Eurobike 2018: LOOK announces new 785 Huez RS disc brake bike
LOOK adopts rotors with disc brake version of the 785 Huez climber’s bike
LOOK has announced a disc brake version of its 785 Huez bike at Eurobike.
The new frameset follows in the footsteps of countless bikes before it to marry light weight and climbing performance with the benefits of disc brakes.
As we discovered at the launch of the rim brake bike last year, LOOK uses five variants of carbon in its top-spec RS frames to achieve what it says is the perfect balance of light weight and stiffness.
The geometry is carried over, and the frame now sports 12mm thru-axles. Interestingly, the company has gone with fellow French brand Mavic’s SpeedRelease axles in the RS model, while the fork is the only are to see significant changes in its carbon layup, with extra material added on safety grounds.
There will also be a standard ‘non-RS’ version with a downrated carbon frameset, similar to the rim brake range we reported on last year.
At the same time, LOOK is also showcasing its newly updated 795 aero bike at Eurobike, now dubbed the 795 Blade RS.
The new aero bike is distinctive for its truncated aero tubing, integrated (but mechanic-friendly) bar-stem setup and further integration with a downtube-mounted Di2 junction box. The top tube blends into the seatstays, with the seattube sitting proud of the sweeping structure.
The lack of rear bridge is said to increase compliance by 15 per cent – a feature so valued that the rim brake bike mounts the rear caliper via a single-bolt appendage that protrudes from that seattube structure.
All prices and model availability in the UK are to be confirmed.