Focus Mares 9.8

Focus Mares 9.8


MARES 9.8 Features

Lightweight, resilient carbon frame with R.A.T.* Quick-release axle

High precision and extreme reliability: Shimano Ultegra shifter

Lightweight Novatec N30 wheelset

In spite of adverse conditions

·    Setting the Cyclo-cross benchmark for 25 years

Years of feedback from countless professional racers have made the MARES what it is today: THE benchmark for Cyclo-cross.

·    Frame protection as standard

It is often small details that make the difference between victory and defeat. Our proprietary FOCUS CX chain guide prevents the chain from coming off.

·    The world’s fastest quick-release axle

Quicker and simpler: Thanks to our patented FOCUS R.A.T.* quick-release axle, wheel changes can be carried out in under ten seconds.


Frame Carbon, disc, PF30 BB, 142x12 mm through axle, RAT Evo technology, flat mount 140 mm, internal brake & gear cable routing

Fork Carbon, disc, 100x12 mm RAT through axle, RAT Evo Technology, flat mount 160/140 mm, internal brake cable routing

Shifter Shimano Ultegra R8020

Front derailleur Shimano Ultegra R8000

Rear derailleur Shimano Ultegra R8000

Sprocket description Shimano R8000, 11-32T

Chain Shimano CN-HG701

Crankset Shimano Ultegra R8000, 46/36T

Handlebar BBB Deluxe, Aluminium, drop: 125mm, reach: 70mm

Grips Focus Bartape SL

Stem BBB Deluxe, aluminium, 31.8mm, +/- 7 degree

Saddle Prologo Scratch

Seatpost BBB CPX Plus, Carbon, 27,2mm, 350mm, set-back: 20mm

Brakes Shimano Ultegra R8020 hydraulic disc, 160 / 160 mm

Wheelset Novatec N30, disc center-lock, aluminium, 100x12 / 142x12 mm, 20 mm inner rim width

Tires Vittoria Terreno Mix, 700 x 33C, Folding

Rear tire Vittoria Terreno Dry, 700 x 33C, Folding

Bike weight incl. battery in kg. 8,90 kg

Headset IS 42/286 - IS47/33

Bottom Bracket Token PF30

Gears 11

Transmission of drive front: 46/36, rear:11-32

Brake levers Shimano Ultegra R8020

Brake Disc


Sizes: XS S M L XL XXL

See the Focus Website for more details