There are a lot of ways you could celebrate your 25th anniversary. Traditionally, 25 years is usually celebrated with something made from silver. However, Focus skipped the silver step and went straight for the gold. A gold leaf Focus MARES CX bike that is.
Inspired by Mike Kluge’s 1992 world CX title, as the founder of Focus bikes, Mike was presented with the opportunity to build a MARES exactly how he would prefer. The icing on the proverbial cake would be a custom paint job by ETOE/Martin Grey which would feature real 24k gold leaf.
The carbon frame was hand painted and plenty of gold leaf was applied to ensure that the bike stands out.
As you would expect for the 25th anniversary bike for the founder and former World Champion, the build on this MARES is nothing short of spectacular. A full Shimano Di2 11 speed drivetrain with Dura Ace hydraulic brakes and Trickstuff rotors kicks things off. Of course a golden chain and gold accented Crankbrothers pedals provide some matching accents. The MARES rolls on Tune Schwarzbrenner wheels (and Dugast Rhino tires) with Princess Skyline & Prince hubs along with a Tune Geiles Teil 110mm stem with Tune Cap and an Easton E100 48cm bar. Finishing touches include a Tune Starkes Stuck seat post with custom SQlab carbon 611 saddle with gold rails, and the World Championship stripes in the headset spacers.