- - Look Targets "Climbers" with Revamped 785 Huez Road Bike

Look Targets “Climbers” with Revamped 785 Huez Road Bike

Look has revamped its 785 Huez road bike, once again targeting climbers by focusing on a low weight and a high stiffness-to-weight ratio, rather than aerodynamic efficiency.

Similar to its predecessor, the new 785 Huez features mostly round tubes with nary a truncated aerofoil to be found, creating what Look describes as “an adaptable platform that’s designed for long days in big mountains”.

Elsewhere, the 785 Huez sees a T-47 bottom bracket and internal cable routing, but instead of a one-piece cockpit, the frame is fitted with a standard handlebar and stem combo. This, along with the fact that premium groupsets such as SRAM Red and Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 aren’t on offer, suggests the bike is aimed more at the budget-minded consumer rather than the pro racer.

Additionally, clearance is also up, which can now accommodate tires up to a hefty 32mm, while the 785 Huez sticks with a 27.2 round seatpost for optimal compliance and simplicity.

Geometry was also a key factor when reimagining the 785 Huez, which puts riders in a more performance-inspired position than the outgoing model.

All in, Look says a size medium frame tips the scales at 950 grams, a figure that won’t earn any plaudits from the weight weenies faction, but a respectable weight just the same. 

The 785 Huez is available as a frameset only for $2790, with complete builds spanning Shimano 105, SRAM Rival eTap AXS and Ultegra Di2 ranging from $3,690 to $6,490.  




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