Focus Jarifa2 6.8 29er
The Jarifa2 6.8 is a premium hardtail 29er from German giant Focus. It boasts a plethora of features and performance.
This new model for 2019 builds on the immense success of its predecessor, and now adds Magura MT5 & MT4 brakes as well as a front lamp.
As a relatively inexpensive, top of the range 29er, the Jarifa2 6.8 is hard to beat on both price and components. Bosch’s Performance CX motor powers the Jarifa, and couples with a huge integrated 500Wh battery. The 6.8 is ready for anything! It’s 29″ size Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance tyres are 2.25″ wide and provide strong, high traction momentum. They’re light, fast, and give consistent handling at all times. This sturdy and reliable wheel copes with heavy off road terrain, yet is agile enough for canal tow-paths and railway cuttings too.
The Jarifa2 6.8 sets a high standard
SR Suntour Raidon Air suspension forks provide 100mm of travel and a smooth ride on all terrain. The 15 x 110 mm thru axle with quick release makes for easy access wheels. A super light alloy 6061 frame ensure reliable and resilient handling together with a high degree of maneuverability. The Shimano Deore 10-speed derailleur provides ultra smooth gear shifting on a wide 11-42T cassette. More than ample for every climb. Magura MT5’s on the front and MT4’s on the rear offer powerful and controlled braking actions.
The PURION display from Bosch features on the Jarifa2 6.8, and sits unobtrusively on the left-hand side of the handlebar, totally out of harms way. Its large, no fuss crystal clear display is easy to read and provides all necessary information for the rider.
The internally routed JD low dropper seatpost provides instant changes in saddle height for all those tricky downhills.
Focus certainly have a real winner in their high spec, ultra-competitively priced hard tail eMTB. Bosch’s most powerful motor is at the heart of the Jarifa2 6.8, and with a 29er profile it really is a great all round performer. Furthermore, the huge fully integrated 500Wh battery ensures energetic performance and fabulous looks. The 6.8 is going to prove very hard to beat.