Focus izalco max personalized paint

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stefmaiden
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by stefmaiden

Hi
There is a FOCUS IZALCO MAX 2014 AG2R with à New paint

Super record eps 11 speed EPS
Fulcrum 35mm speed racing tubular and corima mcc full carbon tubular
Darimo seat post 84 g
Darimo seatpost collar 4g
Ax lightness phoenix 65g
Extralite stem 77g
New ultimate bar 179g
Dc14 skewers 34g
Supacaz bartape
Supacaz bottle cage 1 gray 1 blue (to agree the frame)
And of course the biggest change à personalized paint by decobike (french specialist) the inspiration is a scott was made for esteban chaves few years ago...
Weight 6.15 with fulcrum
Weight 5.75 with corima
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OtterSpace
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by OtterSpace

I love the Izalco Max rim great to see more of them customized and still in use.

stefmaiden
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by stefmaiden

OtterSpace wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:03 pm
I love the Izalco Max rim great to see more of them customized and still in use.
Yes a new old bike still efficient (but not me....)

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spokenwords
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by spokenwords

Always love the old Focus Izalco's. The geometry was perfect for me.
Awesome paint job. Really like the decals you did.
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wheelbuilder
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Excellent! That frame was ahead of its time weight/ride quality wise. Chapeau! I remember them fondly.
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stefmaiden
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by stefmaiden

spokenwords wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2024 2:20 am
Always love the old Focus Izalco's. The geometry was perfect for me.
Awesome paint job. Really like the decals you did.
Hi geometry perfect for me too it's a frame not too rigid but reactive perfect for me i ride like the climbers but less speed
Not decals all is paint the focus multicilor too

Br from france

stefmaiden
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wheelbuilder wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2024 8:02 am
Excellent! That frame was ahead of its time weight/ride quality wise. Chapeau! I remember them fondly.
Txs
Best regards from france

reedplayer
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by reedplayer

Looks good, i am althought a big fan of izalco max from this generation.

Still happily riding mine, and updating it from time to time.

Only "issue": Handling with my size 52 felt to slow (for my taste, only for my taste!), due to the 71,7° hta, so i moved to an enve 2,0 fork with 50mm fork rake (instead of 43mm with original fork)
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stefmaiden
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reedplayer wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2024 10:39 am
Looks good, i am althought a big fan of izalco max from this generation.

Still happily riding mine, and updating it from time to time.

Only "issue": Handling with my size 52 felt to sluggish (for my taste, only for my taste!), due to the 71,7° hta, so i moved to an enve 2,0 fork with 50mm fork rake (instead of 43mm with original fork)
Big fan too it's like a vintage bike no aero no cable (brake) integration simple but efficient for a guy like me for the professional i'm not sure....

reedplayer
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by reedplayer

hmm, imo, later versions, from 2018, do not appear soooo vintage to me, with disc and electronic groupset, it seems not dissimilar from a specialized aethos f.e.

Although your build has a , in my opinion, modern approach.


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stefmaiden
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by stefmaiden

reedplayer wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2024 10:41 pm
hmm, imo, later versions, from 2018, do not appear soooo vintage to me, with disc and electronic groupset, it seems not dissimilar from a specialized aethos f.e.

Although your build has a , in my opinion, modern approach.

Yes but my first goal was a nervous and light bike because i live in a mountain region
I'm agree with you for your bike he looks modern


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reedplayer
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by reedplayer

just to clarify: The red Izalco max shown above is not my Izalco max, it is just an example for a version with "up-to-date" -parts (a handlebar-stem combo would imo not look out of place on this bike), but, as said, i find yours although very contemporary.
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by xt49mk

I'm a big fan of the Focus Izalco Max as well, and it's great to see so many others appreciating its design and ride quality.

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