reduces the weight without impacting on the stability.
Pressfit 30 combines the benefits of the BB30 and Pressfit bottom brackets. Pressfit 30 features a preassembled seal in the cups to further prolong the bearing life.
To ensure that all bike sizes offer the same level of quality, all frame sizes on offer are designed individually. This Stable Stiffness Per Size (SSPS) production method ensures that all sizes provide the perfect ratio of weight to stiffness.
Thanks to ongoing checks and the use of the latest manufacturing methods, we can offer the very best carbon quality with a long service life. For this reason, we can offer a 6-year manufacturer's warranty on all FOCUS carbon frames and forks.
The new FOCUS PARALANE is far more than just a standard endurance racing bike. The goal of FOCUS’ Stuttgart-based development team, comprising engineers, designers, product managers and keen cyclists, was clearly defined at the start of the project – to develop a racing bike with ideal ride characteristics for long distances on a variety of road surfaces and to combine this with innovative technical solutions to create the most exciting bike of its kind.READ THE STORY
From Moscow to Vladivostok. It passes through five climate zones, seven time zones, the Ural Mountains and along four of the longest rivers in the world. And spans 9,287 kilometres and 79,000 metres of altitude over 14 stages. These are the incredible numbers that the Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme has in store for its participants. Martin Temmen and Matthias Fischer have worked together as a two-man team to finish – and win – the longest stage race in the world.READ THE STORY