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    Focus Izalco Max vs Giant Tcr SL 0

    Hi All.

    Newbie here. I am just wondering if anyone has any experience with either the Focus or Giant and has any advice for someone looking to buy one in the coming weeks.

    Thanks
    Joel

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    I have had my focus izalco ergoride for a year and i am very happy with the bike. I really don't think you would be disappointed with either, as long as the bike geometry fits you.

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    The Max would be a lighter frameset, but the compact geometry of the TCR was what attracted me to the design.
    The ISP is also less compliant giving a harsher ride, but I prefer the short wheelbase of the TCR for handling.

    The Giant with Di-2 might be a cheaper package then the equivalent max I suspect, they have always been good value for money.

    One thing to be mindful of is the Giant OD2 1-1/4 steerer, which limits the choice of stems to a few manufacturers if you ever wanted to change the standard stem out, but it does make the front end stiffer.

    The velolab report is a good read but it is biased.

    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/_uploa...iketest_Lo.pdf

    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/_uploa...estingData.pdf
    Last edited by kleng; 06-25-14 at 07:32 AM.

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