FOCUS Izalco Team Replica Wins Bicycling Magazine Editor’s Choice Award
Bicycling Magazine Editors Select FOCUS as “Best Enthusiast Road Bike” For Second Consecutive Year
For the second year running, a FOCUS Izalco has received one of the industry’s highest accolades: the Bicycling Magazine Editors’ Choice Award. This time it was the FOCUS Izalco Team Replica, equipped with SRAM Force components, DT Swiss wheels and an FSA cockpit, at a retail price of $3510. Winning in the highly contested “Best Enthusiast Road Bike” category, the understated black and white Team Replica is also featured on the cover of Bicycling’s 50th Anniversary Issue.
“Receiving the Editor’s Choice Award is a true honor,” said Scott Rittschof, CEO of FOCUS Bicycles USA. “The editors at Bicycling are independent journalists who have the opportunity to ride the best bikes in the world. For FOCUS to stand out over a two year period is a testament to the premium quality and ride characteristics of the FOCUS Izalco line.”
Editors from Bicycling, the world’s most widely distributed cycling magazine, spent a week testing the finalist bikes in Austin, TX, before anonymously submitting their individual scores for each bicycle, based upon a number of criteria. When the final votes were tallied, the editors had chosen the FOCUS Izalco Team Replica as the winner in the Best Enthusiast Road Bike category, citing its “ability to balance speed and long-ride comfort” and “great value with no-compromise spec.”
The FOCUS Izalco Team Replica shares the ProTour-proven design of the top-line Izalco Team frameset. The Izalco frame is currently being ridden to worldwide victories and podium placements by Team Katusha, the Jelly Belly Cycling Team p/b Kenda and the Vanderkitten-FOCUS Women’s Cycling Team. At an enticing price point of $3510, the Team Replica presents all cycling enthusiasts with a true performance machine.
The Editors’ Choice Awards are featured in the 50th Anniversary issue of Bicycling, currently available at newsstands and retailers around the globe and online at www.bicycling.com.