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FOCUS Izalco Max 2014

The new FOCUS Izalco Max 2014 road bike is a new addition to the FOCUS Bikes lineup.  This model is much lighter than the Izalco last year with thinner seat stays, chain stays, and a smaller fork although it has been manufactured with the toughest carbon material used in cycling.  The Focus Izalco Max is available in three different models, the Focus Izalco Max Team AG2R team bike which is built with Campagnolo Super Record and Fulcrum tubular wheels not forgetting the all new Fizik Cyrano carbon cockpit.  This model retails at $9800 while the next step down features a Dura Ace DI2 build and DT SWISS wheels, this model is called the FOCUS Izalco Max 1.0 retailing at $9500.  There is one more model left and that is the FOCUS Izalco Max 3.0 which is built with the new SRAM Red 11 speed goup.  This last model retails at only $7250.  With a very attractive frame design and group options the new Focus Izalco Max 2014 road bike is easily going to top the charts for performance. This is because of it’s German engineering and company’s track record for creating a high end top quality race bike at a reasonable price.  With a slight slope in the top tube you can expect this Focus Izalco to be comfortable in the saddle and hot in the corners.  A stiff frame creates a responsive high performance bike.  

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FOCUS IZALCO MAX 2014 BIKES

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October 6, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Focus Izalco Pro 3.0 20 G

The Focus brand has really introduced some real winners into the cycling world this year.  The Focus Izalco Pro 3.0 2013 model is built with sram force again this year as it has been in the past.  The Focus Izalco Pro 3.0 has been labelled bicycling magazines “best buy of the year” three years in a row now ensuring those who purchase this bike that they are getting the absolute best road bike for the money.  The Izalco pro 3.0 offers full internal cable routing which makes the bike look very slick and clean, plus you don’t get all that jumpy noise from cables hitting the frame.   Focus Bikes of USA has grown dramatically over the past few years and a lot of that success is due to the Focus Izalco Pro 3.0 model and its performance.

The technology that has been invested in the Izalco Pro 3.0 consists of a very effective design feature called the BB30 bottom bracket which is found on all bikes manufactured by the Focus line in 2012.  The BB30 provides high power transfer and high acceleration off the line.  There nothing worse than trying to get off the line and your bottom bracket flexis so badly that you lose all the power transfer you put into your stroke, not to worry the Izalco Pro 3.0 has achieved maximum acceleration.  With a wider tapered head tube you also get the control and stiffness that you need in cornering and steering this bad boy.  The keyword in this situation is responsiveness, the Izalco Pro 3.0 has become one of the fastest frames on the market and its design is identical to the frame which won “race bike of the year” in 2012, the Focus Izalco Pro model as a whole.

Focus stands for award winning success and they are so confident in their product due to it’s exceptional track record that they are offering a new 6 year warranty on all 2013 carbon frames.  If you happen to be looking for  anew frame and expect to get your money’s worth than I suggest you take a look at the new 2013 Focus Izalco Pro 3.0 Sram Force model.

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October 28, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

FOCUS Cayo Evo 2013

The FOCUS Cayo Evo has been given more attention this year by the FOCUS BIKES line.  They have 6 new models with a lower price range than the Izalco line, as an example the new FOCUS Cayo Evo 1.0 which is one of the new additions featuring a Campy Chorus build which has been in the waiting for loyal Focus customers.  With deep vision performance bike wheels and a new frame design the Cayo Evo has a sloping top tube and a press fit 30 bottom bracket which allows you to use an extensive list of different crank sets.  Along with that model is the Cayo Evo 3.0 which is a red carbon color featuring a full Sram Force group retailing at only $3500.  The new attention given to the Cayo Evo line has sparked a lot of interest as these babies are extremely attractive with outstanding paint jobs rivaling that of other flashier brands.  The Cayo Evo features a different fork as Focus has given it a new design emphasized on comfort to match the sloping top tube technology.  All in all this is meant to be their price point line and there is no doubt about that as the pricing ranges from $2150 retail to $4500 for the Campagnolo Chorus model, in-between that are several Shimano Ultegra builds but each model has a new an eye-catching paint job that is sure to turn heads. While providing a similar quality and high performance ride to that of the Izalco there is some money to be saved when choosing  the 6.0 105 model yet getting the same Cayo Evo frame used on the 1.0.  For 2013 Focus offers the Cayo Evo in a

