Focus: Colours of Pari 3-Day Tour Announced

Focus: Colours of Pari 3-Day Tour Announced

Zwift has just announced a three-day tour celebrating the Izalco Max PARI Edition from Focus Bikes. Each stage represents one of the colors of the bike, and there are prizes and giveaways for stage finishers! Here are the details…

Stage Details

Each stage has a long and short option, so the group you join determines your ride length.

These rides are tagged as races, but everyone will ride together regardless of ability. With over 1000 riders already signed up for some of the events, expect them to quickly string out and naturally break into groups based on rider ability.

Friday 27th November 2020 – Stage Lilac

Group A – Shorter Ride / Volcano Circuit / 6 Laps – 27km
Group B – Longer Ride / Whole Lotta Lava / 3 Laps – 42km

Saturday 28th November 2020 – Stage Lemonhaze 

Group A – Shorter Ride / Tempus Fugit / 2 Laps – 37km
Group B – Longer Ride / Tick Tock / 3 Laps – 53km

Sunday 29th November 2020 – Stage Turquoise 

Group A – Shorter Ride / Watopia’s Waistband / 2 Laps – 53km
Group B – Longer Ride / WBR Climbing Series / 48km

Sign up at zwift.com/events/series/focus-colours-of-pari >

In-Game Unlocks and Prizes

Finish any stage and unlock the new Focus Izalco Max 2020 frame, as well as the PARI skin for the frame. That frame is worth 426,000 Drops, so unlocking it with one ride is a pretty sweet deal!

Riders who complete all three stages will be entered to win 1 of 2 real-life PARI edition Izalco Max bikes (approximately retail value $7,769 each)! Be sure you read the terms and conditions for details on how the sweepstakes works – specifically, “Once all three (3) stages have been completed, an email will be sent to the Entrant’s email address associated with their Zwift account directing them to access and complete the online registration form as instructed.”

Signup and More Info

For more info, check out the nice page put together by Focus Bikes.

Sign up for the events in Zwift Companion, or online at zwift.com/events/series/focus-colours-of-pari

About The Author

Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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Chan Stevens
Chan Stevens (@chanstevens)
5 months ago

Dang, wish I’d read the fine print and not wasted the drops buying the frame. I assumed it was like similar events that only unlocked the skin/special color.

Frame seems pretty fast but is no Venge-S…

Enzo
Enzo
5 months ago

Do you get the bike as well as the Pari skin, or only the skin?

Tom
Tom
5 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Zwift changed it since first info. E-mail from 20/11/19 says “Complete any stage to unlock the Izalco Max Pari Skin. Complete all three stages for an entry to win 1 of 2 PARI Izalco Max bikes!”

Carsten
Carsten
5 months ago
Reply to  Enzo

After reading several information I’m not 100% sure but I understand it like this :
complete 1 stage to unlock the Focus Bike to have it forever in your Garage,
complete 3 stages to unlock the Pari Skin Colour options for the Focus Bike,
complete 3 stages to have the chance to win the real bike.
Is this correct Eric ???

Fiona Wallace
Fiona Wallace
5 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

I did all three but I was expecting an email and a form. Neither has come throuhg

Carolyn Audilet
Carolyn Audilet (@caudilet)
5 months ago

Will you be doing a speed test for us on the new bike?

Carsten
Carsten
5 months ago

Eric has already done it at once after the Zwift-Update.
He wrote, you can compare it with the Pinarello Dogma F12 (same time on Tempus & Alpe).
So, it’s a good allrounder bike … not so far away from the Canyon Aeroad 2021.

Rob
Rob
5 months ago

just joined the wait list for a real one of these, gotta get the virtual aswell! what an amazing colour combo!

