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SundayNiagara 05-23-14 06:36 PM

Focus Variado 2.0
 
Very good price, but is it a good deal? What say you, esteemed members?

Focus Variado 2.0 Bike 2012 > Complete Bikes | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

SundayNiagara 05-24-14 08:59 AM

Anyone?

IcySmooth52 05-24-14 09:27 AM

No major changes have happened in the 105 group in the past 2 years, and $850 is a great price for that. But the factors I'd consider: Those wheels look like they could be junk, and are you 100% sure on the size? It would be hard to test-ride.

Lazyass 05-24-14 09:54 AM

Yeah, that is a nice bike. I have the Culebro model, frame is a little nicer and Ultegra group. But yeah I like that bike. Jenson has some '12 Culebro's as well, same price I got mine for.

Focus Culebro 1.0 Bike 2012 > Complete Bikes > Road Bikes | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

SundayNiagara 05-25-14 10:52 AM

Does anyone own, or hve experience with this bike?

Jiggle 05-25-14 11:29 AM

Wait for 105 11 speed. 1 more month.

SundayNiagara 05-25-14 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jiggle (Post 16790267)
Wait for 105 11 speed. 1 more month.

I'm aware of this and would really like to know about the bike itself.

Jiggle 05-25-14 07:44 PM

It's a nothing special aluminum frame with some nothing special wheels that weighs 21lbs.

SundayNiagara 05-25-14 07:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jiggle (Post 16791230)
It's a nothing special aluminum frame with some nothing special wheels that weighs 21lbs.

Please, does anyone know about this bike?

dtrain 05-25-14 08:05 PM

Apparently not.

Jiggle 05-25-14 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SundayNiagara (Post 16791261)
Please, does anyone know about this bike?

It is vertically stiff while being laterally compliant. Rides like a dream.

SundayNiagara 05-25-14 09:21 PM

Is this forum moderated?

dtrain 05-25-14 09:33 PM

Any reviews online?

SundayNiagara 05-25-14 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dtrain (Post 16791522)
Any reviews online?

I haven't found any..

dtrain 05-25-14 10:33 PM

Looks okay to me for the price. Nothing special, but a pretty solid purchase. Sorry we aren't of more assistance. I've heard decent things about Focus but never ridden one. Best of luck.

vwchad 05-25-14 11:04 PM

While I have no experience with that particular bike, I do own two other Focus bikes, an Izalco and a Mares. Both are great bikes, FWiW. Focus is a solid brand.

SundayNiagara 05-26-14 09:35 AM

Thanks folks, anyone else?

seymour1910 05-26-14 10:21 AM

I've never ridden a Focus bike, none of the shops in my area stock them. However, if I were shopping for a bike right now I would have no issue getting one of the Focus bikes. I would go for the red one with Ultegra for myself though. If you have funding and know your size, just get it. You may end up swapping out the wheels but many people do that. You will be hard pressed to find any new bike in any bike shop with a 105 group close to that price.

jwalther 05-27-14 04:32 AM

No experience with that model, but I've seen nothing but positive reviews for Focus products generally. I love my Ergoride.

jerrycan42 05-27-14 06:46 AM

At 21+ pounds, I'd say that bike is currently priced accordingly.


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