Thieves made away with 12 custom-painted...

Thieves steal Rapha-Focus frames, wheels in California

Team is asking for help in the case on the even of its first training camp

Jeremy Powers’ Rapha-Focus cyclocross team is asking for help after losing a number of frames and wheels in a break-in over the weekend.

Thieves broke into the team’s sprinter van and made off with 12 Mares frames painted in the U.S. national champion’s custom lay-up, as well as 37 Easton wheels. The theft occurred between 6:30 p.m. on Saturday August 11 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday August 12.

Items stolen:
12 frames. All 54cm Focus Mares Carbon CX frames. All in U.S. national champion paint scheme. (No forks were taken)
15 Easton EC90 SL Rear Wheels
18 Easton EC90 SLX Front Wheels
2 pair Easton EA70 wheels

The Rapha-Focus team requests that anyone with information on the theft contact either Carlsbad Police, Focus’ Jeff Rowe or Rapha Racing’s Chris DiStefano.

Carlsbad Police Department
Case 12-05050
Officer Sheldon Berg
Phone: 760-931-2100

Focus Bicycles USA
Jeff Rowe
Operations Manager

Rapha Racing
Chris DiStefano
Communications Manager