2010 Focus Izalco Expert

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vladoo
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by vladoo

Hello,
I finally found good deal for the bike, which my heart accept. I am replacing my Pells R6 (http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=73849&hilit=pells) with Focus.

I bought the frameset Focus Izalco Expert from the ebay, still waiting for it, but pictures are here :

http://s1082.photobucket.com/albums/j378/Tdavis87/Focus%20Izalco/?action=view&current=100_0285.jpg

I will try to get full built list including weights. Most of the parts would go from Pells (pedals DA7900, handlebars Ritchey Carbon Evolution SL, Ultegra 6700 shifters, Sram Rival brakes,..). I have to buy the stem (100mm) and FD & RD (DA7900).
Uptade later :)
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vladoo
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by vladoo

The box arrived yesterday :
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The fork is 394g
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And the frame is 1180g.
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I know, it is not really a weenie. But the frame is beautiful, very clean.
Truth and love must prevail over lies and hatred. (V. Havel, november 1989)

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vladoo
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by vladoo

I started to built it today. I want to finish tomorrow with a little help from my friend :)

This is the built list with weights:

frame: 2010 Focus Izalco Expert (1165 g)
Fork: Focus (394 g)
Headset: CaneCreek (104 g)
Cranks: FSA K-Force Light MegaExo 53x11 (770g)
RD: Dura Ace 7900 (165 g)
FD: Dura Ace 7900 (65 g)
Chain: Ultegra 6701 (274 g)
Brakes: Sram Rival (142 g + 146 g)
Handlebars: Ritchey WCS Carbon Evolution SL (194 g)
Bar tape: Fizik Microtex (74 g)
Cages: Elite Custom, (43 g + 6 g bolts, 2x)
STI: Ultegra 6700 (220 g + 225 g)
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR XP (148 g)
Seatpost: FSA SL-K (222 g)
Seatpost clamp: Focus (29 g)
Computer: Polar CS400 (94 g)
Wheels: AC 420, Michelin Pro 3 Race, Ultegra CS 6700 cassette (971 g + 1413 g)
Pedals: Dura Ace 7900 (248 g)
TOTAL (not complete bike) : 7161 g


I bought Jagwire Racer Kit (red). I do not have the right stem yet. The full built would be about 7,4 kg.

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One of my friends commented this photo on FB : curly rabbi :)
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vladoo
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by vladoo

Finished the build today and I rode 160 km. I am surprised that the bike is very similiar to my previous Pells. Many components are the same (wheels, saddle, handlebars, cranks, ..) and the difference is frame and fork, FD and RD.
Enjoy the picture :)

My first upgrade will probably be seatpost clamp (this one is 30g).

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fa63
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by fa63

Good looking bike; well done. :thumbup:

vladoo
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by vladoo

Seatpost cut, now under 200g, and new seatpost clamp installed (KCNC, 11g). After I sell my Merida CX bike, carbon frame under 1kg or wheels AC420, I am going to buy new wheels. At my 54kg, I am going to find some low profile light wheelset, but do not know yet, tubular or clincher ? Or maybe this : http://www.tufo.com/tubular-clinchers/ ?
Wheels will be used only in races.
Truth and love must prevail over lies and hatred. (V. Havel, november 1989)

dcj9
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by dcj9

nice looking frame. used to have a focus izalco from 2007 but your looks nicer i think.

clinchers or tubulars? depends who you ask.
for me it would be tubulars but this is not the simplest option.

vladoo
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by vladoo

Well, I bought today Shimano Dura Ace wh 7850, carbon 1380 used wheels for a good price, clincher. The weight without the skewers is 625g + 823 g = 1448g for the pair.
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vladoo
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by vladoo

Wish this is my wheelset :)

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by Krull

hmmm, i dont like the white lightweights.
if lightweights, then ventoux. those would go great with your bike, in my opinion.
sorry vor mai bed englisch!

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by prendrefeu

I've always been a fan of whoever is designing the graphics for Focus' frames. Very well executed.
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by wolfesquire

I always like the FOCUS frames. I am blaming this on cyclingblogtips.

vladoo
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New crankset arrived today - Sram Red BB30 (53-39, 170mm, new). Saved weight : 78g on the crankset (FSA K-Force Light Megaexo 53-39, 172,5 with BB are at 770g, Sram at 692g) + inserts in the frame (I hope cca 30-40g).
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morxy
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by morxy

What size frame Vladoo? Looks very nice. I like Focus frames.

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vladoo
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by vladoo

frame size is XS, 50. I am 169 cm.
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