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    Focus 27r

    Anyone on one? Wondering what your thoughts are.

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    I snagged one of the yellow frames in large recently.

    Likes - qr135 rear so I can use some of the nice hubs I have left over from yesteryear.
    Frame was 1400g so they used plenty of carbon. Must be durable.
    Says "German Engineered" on the side. Bragging rights.
    Rear brake internal routing is good. Comes with bracket for a 180mm rear.
    Standard IS40/286 and IS40/52 headset (sometimes the Germans do funky things with headsets but not this time)
    31.6 seatpost is versatile.
    Inexpensive on closeout.

    Dislikes - Internal routing grommets are not replaceable.
    There was a screw to hold the brake hose on the left chainstay but nothing to connect the screw to the hose. Cannibalized one from the 26er.
    Routed for top pull fd but no pulley for bottom pull. I know I can add one but it should be stock.
    Rear Der routing exits the chain stay near the bb. Why? Just have it pop out near the RD. I wrapped the chainstay with protection and pinched the cable housing to keep it out of the way of the chain.
    BB30 means I had to pay $50 for a KCNC bb for my Shimano cranks.

    It rides fine. Nothing special in that regard that I can tell. I'm building an XR391 wheelset for it.

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