Focus Izalco Team Milram 2010 review

Focus Izalco Milram 2010
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Long hours on the often bumpy roads proved no problem on the Izalco, leading us to conclude that the rear-end modifications are also a success for Focus. We got the distinct impression from the mechanics that the internal cabling was way too fiddly, but other than that, there seems very little for which to mark it down.

Reasons to buy
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    Improved ride thanks to new rear end

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    Looks great

Reasons to avoid
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    Fiddly internal cabling

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Focus began its relationship with Team Milram in 2009 and this 2010 Focus Izalco is simply the result of listening to what the pros wanted. It's Focus's top trump, and identical to the bike that Milram's boys will be racing this season.

Gone are the oversized seatstays and integrated seatpost from 2009, replaced by a 27.2mm seatpost and much skinnier, flattened stays, to dampen a previously over-stiff rear end. Also removed are external cables in favour of internal routing within specially formed tubes, like veins, within the frame structure, reducing weight and improving aerodynamics. Visually the result is exceptionally neat.

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