2019 Izalco rim build

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bruno2000
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by bruno2000

iamraymond wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:31 pm
That externally routed rear brake cable is an interesting design decision. I'm guessing it was to save weight and it probably won't have a large aerodynamic impact, but it does look out of place to me given that all new frames now have that cable routed internally.
This frame was developped I think 5-6 years ago.
Back then internal cablerouting was not so common as today.
The external cablerouting was also very welcomed by the AG2R pro teammechanics.

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bruno2000
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by bruno2000

How are those Schmolke wheels? Stifness? Braking?

Denavelo
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by Denavelo

I just got a 2017-2018 Focus Izalco max (White), and my frame was 833g in M. :?

All built up, it's sitting at 5.5kg on the dot, but I'm going to change a few things to get it around 5.3kg. If my frame was 770g, I'd be well below 5.3kg.
Speedvagen Road Machine "2011 Surprise me | Rob English "Mudfoot" 29er | Focus Izalco Max

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by gurk700

ducman wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 8:01 pm
Still looking for a light 120mm stem.
Considering the Extralight stem, but i hear the bars slip... even torqued higher then spec....
Altarnatives?
This is not my experience. With even regular torque. Just use carbon paste!

Great looking bike btw. I was surprised they routed the brake on the outside too. I had a Felt F FRD few years ago that I LOVED but ultimately the external brake made me sell it lol. Stupid I know but couldn't help being bothered by it.

Denavelo
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by Denavelo

I've been running Extralite stems on all of my bikes (Hyperstem aka newer).
Not a single issue with flex or slippage.

To make a bike lighter, manufactures use external brake routing. Firefly made my #419 with External Brake mounts, Internal Shifting as those give the lightest options. To run brake internally, you have to reinforce which adds weight.
Speedvagen Road Machine "2011 Surprise me | Rob English "Mudfoot" 29er | Focus Izalco Max

ducman
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by ducman

Then an Extralite stem it will be! :)

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by ducman

Denavelo wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 3:21 pm
I just got a 2017-2018 Focus Izalco max (White), and my frame was 833g in M. :?

All built up, it's sitting at 5.5kg on the dot, but I'm going to change a few things to get it around 5.3kg. If my frame was 770g, I'd be well below 5.3kg.
Link to your build?

Denavelo
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by Denavelo

I'm still adjusting the build and doing shakedown rides.. Here are a few pics I just snapped.. Rides like a dream so far. Exceeded all of my expectations of a carbon frame and the price I got it at!

My FSA SL top bearing wouldn't work for some reason with the Slam the stem cap. I put the stock top bearing back in and it's fine. Weird...

Changing the following:
-Lighter cables (ilink shifting / Jagwire elite braking) - (Current Stock Campy cables)
-LIghter bars (New ultimate Evo / Schmolke TLO) - (Current Deda Campione)
-Parlee FD clamp (Current Shimano heavy clamp)
-Bdop 11-28 cassette (Current SRAM XG1190 11-26)

Not to thread hijack..

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Speedvagen Road Machine "2011 Surprise me | Rob English "Mudfoot" 29er | Focus Izalco Max

reedplayer
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by reedplayer

Denavelo wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 3:21 pm
I just got a 2017-2018 Focus Izalco max (White), and my frame was 833g in M. :?
white paintjobs are among the heaviest, because they demand several layers of paint.

for your info: there is although a focus-gallery, its a pity, that all those nice focus bikes are not exhibited there!

ducman
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by ducman

Sharp bike Denavelo!

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rexyi1990
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by rexyi1990

all izalcos are toxic

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cjnl
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by cjnl

Denavelo wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 6:57 pm
My FSA SL top bearing wouldn't work for some reason with the Slam the stem cap. I put the stock top bearing back in and it's fine. Weird...
Same for mine! I really struggled and blamed the handlebar and stem first. But now with a different dust cap and the old upper bearing it is pretty stable.

Looking closely at the two bearings there is a really small difference. In a weird way good to hear I am not alone to experience that, and I consider my problem solved now.

bruno2000
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by bruno2000

What is the braking performance and the stifness of those Schmolke wheels?
In comparicon with others their clincher wheelsets seem so light

rexyi1990
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by rexyi1990

Still,,so coolllll~

ducman
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by ducman

Sounds a bit obvious, but the bike rides like a dream.
(Added Schmolke seatpost 83gr 😂)

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