The 795 BLADE RS is the new flagship aero racing bike from LOOK. With a frameset that weighs 300g less than its predecessor at just 1kg but retains its rigidity and aero performance. Because LOOK has developed a new manufacturing process and carbon composition there is considerable reduction in weight achieved. Carbon has always been the material of choice for LOOK bikes over 30 years.
795 BLADE RS weighs just 1KG
The lightness of the 795 BLADE RS aero frame was also achieved through the application of Extended Polystyrene (EPS) technology. Rather than having one single mold for each frame size, the EPS process requires two molds. One mold for the outer shape of the frame and one for the inner. A layer of carbon fiber fabric is then draped over a hard polystyrene form before being removed, which eliminates any folds, porosities and areas of weakness in the carbon. More costly than the traditional way of manufacturing frames, LOOK uses EPS only for their most premium bike models, like the 765 GRAVEL RS.
Tube stiffness is reached more rapidly and the number of layers can be reduced. Ultra high modulus (UHM) fibers are added up to 4% in the most strategic areas to ensure optimal stiffness. The result is an ultra lightweight and exceptionally strong aero frame.
Configuration 795 BLADE RS
Components on the LOOK 795 BLADE RS have both the rim and disc brake framesets that are compatible with mechanical or electronic groupsets form Shimano or SRAM. There are four colours; Chameleon Mat Glossy, Proteam Metallic White Glossy, Carbon Champagne Mat Glossy and Black Metallic Red Mat Glossy.
The 795 BLADE RS is designed with cable integration and easy maintenance in mind. For the rim brake version offers cable routing from the handlebar to the front brake caliper (front brake) and to the to top tube (rear brake). For the disc brake model, the brake housings are combined with the derailleur cables are also routed through stem and headset for an optimised aerodynamics.
Meet the LOOK 795 BLADE RS
Price and availability
Available in LOOK official retailers worldwide today, the 795 BLADE RS DISC bike is available in four specifications and starts from €5,999 euro.
The 795 BLADE DISC bike is also available in four specifications and starts from €3,399 euro. The 795 BLADE RS is also available in frameset-only both for rim and disc brake versions, from €3,299 euro.
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