Focus Raven2 9.9
The Raven2 9.9 is special. Very special in fact. New for 2019, Focus Bikes have created something like no other.
It’s a no-nonsense carbon hardtail with long stem, steep head angle and fast-rolling tyres. A race bike that’s perfect for everyday use. It’s adorned with carbon components as well, and offers a very high specification.
Power delivery is via the super light, highly acclaimed Fazua Evation motor. 60Nm of torque energise this incredibly light ebike. Both motor AND battery are fully removable via a simple release button. That’s a weight saving of 3.3kg. The bike then rides as a beautifully balanced conventional with no surplus weight or drag whatsoever. A lightweight cover clips over the remaining cavity resulting in smooth and dynamic lines. The 250Wh battery provides substantial range on the light carbon frame. A totally unique experience, like no other ebike. Because the Fazua system is so efficient, no rider energy is wasted. Riders can pedal further and faster with less help from the motor.
The Raven2 9.9 weighs in at around 14kg and is without doubt one of the lightest production ebikes on the market.
Unique to this huge performing XC ebike are the forks, RockShox SID RL’s with 100mm of travel and Oneloc remote. Not found on any other ebikes in this category, the Raven2 9.9 is indeed extra special.
RockShox SID Forks are 100% XC: SRAM’s Statement:
“No mountain bike fork has epitomised success more than SID. Gold in every Olympics since 2000. More major international race wins than any other fork. An unwavering dedication to light weight, precision, performance and speed. A fierce commitment to competition. From its dedicated, 100 mm travel-specific chassis, damper and air spring, to its precise steering characteristics, and its every-gram-counts attitude — each element of SID’s design is focused on winning. Because whether it’s a gold medal on the line or simple bragging rights, SID’s sole purpose is success.”
Fazua delivers an exceptionally neat, compact, lightweight motor/battery system. In total, the entire system, including battery/motor, handlebar remote and wiring loom adds about 4.8kg to the total weight of the bike. On average that’s a saving of over 1kg compared to other drive systems. With the motor switched off, cruising at any speed is a breeze, and there’s no drag whatsoever.
Operating the Fazua system is simple and intuitive. The handlebar remote offers access to three assist modes. Assistance is subtle yet powerful, and not as savage as other drive systems.
Complementing this beautifully crafted ebike are top quality components. The Raven2 9.9 comes with a high quality Shiamno XT M8000 11-speed derailleur and shifter. Braking is progressive with feel and highly effective thanks to a set of Deore XT M8000’s on 180mm/160mm rotors. Furthermore, the high level of components continue with hollow carbon cranks, carbon flatbar and Prologo Scratch X8 saddle with carbon rail. Steering is responsive and precise thanks to a DT Swiss M1650 wheelset that delivers ultra light performance, super strength and rigidity.
The Raven2 9.9 sports a plethora of highly desirable features, and performance that’s second to none.