The Spanish magazine Ciclista awarded the FOCUS Izalco Max Disc Red a top rating of five out of five stars. The testers were particularly impressed by the high-quality frame. The trade press noted the following benefits:
"The disc brakes provide extra safety, without compromising the weight. The bike is explosive and allows for very high average speeds."
VERDICT: Focus has developed a racing model that shatters all arguments against disc brakes. Perfect braking even in the worst of weather, a top gear ratio like the SRAM Red 22 and the extra speed are a dream for all advanced riders looking for the ultimate bike.
The complete test report can be found in issue no. 8 / January 2016 of Ciclista.