1.0 with Campagnolo Chorus

2.0 with Shimano Ultegra DI2

3.0 with Sram Force

4.0 with Ultegra

5.0 with Ultegra also

and the 6.0 with shimano 105

October 2, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2013 FOCUS Izalco Team SL bike

New for 2013 is the FOCUS Izalco Team SL and Pro line featuring the Focus Izalco Team SL 1.0, 2.0, 4.0, and FOCUS Izalco Team SL 3.0 which features the new Campagnolo EPS electronic 11s road group.  The FOCUS Izalco Team SL 1.0 features the New Sram Red group for 2013 and the ZIPP 404 Firecrest Tubular carbon road wheels.  The FOCUS Izalco Team SL 2.0 features the New Dura Ace DI2 11 speed electronic group which will be absolutely amazing.  The Focus Izalco Team SL for 2013 is 200 grams lighter than the Team model from the year prior.  Please remember to check out the FOCUS BIKES available at Carbon Connection Cyclery for either pre ordering or older models in stock such as all 2012 Pro and Team models.  Focus is currently without a doubt the best bike for the money and have been awarded bicycle buy of the year three years in a row and I would bet that they have this year lined up too.  For those of us who insist on the best and expect to get exactly what we pay for the FOCUS Izalco Team SL is an easy decision.

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September 18, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

2012 FOCUS IZALCO and all FOCUS Bikes on clearance sale!!!

Starting September 1st 2012 all FOCUS BIKES will be dramatically less as we are having a huge end of the year model clearance sale.  This means that we are offering bikes such as the FOCUS IZALCO TEAM 1.0 2012 model on sale!!!  We are making way for the new 2013 FOCUS BIKES line of which we already feature the cyclocross models as available.  All 2012 FOCUS bikes models will be deducted ranging from 10-25% off depending on the model.  Please be sure to check out our FOCUS BIKES page for pricing or give us a call at 1-800-822-3621.  Huge savings on FOCUS Cayo Evo DI2 2012 model and others!!!  Again that is a huge FOCUS BIKES clearance sale on all 2012 models and for questions or pre orders on 2013 FOCUS BIKES call us at 1-800-822-3621.

August 31, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

2013 FOCUS bikes (Cyclocross) now available

The New 2013 FOCUS CYCLOCROSS Bikes are now available at Carbon Connection.  With new models such as the FOCUS MARES RAPHA 2013 special edition cyclocross bike as an example, this model features Easton EC90 SL carbon tubular wheels, a $2100 value alone, also comes with the new 2013 SRAM Red components.  Focus is known for featuring the highest rated road, mountain and cyclocross bikes and the ratings are legit.  Focus has won race bike of the year, mountain bike of the year, best buy of the year three years in a row and much more.  With a full carbon line in cyclocross and aluminum line there is always a match for any cyclist out there.  Don’t forget to check out the other models in our cyclocross bike section.  The season is here and now is the time to order that special model, here in southern California there are many races to jump in and you might as well have the perfect bike.

July 18, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Focus Izalco

Focus Izalco

The Focus Izalco is the leading road bike on the market especially when it comes to technology, performance and price.  Focus looked to accomplish three things with the Izalco. Those three things are speed, agility, and comfort. Focus hit the mark in every area with the Focus Izalco model. When standing over a Focus Izalco the first thing you will notice is a hour glass shaped top tube dwarfed by the massive down tube, and BB30 bottom bracket. The second thing you may notice, but is often over looked is the asymmetrical seatpost mass. The fame rides as great as it looks, given its immense power transfer. The frame has no gimmicks, unnecessary curves, or inserts. The engineers decided to shape the carbon rather than to use old techniques, one would apply to a steel or an aluminum frame.

The frame implements a massive down tube reinforced by two carbon sleeves, which houses the front and rear derailleur cables.  The downtube flows into one of the largest stiffest bottom brackets offered on the market. The chain stays are also among the largest offered on the market, but size is one thing. When the stays are crafted from ultra high modulus unidirectional carbon, you will know your getting every watt you can to the rear wheel.

