The new geometry of the JAM Carbon
The new JAM is a consistent further development of its predecessor without losing the true nature of the JAM family. Having the THRON now as little sibling, we had the chance to make the JAM a bit more downhill-oriented. To put it plainly, the head angle became much slacker and is now 65° or 65,5° (with FLIP CHIP geo adjust). But the short rake of 44 mm makes it still easy to steer and play. To enhance the uphill performance, we changed the seat tube angle to 76° or 76,5° (FLIP CHIP geo adjust). As a notable remark, we measure the seat tube angle with a seating height of 750 mm to show the real seat tube angle. The steeper seat tube angle made it necessary to change the reach. The reach now measures 450 or 455 mm (FLIP CHIP geo adjust) in size M. It grew in comparison to its predecessor from 10 mm (size S) to 45 mm (XL). This bigger reach offers more room to move and stabilizes the bike at high speed. All these changes made the JAM a true all-mountain bike, feeling at home on any trail.
Highlights - Focus JAM 8.8
- Light carbon frame with fully integrated C.I.S. cable routing and I.C.S. tool bag integration
- 150 mm travel with new F.O.L.D. kinematics
- Optimized for more progression: RockShox Revelation suspension fork and Deluxe Select + rear shock
- Trail-ready: SRAM NX Eagle 1x12 shifting
Optimized kinematics for strong progression
With the upgrade of our well-known F.O.L.D. kinematics, your JAM is ready to shred even more. We kept the well-liked sensitivity of the F.O.L.D. but changed the positioning of our kinematics within the frame for strong bottom-out resistance. The characteristics are completely progressive which results in a chassis that offers a lot of stability in rough terrain. This allows you to handle any trail while the chassis still provides comfort for long laps. Furthermore, the lower standover of the JAM gives you more space to play on the trail.
For your inner child
The JAM is made for your inner child: Playful and intuitive you get the most fun out of every ride. The geometry is well-balanced for your rides in tough terrain: An agile handling merges with a lot of safety resources of the chassis providing confidence in rough downhills. You are perfectly-seated in the middle of the lightweight carbon bike to be in control of any situation and to easily pedal up all the steep hills on your ride. The FLIP CHIP at your JAM's linkage can be used to adjust your geometry to an even more aggressive riding style. The small adjustment of the head angle from 65,5° to 65° changes your whole set-up making it even more downhill-oriented.
Integrated and lightweight
It's all about the details: In the down tube of the lightweight carbon bike, you can store your essentials thanks to our I.C.S. (Internal Compartment Solution) technology. One easy click and a cover on the down tube opens up. Within the down tube, your equipment fits in the integrated tool bag that you can easily take out if necessary. Furthermore, the specially developed C.I.S. (Cockpit Integration Solution) design ensures a clean cockpit and constantly seamless shifting and braking. All cables run from the handlebar into the stem and through the headset into the frame.
F.O.L.D. | Upgrade
„We redefined our kinematics: The chassis now offers even more progression for better bottom-out resistance and more feedback from the trail.“ (Fabian Scholz, Lead Engineer)
As F.O.L.D. stands for FOCUS Optimized Linkage Design, the optimization never stops. The update of our F.O.L.D. offers more progression and adapts to the latest shock development. The main and guide link changed positions which results in a horizontal orientated shock. This means there is a lot more space in the front triangle to mount a big bottle and our tool bag. Another huge advantage of the new positioning is the lower standover giving you more freedom on technical trails. The kinematics changed from two phases to one that is completely progressive. The strong progression is key to a great riding experience giving you feedback from the trail and strong bottom-out resistance. Additionally, the shock is mounted via bearings to create the most sensitive suspension you can imagine. The updated F.O.L.D. gives you the confidence to control any trail no matter how fast you ride.
The FLIP CHIP at our JAM‘s linkage can be used to adjust the geometry to an even more aggressive riding style. The small adjustment of the head angle from 65,5° to 65° changes your whole set-up making it even more downhill-oriented.
In the down tube of the lightweight carbon bike, you can store your essentials thanks to our I.C.S. (Internal Compartment Solution) technology. One easy click and a cover on the down tube opens up. Within the down tube, your equipment fits in the integrated tool bag that you can easily take out if necessary.
The specially developed C.I.S. (Cockpit Integration Solution) design makes the JAM‘s cockpit look super clean and ensures constantly seamless shifting and braking. All cables run from the handlebar into the stem and through the headset into the frame of the JAM.
Please note that pedals are not included!
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The manufacturer reserves the right to replace components with components of equal quality.
The new FOCUS JAM - For your inner child