Paul Rayner
Paul Rayner (@paulrayner)
5 months ago

Hi Eric, Happy Thanksgiving! I’m sorry to highlight something I know isn’t your fault, but “Group A” isn’t always the shorter ride. In some time slots (like 18:00 GMT on Friday), there’s only an “A” ride, and when that happens it’s actually on the “B” route. Also, at 07:00 GMT on Saturday, there are two A rides and a B at the same time, with one of the A rides on the short route, and the other on the longer route! I find it so frustrating when Zwift does things like this with big events. It’d be much easier for… Read more »

Hugh Fry
Hugh Fry
5 months ago
Reply to  Paul Rayner

I noticed this too and 100% agree. Distance and ability are totally different things – it can’t be too difficult to adopt something sensible like you’ve suggested, and would take the confusion out of it for those without the time to sift through the detail

Phillip Jones
Phillip Jones
5 months ago

Rode the event this morning (with great difficulty and the framerate being awful) – had the confirmation that I’d unlocked the bike, went into my garage and confirmed it was there.

Now it’s gone!!! I’m gutted!

Juha
Juha
5 months ago

Yesterday took part in the ride, but there were massive problems with the ride quality, disapperaing riders, clock going too slow (every second was two seconds in real life), when I passed other riders I lost standings, another rider who I passed in the beginning and he never passed me had driven 20 km when I had driven 10 km and so on. Many other riders had similar problems. I tested my the quality of my internet quality and it was very good. So I gave up and I really hope that today there won´t be same kind of mess.

Gerald Capes
Gerald Capes
5 months ago

The description of the events is not clear for me – especially Stage Turquoise on Sunday: which is the shorter ride? A or B?

Phillip Jones
Phillip Jones
5 months ago
Reply to  Gerald Capes

‘A’ is going to be the easier (Watopia’s Waistband) as opposed to shorter. The ‘B’ ride is a climbing ride – which although shorter, is 1116M of climbing…as opposed to 196 on the relatively flat ‘A’ ride.

It’s totally counter-intuitive as it works the opposite to the usual racing categories…not helped by the bigger distance for the much flatter ride.

In short – go for A unless you like hills…a lot 😀

Dan Connelly
5 months ago
Reply to  Gerald Capes

Really, both of these races are challenging: Watopia’s Waistband 2 laps is “harder” than the 3-lap Tick-Tock from the stage 2 long course (although as they say, racers make the race, not the course…)

Maro
Maro
5 months ago

I finished today’s turquoise stage, received a confirmation bike is unlocked but I still need to spend drops to get it ? Anyone knows how to activate it?

kris
kris
5 months ago

Just tried to complete the 3rd stage “short” with less climbing (so technically more km, but 1/6 the climbing). The info was inconsistent across the sites, and I ended up in the hilly course and don’t have the time to ride that.

When I did stage 1, it also appears the short vs long were reversed, as I did “A”, but it was actually the 42km long course.

Zwift really really really need to hire a project manager or someone to get the event information out earlier and correct.

Hugh
Hugh
5 months ago
Reply to  kris

I ended up on the “B” but it was the hilly ride… So go figure. The name of the event at the end when I saved the ride was the “short” one, but what I got was the hilly one with the radio tower. Lot of people were complaining about it in the chat.

Ida
Ida
5 months ago

Once all three (3) stages have been completed, an email will be sent to the Entrant’s email address”
Does anyone know if this should happen immediately/automatically when completed? No mail yet.

Amanda
Amanda
5 months ago
Reply to  Ida

No email sent yet for me either. “Entrants must complete the online registration form by December 1, 2020 to be eligible” so time is running out.

Jan
Jan
5 months ago
Reply to  Ida
Andrew
Andrew (@angioman)
5 months ago
Reply to  Jan

I too completed all three, but have not received email after last event. My question is has ANYONE received the confirmation email?

Morgan
Morgan
5 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

After sending Focus a polite email to make them aware of the situation, I just had a reply;
Thank you very much for your mail.
We are aware of this situation and are in contact with ZWIFT.
All participants will receive an EMAIL that they have completed the challenges and have the chance to win the PARI bike.

Fiona Wallace
Fiona Wallace
5 months ago

I did the series but didn’t get an acknowledgement of the final stage. I assume that measn I wont be able to enter the sweepstake for the bike

Carolyn Audilet
Carolyn Audilet (@caudilet)
5 months ago

Has anyone received an email to register for the contest to win the bike? I completed all three stages.

Tim
Tim
5 months ago

I am still waiting for my email as well. Completed the three stages. Two emails thanking me for entering but nothing after Sunday’s event. Anyone know what’s going on. Bordering on fraudulent.

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