2018 LOOK 795 Light/Aerolight RS
The 2018 LOOK 795 RS is the ultimate example of how component integration can be applied to optimize performance in every area of a bicycle; with new features for 2018 that make it a practical option for amateurs and pros alike – such as simplified cable routing and adjustment, compatibility with all groupset types and brands, and simpler seatpost/saddle adjustment.
To create the LOOK 795 RS, LOOK used all of the knowledge and expertise from their 30+ years of experience of working with carbon; 10 of those 30 years were dedicated to specific carbon fibre research, led by LOOK’s own engineering department. No bicycle manufacturer has the depth of carbon fibre knowledge that LOOK can call upon – and no manufacturer has delivered Tour winning carbon fibre bikes for longer!
The result is a bike that is both aerodynamic and ultralight – as well as being elegant, futuristic and of the very highest quality available in the market today. 836 pieces of carbon and 54 hours of hand-made manufacturing were necessary to craft this racing machine.
LOOK 795 Light RS Custom
Every strategic part of the bicycle has been designed in close collaboration with an aerodynamicists while maintaining the overall vision. The result is the most aerodynamic, lightweight and high-performance road bicycle ever created. The 795 Aerolight provides an 11% aerodynamic increase when compared to a classic road bike..
With more than 11 patents, it is without doubt the bike that embodies the most advanced technology on the planet
A 1.5k carbon frame with NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) aerofoil section tubes, Aerostem angle-adjustable carbon stem, ZED3 carbon monobloc crankset, revised E-POST 2 with integrated Di2 battery mount, 100% integrated brakes and super aero (but practical) cable routing are all parts of the 795 Aerolight that have been designed down to the last detail to offer you this extraordinary bike.
Available in two versions – the Light and the Aerolight, which features integrated brakes for the ultimate in aero advantage.
The LOOK 795 RS typically comes to us as a frameset, which can then be built up into a complete bike in our workshop using components of your choice, but is also available for 2018 as a complete 795 Light bike in the single pre-built specification below from LOOK’s factory in Nevers, France. Available in three standard colour options – Pro Team Matt, Red/White Gloss and Black/White Gloss.
LOOK 795 RS Technologies
LIGHTWEIGHT AND AERODYNAMIC ROAD BIKE: The 795 is one of this new generation of bikes that pushes the performance envelope even further. In addition to the qualities to be found on high-end bikes such as efficiency, light weight and comfort, the 795 boasts an additional advantage: aerodynamics. The many integrated features boasted by the 795 and increasingly precise carbon compositions mean that it is possible to build an aerodynamic road bike today without increasing weight. The 795 weighs the same as the highly efficient and renowned 695 while achieving much better aerodynamics. A complete bike can therefore happily keep within the 6.5 kg limit. In order to achieve truly improved aerodynamics, all tube sections have this teardrop shape (see diagram below) that reduces turbulence behind the tubes and helps maintain high speeds. Not only the seat tube and down tube, but also the head tube, fork and stays have been designed with this shape known as the NACA aerofoil, validated by aerodynamics engineers then wind-tunnel tested. INTEGRATED AEROSTEM: The 795 boasts fully integrated carbon AEROSTEM. This stem is made of carbon, it is very light and above all it boasts aerodynamic properties since the traditional cap is replaced by a clamp. Advantages: the clamp screws are “concealed” behind the handlebar and the clamp is very thin. This feature, combined with a more fluid design, endow this stem with a better drag coefficient, hence its name: AEROSTEM. Combined with the 795, it represents the best possible integration. In actual fact the adjustment range remains very wide: from + 17° to -13° which equates to 57 mm of adjustment for a length of 110 mm without hindering the integration.
