Focus Cayo Overview 2016
Following on from the hugely successful Cayo Evo, Focus launched its all-new Cayo in 2015 to great acclaim. With a frame weight reducing from an average 950 grams to 850 grams and improvements in both torsional rigidity and comfort, the Cayo is a real superbike. As before, full carbon fork and full carbon steerer, UCI approved, as exactly used in this year's Paris Roubaix. Yes, exactly the same frame as on this year's Paris Roubaix on a £1299 bike; the Cayo was used at the Paris Roubaix, rather than the regular Izalco Max, courtesy of the Cayo's ability to take a 28mm tyre.
Cayo caliper rim brake
All-new Tiagra 4700 groupset for 2016, little to tell it apart from the 5800 105 groupset save for it remaining 10 speed (compared to the 11 speed 105). The Cayo Tiagra comes with a Concept OE wheelset, very durable if a little heavy. Easily upgradeable, please see our Custom Programme section below.
A rollover from 2015 but with a second (vibrant!) colour option.
Essentially unchanged from 2015 but £100 cheaper.
In the distinctive AG2R colours, full SRAM (Force 22) groupset as standard; swap out the standard Fulcrum's for some Zipp wheels and you have a team bike.
Essentially unchanged. Shimano's 6800-Di2 now in its third year and proving very reliable.
Trickle-down technology from last year's new Ultegra hydraulic disc system, contributing to a £500 price difference. Other differences include an OE wheelset, rather than the DT Swiss R24 Spline.
Check out the review in January 2015 Cycling Plus magazine. Here's some of their comments:
The Cayo is a hell of a lot of bike for your money. If you’re desperate to shed weight, there’s a fair saving to be made in the wheels, but it’s nice enough in its stock form that we wouldn’t bother.
VERDICT The Cayo is an absolute joy to ride and fantastic value for money
HIGHS An incredibly pleasing frame for the money that’s stiff yet comfortable, with great shifting from 105 and clearance for 28mm tyres.
LOWS No mudguard mounts despite ample clearance, and the wheels are quite heavy
You want a quality frame that’s specced for maximum value.