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Internal dropper post routing? Why not!
With frames and builds like these, Focus should be on bike shoppers’ radar. Alongside some incredibly-well-spec’d road and ‘cross bikes, the German brand showed some very cool 29er hardtails at Interbike this year. Though it was the carbon-framed Raven 29r that initially caught my eye, it’s the sub-$1,000 Black Forest that is ultimately most impressive. Hit the jump for the dirty details.
Hydraulic disc brakes, a remote-lockout fork, and Shimano drivetrain (including cranks) makes the sub-$1K Black Forest a truly impressive package.
Full carbon dropouts and the coolest cable housing ever on the Raven 29r.
A relatively slack head tube and low BB should make the Raven 29er rail. The frame even includes routing for a dropper post, extending its comfort zone.