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Look 795 light - uhmm I like it

cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
edited March 2016 in Your road bikes
It is not quite finished. There is a new saddle coming. It is a BERK carbon saddle with leather padding and fluro yellow stitching.

The rest of the bike is done though weight 7.4kg currently. I rode it for the first time on sunday and did 2 local TT course on it and wow I am quite happy with the turn of speed it gives me. The difference to my 1990's frames is quite noticeable. Don't know if it is the aero profile of the tubes alone or other characteritics of the frame but it feels perfect. Other carbon bikes I have tried have felt well much like my 1990's frame fine but not an improvement either.

The frameset came with a ZED3 crank and I had to buy a 130mm Look aerostem. I also went for the Look aero bars. The frame is an XL with a 590mm total effective top tube. I decided to see how stretched I could be after mounting a 130mm stem on my old Gary Fisher 29er MTB (620mm top tube) and found that fine. After spending 2 hours on the hoods and drops on sunday I say I made the right punt.

Campagnolo Record 11 speed shifters (2015)
Campagnolo Record 11 speed front and rear mechs
Look ZED3 cranks with TA Specialities 38/52T rings
SRAM RED22 11-26T cassette
Look aero bars
Look aero stem 130mm
Pacenti SL23 V1 rims 18F/24R Miche Supertype hubs CX-rays SP spokes
IRC Formula Light 25mm tubeless tyres
Currently a HYLIX carbon saddle which is surprising comfortable
Record 11 speed brakes
Look bar tape
Garmin Vector 2 pedals
First race on it on sunday. I hope the rider can do this bike justice. I will probably just embarrass myself though.

There is also a set of 38mm deep carbon tubular wheels with WI T11 hubs for this bike too. 25mm Vittoria Corsa CX tyres are glued on. These will be the summer race wheels. These wheels will take 400g but this bike is light enough as it is and ride quality is perfect. -wheel building and other stuff.


  • cubedeancubedean Posts: 670
    Looks great, always been a fan of looks. I must say those cranks are fugly though!
  • Christ that's ugly
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 7,852
    First pic makes it look like something Ken Hom would use to make a stir fry.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 4,488
    Definitely needs a set of those fancy Borg carbon wheels on it!
  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    Beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder. It has a certain design charm not classic beauty. I have a number of bikes that are more classically styled and pretty. Time for something different. Besides what I like about it is the design elements.

    the stem for example is not only expensive but quite unique. The headset arrangement is also unique to get rid of the top cap. The cranks are 170/172.5 or 175mm depending on how you put the pedal inserts in. The crank arms take 110 or 130mm BCD cranks. Why are not all cranks like this. The crank axle is 65mm in diameter and carbon fibre. The cranks themselves are a one piece design and a simple locknut. It is these design elements that I find interesting enough to want to buy one. It just happens to be a great bike to ride too.

    A set of carbon tubular wheels are waiting. They will go on soon enough. The thing is I quite like the wheels it has currently. -wheel building and other stuff.
  • jlhopwojlhopwo Posts: 27
    I like it. Don't listen to the haterz.
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