My winterfixie got headset issues beyond repair so when I saw this used Focus Mares Cross for sale I talked myself into needing it so badly I bought it (still have not told the wife). First ride with Nokian 106 today and I am really pleased with the way it handles most types terrain. Did a little singletrack, some tarmac and some frozen fireroads. Quite a stiff frame but did not beat me up on the singletrack. Nice to ride it like a roadbike on the way home.