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Race / Izalco Max

Professional equipment that sets you up for victory.


High-end now has a name: the IZALCO MAX is your high performance partner for the road. You have your sights set on victory and you want the ultimate bike on which to claim it. An unbelievably lightweight carbon frame, exceptional rigidity and topped of with our most sophisticated technology. No wonder that the pro riders of AG2R La Mondiale swear by the IZALCO MAX. Professional equipment for you.

  • PROVEN AT THE TOUR DE FRANCEThe numerous successes of our UCI World Tour team AG2R La Mondiale at the ultimate stage road race are testament to the prowess of the Izalco Max.
  • LIGHTWEIGHTStaking its claim in the ultimate lightweight category, the frame of our Izalco Max weighs just 750 grams.
  • PIONEERINGThe high-tech Izalco Max sets new standards as the lightest frame on the market to feature disc brakes.


Trans-Siberian Extreme 2016

The longest ultra-race in the world! The Trans-Siberian Extreme covers 9,400 km, with a total of 79,000 metres of climbing, and passes through five climate zones. The starting gun will be fired on 5 July. From Moscow to Vladivostok in 14 stages. And FOCUS Bikes will be there. Click here for the whole story.

Test reports

  • Born out of the...Test Lab Bicycling Australia March 2016Bicycling Australia put our FOCUS Izalco Max into ... More
  • IZALCO MAX Disc...Gran Fondo #1 2016The new road bike magazine &quo... More
  • Heck of a fun timeRide #71 2016After very good test results for the FOCUS Izalco ... More
  • World`s lightes...RCUK Top 100The Izalco Max Disc takes things to a whole new le... More
  • Five-star performanceMagazin Ciclista 8/16The Spanish magazine Ciclista awarded the FOCUS Iz... More
  • Roadbike 11_2015 Roadbike awards the Focus Izalco Max Disc Red the ... More
  • EUROBIKE AWARD ...Eurobike Award 2015Ultra-light with disc brake! Focus made its mark a... More
  • Ode to IZALCONew Zealand Road Cyclist May/June Issue #34 2016Editor Russel Jones of New Zealand Road Cyclist ma... More
  • Disc brake bike...Disc brake bike of the year Cycling Plus 2016British Cycling Plus magazine awarded the FOCUS IZ... More
  • The ultimate February asked themselves a question. Is the FOCUS ... More
  • Bike of the yearCycling Weekly Award 2016After the More
  • So fun to rideBicycling US June 2016After putting the Izalco MAX Ultegra on theirMore
  • So good!Bicycling March 2016Matt Phillips of US magazine “Bicycling” put t... More


R.A.T. / Rapid Axle Technology

For disc brake bikes in the road and cyclocross segment, the FOCUS engineers have developed the first thru axle system that combines greater strength and lateral stiffness with the fastest wheel-change system ever.

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Tapered headtube

The tapered headtube reduces the steering weight while increasing the headset stiffness.

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SSPS / Stable Stiffness Per Size

To offer a selection of sizes without compromising on quality, the FOCUS engineers individually design each frame size. So every version offers the optimum weight-to-stiffness ratio.

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52/36 Crankset

Combines the advantages of standard and compact cranksets.

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FOCUS 100% carbon fork

The FOCUS full-carbon fork, including the dropouts, is made seamlessly from a single piece. It offers even higher lateral stiffness coupled with good absorption of impacts with the road surface.

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External cable and line routing

External cable and line routing makes maintenance work quicker and easier.

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Chain Stay Protection Cover

A standard feature on FOCUS carbon frames – for effective protection against the consequences of chain suck.

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Geometry  *

Bike size (inches)  28282828282828
Seat tube (mm) A480500520540560580610
Top tube (mm) B521530536549565580604
Head tube angle (°) C71,0071,0071,0072,0073,0073,0073,00
Seat tube angle (°) D74,0073,0073,0073,0073,0073,0073,00
Chain stay length (mm) E405405405405405405405
Bottom bracket drop (mm) F70707070707070
Head tube (mm) G110115120135160180200
Fork Length (mm) H370370370370370370370
Fork rake (mm) I43434343434343
Wheelbase (mm) J97097297798198810011022
Stack K508515520537565584603
Reach L375379384390398405420
* The geometry can differ with in the models.