In the cycling world, it's commonplace for those working in the industry to ride bikes that stand out from the crowd. Markus Flossmann, the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of the German mountain bike brand YT Industries, is no exception. With access to top-tier components, his latest creation, a modified YT Izzo, is an example of combining form with function.
Flossman built this bike half a year ago. The Izzo cross-country bike is equipped with 130mm of travel in the back, a full carbon-fibre frame, 29-inch hoops and, as he says himself, some "really, really special parts".
At the front, Flossmann's Izzo is rocking the Cannondale Lefty Ocho fork with 120mm of travel. The Lefty adds a stunning visual contrast to the bike with its one-arm design while still offering the full adjustability expected of a modern cross-country-style fork.
The rear suspension duties are handled by a RockShox Sid Deluxe Ultimate Shock with Remote Lockout. Flossman says the lockout is used primarily in the rear during climbs, which forgoes the need for a front lockout.
Continuing the theme of lightweight carbon components is an integrated Enve cockpit with 770mm wide handlebars paired with Flossmann's favoured Renthal Kevlar grips.
The bike is not rolling on just any set of wheels, either. The Bikeahead Composites BiTurbo RS Monocoque carbon wheels are made by a German manufacturer that develops and produces them around the corner from YT. The hubs come from DT Swiss. Flossmann says the wheels are super-light and reliable with a stiffness-to-flexibility ratio of the highest order. The wheels are wrapped in Maxxis Recon tyres.
The transmission comes compliments of SRAM with XX1 AXS Wireless Shifting and X01 Carbon Cranks, paired with RockShox Reverb AXS electronic dropper post. And, of course, no bike build would be complete without some bling, so Flossman has the Level Ultimate brakes finished with some titanium bolts.
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