Pure, uncompromising performance in terms of stiffness, weight and components is the hallmark of the racing bikes in the Focus Izalco Max 0.0 SRAM Red (2015) range from Focus. Ideal for cyclists who want the best – like our professionals in the Team AG2R La Mondiale.
Competitive riders in pursuit of perfection will find it in the Izalco Max 0.0. Spec’d with 22-speed SRAM Red shifting group, exclusive Schmolke TLO seatpost and THM Fibula brakes, and featherweight 995g DT Swiss RRC32T Carbon wheelset.
Designed for maximum stiffness with minimal weight, the Focus Izalco Max 0.0 SRAM Red (2015) delivers the very pinnacle of FOCUS German engineering. A bike that tops the FOCUS range demands our best technologies. The finest equipment, a 750g carbon frame and a 295g fork make the Izalco Max your winning combination
- Best frame set in the high-end range
- Excellent stiffness values (127 Nm/°/kg*)
- Super-light fork (293 g)
RoadBIKE 01/2014 “The Izalco Max 0.0 won us over with its impressive mix of stiffness, low weight, comfort suspension and fantastic ride characteristics.“
TOUR 12/2013 “High-flyer in the lab and on the road. One of the best frames on the market. Super fork. Wide range of sizes.“
All Focus products is born of a passion motivated by the love of the sport. Everyone involved in the creation of the Focus range is inspired by the pursuit of the finest in cycling technology. In order to meet the performance criteria that let top-flight cyclists reach the top of their game, Focus is intent on embracing and developing cutting-edge innovation to empower our riders. Focus' quest for perfection in their products is embodied in the phrase ‘German Engineered’. Every member of the Focus development staff strives towards the exacting standards behind this philosophy.
- Every Focus bicycle is built in their own factory in Germany.
- Focus bicycles are built to be ridden hard.
- Focus acknowledge their bikes will lead a hard life. To keep them looking great, every Focus frame is primed with an indestructible lacquer, then it is powder coated. The colour is applied to the electro-statically charged frames in the form of fine powder for a tougher, more scratch resistant finish.
- Their focus is to manufacture premium quality bicycles at great value prices.
- Focus see themselves as the German bicycling equivalent to Audi or Mercedes cars.
- UCI-approved is the cycling equivalent of Formula 1 Grand Prix class.
FOCUS BIKES TIMELINE FEATURES 1992
The idea for FOCUS is born. Three-time cyclocross World Champion Mike Kluge founds company with desire to be in the focal point (FOCUS) of bicycle development. 1993
Mike Kluge becomes German National Champion and runner-up World Champion on a FOCUS bike. Together with the bicycle manufacturer Derby Cycle Werke, Kluge begins developing the FOCUS model range. 1996
Kluge rides a FOCUS Raven in the Olympic Games in Atlanta. 1998
Jörg Arenz, brand-manager today at FOCUS, becomes German cyclocross champion on a FOCUS bike. 2003
Arenz takes over product management, and FOCUS expands its racing line. 2005
Hanka Kupfernagel becomes cyclocross World Champion on a FOCUS Mares Team bike. 2006
Production of the first FOCUS carbon frames, which quickly become popular among touring pros and recreational riders. 2007
Kupfernagel wins the World Champion title in individual time trail in the road bike World Championships. 2008
Joint-production of the time trail bicycle with time trail specialist Andreas Walser. FOCUS offers the fastest series time trail bike in the world and expands into the triathlon segment. FOCUS athletes four titles at the German Cyclocross Championships (juniors, women, 23-and-under, and elite) 2009
FOCUS partners with Team Milram, which rides FOCUS bikes in the world’s most important bike races. 2010
Eighteen years after the idea for FOCUS was born, the brand has become a worldwide force in bicycling—introducing more new designs than ever before. The Focus Izalco Pro 3 is named bike of the year by 'Tour Magazine'. FOCUS expands its sponsorships. In addition to the only German Pro Tour Team, Team MILRAM, three other European Continental Teams – Team Van Vliet, Team Jelly Belly and Team Net App – are riding FOCUS racing bikes. FOCUS is also entering a World Cup team and supporting Team M.I.G. 2011
FOCUS is the partner of the pro team Team Katusha and thereby represented in the World Tour. 2012
As part of increasing internationalisation, FOCUS bikes are now available in over 60 countries.In racing, FOCUS sponsors the Italian ProContinental Team Acqua & Sapone.Jeremy Powers (Rapha FOCUS) continues the legacy of the FOCUS founder Mike Kluge and becomes US Cyclocross champion. 2013
The Focus Izalco Team SL is ridden to Tour de France stage win by Christophe Riblon from Team AG2R-La Mondiale 2014
German 'Tour Magazine' names the Izalco Max the 'best frame below 800g'
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