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Focus Black Forest 4.1 29" Bike 2013

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Focus Black Forest 4.1 29" Bike 2013

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

The Black Forest is a hardtail XC 29er line with a focus on performance. This lightweight bike finds its foundation on sturdy alloy frame construction, yielding high performance results. Meticulously designed and constructed, the Black Forest doesn't skip a beat on the trail and keeps you cranking mile after mile.

Complementing the Black Forest frame is the 4.1 level build kit—a mix of reliable components from Shimano and Tektro. The 3x9 drivetrain is made up of Shimano Acera shifters, Shimano SLX rear derailleur, and a Shimano Acera front derailleur that keeps shifting smooth and efficient as a Shimano FC-M381 crank delivers power with every pedal stroke. Tektro HD-330 hydraulic brakes give the the power to stop on a dime and a Rock Shox XC28 fork provides 100mm of travel to tame those more challenging sections of the trail. A Focus branded Concept cockpit, rounds out the Black Forest 4.1 build, for a ride that is ready to perform, yet cost effective.

Features:

  • Alloy frame construction
  • Shimano drivetrain
  • Rock Shox XC28 100mm fork
  • Tektro HD-330 hydraulic disc brakes
  • Continental Race King tires
  • Focus Concept cockpit

SPECIFICATIONS
Frame Black Forest Alloy Frame
Fork Rock Shox XC 28 100mm w/ TurnKey Lockout
Front Derailleur Shimano Acera
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX
Shifters Shimano Acera 3x9 speed
Crankset Shimano FC-M381 triple w/ bashguard
Cassette Shimano HG20, 9-speed
Wheels Concept SL 29, Alex rims
Tires Continental Race King, 29 x 2.2"
Brakes Tektro HD-330 hydraulic disc brakes
Bars Concept SL, 710mm
Stem Concept EX
Seatpost Concept EX
Saddle Concept
Grips Concept
Weight 30 lbs 7oz (Medium)

GEOMETRY
Size Small Medium Large
Top Tube Length 576mm 600mm 622mm
Seat Tube Length 420mm 480mm 540mm
Stack 636mm 636mm 650mm
Reach 382mm 406mm 423mm
Head Tube Length 105mm 105mm 120mm
Head Tube Angle 70° 70° 70°
Seat Tube Angle 73° 73° 73°
Wheelbase 1098mm 1113mm 1136mm
Chainstay Length 447mm 447mm 447mm
BB Drop 69mm 69mm 69mm
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Focus Black Forest 4.1 29" Bike 2013
 
3.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          • No (8)

        Reviewed by 9 customers

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        5.0

        Excellent bike for the price

        By Esteban14

        from Bogota, Colombia.

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Decent components
        • Design
        • Durable
        • Good components
        • Handles well
        • Smooth ride

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Casual Trails
        • Mountain biking

        Comments about Focus Black Forest 4.1 29" Bike 2013:

        I bought the bike after long time without one, the price/components relation is outstanding. The handling is excellent for a 29er and it feels durable, although its a bit heavy. The suspension is good while the frame is excellent and the design is really cool.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not bad for the money

        By donron

        from california

        Pros

          Cons

          • Horrible Brakes

          Best Uses

          • Mountaing Bike

          Comments about Focus Black Forest 4.1 29" Bike 2013:

          I bought this bike but i couldnt stand the brakes.so I return it .

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          2.0

          Commuter Bike Only

          By Bill

          from Israel

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Focus Black Forest 4.1 29" Bike 2013:

          To start, hats off to Jenson USA. They are one of the few bike companies that will deliver to Military APO and DPO addresses and their customer service is outstanding. We are currently working in Israel which has some very exciting MTB trails. My buddy bought this bike a month ago. Within a week, just riding down a simple set of steps the front wheel basically collapsed. Jenson replaced the wheel with a high end wheel that retails for just under the cost of the bike. We went for a ride today, eight miles into the trip, the left pedal threads completely stripped out from the crank...crank threads were worn smooth. If you are buying this bike for Sunday rides on flat bike paths, go for it. This IS NOT a bike made for the trails.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Disappointed

          By Daniel

          from St Louis, MO

          Verified Buyer

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            Cons

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                Comments about Focus Black Forest 4.1 29" Bike 2013:

                First I would like to say that the bike is beautiful and rides nice, but there was a problem with the fork, it wouldn't lockout. I called customer service and they asked me to take the bike to a shop to have it fixed. The shop couldn't fix it so they were going to replace it for a manual crown lockout, which I didn't want. I called customer service again and they asked me to ship the fork to them and they would send me a replacement. It's been four weeks since I purchased the bike and I haven't been able to ride it. Hopefully they will understand all the trouble that I've been going through and maybe add something extra to compensate for having to wait this long to enjoy my new bike.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Amazing

                By One leg Toad

                from Affton, MO

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Best Mtb For The Money

                Cons

                • Bigger Size Than Marked
                • Ex Med More Like A Large

                Best Uses

                • Trail xc

                Comments about Focus Black Forest 4.1 29" Bike 2013:

                There is not a better bike at this low of a price! Some of components arent the best but functions satisfactory. Excellent bike to start gradual upgrades on. For example, it is great to start out stock and as you progress, upgrade bike. First upgrade, BETTER FRONT SHOCK then maybe brakes. Fun and tough bike! No regrets!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Sharp Bike

                By One Leg Todd

                from St Louis, MO

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • A lot for the
                • Good Bike To Upgrade
                • Great for the cost
                • Great handling

                Cons

                • Mde In Taiwan Sticker

                Best Uses

                • Dirt trails

                Comments about Focus Black Forest 4.1 29" Bike 2013:

                Loving the bike so far and the price drop the day I received it. Jenson honored the price drop and credited my card that day. Super cool of them. Not a big deal but there wasn't seat post grease even though it was checked. Just added my own. i hope the other things on checklist were really checked. DID HAVE A MADE IN TAIWAN STICKER ON TUBE thought it was made in Germany? Really love the bike though!!! I'm 5'8" and the small still seems big but I think its just me used to 26" bike. Although while standing over bike there is no room in crotch over top tube.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                absolutely worth it!

                By Palase

                from Puebla, Mexico

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • 29er
                • Lockout Fork
                • Ride
                • value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • MTB

                  Comments about Focus Black Forest 4.1 29" Bike 2013:

                  I bought this bike after a LONG time without one. I was amazed by how good the handling and the suspension feel. Althought I´d like a 10 speed drivetrain this is excelent!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great bike

                  By Tim

                  from MN

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Good components
                  • Handles Well For A 29er

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Focus Black Forest 4.1 29" Bike 2013:

                    The frame is quite heavy but it rides well regardless. Sizing seems to run on the large side. Overall a great hardtail for the price.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great value

                    By Humbug

                    from St. Thomas, VI

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Quality
                    • Ride
                    • value

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Semi Trail Use

                    Comments about Focus Black Forest 4.1 29" Bike 2013:

                    Product is exactly what i hoped, good quality for a low price. Not looking to win races, just have a good ride that does't need maintenance.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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