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  1. #1
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    Aug 2016

    Focus Raven 27R Carbon

    Any thoughts on the Focus Raven 27R Carbon frameset? Riding experience?

  2. #2
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    Feb 2012
    Hi Dartycb.
    I can't tell you about the 650b version but I have the 29" version and it's a sublime bike. Mine is set up as a comfortable "race" rig;
    Lev Dropper post,
    Mavic SLR wheels
    2.3f and 2.25r tyres
    XT group etc...

    It's a wonderfully comfortable yet light and delicate bike. On climbs it's almost unfair and the handling is beautiful. I could make it lighter (remove the dropper, lighter tyres...) but it's just such a great bike to ride.
    It's on rotation with FS bikes too and for general XC or trail riding it's perfect.

    If you're looking at a newer one then it'll have a rear through axle which is about the only thing I could want to change on it.

    And the frame shapes / angles are beautiful to look at. Definitely worth a try. What else are you considering?

  3. #3
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    Aug 2016
    Thanks for the response, Jon!

    I went ahead and ordered the 650b frame.. It's got the QR rear axle so all good there

    Thanks for the input.. Excited to get this build going!
    Last edited by dartycb; 08-16-2016 at 12:40 PM.

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