The mission of the Design & Innovation Award is to shape the bicycle world in a positive way. It also serves as a forum for creativity, visionary ideas as well as the industry’s most innovative products. More than 40 experts from 10 countries joined this year’s event to test, analyze and judge the best and most innovative products of 2016 in Kronplatz/San Vigilio – Dolomites. The Award recognises either outstanding product design and function, or innovation that sets a new standard and inspires future product generations and forward-thinking approaches.

Focus Raven MAX Team


The Focus Raven Max Team is a bike for those with an uncompromising aim: to dominate the podiums at races! Delivering a Formula One racing weight at a price that’s almost affordable, the Team issue carries only the best parts, including SRAM XX1 and a RockShox RS1 fork. Technically, the stiff thru-axles and long-and-low geometry ensure that the handling is as razor-sharp as the acceleration, and visually the Focus design team have successfully created a sharp, fast, and unique design language that stands out. The combination of the special carbon lay-up with the Concept CPX post not only drops the weight to a super-light 8.80 kg, but also ensures a relaxed and comfortable ride.


Price: € 5999 | Weight: 8.80kg |

Find out more about the other winners of the Design & Innovation Award 2016.

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