Old 04-20-21, 04:53 AM
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Not sure where you are located exactly xaero (If I missed it, I'm sorry), but have you considered the Focus Paralane? It may actually be more to your liking. It is a very capable bike for the road, with stated clearance up to 35mm. In the last 3 years they've marketed it as endurance, all-road, and gravel. Regardless, the geometry is a bit more relaxed (slightly more upright). Unfortunately they only offer two trim levels now, with the least expensive being 2300-2400€ depending on the country you buy it in. But, if you can find an Izalco Race (no longer listed on their website), you may be able to find a Paralane.
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