Whether you’re heading off on the world’s longest bike race, into snowstorms up in the mountains or into unknown territory on a tour of discovery – the world is waiting and adventure is calling. What counts is the experience. Welcome to the world of FOCUS bikes.
AVOIDING OBSTACLES IN SCOTLAND
Our road bike enthusiast Anja Kallenbach spends every free minute on her Cayo and really gets around. Time and again she finds herself in wonderful places. And now she has discovered a new paradise for road bike cyclists: camping holidays in Scotland. She reveals to us her best tips.
Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme
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. But even these immense figures don’t really illustrate what things are truly like during the race. Like the number games and search for meaning. Martin described what the 13th stage was like for us.
Anja Kallenbach is defying erratic weather conditions this summer and has taken to the road with her CAYO once more. In Switzerland, she rode along the country’s most legendary passes, all in one tour. She’s made a stunning range of impressions – and captured them all for us in pictures.
Jeremy Powers Full Steam Ahead
Our FOCUS PARALANE is a super-fast road bike, but is also capable of so much more. It's got adventure in its DNA. So just how far will this type of adventure road bike take you? We put it to the test and sent US Cyclo-cross champion Jeremy Powers to Iceland to push the PARALANE to its limits. Here is his travel log.
Fist bumping tortour
Tortour. A name that Fabian Scholz and Max Hilger simply could not misinterpret.Tortour. Nonetheless, the cyclocross stage race turned out to surpass their worst expectations. It was a story full of muck, pain and friendship.
Off to the ski world cup
How does an electric mountain bike change your mobility in the mountains? Dirk Belling, an old hand in the world of cycling, asked himself this question and ventured to try it out for himself.