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Focus expands thru-axle disc road line with competitive prices

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The incredibly light (4.95kg) Focus Izalco Max 0.0

The incredibly light (4.95kg) Focus Izalco Max 0.0 (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The Zipp 303/SRAM Red-equipped Izalco Max AG2R team replica is priced at £5699

The Zipp 303/SRAM Red-equipped Izalco Max AG2R team replica is priced at £5699 (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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Zipp 303's are standard on the Team Replica Izalco Max

Zipp 303's are standard on the Team Replica Izalco Max (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The carbon comfort post is standard across the Izalco Max range

The carbon comfort post is standard across the Izalco Max range (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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Women's bikes feature heavily in the 2016 Focus range. This Cayo Donna Ultegra disc is well priced at £2299

Women's bikes feature heavily in the 2016 Focus range. This Cayo Donna Ultegra disc is well priced at £2299 (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The women's Cayo range starts with this classy-looking Tiagra model at £1149

The women's Cayo range starts with this classy-looking Tiagra model at £1149 (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The alumnium Cayo range is topped by this 105 disc model at £1199

The alumnium Cayo range is topped by this 105 disc model at £1199 (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The base of the alloy disc bike range is this £999 Tiagra model

The base of the alloy disc bike range is this £999 Tiagra model (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The alumnium Cayo also comes in a women's version for the same price

The alumnium Cayo also comes in a women's version for the same price (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The Mares CX range is unchanged for 2016 spec wise, but that doesn't stop us lusting after this awesome-looking Force 1 model

The Mares CX range is unchanged for 2016 spec wise, but that doesn't stop us lusting after this awesome-looking Force 1 model (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The Mares CX has pretty patriotic-looking livery for 2016

The Mares CX has pretty patriotic-looking livery for 2016 (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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If 1x drivetrains aren't your thing then the Ultegra Disc model looks good for £2499

If 1x drivetrains aren't your thing then the Ultegra Disc model looks good for £2499 (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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Or a cheaper option is the SRAM Rival model at £2199

Or a cheaper option is the SRAM Rival model at £2199 (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The Mares AX disc Apex, has pro-level looks at entry-level money for a race bike (£1299)

The Mares AX disc Apex, has pro-level looks at entry-level money for a race bike (£1299) (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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Our pick of the Izalco Max range is this Dura-Ace mix model at the stunning price of £3299

Our pick of the Izalco Max range is this Dura-Ace mix model at the stunning price of £3299 (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The top Cayo disc model is this £2299 Ultegra-equipped version

The top Cayo disc model is this £2299 Ultegra-equipped version (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The Ultegra Di2 Cayo tops the range at £2599

The Ultegra Di2 Cayo tops the range at £2599 (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The Izalco Max 0.0 features exclusive parts like this Schmolke TLO (the light one) seatpost

The Izalco Max 0.0 features exclusive parts like this Schmolke TLO (the light one) seatpost (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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And the ultralight THM Fibula brakes make an appearance on the 0.0 too

And the ultralight THM Fibula brakes make an appearance on the 0.0 too (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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DT Swiss' new RRc 32T tubular wheels tip the scales at 995g a pair!

DT Swiss' new RRc 32T tubular wheels tip the scales at 995g a pair! (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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These full carbon hubs help keep the weight down on the new RRc 32T wheels

These full carbon hubs help keep the weight down on the new RRc 32T wheels (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The Izalco Max Disc Red is another flyweight race machine from the Focus stable

The Izalco Max Disc Red is another flyweight race machine from the Focus stable (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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How light is the Izalco Max Disc Red? 6.75kg (size 56cm)

How light is the Izalco Max Disc Red? 6.75kg (size 56cm) (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The innovative RAT thru-axle system debuted on the Cayo and carries through the whole Izalco Max disc range

The innovative RAT thru-axle system debuted on the Cayo and carries through the whole Izalco Max disc range (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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Focus' in-house designed carbon comfort post features this twin-spar seat clamp design

Focus' in-house designed carbon comfort post features this twin-spar seat clamp design (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The Cayo carbon range offers decent value, like this Ultegra mix bike at £1499

The Cayo carbon range offers decent value, like this Ultegra mix bike at £1499 (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The 105 mix-model looks like a real bargain at £1299

The 105 mix-model looks like a real bargain at £1299 (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The base-model carbon Tiagra Cayo looks far pricier than its £1149 price tag

The base-model carbon Tiagra Cayo looks far pricier than its £1149 price tag (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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We like the look of the 105 disc Cayo and also like the £1799 price tag

We like the look of the 105 disc Cayo and also like the £1799 price tag (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The £1999 Cayo Team Replica with Force

The £1999 Cayo Team Replica with Force (Image credit: Immediate Media)
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The Mares AX 105 offers a similar kit level for its £1199 price tag

The Mares AX 105 offers a similar kit level for its £1199 price tag (Image credit: Immediate Media)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

The Focus Izalco Max Disc grabbed headlines when it launched earlier this year for its astonishingly light 790g thru-axle disc frame. Unlike some road disc bikes, the Max Disc was designed from the ground up, and the front triangle is 60g lighter than the rim-brake version.

Now Focus has revealed its full road range, and there are some interesting models at impressive prices.

Focus Izalco Max

One noteworthy bike is the Izalco Max Disc Dura-Ace, which blends a Dura-Ace drivetrain with an FSA carbon four-arm SL-K crank with the new Shimano flat-mount RS805 brakes. Throw in classy DT Swiss R23DB wheels, a carbon CEX stem, and carbon comfort post all for £3299 and we may be looking at one of 2016's biggest bargains.

At the top of the tree is the Izalco Max 0.0, a flyweight race machine with standard caliper brakes that includes feathery 995g DT Swiss RRC32T carbon wheels, THM Fibula brakes, and a Schmolke TLO carbon post. The complete bike weighs just 4.95kg (in a size 56) and is priced at £7699.

Disc brakes may be coming to the pro peloton, but it's brakes like these that really impress on the scale

Focus' road product head honcho Peter Kinzle has always been keen to adopt new technologies. Focus was one of the first brands to develop a true pro-level disc machine. Now, Kinzle has introduced two tubeless-equipped models for 2016 with the Ultegra Tubeless at £2999, and the Dura-Ace version at £3499. Kinzle said that the next generation of road and cyclocross bikes coming from Focus will be disc only, along with embracing the forthcoming wireless drivetrain systems from SRAM, FSA and even some further brands — though he wouldn't say which ones.

Focus Izalco Max Disc - First ride review (4.5 stars)

Focus Cayo

The Cayo performance range has grown with the introduction of a lower-priced carbon model, so you can now get the impressive Cayo carbon frameset (860g frame) at just £1149 for a complete bike, with a women's version available too. The Cayo range tops out in standard brake form with the Ultegra Di2-equipped model at £2599. The twin thru-axled disc frameset starts at £1799 for the 105 hydraulic disc model, rising to £2299 for the Ultegra disc model.

The alloy version of the Cayo starts at £599 for the Sora model, rising to £1049 for Ultegra.

The women's Cayo Dona Ultegra Disc

Check out the massive gallery above for a closer look at the full 700c range, including the Mares cyclocross bikes.