After putting the Izalco MAX Ultegra on their F*#K IT LIST, Bicycling magazine elected it as one of the best road bikes of 2016 within their Editor’s Choice Awards. Luis Mazzante of the editor team was overwhelmed by the ride quality of the Izalco MAX frameset.
„I‘m not sure how FOCUS did it, but the Izalco MAX has one of the greatest comfort-to-weight ratios of any bike I´ve ridden.“
Conclusion: This bike is so fun to ride, I almost don’t want to share the news with anyone. I want it for myself. „Smooth“ ist he description that ran through my mind most. It is super stiff, responsive, and light; it makes climbing fun. Regardless of the terrain – clean pavement, craggy dirt pitches, grass – it always feels buttery.
Full test in Bicycling, issue June 2016