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Focus Spine C

  • Model2017 Spine C SL
  • Star Rating (5)
  • RRP $8999
  • Model2017 Spine C Pro
  • Star Rating (4)
  • RRP $5999

If mountain biking for you is about covering as much distance as possible, while having as much fun as possible, then a short-travel trail bike like the Focus Spine is ideal. Combining the lightweight and efficiency of a race bike, with a slightly more upright riding position and a little extra suspension travel, the Focus Spine offers plenty of comfort and confidence in a speedy package that will fly up the climbs, before ripping back down them. In relation to the rest of the Focus full suspension line up, the Spine sits between the 100mm travel O1E race bike, and the 140mm travel JAM trail bike. With 120mm of travel at both ends, a dropper seat post, wide-range gearing, and a modern cockpit setup, the Spine is built for tackling technical cross country trails, while dabbling in some racing from time to time.

The Spine is available in both alloy and carbon frame options, with the higher end models using the lighter carbon fibre frameset. Frame material aside, both options use the same single pivot suspension design, and the same geometry setup. Focus has aimed to maximise the Spine’s agility in tight singletrack, with a short chain stay length and a steep seat tube angle keeping the rider weight forward over the bars. Smaller 27.5in diameter wheels allow the Spine to change direction quickly when required, and the efficient suspension design minimises lag when you stamp on the pedals. When things get rough and technical though, the slack head tube angle helps to maintain steering stability at speed, while the 120mm travel suspension fork is ready to take on the hits as they come. Other shared features on the Spine range includes a tapered head tube, 142x12mm thru-axle dropouts and sleek internal cable routing.

The Spine range kicks off with the Spine Elite, which packs in air-adjustable suspension, Shimano SLX 2x11 shifting, and a dropper post to offer great value for money. At the top-end is the Spine C SL that rocks a SRAM 1x12 drivetrain and lightweight DT Swiss wheels.




Reviews from bike beagles

At a glance

  • Riding typeTrail

  • Drive trainSRAM XX1

  • Gear ratios1x12 Mountain

  • Frame buildCarbon Mid
    Light weight and high tech on a budget

At a glance

  • Riding typeTrail

  • Drive trainXT

  • Gear ratios2x11 Mountain

  • Frame buildCarbon Mid
    Light weight and high tech on a budget


SPECIFICATIONS


  • Frame SPINE C, carbon front triangle, carbon seat stay, 6066 chain stay, PF30 BB, 142 mm dropouts, internal cable routing, PM 160 rear brake
  • Fork RockShox Revelation RCT3, 15 x 100 mm QR

  • Wheels DT-Swiss XM1501, 584-25, 142x 12 / 100x 15
  • Tyres Continental Mountain King 2, 60-584

  • Shifters SRAM X01 Eagle
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM X01 Eagle
  • Front Derailleur SRAM X01 Eagle
  • Crank SRAM X01 Eagle, 32
  • Cassette SRAM XG-1295, 10-50

  • Saddle fi´zi:k Tundra M3
  • Seatpost RockShox Reverb MMX, 31.6x 340 mm,RockShox Reverb MMX, 31.6x 390 mm, 125 mm adjust, remote
  • Stem Concept
  • Brakeset SRAM Guide Ultimate
  • Frame SPINE C / AL, carbon front triangle, 6066 rear triangle, PF30 BB, 142 mm dropouts, internal cable routing, PM 160 rear brake
  • Fork FOX 32 Float Performance, 15 x 100 mm QR

  • Wheels DT Swiss M1900, 584-23, 142x 12 / 100x 15
  • Tyres Continental Mountain King 2, 60-584

  • Shifters Shimano Deore XT
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
  • Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
  • Crank Shimano Deore XT, 38/26
  • Cassette Shimano Deore XT, 11-40

  • Saddle Concept MTB
  • Seatpost Concept Drop, 31.6x 412 mm, 120 mm adjust, remote
  • Stem Concept
  • Brakeset Shimano Deore XT, hydraulic disc brake

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