Focus Atlas Carbon: Boost Spacing Gravel Bike

focus atlas carbon 8.9 review
700c x 45mm Tyre Clearance

Focus Bikes: A brand no longer available in the United States unless you mail order.

focus atlas carbon 8.9 review
110mm Road Boost Spacing at the fork

Focus Atlas Carbon 8.9 “This light carbon bike weighs only 8.7 kg and is designed for your fast gravel escapes. Due to the combination of long reach and short stem, the ATLAS 8.9 is a rather long bike resulting in a really smooth ride. The front end provides confidence while going downhill. Super short chainstays make the gravel bike playful and agile, which will please all riders who like to tackle each other no matter the surface. To make sure that you can handle this fast bike perfectly, you can adjust the handlebar position according to your needs. The stem is available in six different lengths from 70 to 120 mm and the handlebar height can be changed with special two-piece spacers.” –

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“The ATLAS 8.9 frame offers many options to carry bags comfortably. You can easily attach a bar, saddle, or frame bag. The bike comes with our top tube bag in which you can store essential tools or snacks to eat while pedalling. For bottle cages, the carbon frame provides three more mounting possibilities. One bottle cage can be screwed at the seat tube and two more at the down tube – one above and one below. On top, the three screws on the fork’s left and right side offer two additional mounting points. Here you can install racks for further luggage or bottle cages. With a maximum system weight (bike, rider, and equipment) of 120 kg, this light carbon gravel bike allows you to take lots of stuff with you.”

focus atlas carbon 8.9 review
Boost 148mm Spacing at Rear

“Thanks to fast-rolling and tubeless-ready 45 mm WTB Riddler tyres and Sram Rival ETAP AXS XPLR wireless electronic shifting with gravel specific gear ratio, the ATLAS 8.9 is built to accompany your bikepacking adventures. The wide carbon handlebar with flare and a carbon seat post provide full control and comfort. The C.I.S. (Cockpit Integration Solution) technology ensures a clean look without any cables in the way when attaching a bar bag. Whether in bad weather conditions or on demanding surfaces, when suffering during steep climbs or going the really long distances – the ATLAS 8.9 fully supports your ride, even to the end of the world.”


ALWAYS BE A STEWARD FOR GRAVEL CYCLING: Respect the roads, respect the locals, respect the land, respect your fellow cyclists.

Additional Photos

focus atlas carbon 8.9 review
Plenty of fork mounts
focus atlas carbon 8.9 review
Fender mounts, no cables anywhere
focus atlas carbon 8.9 review
Fully integrated cockpit
focus atlas carbon 8.9 review
Traditional round 27.2mm seatpost
focus atlas carbon 8.9 review
Fender mount & 45mm of tyre clearance
focus atlas carbon 8.9 review
This top tube pack arrives with the Focus
focus atlas carbon 8.9 review
Semi-sloping Top Tube
focus atlas carbon 8.9 review
SRAM Rival eTap aXS XPLR

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