The carbon is all unidirectional Mitsubishi  ultra high modulus, and offers the greatest weight to strength ratio, over any thick over resigned woven carbon. The dropouts are formed from the Focus specific Liquid Force Shape Design, which creates carbon so strong the dropouts are 100% pure carbon, unlike its Chinese counter parts.

The Head tube is an oversized tapered 1 and 1/8th to 1 and 1/4. This would give the rider a sense of confidence when diving into turns, or standing and sprinting to the end.  The head tube flows perfectly to the true monocoque hour glass top tube, which meets the 27.2 seatpost mass. One would also notice the top tube slopes ever so slightly, giving focus the shape of a classic true race frame. Splitting from the seatpost mass is 2 small seat stays designed specifically to give the rider hours of comfort riding over even the roughest of roads.

Given the Nature of the Focus Izalco, and the fact the Focus Izalco has won editors choice of the year 3 years in a row by bicycling magazine. One would expect pure power transfer, and phenomenal handling with no compromises  of comfort, and confidence.

All of this is offered, with the knowledge your on one of the best engineered 3T forks offered on the market. The fork is solid confident with just the right amount of shock absorption.  The Focus Izalco comes with several different component packages, for example the Focus Izalco Pro 1.0 comes with Dura Ace and a Rotor crank, the Focus Izalco Pro 2.0 comes with Sram Red, the Focus Izalco Pro 3.0 comes with Sram Force, and the Focus Izalco Pro 4.0 comes with Ultegra.

The Izalco has won best buy of the year three years in a row by Bicycling magazine, race bike of the year by Velo News, and this will not be the end!!

There is also a gap between the Focus Izalco Pro and the Focus Izalco Team as the Team is the much more expensive build retailing at $8800 for the Focus Izalco Team 1.0.  Essentially the Frame is practically the same as the Izalco Pro models for 2012.

The Focus Izalco is available in size

XXS 48cm, XS 50cm, S 52cm, M 54cm, L 56cm, XL 58cm, XXL 60cm, XXXL 62cm, also with either a compact crankset or standard race crankset.

Go ahead and click if you’d like to take a look at the Focus Izalco Pro 1.0 2012 road bike which is currently one of the more popular builds again featuring Dura Ace.  Or to check out all Focus Bikes.

April 27, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LEADER MARK 1 CARBON FRAMESET

Leader Mark1 Carbon Road Bike Frameset 2012

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Leader Mark1 Carbon Road Bike Frameset 2012

The LEADER MARK 1 is definitely something to see in person; Leader is great at what they do and the MARK 1 is no exception.

Leader is back in the carbon road bike market! 

Leader provides a state of the art 3K monocoque carbon fiber frame using the highest grade of carbon fiber available on the market. They made the frame even stiffer laterally by enlarging the bottom bracket shell utilizing the BB30 bottom bracket/crank design, strengthening the headtube and making it more laterally stiff by enlarging the diameter to a 1.5″ tapered design. Leader also enlarged the seatstays near the rear axle for more lateral rigidity. They made the Mark1 frame even more vertically compliant for those rides on the cobblestones. They did this by using an oval design in the top tube and down tube.  The new Mark1 frame is more aerodynamic than ever with the tapered  ultralight bladed carbon fork and internal cable routing on the top tube.  The Mark1 frame was recently tested to be one of the most durable frames on the market, and it weighs a mere 900 grams. Strength, lightweight, rigidity where you need it most, and flexible enough to take the edge off of rough roads — it’s the perfect frame for anyone who wants to get the most out of their riding experience.

A BB30 Bottom Bracket design guarantees a stronger acceleration and immediate response.  The BB30 technology is the current leader in bottom bracket sizing, it is tested and proven.

Features:

- 3k Monocoque carbon frame/fork
- 1 1/8″ to 1 1/2″ tapered headtube/fork
- FSA carbon headset
- BB30 bottom bracket
- Internal routing on top tube
- 31.6 seat tube
- Braze-on Front Derailleur

Frameset comes with:

Frame
Fork
FSA headset
Seat Clamp

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Leader Mark1 Carbon Road Bike Frameset 2012

April 11, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

FOCUS RAVEN 3.0 SALE!!

