FO­CUS ON 2018

Australian Mountain Bike - - Fast Track - fo­

This year, with the de­vel­op­ment of sus­pen­sion sys­tems as a whole, Fo­cus de­cided that a 120mm trail bike had es­sen­tially be­come re­dun­dant with the im­prove­ment of longer travel trail bikes. So they have ditched the Slice from the lineup for 2018 and re­placed it with an up­dated Jam 130mm 29er.

Us­ing the same F.O.L.D sus­pen­sion de­sign as the rest of their dual sus­pen­sion bikes, the Jam 29er comes in right when 29” trail bikes are one of the front run­ners for the Swiss Army Knife role of MTB ma­chines. They’re ag­ile enough for tight trails, light enough for trail rid­ing, and have the sta­bil­ity and travel to keep you on line in burlier trails.

The Jam C Lite is the only car­bon model com­ing into Aus­tralia and comes decked out with a SRAM GX Ea­gle group, Rock­Shox Revelation RC fork and a Fox Float Met­ric rear shock, SRAM Guide RS brakes, KS Lev drop­per and Mavic XA wheels - a true trail-ready bike straight out of the box at $4,999. There are two alu­minium mod­els with Shi­mano XT 2x11 and Shi­mano De­ore 10-speed re­spec­tively – hit up your Fo­cus dealer for full de­tails.

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