If your idea of a great day on the bike involves frozen ground, a bit of snow, and a lot of mud, go ahead and throw a leg over Focus' Mares AL 105 when you line up for your next cyclocross race. The triple-butted aluminum frame is light so run-ups seem effortless, and it's stiff for stellar cornering and climbing. Speaking of stellar cornering, stiff aluminum wheels dive into corners, cutting through sand and mud so you stay speedy throughout the entire course. A Shimano 105 drivetrain provides the push with a wide range of gears and smooth shifts no matter how sticky the course gets, and when you need to slow down on the approach to the barriers, Shimano disc brakes modulate reliably every time. Top it off with rugged Concept components, and you've got a CX partner that thrives in the muck.