This 2016 Focus Izalco Max Carbon Fiber Road bike frame was built up 2 1/2 years ago and has seen California weather and group rides. Never raced dropped or abused. See photos which show that the bike was cared for and meticulously maintained.
This Carbon frame was built to accomadate Shimano DI2 or SRAM Wireless Shifting groupsets and is designed for internal routed cables only. Zero issues on appearance and frame integrity. The Riding Experience: This bike came built from the factory with all Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 level groupset components. As built it weighed 16.75 pounds which is amazingly light for a 61 CM XL Carbon Fiber Frame. Designed in Germany, Focus has an excellent road bike internationally, not so much in the US.
I had the good fortune to ride this bike on smooth NorCal SF Bay area roads and bike trails and this bike has never let me down as it does everything you ask it to do as a performance road bike with nary a whimper or complaint. This frame is stiff and allows you to accelerate with little energy loss when stopped or at speed. It absorbs bumps extremely well and handles and corners with the appropriate steering feedback of a Tour De France level road bike. It is light enough to allow you to easily climb steep grades and mountain routes and solid enough to handle descents by providing a very stable ride at high speeds. You will be pleasantly surprised at the stableness at speeds above 20 MPH as well as the shock absorbtion characteristics provided by the frame design.This frame-set will provide many years and miles of trouble free performance and will provide a solid foundation for anyone who wants to ride faster on a lighter performance oriented road bike. Throw on a set of decent carbon fiber wheels or upper level aluminium wheels with decent hubs and you will be able to attain higher average speeds with less pedaling effort making it easier to do longer endurance type grand fondos. I have moved on to another road bike platform and I miss old Hans (My German Nickname) as we have had many adventures these past few years.
Focus Izalco Max Ultegra Road Bike 2016 aka Hans Description applies to Frame only not complete bike. Their primary focus has been the perfecting the balance between performance orientated stiffness and weight reduction, which has enabled them to produce this Ultegra Izalco Max at under 7 Kg for the 56 cm, truly incredible. The fork has been a big area of development, with its full carbon fibre construction coming from one seamless piece.
With this you get superb lateral stiffness for performance with the necessary shock absorption to remove the vibrations coming from the road to boost comfort. A technology that seems likely to have come from their extensive work with the AG2R La Mondiale team, Focus individually design each frame size so that all of them offer the perfect balance of stiffness to weight that their engineers desire.
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