Focus Izalco Max 2018 (6.2 kg)

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666pounder
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by 666pounder

Hello,

I'd like to share my Focus Izalco Max with you. Don't have many exotic parts, so the weight isn't exeptional, but light enough to my satisfaction. Love how it rides, very stiff and responsive and also admire the classic look. I'm very happy with the bike.
Current weight is 6.2 kg as pictured. The goal is to get it under 6 kg or maybe sth about 5.8 kg.

Full specs:
Frameset:
Frame: Focus Izalco Max 54 cm Mechanical
Fork: Focus Izalco Max
Seatpost Clamp: Focus
Headset, expander, top cap: Focus
Spacers: Ritchey carbon
Bottom Bracket: Token Ninja

Cockpit:
Stem: Easton EA90 -10° 110 mm
Bars: Zipp SL-70 Ergo Carbon 42 cm
Bartape: Fizik Tempo Microtex Bondcrush Classic Black
Seatpost: BBB FlyPost BSP-31 27.2 mm
Saddle: Berk Lupina Padded 132 mm

Drivetrain:
Shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace 9100
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9100
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9100
Breakset: Shimano Dura-Ace 9100
Breake pads: Zipp Cork
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 11-30
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 52-36

Housing:
Brake Cables: Jagwire
Shift Cables: Jagwire
Brake Bowdens: Jagwire CGX SL black
Shift Bowdnes: Jagwire LEX SL black

Wheels:
Wheelset: Roval CLX 32 Tubular
Front Tire: Specialized S-Works Turbon Tubular 25 mm
Back Tire: Victoria Corsa G+ Tubular 25 mm
Skewers: Zipp
Glue: Unknown

Misc:
Bottle Cages: Tune Wasserträger 2.0
Pedals: Shimano Ultegra

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Old setup with Zipp 302, different stem and housing (about half a kilo havier, didn't weight it with that setup actually):
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velov
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by velov

Great build...everytime I see the old Izalco I regret selling mine

666pounder
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by 666pounder

Thanks.. I'd like to keep this one for a while... there are a lot of possible weight savings, but I'd like to continue with some less expenssive like
- bartape (deda traforato could save a significant amount of weight for very little investment)
- titanium skewers (thinking about KCNC Ti, since they have good reviews here and are for good money)
- headseat, top cap, expander, (bit afriad about those superlight expanders, don't want to damage the fork - KNCN seems reasonebly light without compromising the function)
- BB (already bought an FSA plastic cups, but decided not to change it after all. Current one works fine and there are no problems with creacking - still prefer functionality over weight)
- pedals (look keo or speedplay)
- maybe chain and tires

I should be able to get below 6 kg with those changes I guess. Next on the list would be seatpost and stem, altghout I like the desing of current ones. There are no plans to change something from Dura-Ace set, maybe brakes - they would really help with the weight, but ee or sth like that are quite expensive, so I'll see.

Any other suggestions are welcome.

reedplayer
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by reedplayer

the focus expander is extremely clumsy and heavy and destroys the low frameset-weight. in my experience, extralite expander work fine with those framesets, using this combination since 7 years without any problems

Squashednuts
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Location: Christchurch New Zealand

by Squashednuts

Agree with @Reedplayer
Extralite Ultrastar3 expander is light and effective

Check out J&L Ti skewers, cheaper and lighter than KCNC, I've been using them for a while without issue
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bruno2000
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by bruno2000

Somebody knows where you can still buy this frame? (size 56)

asiantrick
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Location: the OC, CA

by asiantrick

bruno2000 wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:49 am
Somebody knows where you can still buy this frame? (size 56)
try Ebay, I see a few of them still for sale. Wish I picked up a few of these frames. These were selling for $800 or less on ebay before Covid.

Catagory6
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by Catagory6

first time i tried clicking in, the bike nearly jumped out from underneath me. have to deliberately put some weight on the bike, or grab the rear brake to make it stay put.

666pounder
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by 666pounder

bruno2000 wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:49 am
Somebody knows where you can still buy this frame? (size 56)
Try https://www.troc-velo.com/ or https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/

Here's completly new - but it's a full bike:
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anz ... 4-217-2582

I've acutally bought the bike from that retailer and changed parts.

666pounder
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by 666pounder

I weighted the focus expander and it came in 46 g with top cap and bolt. Listed weight for KNCN is 35 g, so it's not such a good deal in the end. I'll think about Extralite. It's tempting, but I'm still a bit worried.

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Speaking about destroying the low frameset weight, it's funny that the bike came with Prologo saddle that weighted 318 g! I was shocked, but also happy.. easy save of more than 200 g.

bruno2000
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by bruno2000

666pounder wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:13 pm
bruno2000 wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:49 am
Somebody knows where you can still buy this frame? (size 56)
Try https://www.troc-velo.com/ or https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/

Here's completly new - but it's a full bike:
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anz ... 4-217-2582

I've acutally bought the bike from that retailer and changed parts.
Thank I found a new frame in silver freestyle colors.

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666pounder
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by 666pounder

Great! Those freestyles colors look sweet.. I've actully haven't seen one in those colors on this forum..

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