RIDE #60 Bike Review – Focus Cayo Evo

The  Focus Cayo Evo…
“Focus has rapidly expanded its presence in the Australian market over the last few years. The strength of the German brand that operates on a slogan “By pros for pros” seems to lie in their ability to design and manufacture quality frames while spec’ing bikes that allow them to hit a range of price points among all cycling genres. The Cayo Evo is a testament to this fact, coming in at under $4,000 and representing exceptional value with a significant amount of development and ‘trickle down’ features from years of supporting and listening to those who race the bikes right throughout a season. Don’t expect to see this momentum slowing down, either.”
– Read all of Dan Bonello’s appraisal in RIDE Cycling Review #60.

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Each issue of RIDE Cycling Review features six bike tests and each product is put through a series of protocols that have evolved over the years. We now subject the review bikes to…

• A ‘Build Report’ written by a mechanic after his fully disassembles the bike (and weighs each component) to get a closer look inside the frame and then see how it all comes back together.

• ‘Flex test jig‘ – which measures frame deflection when a 40kg weight is applied to the right crank.

• ‘Wheel test’ – when we measure flex of a rim.

• Weight list of every component… the actual weight, not just what the manufacturers want to promote.

• Full specification listing…

The review itself relates to the ride quality and characteristics of each bike as observed by someone who gets to use it for several weeks (or, at times, months). The captioning is done by our in-house mechanic, Greg Chalberg, who also takes the photos.

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Round Table Observations
Since RIDE #54, we have  also published a two-page spread dubbed ‘Round Table Observations’. The concept is to get everyone in the office to ride all six review bikes one after the other and offer a brief appraisal of what they feel the highlight or lowlights are. Here are the unedited voice files from each tester’s first impression of the Focus Cayo Evo:

Toby Shingleton: 

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*CORRECTION*
We’re sorry to say that there were some data entry errors in the bike review section of RIDE #60.
Our ‘Sum Of All The Parts’ table at the end of the Focus review listed the incorrect wheelset weight.
•   1,914g is our measured weight for the pair of Fulcrum CEX 6.5 wheels.
•   The published weight of 2,693g includes tyres, tubes and skewers.

 

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Author: greg@ride

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