Gear Check

When it comes to shaving seconds off your time in a triathlon, good gear can make a difference. Here are three items to put on your wish list, writes Róisín Finlay.

4th March, 2012
Gear Check
Focus Izalco: good bikes don't come cheap.

Focus Izalco

Good bikes don't come cheap and the Focus Izalco (€2,699.99) is no exception, but this bike is not far off pro level. Race-proven by teams Katusha, Jelly Belly, and Vanderkitten-FOCUS, the Izalco boasts a very stiff frame thanks to a new engineering technique in carbon forming which reduces any creases in the carbon matrix.

A tapered head tube has also been introduced with an incredibly smart way of routing the cables internally by...

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