Focus FSL 4.0 XT: The FOCUS FSL 4.0 is the entry-level model of the new Marathon FS series. Shimano's XT ensures superbly comfortable shifting whilst the combination of components from other top manufacturers makes this...
Strengths: Incredible stiff design that still sucks up the bumps the fastest dual sus bike I have ridden. Great for xc racing and handles like a fast hard tail, I have up graded some components eg wheels mavic cross max, sram xo and xx cranks. End up a fsl 1.0 as it has the same carbon frame quick is light for a dually. Price of bike a positive. German made frame is great looking and well finished.
Weaknesses: Not many at this stage, does ride quite different to other dual suss bikes, responsive maybe not as enjoyable in technical stuff as my old trek or Intense FRO. Do hit my knees on pivot sometimes but am getting used to the unique design.
Had the bike for 2 months done 2 xc and a 90km race on it. Update review later.