Bicycling Australia subjected our FOCUS CAYO a solid all around test and drew some very interesting conclusions. The CAYO Ultegra is “a bike to perform in both a race context and also provide comfort and performance on longer distance epic adventures.” The magazin highlighted the superb frameset: thoughtful engineering, tasteful design and a light and agile frame that is a rare find at this pricepoint.
“The Cayo frame offered on this bike is the same frame offered on the top Cayo model and in a medium size weighs in at an average of 860g across all sizes—and 840g on this 54cm. That places the Cayo frame as class leader in weight terms. Yet a light frame counts for nought if the ride dynamics are like riding a wet sponge. The Cayo delivers very well in this area, indeed it seems Focus has designed a frameset that despite its miserly weight, performs admirably in a range of areas.
I also took on the Cayo on roads where there was a lot of climbing, and on my training rides. In these areas the Cayo felt right at home. The frame really is quite impressive, combining positive endurance qualities with admirable stiffness and rigidity under heavier loads and accelerations. “
Overall: A very versatile bike that will satisfy those who want to race, train, climb and tour. It can do any and all of those things well. The quality of the frameset is such that componentry upgrades down the track would not be a wasted investment either.