Look Tri / TT, 2017 ~
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"the ultimate in speed and control"
The world's most coveted time trial and triathlon frame, the Look 796 Monoblade, returns in 2017 with even more aero advantages. Exhaustively tested at the wind tunnel at Magny Cours in Nevers, France, each tube of the 796 has been shaped and positioned for optimum air flow between the rider and bike IN MOTION. The 796 improves the aerodynamics of the now legendary Look 596 by a whopping 15%. Most importantly, the 796 achieves these real world aerodynamics regardless of wind direction. Rear wheel position has been fine tuned to prevent slowdown due to rear turbulence backup. And the 1-piece carbon-aero seatpost has been further refined for extra ease of adjustment. Created with 3 separate Monoblocs, the front triangle is integrated with the seatpost and the 2 halves of the rear triangle are mated together using a new flat-carbon surface for even greater road contact and acceleration. Look's time-tested and patented vibration dampening system, via 3 elastomer blocks of differing durometer levels, continues unchanged. The seatpost is reversible +/- 3.2 cm for a perfect tri or time trial fit.
"The previous model, the 596 was far beyond any other TT or Tri bike we've ridden, and we've tested them all. Still, we were stunned by the ride of the 796. It's as secure and controlled as a great road frame yet so fast it just makes you grin with pleasure. The 796 reaches an entirely new level in road manners and all-out speed." - Cycles BiKyle Road Testing
Frameset and i-Pack includes the shock reducing carbon-aero seatpost plus the revolutionary carbon monobloc ZED III crankset that weighs a mere 305 grams. The crankarms are adjustable +- 2.5mm radius via a patented crankarm cam. Fits either regular 130mm 53x39 rings or compact 110mm (not included). Included carbon stem is adjustable for length by rotating the side plates. Height is fine-tuned by a reversible carbon-aero handlebar (included) plus numerous included inserts. Colors are "Pro Team" gloss black with red.yellow contrast and white decals or gloss black with red and white contrast with white decals ..... $8299.99
"Looking for the finest triathlon and TT bike available at a "real world" price, a bike that can tame the most serious triathlons and securely handle the most technical courses? The Look 576 is that frame."
Constructed by hand in true 1-piece Ultra-High Modulus carbon, Look has used their 20+ years of carbon experience to create a feather-weight frame without compromising overall rigidity or ride performance. The 576 frame weighs a mere 1100 grams with uncut seat tube. A true monocoque frame, the rear dropouts are directly compressed into the frame when both the seat and chainstays are molded, resulting in a single-piece rear triangle. This provides a lighter and stiffer frame at the wheel transfer where it counts most. A replaceable derailleur hanger means repairs are a snap. Look's patented headset design allows for independent adjustment of the headset even when the stem is removed - especially important when the bike is transported to race events. And, it saves another 40 grams in weight because no compression plug is needed. The included Look HSC-6 fork is made of single-piece molded carbon and weighs a mere 350 grams while still meeting the latest EN-14781 standards for impact strength.
Independent review of Look 576
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Note: the 576 is offered as full bike only. Unfortunately, it is not available as a separate frameset.
Parts: Shimano Dura Ace 10-speed bar end shifters with Shimano 105 rear derailleur and Tiagra front, Shimano 105 alloy compact crankset (50x34), Tiagra 12-28 cassette, Shimano 105 dual pivot brakeset, TTT Aurora Pro handlebar with extensions, TTT Pro alloy stem, San Marco Ponza Power saddle, Mavic Aksium wheelset (not as pictured), Hutchinson Equinox tires (700x23c), no pedals. Color is black and white with acid green contrast (as pictured) .... $2899.99 Add to CART
Match the incomparable 576 carbon-aero frameset with a Sram Rival 10-speed kit for a high quality tri and time trial setup at a record breaking price. Available in blue.white or black.red. Includes R5 integrated and reversible seatpost on extended carbon seat mast with shock absorber for perfect aero positioning and added comfort over imperfect road surfaces.
Parts: 20-speed Sram Rival kit with Rival compact crankset (50x34) and Sram 500 TT shifters, Mavic Aksium wheelset, Hutchinson Equinox Kevlar tires (700 x 23c), Sram cassette (11-26), Fizik Tri 2 saddle, TTT Aurora Pro handlebar and aero extensions, TTT Pro alloy stem, no pedals .... $2999.99 Add to CART
Upgrades over Shimano 105 kit: