Bike of the year
After the Eurobike Award and an excellent test review in the German RoadBIKE magazine the Izalco MAX Disc has convinced the british Cycling Weekly test journalists. They have awarded the FOCUS Izalco MAX Disc Dura-Ace as the DISC BRAKE BIKE OF THE YEAR 2016.
„In the past if you were after a bike that would be as good in the hills as it was on the flat, then anything with disc brakes was immediately out of the question due to the added weight. But things have changed with the new Focus Izalco Max Disc, a fantastic bike that thrives on all terrains. In fact this bike is so good that we crowned it the winner of the disc brake road bike category in the 2016 Cyling Weekly Bike of the Year awards“ said the testers.
Beside the „fabulous“ frameset with a weight of „only slightly over 800g“ for the 56cm test model, Cycling Weekly was impressed by FOCUS in-house engineered and awarded R.A.T. (Rapid Axle Technology) that are „as easy to remove as traditional quick-releases“.
Verdict: The Focus Izalco Max Disc is as good a disc brake road bike as you’re likely to find on the market today. It offers a fast and exciting ride over all terrains thanks to the stiff, light frame and the excellent handling, while braking is impossible to fault in wet or dry conditions thanks to the excellent Shimano hydraulic disc brakes.
The complete test report as well as a nicely made video can be found on Cycling Weekly: