The Focus Paralane is a new endurance racing bike from Focus featuring disc brakes, endurance geometry, wide tyres and a choice of carbon or aluminium frame that takes on recent releases from BMC and Canyon in the endurance and gravel bike market.
With the new Paralane, Focus engineers set about creating a racing bike with ride characteristics to take on long distances over a variety of surfaces including Gran Fondo, dirt tracks and rough roads.
Typically, endurance bikes have a taller head tube which creates a more relaxed riding position, the Focus engineers instead lowered the bottom bracket of the Paralane to 75mm (BMC Roadmachine is 71mm) and lengthened the fork. As well as creating a more relaxed position this allows for wider tyres and a lower centre of gravity.
Focus Paralane Specs
The Paralane bikes will be exclusively fitted with hydraulic disc brakes with 140mm and 160mm rotors and the Focus R.A.T. thru-axle system with 12mm axles, and spec’d with a range of SRAM and Shimano groupsets from Tiagra and Apex up to SRAM Red eTap.Error, group does not exist! Check your syntax! (ID: 9)
Seatpost diameter is 25.4mm for more compliance and the rear triangle has vertically flattened seat stays and chain stays to absorb road bumps and uneven surfaces, Focus calls this Comfort Improving Areas (C.I.A.).
Framesets come in either carbon or aluminium in six different sizes with the size 54 carbon frame weighing in at 907 grams. Frames and forks have internal routing and clearance for up to 35mm tyres or 32mm tyres with the supplied mudguards.
In total there are six carbon framed models with varying builds and four aluminium versions as well as a women’s carbon and aluminium model that have womens specific handlebars, saddles and colours.
You can view the complete range and specs at focus-bikes.com and there is a picture of each model in the slider below.