The MARES is the perfect partner when the going gets muddy. So light – that it's no problem to shoulder this bike. So fast – that it's a favourite with the professionals. So robust – that it'll get you anywhere faster. MARES incorporates 25 years of cross country tradition.
"The Focus Mares Force 1 is an exceptional cyclocross race bike."Bikeradar, October 2016
Stable Stiffness Per Size (S.S.P.S.)
In order to ensure that all bike sizes offer the same ride characteristics, all available frame heights are individually designed and feature a specially developed carbon lay-up. This Stable Stiffness Per Size (SSPS) production method ensures that all sizes provide the perfect weight-to-stiffness ratio.
Rapid Axle Technology (R.A.T.)
R.A.T. stands for Rapid Axle Technology and is the world's fastest floating axle. This is the first thru-axle system to combine the stability, alignment and lateral stiffness of a floating axle with extremely fast wheel changes. The simplicity and speed of the patented R.A.T. system exceeds that of even conventional quick-release devices.
R.A.T. thru-axles are sold under licence in the UK (UK patent GB2414971B)