Like a blade
There was a time when aero road bikes only focused on aerodynamics, but this time has passed and the 795 BLADE RS is LOOK’s iteration of a bike that fulfills all road cyclists dreams. The 795 BLADE RS cuts through the air, provides unmatched stiffness to weight ratio in the aero bikes category and it maintains traction where other bikes fail thanks to an innovative rear triangle design and large tire clearance. Rim brake and disc brake versions are available so that no matter which braking system the cyclist prefers there will be a 795 BLADE RS for him. In summary, the 795 BLADE RS is packed with so many features that assure it is the fastest, smoothest and most versatile bike LOOK has ever made.
DESIGNED & MANUFACTURED BY LOOK
Since LOOK’s beginning in the bicycle world when metals were king, our material of choice has always been carbon. For over 30 years LOOK has developed in its own factories a unique expertise and a vast know-how in the carbon field to reach specific desired properties.
The seatstays of the 795 BLADE RS are engineered to deliver maximum efficiency. The lack of bridge between the seatstays and the arched seatstays shape allows the seatstays to bend under compression coming from the rear wheel axle. This allows the rear wheel to maintain a constant contact with the road thus ensuring maximum transfer of power, increased grip and control.
The 795 BLADE RS uses a BB386 pressfit aluminium bottom bracket interface. BB386 is the best pressfit solution that works with both 24mm steel axles ( SHIMANO, SRAM GXP ) and WIDE 30 mm alloy axles ( FSA 386 EVO, ROTOR, most of SRAM 30mm cranksets ). The choice of an aluminium sleeve inside our frame offers the best alignment and the best possible pressfit tolerances. We went even further by collaborating with TOKEN PRODUCTS in order to supply each and every 795 BLADE RS with threaded pressfit bottom brackets and its tools. TOKEN PRODUCTS Ninja threaded bottom brackets are made of aluminium with fusion PA+FIBRE in the pressfit areas. This insures that the bottom bracket is strong, aligned and runs smooth with very low friction, while the pressfit area made of PA+FIBRE will always be quiet. This bottom bracket configuration is designed all together to offer the cyclist the fastest, most silent and most reliable solution.
The 795 BLADE RS has been developped with cable integration and easy maintenance in mind. It is compatible with both mechanical and electronic groupsets and there are specific rim brakes and disc brakes framesets. LOOK ADS stem and 795 BLADE RS headset hide derailleurs cable routing on both versions. As for the brakes, the rim brakes version has cable routing from handlebar to front brake caliber for the front brake and handlebar to top tube for the rear brake, the main goal here being to keep brakes efficiency high and maintenance easy. On the other hand the disc brakes version allow the housings routing to be made through stem and headset just like for the derailleurs, allowing for an even slicker front view of the bike with the smallest frontal area. Adjusting stem height is made easy thanks for spacers with cable routing openings in the rear.