$1,550

This bike shares the racy geometry of the top of the line Izalco MAX, but gives you a longer head tube for a more diverse fit window. This means that the handling is sharp and direct without being twitchy or unstable. The 1.0 comes spec’ed with a full Shimano Ultegra 6800 11 Speed grouppo which delivers amazing performance. The also come with Mid-Compact, 52/ 36 chainrings. The Mid-Compact, when paired with an 11-28 cassette, gives you the widest range of gears available on a road bike. When paired with a 14-25 cassette, it also gives you USA Cycling Junior gearing, making this a great Junior race bike, when they outgrow the frame, you can take the grouppo and wheels with you to the next size. No other manufacturer gives you this level of parts on a value minded frame. 

However the best part of the 1.0 is the price. The Shimano Ultegra grouppo, alone, carries an MSRP of $1,519.98 but the Culebro 1.0 comes in at an amazing $1,550 for the complete bike. This is why this bike is our favorite. You get Pro-Tour inspired handling and geometry and a fantastic drivetrain for a real bargain. At this price you, could take that old, trusty carbon or titanium steed, with the 9 or 10 speed grouppo, have the parts swapped with the new ones and get a 11 speed upgrade and end up with a killer rainy day bike as well.

Component Highlights

Triple Butted Aluminum Frame with Tapered Headtube

Ultegra Groupset

Focus Concept Cockpit and Wheels