The company was founded in 1992 by Mike Kluge, cyclocross World Champion. In 1993 the company partnered with the manufacturer Derby Cycle Werke to produce bicycles. In 1994 the first production line brought out 6 varieties of mountain bike. The following year the company expanded to produce touring bicycles.
In 2003 the company began to produce racing bicycles and by 2006 the company produced its first carbon fiber frames. In 2008 a joint production effort between Andreas Walser saw the company produce a time trial bicycle and the same year produced a triathlon bicycle. In 2009 the company set up subsidiaries in the United States and Italy and began a European wide advertising campaign on Eurosport TV channel.
Sponsorships & achievements
In 1993 Mike Kluge became German National Champion and runner-up World Champion riding a FOCUS bike.
In 1998 Jörg Arenz became the German cyclocross champion on a FOCUS bike.
In 2008 four athletes sponsored by Focus won titles at the German Cyclocross Championships for juniors, women, 23-and-under, and elite.
In 2010 the company sponsors racing teams such as Team Van Vliet, Team Jelly Belly and Team NetApp. They also sponsor mountain bike teams Team M.I.G. (Made in Germany) and an Italian amateur team Focus Italia. The company is also an official partner of the 2010 Tour de Suisse.
- Focus Bikes History
- "Derby Cycle; Brands". Derby Cycle. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
- Focus bikes in 2010 on CyclingNews.com
- FOCUS Bikes Becomes Official Supplier of the Tour of Switzerland
- Acqua & Sapone to race on Focus bikes in 2012
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