Focus Mares CX Disc Ultegra review

The Focus Mares CX Disc Ultegra cyclocross bike is the brand's next to top of range crosser. We've put it through its paces in early season races and longer off road rides

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

A quality cyclocross frame and components, although not as compliant over the rough stuff as some of its competitors

Reasons to buy
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    Confident handling

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    RAT thru-axles give quick wheel changes

Reasons to avoid
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    A bit stiff off road

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    Not tubeless ready tyres

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Focus has a real cyclocross pedigree, having been founded back in 1992 by three times world cyclocross champion Mike Kluge. Its Mares is a bike with a full carbon frame with internal cable routing. It’s got a flattened top tube which is comfortable for extended shouldering and a tapered head tube.

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