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 Post subject: Focus Izalco Max
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:54 pm 
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Had the caad, missed di2 so I sold that and got this. Stiffer than the Evo, doesn't corner as well as the CAAD, but I think this is the best overall bike I've ridden so far.

Frameset: Focus Izalco Max 52cm
Cranks: DA 9000 Pioneer dual sided
Pedals: DA 9000
Shifters/Derailleurs: DA 9070
Cassette/Chain: 6870/KMC X11SL
Bars: Deda Zero 100
Stem: Pro PLT 130mm
Saddle: Specialized Power Pro
Seatpost: Deda Superleggero RS
Brakes: DA 9000
Wheels/Tires: Mavic Ksyrium Exalith SLR/Vittoria Corsa

Weight was at 6.80kg with a 9000 cassette, but it was worn out so I just replaced it with a 6800 cassette instead so its probably a couple grams heavier now. I do have these stupid Mash SF metal barplugs in right now so I could stand to loose probably the equivalent weight that I gained with the cheaper cassette, but they look cool so I'm leavin it.


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 Post subject: Focus Izalco Max
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 Post subject: Re: Focus Izalco Max
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:05 am 
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That looks solid! Very well put together.

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 Post subject: Re: Focus Izalco Max
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:10 am 
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Great looking bike

I'm a big fan of the Izalco Max


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 Post subject: Re: Focus Izalco Max
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:21 am 
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Bike is all business. Very nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Focus Izalco Max
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:32 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Focus Izalco Max
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:58 am 
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Perfect, even the tan tyres are great on this one!

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 Post subject: Re: Focus Izalco Max
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:53 am 
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andrew664 wrote:
Waowaowao :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

What he said

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 Post subject: Re: Focus Izalco Max
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:17 pm 
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muffinman wrote:
Had the caad, missed di2 so I sold that and got this. Stiffer than the Evo, doesn't corner as well as the CAAD, but I think this is the best overall bike I've ridden so far.



thats exactly my impression by comparing evo himod and izalco max. steering of the izalco is, in very best sense, neutral, perfect for long, curvy downhills in the mountain area.( i am just going to sell the evo frameset (size52), if anybody is interested... :wink:)

great build btw.


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 Post subject: Re: Focus Izalco Max
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:06 am 
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I got the same bike but the AG2R version like reedplayer. Probably one of the best bike I've ridden also, plus I got the frame new for dirt cheap on Ebay.
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Just ordered the Addict SL so I'm extremely curious how the Izalco Max matches up with the Addict in both climbing and descending.


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 Post subject: Re: Focus Izalco Max
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:24 am 
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LOVE that blue!

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 Post subject: Re: Focus Izalco Max
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:35 am 
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Really great build and photography. The gumwalls look smart

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 Post subject: Re: Focus Izalco Max
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:38 am 
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Imaking20 wrote:
LOVE that blue!

You'd say that though wouldn't you :wink: :D

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 Post subject: Re: Focus Izalco Max
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:05 pm 
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Ok, that's nice. Good setup


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 Post subject: Re: Focus Izalco Max
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:53 pm 
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asiantrick wrote:
I got the same bike but the AG2R version like reedplayer....


small correction: i got the 2014-matte-ud-carbon-version with yellow design elements. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Focus Izalco Max
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:35 pm 
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Absolute weapon, looks great!


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