BRAKE INTEGRATION: The 795 is available with or without integrated brakes. In the “AEROLIGHT” version both sets of brakes are integrated, in the “LIGHT” version the brakes are conventional, i.e. located in front of the fork and at the top of the seat stays. The front brakes on the 795 Aerolight, of the mechanical V-brake type, are located centrally in the fork legs in a housing that forms a window. This means that the caliper is fully concealed within the fork in order to achieve the best possible aerodynamics. The brake cable and sheath follow an exclusive routing since they enter under the stem to be routed inside it and “drop down” inside the steering tube to operate the calliper. External fitting is also possible however and the calliper may be operated from the left or from the right. The rear brakes are the Shimano Direct Mount standard, they are located under the chain stays and also feature integrated cable routing through the down tube and under the bottom bracket shell.
EXCLUSIVE 100% INTEGRATED ROUTINGS: With the focus still on aerodynamics, mechanical and electrical cables on the 795 are routed in an entirely new way for 2018. The cables are collected under the front of the head tube so as to bypass the bearings, and be distributed simply within the frame. The rear derailleur cable emerges behind the hanger, and for an electronic configuration even junction A, which is usually housed under the stem, is built into the frame, behind the stem using a new simple design for 2018.
E-POST 2 SEATPOST: This second generation seatpost has been developed by retaining all the benefits of the first version: vibration absorbed through elastomers, anti-rotation, adjustable. Moreover it is more aerodynamic, 29% lighter (just 139 g!) and easier to adjust thanks to an all-new fixing system: all it needs is ½ a turn to lock or release it. For 2018 the mechanism has been further revised to make adjustment simpler and extremely robust.
HSC 8 AERO FORK AND HEAD FIT 3 HEADSET: It is 100% one-piece carbon and weighs only 320 g in its aero version and complies with standard EN 14781 (144 joules frontal impact). The tapered steering tube uses the CFD (Continuous Fibre Design) concept and enables the bearings to be located directly on the fork crown (oversize for 1½ inch bearings). The steering tube has 2 flats and is reinforced to take the Head fit 3 headset, dissociating headset adjustment from stem tightening. The headset’s adjustment is done by tightening the carbon ring on an offset thread locked onto the steering tube. It is now possible to change stem height without altering headset adjustment. This arrangement does away with the compression kit, replaced by a simple cap. Weight savings: 40 g The 3rd generation of the Headfit is completely integrated into the head tube even further optimising steering precision.
ZED 3 ONE-PIECE CARBON CRANKSET: The ZED 3 carbon crankset included with the 795 is a highly innovative model – it is moulded in a single piece of carbon (2 pedal cranks + axle + spider = ONE-PIECE THROUGHOUT). It achieves a previously impossible rigidity / weight ratio. The new version of the ZED crankset retains all the advantages of its predecessor (unequalled weight/stiffness ratio, the monobloc design giving it its Z shape, trilobe technology to vary the crank length) whilst being more aerodynamic. This new model is available in three sizes to adapt to all body shapes and all uses. For greater easy of use it is no longer necessary to remove the bearings during removal. The technology in the trilobe insert at the end of the cranks enables crank length to be varied between 170, 172.5 and 175 mm without replacing the crankset while maintaining compatibility with all pedals in the market.
NEW ADH2 HANDLEBAR WITH INTEGRATED QUICK RELEASE: This new version incorporates rapid brake quick release levers (opening and closing of the calipers) for repairs, wheel changes or when adjusting the brake pads due to wear. Adjusting the integrated brakes is easier and more accessible, even while riding the bicycle. The handlebar has space on either side of the stem that measures 31.8 mm in diameter, enabling the installation of armrests and aero bars to adopt an even more aerodynamic riding position, or the mounting of a computer or camera. The aerodynamic design of the handlebar has been optimized to give the cyclist more space when pedaling out of the saddle, therefore, avoiding any risk of contact between the cyclist’s knees and the back of the handlebars.
ULTRA-LIGHT 1.5 K FABRIC: Innovation and continuous product improvement are part of LOOK’s DNA. Accordingly, the 795 is built using only the most sophisticated carbon composition, based on very high modulus and 1.5K ultra-light carbon sheets.
LOOK 795 Light/Aerolight RS Geometry