Focus Cayo 2008

sithebike
sithebike Posts: 213
edited May 2008 in Road beginners
I am sure this has been covered before so I am sorry about it.
I am looking at treating myself to a new bike.
I really like the look of the Cayo and for the money the spec looks very good.
I have looked at lots of other bikes in this price range but always come back to the Cayo
I have found a few reviews on the bike which all sound favourable but would love to hear from anyone who has a Cayo to find out and pros or cons with the bike.

Thanks
Simon

Comments

  • I've an 07 Cayo. Fantastic bike. Done about 800 miles on it. Comfortable on an 80 mile sportive. Light. Does everything well. You won't regret it IMO.
  • FCE2007
    FCE2007 Posts: 925
    No faults to report here although, as supplied, it is an aggresive riding position.
    I flipped the stem etc and it helped a lot. I'm getting on a bit.

    The only problem I have is when I go out to spin out the legs/leisure ride ..... it ALWAYS turns into a sweat-a-thon. The bike DEMANDS to be ridden fast!

    Good luck in your choice.
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  • sicrow
    sicrow Posts: 791
    FCE2007 wrote:
    No faults to report here although, as supplied, it is an aggresive riding position.
    I flipped the stem etc and it helped a lot. I'm getting on a bit.

    The only problem I have is when I go out to spin out the legs/leisure ride ..... it ALWAYS turns into a sweat-a-thon. The bike DEMANDS to be ridden fast!

    Good luck in your choice.

    FEC2007 is right, if you're not going to race then it's worth looking around for something with a little less agressive geometry, If your passion is relly carbon then the Dolan or ribble dedacci frame is a little less agressive and a similar offer on price, as is the Specialised Roubaix elite. It's as comfy as hell and was my choice, after all as you cary on you can always upgrade
  • sithebike
    sithebike Posts: 213
    Thanks for the replies.
    I have just found the Planet X SL Pro Carbon with full Dura Ace for £999 http://www.planet-x-warehouse.co.uk/?page_id=1049
    It looks like a slightly more relaxed riding position similar to my SCR.
    Ohhhh the choices!!!
  • cbj
    cbj Posts: 44
    I've got a Cayo 2008 , I've flipped the stem and the geometry is v relaxed as far as I can see, had it about 6 weeks and done 60 milers without any untoward aches and pains relating to position.

    I'm totally new to road bikes and I come from a MTB background and I'm not used to an aggressive arse up , head down racing position. Might be different for different people though, but I love the Cayo - its a belting bike.
  • sicrow
    sicrow Posts: 791
    Thanks for the replies.
    I have just found the Planet X SL Pro Carbon with full Dura Ace for £999 http://www.planet-x-warehouse.co.uk/?page_id=1049
    It looks like a slightly more relaxed riding position similar to my SCR.
    Ohhhh the choices!!!

    Good choice too
  • RC21
    RC21 Posts: 166
    When you get your new bike does this mean you're going to have to change your name? :wink: