Focus Bikes Izalco Max Disc First Ride

I’ve been looking for a road bike. My friend J. at Halters Cycles has been great at making sure I wait to get what I want. His strong recommendation to me was the 2016 Focus Bikes Izalco Max Disc. It comes in a Shimano Mechanical, a Dura Ace or an SRAM Red 22 version.

He managed to get the dealer to loan me one and I went out on it for the first time this afternoon.

Wow! My other bikes include a GT Grade Carbon and a Specialized Pro Crux Carbon. The Izalco Max crushes them all.

It’s stiff. It’s responsive. Its light (about 15lb all in). It’s a rocket ship. The end. The demo I have has the Shimano Mechanical groupset which I’ve never cared for and certainly when I buy it I’ll get the SRAM Red version but even with the lower quality groupset it was amazing. I felt 6km/h (4 mi/h) faster (could be the training but I’m going to give it to the bike).

Also, it looks hot!

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Well, enough of my gushing, here’s the last little bit from my ride this afternoon.

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