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Focus Raven 5.0 29" Bike 2013

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Focus Raven 5.0 29" Bike 2013

As one of Germany's top bicycle brands, Focus has built a strong reputation for designing high performance bicycles for many areas of cycling. Whether it is Road, Cyclocross, Cross Country, or All Mountain, Focus is a leader in innovation and design. Focus focuses on creating and developing outstanding bicycles with an incredible price-to-performance ratio.

The Raven line is a hardtail Cross Country line with an aim at performance. This lightweight line takes advantage of carbon fiber frames to yield high performance. These carbon fiber frames are designed and crafted to exact specifications to ensure quality throughout. The frames also take advantage of the BB30 over sized bottom bracket. In doing so the Raven line is able to increase stiffness and strength in that key area. Furthermore carbon fiber drop outs reduce weight while increasing the load bearing capacity. Carbon fiber drop outs also create a solid and stiff place for the rear wheel to live. The Raven carbon fiber frame is super light and strong.

Focus has set the Raven out on the right path with this high performance frame it only seems fitting that Focus would outfit it Shimano and Rock Shox components. This Race ready group is super light weight and performance driven, just like the Raven frame. Together they produce an awesome ride experience. Having reliability on Race day is a huge issue. Knowing you can count on your bike to do the job you need is critical. Shimano SLX 10 Speed shifters set the pace of smooth and reliable shifting while the Shimano SLX front and rear derailleurs add to the performance and reliability. The light weight and stiff FSA Comet Focus cranks are power houses when it comes to performance and design. The entire Shimano SLX group was designed to provide you with the best experience possible. The Raven and this Shimano SLX group complement each other in ways you can only understand by hoping on and riding for yourself.

The Raven line may be a hardtail line but suspension is still a must. Keeping up with the quality standards that the Raven has set, Focus set their aim on a suspension fork that would complement the rest of the build. A Rock Shox Reba RL was chosen. Rock Shox is an industry leader in shocks and suspension. Continuously setting new standards and introducing new technologies, Rock Shox was an instant choice for the Raven 5.0.

Feature rich and race ready are just a few words I can use to describe the Raven. If you’re looking for high performance and excellent quality then you have come to the right place. Focus has teamed up with industry leaders to bring you race ready and race proven performance.

2013 Focus Raven 5.0 29" Bike Features

  • Tapered Head Tube
  • Integrated Cable Routing
  • Integrated Top Tube Shock Mount Design
  • Lateral Reinforced Comfort Seatstays
  • Sloped Top Tube
  • Chainstay Postmount
  • PF30 Bottom Bracket Shell
  • Anti-Chainsuck Protection
Components
Frame Focus Raven XC Carbon Frame
Fork RockShox Reba RL 100mm
Wheelset Concept SL
Tires Continental Race King, 29" x 2.2"
Brakes Magura MT2 hydraulic disc brakes, 180/160mm rotors
Shifters Shimano SLX, 3x10
Front Derailleur Shimano SLX
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX Plus
Crankset FSA Comet, 42/32/24T
Cassette Shimano SLX, 11-36T 10spd
Handlebar Concept SL, 710mm
Stem Concept EX
Saddle Concept
Seatpost Concept EX, 31.6mm

Note: Components are subject to change without notice.


Geometry
Size Small Medium Large
Top Tube Length 575mm 600mm 622mm
Seat Tube Length 420mm 480mm 540mm
Head Tube Length 108mm 111mm 122.4mm
Head Tube Angle 69.5° 70° 70°
Seat Tube Angle 74.3° 74.1° 74.1°
Chainstay Length 447mm 447mm 447mm
BB Drop 69mm 69mm 69mm
Wheelbase 1093mm 1110mm 1133mm
Stack 624mm 626mm 640mm
Reach 396mm 423mm 437mm
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Focus Raven 5.0 29" Bike 2013
 
3.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain biking (3)
        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed oriented (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

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      4.0

      Good Bike

      By Mike

      from London, Ontario

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Mountain Biking
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Focus Raven 5.0 29" Bike 2013:

        I love when people rate this bike with 1 or 2 stars, but don't write down cons, or why they don't like it. One reviwer did say poor assembly, what does that have to do with the bike quality ???

        First thing when it comes to these bikes you have to check them before every ride, and tune it to your riding style, this means if you are going to do crazy riding you should learn how to be your own mechanic, understand parts, and how they work.

        I bought this bike and love it, crashed few times ok more like 10, and I don't have one scratch on the frame yet, handle bars got little scratched, same thing with brake handles, but everything else is mint, derailler etc.

        If this bike comes with cheap plastic pedals, buy flat pedals like shimano flat saint pedals, they are really good. Cheap plastic pedals will crack when you jump the bike.

        Another thing, get protective gear pro or amateur, because everyone crashes. Yes it costs money but don't cheap out, get shin pads, elbow pads, full face helmet etc...

        Better to damage protective gear than get hurt yourself...

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Love it!

        By Max

        from Corona

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Nimble
        • Quick

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Focus Raven 5.0 29" Bike 2013:

          I really love this bike! It is a great value for a carbon fiber hardtail. It weights fairly light, but personally I would save up some money for some upgrades. It rolls uphill with ease and very nimble going downhill. I love it!!

          • Cycling Style:
          • Speed Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Good bike - Poor assembly

          By Jake

          from Houston

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good value

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Focus Raven 5.0 29" Bike 2013:

          Good bike

          • Cycling Style:
          • Speed Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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