The FOCUS Izalco Pro 1.0 2012 is currently one of the best bikes out on the road today especially when it comes to price. One thing that sets the PRO 1.0 apart is the fact that the frame is the TEAM model from last year, different fork and paint job of course!! You're getting the HIGH MODULUS 60 ton high performance frame!! Something worth mentioning about this bike is the fact that it comes with the new Rotor 3D plus cranks which alone retail at over $1000. Not forgetting that it also features one of Shimano's top of the line groups, the DURA ACE 7900 group. One of the first things you notice about the FOCUS IZALCO PRO 1.0 is the power transfer it provides which is the response you get from the frame when applying force to the pedals, it is incredible. This bike climbs like crazy due to the BB30 bottom bracket design. The Pro 1.0 frameset is available in xx2 48 cm, xs 50 cm, s small 52 cm, M medium 54 cm, L Large 56 cm, XL 58 cm, XXL 60 cm, XXXL 62 cm.
|Frame||FOCUS Izalco Team|
|Fork||3T Rigida Team T4 carbon|
|Wheelset||Fulcrum Racing 5|
|Shifter||Shimano Dura Ace|
|Brakes||Shimano Dura Ace|
|Brake lever||Shimano Dura-Ace|
|Handlebar||3T Ergonova Pro|
|Stem||3T ARX Pro|
|Seatpost||3T Doric Team Carbon|
Prologo Nago Evo
FOCUS IZALCO PRO 1.0 Geometry
FOCUS IZALCO PRO 1.0 Geometry
FOCUS IZALCO PRO 1.0 Dura Ace carbon road bike Fulcrum 5 2012
FOCUS IZALCO PRO 1.0 2012 road bike
Posted by David J Bruemmer on 5th Apr 2012
Bottom line is the bike is stiffer and faster. It sprints better and I notice increased sense of stability going around tight corners at over 20mph. The most important difference to me is "stand-up" sprint speed. My old Focus bike and my new one don't necessarily seem that much different when I am seated, but when I stand, the difference is very clear. My times on STRAVA for sprint segments and uphill (off the saddle) climbing changed much more than I would have thought. I'm a big believer in performance metrics so I compared my previous overall best times on my old Focus to my times from this first week of riding my new bike.
My best time on the Swami ride Faraday segment on the old bike was 4:24. New bike time is 4:00.
Carlsbad Village hill (a sprint on the Swami ride) went from a 1:06 to a 0:42.
South Twin Oaks Village to Ledge went from 6:09 to 5:31
San Marcos Blvd to Business Peak 1:06 to 0:57
Melrose Aspen to Palomar 1:19 to 1:06
When you run the numbers this equates to an average improvement of about 15% for short uphill sprints.
These times are meaningful to me because they represent a true performance difference in the bike. I'd like to think I'd like to think I have improved in the week since getting the new bike but I know that is not the case. The difference is not only speed, but handling. I feel much more secure as I go around tight corners because of the added rigidity. My old Focus bike was good and I still love it dearly, but there is no question in my mind whether the Pro frame is worth the difference in price.