Focus joins the gravel trend with new 'Atlas' model

A bike for the North African mountains (though we're sure you could take it for a spin on your local trails, too)

Focus has unveiled its first dedicated gravel bike, opting for the strapline "this bike is made to lose", in a sentiment that takes mock aim at controversy, but of course really embodies the "adventure" ideal that has been quite so attractive to cyclists over the last year.

Focus' Atlas takes its name from the North African mountains it was designed to do combat with, thought of course it'll carry you over your local trails and roads, too. The brand says it's "ready for speed, but not for world records, really made for long distances."

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.