This small Focus Izalco Donna (52″) was my first ever road bike. I bought it as a 10speed and upgraded it to 11speed Ultegra. It lasted two awesome years, and was an awesome, comfortable bike for getting into cycling. While the women’s-specific geometry is super comfortable, don’t think that this bike can’t race: I won my first UCI race on it, and raced crits with it throughout all of 2017.
While the bike is only about half-assembled, it’s in great shape. I actually warrantied the frame at the end of 2017, so the frame is almost new (didn’t ride/race this bike in 2018). This could be an excellent bike for a growing kid or a starter bike for someone looking to get more into cycling but who is on a budget. It’s a 2013 model.
The bike is women’s-specific with a sloping top-tube for maintaining comfort on longer rides. Focus, a German company, has a great pedigree, and the bike is excellent to ride. The black and white frame is sleek and subdued. The frame has internally routed shifting to keep cables clean, safe, and keep the bike more aero.