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Focus Izalco Extreme 2010

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The Izalco Extreme now has a new high-modular carbon frame with internal cable routing. It features a tapered head tube, BB30 bottom bracket, 3T bars, stem, seatpost, a Fizik Arione saddle and a 3T Funda Pro tapered fork. The modified road bike uses SSPS (stable stiffness per size) which controls the increase in tube diameter when adjusted, maintaining overall stiffness of the road bike.

Other changes in the Izalco Extreme includes seat stays decreased ti a 27.2mm seat post, Elbowed Comfort rearstays which is incorporated to its design to make the seatstays comfortable together with the chainstays, and reinforced cable tunnels.

All-Shimano drivetrain minus the TRP brakes with Zipp 303/404 combination hubs and Continental Grand Prix Attack/Force tires completes the German made road…

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Cyclo-Cross Bikes at Paris-Roubaix 2010

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The Paris-Roubaix race is on and what you have to watch out for are cyclocross bikes. Robbie McEwen of Katusha has Ridley for a sponsor. Like many other competitors, he will be using a cyclocross bike in the competition. With Ridley’s principle of “Form follows Function”, most of the Katusha’s team rode on Ridley X-Fires on last year’s season. Ridley also sponsors the Telenet-Fidea and Sunweb-Reynor pro cyclo-cross teams. Filippo Pozzato won second to Tom Boonen last year riding the Ridley Damocles road setup.

McEwen came in second to Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Transitions) at the Scheldeprijs race. Although he is in good shape, he said that the Paris-Roubaix is more of a tactical move by the team. “My world ranking gives us good car position in the convoy, about sixth. Without me there, we’d be 21st.”

Cyclocross bikes of different kinds will grace the racing event. Milram team riders will most likely be…

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