11-06199-2016
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FOCUS Paralane Factory Spec

Endurance Race Bike

Manufacturer

Derby Cycle Werke GmbH, Cloppenburg, Germany

In-house design

Fabian Scholz, Thomas Trapp

Red Dot
The challenge when designing a race bike is the balance between the right amount of stiffness for maximum propulsion and comfort. The Focus Paralane Factory Spec is equipped with technically sophisticated and visible comfort-enhancing zones. The concave shape of the tubes in the rear triangle allow for extra flex in the rear. The seat tube narrows towards the bottom bracket to support this flex. The fork and the seat post complete the concept of delivering a particularly comfortable riding ex-perience on an endurance race bike. The construction allows the use of up to 35 mm wide tires, and comes with fenders that can be mounted in nearly invisible fender mounts at the frame and fork.

Statement by the jury

»The Focus Paralane Factory Spec race bike realises the combination of a technically top performance and a riding experience that delivers fun and comfort, in a skillfully innovative way. «

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This product can be found in the
Red Dot Design Yearbook 2016/2017
.