Focus Izalco Max

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muffinman
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by muffinman

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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plpete
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by plpete

That looks solid! Very well put together.

Squashednuts
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Location: Christchurch New Zealand

by Squashednuts

Great looking bike

I'm a big fan of the Izalco Max

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kkibbler
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by kkibbler

Bike is all business. Very nice.

Imaking20
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by Imaking20

:thumbup:
Current:
T2

Retired:
Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 NERO | 2014 S-Works Tarmac | S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento Uno SL | Tarmac SL2

Delorre
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by Delorre

Perfect, even the tan tyres are great on this one!
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reedplayer
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by reedplayer

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.

asiantrick
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Location: the OC, CA

by asiantrick

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.

Imaking20
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by Imaking20

LOVE that blue!
Current:
T2

Retired:
Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 NERO | 2014 S-Works Tarmac | S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento Uno SL | Tarmac SL2

Seedster
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by Seedster

Really great build and photography. The gumwalls look smart


Geoff
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by Geoff

Ok, that's nice. Good setup

reedplayer
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by reedplayer

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:

BigDog
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by BigDog

Absolute weapon, looks great!

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