RRP $7000 : Model 2016
Summary of Bike
- Impulse Evo RS 250W integrated mid-drive motor. 612Wh Battery mounted on the frame.
- Trail geometry and great handling with the 650B(27.5) X 2.8 tyres.
- LCD Display with customisable settings for riders requirements.
- The bike rides really well and has all the power and battery life for some serious riding.
Recommended use: Mountain
Warranty: 2 Years Motor and Battery, 6 Years Frame
Model Year: 2016
Motor type/output: Mid-Mounted Geared Motor/250 watts
Motor Brand: Impulse EVO RS
Motor Torque: 100 Newton meters
Battery: 612 Wh Lithium-ion
Estimated Range: Up to 200 km
Top Speed: 45 km/hr
Total Weight: (Large) 23.4 kg
Frame Material: Focus Impulse Hydroformed Alloy 6061
Fork: Rock Shox Reba 15mm axle
Chain: KMC X10, 10-speed, w/ reusable MissingLink
Shifter: SRAM GX1, 11-speed, trigger
Cranks: Impulse performance
The Focus Jafira Pro Fat Plus is our most powerful trail capable bike we have ridden. Focus have used their EVO RS mid drive with 100Nm of torque and tied with with a super long lasting 612Wh battery. This bike has an estimated range of 205 km. The simple to use LCD screen allows you to personalise the bike for riding style at the touch of a button. The bike has an ultra mode that is built for speed and with a top speed of 45km/hr this bike is really something. The geometry and layout of the motor and frame allow the bike to feel nimble under you and give you the confidence to attack any of the mountain bike trails that you would normally shy away from.
The GX 11 speed drive train has been a proven winner on mountain bikes over the last few years and coupled with the ability to customise the speed at which shift sensor works allow for smooth shifting. It even comes with a dropper post like all other bikes in this category.
Some simple things we loved are:
- It has an amazingly big battery capacity
- You can customise the ride with a touch of the buttons on the LCD display
- The range of this bike is the biggest in the mountain bikes we have seen.
- Red is a great break from black bikes.
There aren’t many downsides other than the lack of bottle holder mounts.. If you have a pair of them and anything bigger than a medium you have to go to a wider Thule or Yakima plus tyre rack to hold them easily on a vehicle. Other than the above we think these bikes are the best in class.