2012 Focus Izalco

Who are you (no off-topic talk please)

Moderator: Moderator Team

Post Reply
TiG
Posts: 29
Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:45 am

by TiG

My 2012 Focus Izalco

I'm a student, my previous bike was a 2005 Giant TCR with Ultegra/Force. I originally bought this bike when I was working in a bike shop and instantly sold the SRAM Force that came on the bike as wheel as the wheels (DT Swiss R 1850s). I always planned to replace the entire spec list basically for something different and as a fun project and I think it's mostly got to a point where I am happy with it, probably the only thing that is really still itching me is the pedals (Shimano 105).

I do enjoy a matte black bike, I know some people will find it pretty cliche at the moment and probably a bit boring, although I bought a black frame for a reason :wink:

Hope you enjoy it.

Campagnolo Record 11
Ambrosio Crono F20 on Tune Mag 170/Mig70 & Fulcrum 5's
Veloflex Criterium
Fizik Arione CX
Deda Seatpost/stem

Image

Image

by Weenie


wasabi1
Posts: 192
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:57 pm

by wasabi1

Nice!

What's the weight with the ambrosios

User avatar
Tinea Pedis
Posts: 8460
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:08 am
Location: Geelong
Contact:

by Tinea Pedis

Really like!

There are not enough tan side wall tyres in the world either.

TiG
Posts: 29
Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:45 am

by TiG

It's no lightweight! It's ~7.2kg as pictured.

User avatar
majklnajt
Posts: 3708
Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:40 pm
Location: Lenart, Slovenia EUROPE

by majklnajt

Wow! :thumbup:

Please, make some better quality pictures of oyur bike!
I am wondering if a matte black botllecage would look better ;)

User avatar
SolidSnake03
Posts: 634
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:09 pm

by SolidSnake03

Matte Black Cage for sure and pedal's that match a bit better. Black Speedplays would go great otherwise either of the Shimano carbon pedals I think would work visually
Looks like I made a new 90 Proof friend

shinobiph
Posts: 46
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:43 am

by shinobiph

beauty :thumbup:

nismosr
Posts: 1030
Joined: Mon May 05, 2008 5:15 pm

by nismosr

love it , specially the wheelset !

User avatar
jmilliron
Posts: 2014
Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:03 pm
Location: San Francisco Peninsula

by jmilliron

Arundel makes a Mandible cage in matte black. Would go perfectly. :thumbup:
2013 Wilier Cento1 SR || 2009 Ridley Crossbow || 2011 Yeti AS-R 5 Carbon

Blackmarketrider
Posts: 17
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:05 am

by Blackmarketrider

Hey there, wondering on the weight of that wheelset, very tempted to ditch the carbons for some alu tubulars for racing next year

dcj9
Posts: 416
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:02 pm
Location: UK

by dcj9

great looking classy bike. any chance of a ride report?

TiG
Posts: 29
Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:45 am

by TiG

Black Speedplay Zeros are definitely on their way!

I think the elite cage doesn't stand out as much in real life, the white highlight kind of matches the crank arms graphics, however the arundle would most definitely look neater.

The wheelset can you believe was not weighed before I glued the tubs. Pretty much because I don't easily have access to a scale! Ha. But my calculations put them roughly in the low 1300 g range. Not bad for $650 aud. Plus I love the classic look!

Ride report I'm not sure I'd be qualified to say much as my only real reference is a couple of races on a borrowed caad 10 and old TCR (really not much of a bike! )

by Weenie


Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post