Your legs are burning and lungs screaming in the cold air. For those filthy and muddy days, FOCUS has the perfect companion. So light that it’s carried with ease. So fast that it’s the choice of pros. So robust it won’t let you down. The MARES is packed with 25 years of cyclocross tradition. You’re prepared.
Years of feedback from pro riders have led the MARES to become what it is today: the reference for cyclocross bikes, the industry standard for cyclecross performance. The line between victory and defeat is often minimal. Our CX chainguide ensures your chain stays on and your race can be won. Easier, faster. Thanks to our patented R.A.T thru-axle, wheel changes take less than 10 seconds.
Mud, shoulder, finish, podium. That sums up cyclocross with the Mares, the cyclocross bike with FOCUS DNA and World Championship pedigree. With its flat-oval top tube, the bike sits snugly on the rider's shoulder during the running sections. The geometry ensures the necessary agility and maximum ground clearance in technical sections. This is the perfect machine to help Team Rapha, Jeremy Powers and you achieve success on World Cup courses throughout the world.
The robust, lightweight carbon frame presents the state of the art. The carbon layup was carefully calculated to only use as much material as needed in the necessary places of the power flow. The frame comes with custom tube diameters for each frame size to offer an optimal stiffness to weight ratio without sacrificing comfort. The Focus Rapid Thru Axle Technology offers superb stiffness values. The head tube is tapered for high steering head rigidity in delicate race situations. A full-carbon fork is used for confident cornering precision and braking stiffness. The Pressfit30 bottom bracket combined with the large connection area to the frame transmits the rider's power almost losslessly to the drivetrain. A special ISCG-05 CX chain guide effectively prevents the chain from falling off.
This bike is equipped with hydraulic disc brakes from Shimano. Turning away from the rim brake offers a variety of advantages. There is no damage to the rim, in all weather conditions the same braking power is given, rim weight can be saved (lower rotational inertia) and in the case of spoke failure it is possible to keep on riding. In addition to the great braking power and immense amount of space for dirt and mud, they also allow the frame designers to give the rear more flex. The history of the mountain bike already told the path to go.
The Mares frame furthermore features internally routed cables, thru axles, a cable routing box and a clean mount of the brake caliper on the chainstay. The paint job is made in powder coating method and the derailleur hanger is replaceable.
|frame||Mares Disc, carbon|
|seatpost||Concept CPX, 27.2x 340 mm|
|tire||Schwalbe X-ONE, 33-622|
|brakes||SRAM Rival 1|
|groupset||SRAM Rival 1|
|wheelset||Alex Rims CXD-4, 622-19, 142x12 / 100x 12|
*All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.
|FRAME||Mares Disc, carbon|
|Seatpost||Concept CPX, 27.2x 340 mm|
|TIRE||Schwalbe X-ONE, 33-622|
|BRAKES||SRAM Rival 1|
|GROUPSET||SRAM Rival 1|
|Wheelset||Alex Rims CXD-4, 622-19, 142x12 / 100x 12|