2013 bikes from LOOK – the 586SL and 675

French manufacturer LOOK has the longest association with carbon fibre of any of the suppliers to cycling’s elite UCI WorldTour peloton.

We headed to Liege at the end of June for the prologue time trial of the Tour de France, but also to catch the launch of the French manufacturer’s new ‘mid-range’ bike, the 675.

Last week, when London’s Mosquito Bikes told us they were exhibiting the only production LOOK 675 in the country, we headed to Islington for a closer look.

While we were there, we snapped the 586SL, sold as frameset, but built up for Mosquito Bikes with SRAM Red and Zipp 404s.

LOOK’s flagship 695SR race bike is one nominated for Bike of the Year in the RCUK End of Year Survey. Click here to vote.

The LOOK 675 exhibited at Mosquito Bikes is the only production model in the country. It’s shown here with a Shimano Ultegra mechanical  groupset and Mavic Cosmic Carbone hoops

  The A-Stem is the most visually striking feature of the 675, part of LOOK’s ‘direct drive concept’, one they claim offers a stiffer front end and more accurate steering

Internal cable routing is a feature of the LOOK 675. The gear cables exit neatly from the down tube

The 675’s flattened chainstays are claimed to improve comfort and stiffness; a technology known to LOOK as a Dual Comfort and Stiffness Concept (DCSC)

A 86.5mm press fit bottom bracket secures a Shimano Ultegra turbine

The LOOK 586SL is claimed to offer versatility via a balance of comfort and stiffness  

The 586SL has a claimed sub-950 gram frame weight, and uses the single fibre design present on the flagship 695SR

The E-Post integrated seat mast uses elastomar inserts for height adjustment and is another innovation from the 695SR to feature on the 586SL

The dropouts on the 586SL are compressed and moulded with the seat and chain stays to form a one-piece rear triangle

The shallow mono stay contributes to the 586SL’s elegant silhouette

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