FOCUS Bikes Black Forest 29 1.0 29er Hardtail

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $1049.99

Product Description

Focus Black Forest 29 1.0 Shimano XT 2012: The Black Forest is a go-to bike for unadulterated cycling fun at an affordable price. Offered in 26? and 29R platforms, the Black Forest?s hydroformed aluminum frame ensures speed and agility, even on the toughest runs...

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Grant a Weekend Warrior from Santa Cruz.

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2011

Strengths:    Quality of build at price point of $1000 if incredible.

Weaknesses:    At this price it's hard to find fault with this bike.

Bottom Line:   
Tremendous value for $1100! Very well made frame, powder coated for durability. 29s are fine!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1104.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Sacrian a Cross Country Rider from Oulu, Finland

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2011

Strengths:    (Here named RedSkin 1.0, I believe it's Black Forest 29er in US), agility, speed over roots and rocks,great for upgrades, DT Swiss hubs and rims work fantastically

Weaknesses:    Fork: should be lighter at this price range (1799 euros), perhaps Reba29, white break calipers look odd to aesthestically inclined (why not black or charcoal?), bent two rear derailleur hangers in two weeks

Bottom Line:   
Great 29er, was thinking about a 26" full sus, but this works wonders over roots and rocks, rides over roots and rocks rather well, makes my lines more straightforward and gives me plenty of confidence to attack obstacles at higher speed tahn I did with a 26. However, as a flagshio model, should come with a higher end for (albeit no problems with the RS Recon so far), easy to shed some weight by upgrades

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Cube Acid (not a 29er but similar European geometry)

Bike Setup:   Factory setup, rider specicific adjustments

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