First Look: Look 795 Blade RS

Celebrating 30 years of carbon speed

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Just days away from when the annual Interbike trade show opens its doors in Reno, Nevada some 30 years since the show was last located there, Look Cycles, the iconic French brand that not only pioneered the use of clipless pedals, but also, – coincidentally some 30 years ago too –  carbon frames, will be putting on display an all new aero road bike….the Blade 795 RS.

Look was not releasing too much information about the bike prior to its official launch in Reno, but what we know so far is that there will be four models; two with rim brakes, two with disc brakes. The one high-end model (above) at $10,000 runs with a Shimano Di2 Dura-Ace drivetrain and Corima wheels, two with  Shimano Di2 Ultegra drivetrains and the entry model with a Shimano Ultegra mechanical drivetrain is $5200.

When we heard the frame had no seatstay bridge, our first question was about what the caliper brake was mounted to…we’ll find out for sure in Reno, but it appears a specific monostay from the seattube gets the job done.
Look is claiming a frame weight of 950 grams and a fork weight of 300 grams.

 

The new Blade joins the expanded line of lightweight Huez RS and Huez road bikes which now have disc brake models.
Before Bernard Hinault rode his Look carbon bike in the Tour de France, he was already competing with Look’s revolutionary clipless pedals.

 

 

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