FOCUS RAVEN 3.0 2011 carbon hardtail


The FOCUS RAVEN 3.0 for 2011 is the carbon hardtail model with SRAM X0 from FOCUS BIKES.  The RAVEN 3.0 again features the SRAM X0 shifters and a ROCK SHOX SID XX W.C.R. Fit Remote with 100mm travel.  The RAVEN 3.0 is made of MITSUBISHI carbon and features all the climbing abilities that you could ask for due to its hardtail design.  The RAVEN 3.0 is one of the more impressive carbon hardtail MTB’s on the market, it is an award winning frame and will definitely please especially at the asking price.  The RAVEN 3.0 will bring any rider much enjoyment and again comes with components that are perfect right out of the box with no upgrades necessary.

FOCUS RAVEN 3.0 2011 XO carbon hardtail

The FOCUS Raven 3.0 epitomises high quality, clarity of form and an uncompromising will to win. To save energy, the fork can be locked out hydraulically from the handlebars within fractions of a second, and the fi‘zi:k Tundra 2 saddle ensures all the necessary comfort. The Raven 3.0 fully lives up to all expectations, offering outstanding value for money. RAVEN 3.0 available in S, M, L, XL

Specification

Icon: Frame Frame Focus Raven XC Full Carbon MTB
Icon: Fork Fork Rock Shox Sid XX W.C.R RL 100 mm 15 mm thruaxle
Icon: Wheelset Wheelset DT Swiss X-1600, Disc, 15 mm thru-axle
Icon: Tires Tires Continental X-King, foldable, 60-559
Icon: Drivetrain Drivetrain SRAM X.0 10-speed
Icon: Gear ratio Gear ratio front: 42/28, rear: 11-32
Icon: Number of Gears Number of Gears 20
Icon: Shifter Shifter SRAM X.0 10-speed Trigger
Icon: Crankset Crankset SRAM X.0 BB30
Icon: Brakes Brakes Avid Elixir R match maker, hydraulic disc brake
Icon: Handlebar Handlebar FSA, MTB, SLK XC-OS-130, Alloy/Carbon Wrap/ blau, 620, OS
Icon: Stem Stem FSA, SLK, OS-1151CBD, wht/ blu
Icon: Seatpost Seatpost FSA SLK Carbon 31,6
Icon: Saddle Saddle fi’zi:k Tundra 2

More lightweight and stiffer than dropouts made of aluminium, FOCUS Carbon Dropouts are highly compressed and strengthened.The BB30 system complements the hollow chamber technology by using a large-sized quill shaft and oversized industrial bearings. Hence the frames get more lightweight, more stiff and become more efficient. In addition BB30 provides more room for rider’s feet – the so called U-factor.
FOCUS stands for innovative technology and design, and we pride ourselves on being at the focal point of these qualities. Our bicycles are developed and continually improved up by a precision team of German engineers, scientists, professional cyclists, designers and technicians. The development and testing regimens at FOCUS are among the most rigorous in the industry. We push our prototypes to the breaking point to identify and eliminate even the tiniest flaws before our bikes go to production. FOCUS is not only our name; it is what we doOne thing that you will notice righ toff the bat with the FOCUS IZALCO is that it is extremely responsive, more so than any other bike I have had, when you start turning those cranks it jumps into action.  When it comes to climbing I would prefer no other bike, the Bottom Bracket does not swing all over the place, it stays exactly where it should.  I have had other bikes in which the bottom bracket moves when torqueing and it will cause unwanted gear shifting.  With the FOCUS IZALCO this is not the case, it is strong and sturdy in all the right places!!  
The entire production and quality control take place in Cloppenburg, Germany. The historical location stands for quality worldwide

FOCUS bikes are all made in Germany. That may not sound like a big deal, but it means everything. Germany’s engineering know-how, skilled craftsmanship, stylish design and innovation are world-renowned. Made in Germany is a label that stands for quality. We never cut corners to shave costs. All FOCUS frames and technologies are developed in Germany’s Cloppenburg region, and we have nearly 500 employees nationwide. FOCUS is proud of its German roots. Our customers can be, too.

The frame is the heart of each FOCUS bike, the backbone of a superior ride. The components are the arms and legs, the hands and head that complete the product. With that in mind, our product managers source only the best components and parts the market has to offer and integrate them with our renowned frames. FOCUS bikes are then fine-tuned to meet the demands of individual cyclists.

