2018 Focus Bold²
A stunning ebike both on the trail and in the city

no longer sold - $ 4,499

2018 Focus Bold²


  • This model is no longer available, but there is a similar model currently for sale in our stores:  

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  • Mountain bike, squared: The cutting edge design of the Bold² retains the same geometry of today's best non-electric mountain bikes. Why does this matter? Because riding with assist shouldn't compromise the way a mountain bike handles.
  • A 650B "Plus" Hardtail Front Suspension: Possibly the perfect combination for both on and off road adventures. 650B wheels offer the best of both worlds - the control of traditional 26" wheels with the smooth rolling characteristics of 29ers. The "Plus" size tires soak up bumps front and rear. RockShox Revelation front fork takes dropoffs - whether on the trail or off the curb - in stride.
  • Not Too Cool for Commuting: The Bold² comes ready to take a standard rear rack, fenders, kickstand and lighting. One bike to rule your weekdays and weekends.
  • Double Your Range: For longer trips, simply click on an optional second 380 Wh battery to double your range and extend your adventures. Focus calls their dual battery setup T.E.C. - Tailored Energy Concept.  Learn more in video below.
  • Shimano E8000 - The Strong Silent Type: A high-torque drive system built from the ground up to master the trail. The Shimano E8000 motor is both compact and stealthy. In operation, the E8000 is powerful yet silent.
  • Shimano's "Shift Up" Controls: Shimano has built an assist level selector which looks and feels just like a traditional shifter. The design makes selecting your assistance level as intuitive as shifting gears.
  • Top-End Components: Shimano XT 8000 11-Speed Drivetrain, Shimano Deore hydraulic brakes, Kind Shock E30i dropper seatpost and more!

You Get So Much More

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Our Take

No longer available: This model is no longer available from The New Wheel. We have many other fantastic bikes to choose from.

Make sure to browse our electric bike selection or, if you aren't sure which model is best for you, let us help you find a bike.

The new Squared platform from Focus crosses their 2018 product line from the Jam², to the Bold², to the Sam². It is the result of years of research and development.

  • What is the Squared platform? It's the idea that a bicycle should be recognized on its merits for the things that make it great: nimble handling, positive geometry, optimal spec, and quality of ride. The value of these choices is then increased exponentially with the addition of world-class electric assist. The result has to be experienced to be believed.

  • What makes the Bold² different from its competitors? A cutting edge hardtail mountain bike that is lightweight, nimble, and lustworthy. The Bold² isn't just a great off-road ebike, it's quite possibly the most exhilarating commute vehicle offering incredible comfort and control while being ready to accept a standard rear rack, lights, fenders and more.
  • How is the Bold² different from other bikes in the Focus line? The Bold² is a hardtail eMTB with every detail thought through: rigidity, extendable range, riding performance and electric assist that's powerful and easy to use.

How can I extend the range of the Bold²? Focus offers you a choice: use the integrated 380Wh battery for shorter rides and weight savings, or click on an optional 2nd battery (also 380 Wh) for longer distance adventures.

  • What makes the Shimano E8000 assist system unique?
  • Integration is the key. The Jam² is a bike that looks as good as it rides. The Shimano E8000 is a smooth, natural drive system designed by a company that knows a thing or two about bicycles. The E8000 exhibits smart, understated integration of electronics into the bike. An electric assist selector that feels just like a high-end Di2 electronic shifter is positioned right where you want it when you're riding technical sections.
  • Who is this bike for? This bike is designed for the hardtail rider who wants a whole new mountain biking experience. The Bold² isn't limited to offroad either - the precise handling, PLUS size wheels and front suspension make this a perfect rugged commute bike. The attention to detail and systems integration will satisfy the most discerning riders. Expand your enjoyment with the Bold².


  • Size

    XS 35cm, S/41cm, M/44cm, L/47cm, & XL/50cm


    7005 hydoformed aluminium, internal cable routing

    Fork (PLUS)

    RockShox Revelation RL - 120 mm travel

    Fork (XS)

    RockShox Recon RL - 80 mm travel

    Wheelset (PLUS)

    Race Face AR40, 584-40, Novatec, 148x12 mm / 110x15 mm

    Wheelset (XS)

    Rodi Tryp 35, 584-35, Novatec, 148x12 mm / 100x15 mm

    Tires (PLUS)

    Maxxis Rekon+ 2.8"

    Tires (XS)

    Continental Trail King 2.4"


    Trail Saddle

    Seat Post

    Kind Shock E30i, 31,6 mm, internal


    Shimano Deore M6000, 200 mm / 180 mm


    Shimano Deore XT 8000, 11-speed


    Shimano SLX 7000 11-speed

    Gear Ratio

    Front: 34t, Rear: 11-46t


    BBB, aluminium, Di2, flatbar, 760 mm, rise: 0 mm, backsweep: 9°


    1-1/8“, tapered, 44/286-ZS56/40
  • Motor

    Shimano Steps E8000, 70 Nm Torque

    Power Pack

    Focus T.E.C. - 378 Wh internal (STD) + 378 Wh optional external


    Shimano Steps E8000, colored LCD display + bluetooth

    Ride Mode

    Torque Sensed Pedal Assist w/ Walk Assist

    Max Range

    50 miles + 50 miles w/ optional T.E.C. Battery Pack

    Top Motor Assist Speed

    20 mph
  • Rear Rack




    Front Light


    Rear Light



Specs subject to change, errors, and omissions.

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