Focus Raven 8.8 Review

Focus Raven 8.8 Review

Focus Raven 8.8 Review

Price: 3099 €
category: Racebike
Frame Material: Carbon
Weight: 10,2 kg
Wheel Size: 29"
Travel Front: 100 mm
Model Year: 2023 (carry over model from 2022)
  • striking design
  • superb frame
  • 6 years warranty
  • light: 10,2 kg
  • competitors ride better in the downhills
fun to ride in
easy terrain extreme terrain
seating position
upright efficient
handling
playful easy calm
framesize runs
small big

Overall Bike Check

The most importanten ratings of the Raven 8.8 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (Racehardtail up to 4500 €) .

Value for Money Check

If you are keen on value for money, this is your chart. It shows you at a glance how many bike you get for 3099 €.

Geometry

Je steiler der Winkel des Sitzrohrs ist, desto effizienter können Sie in die Pedale treten.

SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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-
S
M
L
XL
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Wheelsize
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-
29
29
29
29
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Stack
-
-
620
623
644
663
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Reach
-
-
420
435
450
465
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Top Tube Length
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-
592
608
629
649
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Seat Tube Length
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-
420
460
500
540
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Seat Tube Angle
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-
74,5
74,5
74,5
74,5
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Head Tube Length
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-
104
107
130
150
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Head Tube Angle
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-
69,8
69,8
69,8
69,8
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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-
68
68
68
68
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Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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-
306
306
306
306
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Chainstay Length
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-
435
435
435
435
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Wheelbase
-
-
1100
1116
1139
1160
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Standover Height
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Specification
  • Frame RAVEN, carbon, PF30 BB, 142mm dropouts, internal cable routing, PM 160 rear brake
  • Frame Material Carbon
  • Fork Rock Shox SID SL Select 29 Boost, Charger RL, DebonAir, 110x15 mm, 44 mm rake, 100 mm travel
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Gearrange 520%
  • Drivetrain 1x12
  • Gear Lever SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Crank SRAM GX EAGLE
  • Cassette SRAM XG-1275, 12-speed
  • Chain SRAM GX Eagle
  • Brake Set SRAM Level TLM
  • Brake Rotors 160/160
  • Wheel Set DT Swiss X1900, 622-25, 15x110 MM / 12x148 MM
  • Tires Front Maxxis Rekon Race, 2.25, 2C
  • Tires Rear Maxxis Rekon Race, 2.25, 2C
  • Saddle Prologo Akero
  • Seat Post BBB FlyPost SP-135, 27,2mm, set-back: 0mm, carbon
  • Stem Aluminium, 31,8 mm
  • Handle Bar 760 mm, flatbar, backsweep: 9°, 31,8 mm
  • Handle Bar Width 760
  • Head Set Acros AIX-322, tapered, IS 42/286-IS52/40

Expirience with the Focus Raven 8.8

Focus Raven 8.8 Review The Raven 8.8 is a very classic race hardtail, with a distinctive design. At 142 mm, the installation dimension of the rear wheel is no longer up to date. With 10,2 kg weight for the complete bike, the Focus Raven 8.8 joins the lighter bikes that you can buy for under under 4500 Euro. Most bikes in its class are heavier. You have no idea if you prefer high speed stability or playful handling? Then you can´t go wrong with the Focus Racebike. It´s handling is pleasantly balanced. When sitting in the saddle, the posture is neither overly sporty, nor uber-comfortable. This should make the Focus Hardtail suite the taste of most bikers. If you love crisp downhill runs, there are other Racebike around under 4500 Euro that would suit you better. And finally, we need to emphasize, that Focus installed better wheels at a price of 3099 Euro than the competition. With 6 years warranty, you can not go wrong. Pay attention when selecting your size: the Focus Racebike sizing runs big.

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