2/3/12 The long wait is finally over as Cycling Plus, the UK’s best selling cycling magazine, has today unveiled its Bike of the Year 2012.
Beating off competition from 25 contenders, the Focus Izalco Pro 3.0 made by FOCUS bikes has claimed the coveted title thanks to its strong engineering features, lightweight design and comfortable ride.
The annual process of selecting the Bike of The Year takes three long months, throughout which 25 bikes are rigorously tested over thousands of miles. Tasked with finding the best bike priced between £1,500 – £2,500, or the average amount Cycling Plus readers say they are planning to spend on their next bike, the team have selected a winner that offers a complete all-round package.
Priced at £2,100, the Focus Izalco is worth every penny as it represents the cutting edge of road bike engineering. Its lightweight frame weighs in at under 8 kg and is the same frame ridden by the Pros in last year’s Grand Tours – a design that will continue to influence the market in years to come.
Rob Spedding, Editor of Cycling Plus, says: “This year’s test has been the toughest so far, which is tribute to how far the bike industry has come in the past few years. It wasn’t easy to agree on a winner, but after hours of heated arguments we decided that the Focus had the edge. It offers the best of everything and takes bike engineering to a new level, responding instantly to the rider’s needs – be that cruising along on a weekend route, or pushing hard up a mountain.
“Cycling Plus is the bible for anyone thinking of taking up road cycling and we’re always striving to support the industry by promoting new bikes, gear and products. Every bike in our line up is a great purchase and we hope to continue to promote excellence in the industry.”
You can read the full review in Cycling Plus’ Bike of the Year issue, out today priced at £4.50. Subscribe online via MyFavouriteMagazines now.
For more information please contact Amy Bullen, Communications Executive on 01225 732260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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