Focus 2021 Izalco Max 8.9
The Focus Izalco Max 8 Series packs a lot of punch. With the same eye-catching frame geometry and dropped seat stays as the Izalco Max 9 Series, Focus opted for a conventional stem and handlebar combo for the 8 Series, allowing for a little more rider customisation.
The frame itself is stiff, responsive and aerodynamic, and thanks to its relatively low weight, climbs like a Colombian too. There’s generous tyre clearance, with room for 28mm and (depending on brand) even 30mm of rubber, and just like its fancy older sibling, the 8 Series has a lovely ride feel that’s smooth as butter.
The 8.9 you see here comes with Ultegra Di2, the standard bearer for most bikes we build here at Wheelhaus, and a rad set of DT Swiss 35mm carbon wheels. It doesn’t get much better.