As one of Germany's top bicycle brands, Focus has built a strong reputation for designing high performance bicycles for many disciplines of cycling. Whether it is Road, Cyclocross, Cross Country, or All Mountain, Focus is a leader in innovation and strives to create and develope outstanding bicycles with an incredible price-to-performance ratio.
At the beginning of 2013 Focus became the proud sponsor of the very popular and long standing French UCI Pro Tour team, Ag2r-La Mondiale. In 2013 the Tour de France celebrated its 100thedition, and during it's queen stage which consisted of a double ascent of the hallowed 21 switchbacks of the iconic Alpe d’Huez, it was none other than Ag2r-La Mondiale’s own Christophe Riblon who managed to reach the summit first, in an epic battle between himself, determined rivals and crazed fans. What kind of bike was he riding? A Focus Izalco. When the Tour reached Paris on its final day, it was Christophe Riblon who was awarded the Most Aggressive Rider. The Focus Izalco Pro Ag2r Team Bike celebrates the young relationship between Focus Bikes and the Ag2r-La Mondiale cycling team, and it’s successful 2013 season inside the pro peloton.
The Focus Izalco Pro frame and fork are constructed of Izalco Team Carbon keeping the core of this bike lightweight and stiff like a pro level bike should be. Focus knows there cannot be any compromise to achieve precise, responsive shifting, which is why the shifters and rear derailleur are outfitted with the romantically Italian Campagnolo Chorus 11 speed, constructed with the distinctive design, performance and high-tech appeal of carbon fiber at a decidedly comparable price. The 52T/36T Chorus crankset arrangement provides benefits of both standard cranks and compact cranks, with the power transfer and stiffness of the carbon fiber build. The Focus Izalco Pro is equipped with a Fizik Antares with manganese rails to provide a flexible and lightweight saddle, nimble enough for racing, yet comfortable enough for a Grand Fondo.
Whether you’re a recreational rider who enjoys occasional centuries and club rides, or a weekend racer determined to move up through the categories, the Izalco Pro Team Replica Ag2r offers pure performance in a professional looking machine that will have you pointing out your bike the next time you watch a bike race on T.V.