Coming from Focale 44 is a complete polo build about ready to hit the court. The name….Polo Bike…might not be too catchy but it works for obvious reasons ha. The bike itself looks pretty well set up with low gearing and some 48 spokers to help control the ball. Looks like it’ll be coming in right around $700 which i’d never spend on a bike thats going to get beat to nothing…but its still a decent price for a complete bike. I like the “final word” of the press release haha:
Focale 44 is proud to introduce one of the first (if not the first) polo bike so far : the Polo Bike. Yes, the bike name is so obvious that you instantaneously know what it is all about.
The attached picture is the only we have now. A kind of spy shot from Eurobike show, taken by La Finca Distribution, our distributor in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
That Polo Bike has been developped in cooparation with a bikepolo team from Toulouse, France. Mainly with one of the crew : Théo Guerry. Starting from a Full Moon bike (Focale 44 first bike of the range), we changed the following parts to make it polo-ready :
– short and raised stem
– laidback seatpost
– confortable seat
– 28/16 gearing
– 2 chainguards
– 700x28c tires
– and last but not least 48-spoke wheels.
Retail price should remain under 600 euros in Europe. Available in november 2010.
Final word : We know that this Polo Bike may not be perfect. However, it exists, which is better than nothing.