Fabian Scholz received this bike as a reward for winning the Specialized SRAM Enduro series this past summer. It is the team issue bike that is normally red, with some custom parts and appropriate gold accents – a true winners bike!
The most important part of each bike is the frame. Fabi is riding a regular FOCUS SAM 1.0 frame in size M which everybody could buy. Only the derailleur hanger is a prototype part made of steel, this is even stronger, thus reducing the susceptibility to defects on the hard trails of the Enduro World Series. To reduce the overall weight of the bike, over the entire bike titanium screws are used.
With the suspension, each rider has personal preferences. Fabi likes it progressive and therefore he rides the RockShox Monarch Plus shock with four volume spacers. In the RockShox Pike fork he has mounted 1.5 tokens. One spacer gave him too little, two too much progression, the solution: he cut the second token in half!
The air pressure of his fork, is adjusted to suit the race track. As a rule of thumb, the harder and longer the stages, the softer he rides the fork to prevent arm pump.
The Maxxis HighrollerII 3C, TR, EXO, 2.3 “tires are tubeless mounted on Reynolds AM 27.5 carbon wheels.
Whoever wants to learn more about the Focus Trail Team should like their Facebook-Page. Details about the bike can be found at: www.focus-bikes.com. Also check out our Team Introduction and the Interview with Fabian Scholz from earlier this year!
Words: Tyler Malcomson Pictures: Hanno Polomsky
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