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April 4, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FOCUS CAYO 2.0 DI2 2012 road bike

FOCUS CAYO EVO 2.0 2012 ULTEGRA DI2

The FOCUS CAYO 2.0 DI2 model is an affordable electronic shifting carbon road bike that features a few different tubing upgrades by FOCUS BIKES.  You get the FULL ULTEGRA DI2 group and a very attractive paintjob to go with it.  Other brands with this similar build tend to be a little bit more expensive than the FOCUS CAYO 2.0 Di2 model.  The FOCUS CAYO 2.0 has an extremely stiff frame for being on the race entry level of the FOCUS BIKES spectrum although that’s what you can expect from FOCUS these days.  

FOCUS is an international brand that covers the entire spectrum of sport and racing bikes. We design bikes for top athletes, recreational racers and promising young talents – all of whom find high quality at an outstanding price-to-performance ratio. The FOCUS motto is »From Pros, for Pros«, because we work with our sponsored athletes to develop cutting-edge designs that help competitive cyclists of all abilities go faster , finish stronger and climb onto the podium

This is a bargain and no two ways about it. Cayo Evo 2.0 stands for carbon and electronic shifting technology. You couldn’t ask for more in this price category.

 

Specification

Icon: Frame Frame Cayo Evo carbon
Icon: Fork Fork Cayo Evo T4 carbon
Icon: Wheelset Wheelset Fulcrum Racing 5
Icon: Tires Tires Continental Grand Prix
Icon: Shifter Shifter Shimano Ultegra DI2
Icon: Brakes Brakes Shimano Ultegra
Icon: Brake lever Brake lever Shimano Ultegra DI2
Icon: Handlebar Handlebar FSA Wing Comp
Icon: Stem Stem FSA Team Issue carbon
Icon: Seatpost Seatpost FSA Team Issue carbon
Icon: Saddle Saddle Prologo Nago Evo

Frame Shape Wheel Size (inch) Frame Size Short Seat Tube (mm) Top Tube (mm) Head Tube Angle (°) Seat Tube Angle (°) Chain Stay (mm) Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) Head Tube (mm) Fork Build Length (mm) Fork Rake (mm) Wheel Base (mm)
A B C D E F G H I J
HE 28 XS 480 520 71,3 74,8 405 70 105 370 43 975
HE 28 S 510 535 71,3 74,3 405 70 110 370 43 985
HE 28 M 540 543 72,5 74 405 70 135 370 43 980
HE 28 L 570 565 73,5 73,5 409 70 170 370 43 992
HE 28 XL 600 580 73,5 73,5 409 70 200 370 43 1007

FOCUS stands for innovative technology and design, and we pride ourselves on being at the focal point of these qualities. Our bicycles are developed and continually improved up by a precision team of German engineers, scientists, professional cyclists, designers and technicians. The development and testing regimens at FOCUS are among the most rigorous in the industry. We push our prototypes to the breaking point to identify and eliminate even the tiniest flaws before our bikes go to production. FOCUS is not only our name; it is what we do

The BB30 system complements the hollow chamber technology by using a large-sized quill shaft and oversized industrial bearings. Hence the frames get more lightweight, more stiff and become more efficient. In addition BB30 provides more room for rider’s feet – the so called U-factor.

More lightweight and stiffer than dropouts made of aluminium, FOCUS Carbon Dropouts are highly compressed and strengthened.

FOCUS bikes are all made in Germany. That may not sound like a big deal, but it means everything. Germany’s engineering know-how, skilled craftsmanship, stylish design and innovation are world-renowned. Made in Germany is a label that stands for quality. We never cut corners to shave costs. All FOCUS frames and technologies are developed in Germany’s Cloppenburg region, and we have nearly 500 employees nationwide. FOCUS is proud of its German roots. Our customers can be, too.

The frame is the heart of each FOCUS bike, the backbone of a superior ride. The components are the arms and legs, the hands and head that complete the product. With that in mind, our product managers source only the best components and parts the market has to offer and integrate them with our renowned frames. FOCUS bikes are then fine-tuned to meet the demands of individual cyclists.

FOCUS CAYO EVO 2.0 2012 ULTEGRA DI2

April 2, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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