We all have a dream bike that we have always wanted. I finally finished building mine up now.
She was bought off a close friend's dad a few years ago and I have not looked back since. Having always had a soft spot for Focus, primarily because of their Cyclocross bikes and their founder Michael Kluge, a former 3x cyclocross world champion was a bit of a hero of mine.
This bike was the first road Focus I had ever seen and I instantly fell in love with her. For me the geometry fits perfectly, they are twitchy and always want to go fast making them great fun but also their heritage in cyclocross means that they handle incredibly well. I've done some amazing things on this bike from riding around Richmond Park for 24 hours to cycling across Romania. We have racked up a few stories. Nothing on this bike is original. I have built her up exactly how I want her.
She's a fantastic piece of kit to ride and it is always a joy, she's compact, light and nippy. A bike that I really don't do justice to and always wants to go faster and faster - it holds the speed incredibly well and handles like a joy. In contrast she's also one of the comfiest bikes I have ever ridden. I remember earlier this year I let my friend take her out for a ride in Mallorca, he had a smile on his face from cheek to cheek the whole time. Exactly how I feel riding her.
Thanks to SBC Cycles for tuning her in and Lawrence Carpenter for the great photos