FOCUS Bikes Izalco Team Replica Road Bike

FOCUS Bikes Izalco Team Replica Road Bike 

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To ride like a Pro, you need a professional level bike.The IzalcoTeam Replica is justThat. Constructed out of carbon, and paired with SRAM Force components,This bike is builtTo win. Known forTheir German quality, and muted design, Focus features excellent features at a great price.The frame's integrated cableTunneling makes for a sleek look, and optimal performance.The conical headTube creates a stiffer front end. The most notable benefit ofThe IzalcoTeam Replica isThe Stable Stiffness Per Size(

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[Jan 13, 2012]
Tyler
Commuter

Strength:

Light and fast. Plus it has SRAM force which blows away ultegra.

Weakness:

Twitchy and stiff, which yes, makes it faster, but it was a huge adjustment from the Tarmac.

As mostly a commuter, not racer, this bike might have been more than I can handle, literally. But every time I take of the luggage, and ride the trails, I remember why I bought this bike. It is by far the fastest bike I have ever ridden. Out of the corners it explodes with power; on the sprints I just try to hold on; and the hills have never been more fun!

Similar Products Used:

Specialized Tarmac Pro and Masi Gran Corsa

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 24, 2011]
john
Recreational Rider

Strength:

this bike is stiff.bb30 is real stiff.this is good if you want to haul.ive pushed this thing through corners at speed.

Weakness:

ride is pro level might be to stiff for some.

i tried to hop on diffrent bikes sight unseen to get what felt like the best fit.its hard not to get caught up in a name or style.the best thing i think is to know how much you want to spend but not let that be the end all be all facture.

Similar Products Used:

tested many bikes but this felt like the glove that fit.:)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 02, 2011]
Luke Butler
Road Racer

Strength:

Stiff yet light frame,
stable yet nimble geometry
instant responsiveness
wisdom beyond it years in looks thanks to tasteful livery
good mix of grouppo and cockpit gives me full control

Weakness:

the standard wheelset DT Swiss 1640 have let the bike down hence the upgrade to the Edge 66mm, with poor quality spokes and a heavey wheelset. I have had spokes snap when the bike is just sitting there waiting to be used. This is a common problem as I know of others who had the same issue and have also upgraded their wheels.

When I bought this awesome machine I did some upgrades fromt he start. the Gruppo got upgraded to SRAM Red all round, a Quarq Power meter installed, Ritchey Pro WCS Classic bend bars and a Ritchey Pro WCS 110mm stem, Edge 66mm crabon tubular wheels Look Kep Max pedal.

Right from day this bike has proven to be the stiffest yet most compliant and comfortable ride, when I stand on the pedals it goes forward and fast. when I find the road going up the bike does the job effortlessly. Descending the bike is sure footed stable and direct. I love the direct feeling in the steering and how nimble the bike feels with out being twitchy or scary.
The look of the bike is very appealing to, the black and white ina tasteful combination gives this bike a classy look and puts in the same group as the higher end machines with far more Cred from years of being in the Pro Peloton.

Similar Products Used:

Specialized (alloy) Festina Team bike w/ Ultegra ,
Specialized Tarmac CF, w/ DA

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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