While some brands have introduced disc brakes to existing models, others have developed specific bikes for use with rotors – and Focus are among them, with the Paralane endurance bike.
It makes sense, really, as the Paralane is a bike designed to be as at home on gravel and dirt roads, as it is on the black stuff, so the additional modulation and all-weather performance served up by discs is a real boon.
Hence, the Paralane is disc-only and pitched towards “long adventures on country roads” – over and above a simple endurance road bike. As a result, the frame is designed with clearance for 35c tyres, which is perfect for off-road excursions. You also get plenty of space for mudguards.