Focus RAVEN 8.9 Review

Focus RAVEN 8.9 Review

Focus RAVEN 8.9 Review

Price: 3599 €
category: Downcountry
Frame Material: Carbon
Weight: 11,6 kg
Wheel Size: 29"
Travel Front: 120 mm
Model Year: 2023
  • storage compartment in the down tube
  • versatile concept
  • benchmark bike in this price range
  • great groupset for this price range
  • 6 years warranty
  • uphill a bit sluggish
  • 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 8.9 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (Allround-Hardtail up to 6000 €) .

    VALUE for MONEY CHECK

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    Summary

    Expirience with the Focus RAVEN 8.9

    Focus RAVEN 8.9 Review With 120 mm of travel at the front, the 2023 relaunched RAVEN 8.9 clearly departs from its predecessor. It wants to be more of an all-rounder than a racer. The integrated storage compartment in the downtube offers space for a spare tube and a minitool. When it comes down to handling, Focus does not compromise. With its balanced handling style, the Focus RAVEN 8.9 is ready for the majority of singletrails. Compared with what the market offers, the seating position is neither super sporty, nor uber-comfortable. In the saddle of the Focus Hardtail, you´ll enjoy a moderate position. On climbs, other bikes in the under 4500 Euro present a little better performance than the Downcountry-Bike of Focus. Finally, here is another killer argument: in price range on long tours with lots of trails, the Downcountry-Bike of Focus is one of the best models in the on long tours with lots of trails category. Focus gives 6 years warranty on the bike.

    technical Details

    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
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    -
    632
    632
    650
    669
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    Reach
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    415
    440
    460
    485
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    Top Tube Length
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    -
    596
    621
    646
    676
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    Seat Tube Length
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    -
    400
    440
    480
    520
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    Seat Tube Angle
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    -
    74
    74
    74
    74
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    Head Tube Length
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    -
    100
    100
    120
    140
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    Head Tube Angle
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    -
    66,5
    66,5
    66,5
    66,5
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    Bottom Bracket Drop
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    -
    65
    65
    65
    65
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    Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    Chainstay Length
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    -
    435
    435
    435
    435
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    Wheelbase
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    -
    1124
    1149
    1177
    1209
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    Standover Height
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    -
    804
    820
    846
    871
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    • Frame RAVEN Carbon technology frame, BSA, 148x12 mm thru axle, internal cable routing, cockpit integration solution C.I.S., internal compartment Solution I.C.S., angle headset, Post Mount 160 mm
    • Frame Material Carbon
    • Fork Rock Shox SID Select 29, 110x15 mm, 44mm rake
    • 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, 12-speed
    • Brake Set SRAM Level TLM
    • Brake Rotors 180/180
    • Wheel Set DT Swiss X1900, 25-622, 15x110 mm / 12x148 mm, 25 mm height
    • Tires Front Maxxis Rekon Race, 61-622, 3C
    • Tires Rear Maxxis Rekon Race, 61-622, 3C
    • Saddle Selle Royal Groove
    • Seat Post Post Moderne dropper post PM-MT171, 31.6 mm
    • Stem FOCUS C.I.S. integrated, 31.8 mm, aluminium
    • Handle Bar Aluminium, 760 mm, rise: 25 mm, backsweep: 9°, 31.8 mm
    • Handle Bar Width 760

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