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These days, it can be said that racing bicycles has become the new golf. We’ve all seen a “Race” bike where every square inch is made up of feather-weight carbon fiber (including the bottle cages), everything on the bike has been aerodynamically designed to reduce the wind drag coefficient, and the drivetrain is… well, robotic. We’ve also looked through the window and seen the price tag on these engineering marvels we call road bikes. For the privateer racer and/or cycling enthusiast, dropping $5,000+ for something that doesn’t pedal itself can be unrealistic and downright blasphemous, and unless you’re a sponsored pro, you seek a steed to do it all. Do yourself a favor and take a gander at the Focus Cayo Evo 3.0.
Perhaps, you train and race regularly, but also enjoy the occasional conversational coffee shop ride or century for a good cause, the Focus Cayo Evo 3.0 is a rock-solid, performance-driven machine that delivers a high-end end build that can win a road race or two, or three, and then get you comfortably through a Gran Fondo. However, when it’s all said and done, the Cayo Evo is a full-blown race horse which offers an aggressive, chiseled frame that can sprint, corner, climb, and descend with bikes that are double the cost. On top of the race-ready geometry, the Cayo Evo frame is packed full of top-end design features such as: a liquid-shaped designed top tube, lateral reinforced comfort seat stays, a tapered head tube, integrated cable adjusters, internal cable routing, full carbon dropouts, and a PF30 bottom bracket.
Built up with SRAM’s race winning Force group, the Cayo Evo 3.0’s drivetrain performance would be right at home amongst the pro peloton. Force is the workhorse of SRAM’s road component lineup, offering the vast majority of the performance as the top-tier SRAM Red group at a fraction of the cost. The Cayo Evo 3.0’s SRAM Force build includes brakes, shifters, front and rear derailleurs, crankset, and cassette. The Force crankset features beautiful 6k carbon woven arms and an integrated carbon spider design with aluminum chainrings, keeping things both light and stiff for race-crushing power transfer. The Force rear derailleur employs SRAM’s Exact Actuation technology for fast, accurate shifts, and a carbon fiber cage to shed some precious grams. Featuring DoubleTap technology, the Force shifters accomplish up and downshifts in one short, sweet, sweeping motion, requiring minimal effort no matter where you are on the bars, as well as eliminating the unwieldy and awkward engagement associated with two-lever systems.
3T takes control of the front end with an ARX Team stem and an Ergonova Pro handlebar that has a flat top, providing a wider top surface for the hands, offering a relaxed grip when sitting up on a climb. The Fulcrum WH-CPX 1700 wheelset boasts a medium 35mm deep profile for a formidable blend of speed, control, and sturdiness. For the tires, Focus kept things German, rounding out (no pun intended) the Cayo Evo 3.0 with Continental Grand Prix 24mm tires.
If you’re looking for a new ride to tackle weekend crits and turn heads, the Focus Cayo Evo 3.0 is an obvious choice. Carbon frame and fork, SRAM Force drivetrain, 3T components, 16 pounds out of the box; the Cayo Evo 3.0 holds its own.
|Frame||Cayo Evo Carbon|
|Fork||Cayo Evo T4 Carbon|
|Wheelset||Fulcrum WH-CPX 1700, 35mm profile depth|
|Tires||Continental Grand Prix, 700c x 4|
|Shifters||SRAM Force 10 speed, carbon brake levers, magnesium shift lever|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM Force, high clamp, bottom pull|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Force, Exact Actuation, 10 speed|
|Crankset||SRAM Force Powerglide, standard 53/39T, carbon arms & integrated spider, anodized AL-7075-T6 chainrings|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM Force PF 30|
|Cassette||SRAM Force PG-1070, 10 speed, 12-27T|
|Chain||SRAM PC-1051, 10 speed|
|Handlebar||3T Ergonova Pro|
|Stem||3T ARX Team|
|Saddle||Prologo Nago Evo|
|Seatpost||Concept PX, Carbon|
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
|Top Tube Length (mm)||520||535||543||565||580|
|Seat Tube Length (mm)||480||510||540||570||600|
|Standover Height (in)||27 3/4||27 3/4||29 3/4||30 3/4||---|
|Head Tube Length (mm)||105||110||135||170||200|
|Head Tube Angle||71.25°||71.25°||72.50°||73.50°||73.50°|
|Seat Tube Angle||74.80°||74.30°||74.00°||73.50°||73.50°|
|Chainstay Length (mm)||405||405||405||409||409|
|Stem Length (mm)||90||100f||110||120||120|
|Handlebar Width (cm)||40||42||42||44||44|
|Crankarm Length (mm)||170||170||172.5||172.5||175|
In 2013, the Jelly Belly pb Kenda Cycling Team rode the Focus Cayo Evo throughout the race season.