FO­CUS PLANET 2 £999

Urban Cyclist - - Directory -

Fo­cus have thrown ev­ery­thing at this bike to equip it for life in the city: clean belt drive, rangey hub gears, pow­er­ful hy­draulic disc brakes, fat slick tyres – the Planet is kit­ted out like Iron­man. It’s about as heavy as the wise-crack­ing ar­moured hero, too, yet also as im­prob­a­bly light on its feet. The “com­mute-spe­cific” ge­om­e­try is slack but the steer­ing is ac­cu­rate and fun. The con­tact points are plush and the tyres grippy. Frame Triple-butted alu­minium / Fork Alu­minium / Wheels Con­cept EX 32h rims, Con­cept SL front hub, Shi­mano Alfine rear / Trans­mis­sion Tru­a­tiv Firex crankset with Car­bon Gates belt drive, Shi­mano Alfine 8-speed hub / Brakes Tek­tro Draco2 hy­draulic discs www.fo­cus-bikes.com

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