First Award for the new Focus Spine! The Design & Innovation Award honors the best Mountainbikes for 2016. All experts sang the same hymnal:
"We all know that 120 mm travel full-suspension bikes are for easy trails, right?Well, nobody told Focus, as their new Spine trail bike is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Taking lessons from its big brother, the Focus SAM, the new Spine offers nimble and playful handling that opens up home trails and makes you want to ride full gas everywhere. The Jekyll and Hyde qualities of the Spine win an award for versatility: it’s light enough to race marathons and XC, but also a weapon on rugged Alpinetrails, a real quiver killer. We would recommend the cheaper Focus Spine C Factorymodel, as its 120 mm Rockshox Pike fork allows you to fully exploit the potent rear suspension and open up the Spine’s capabilities. The Spine refuses to be defined bycategory and is one of the best short-travel trail bikes money can buy."