LOOK has set its sights squarely on versatility with the launch of its latest 765 Optimum+ road bike, capitalizing on the “adventure” segment with one bike that’s capable of tackling just about any terrain thrown at it.
LOOK recently lifted the curtains on its 765 Gravel and e-765 Gravel models, so what differentiates the 765 Optimum+ from its other off-road capable brethren?
Well, the 765 Optimum+ essentially has a more relaxed geometry thanks to a shorter reach, a slacker seat angle, a lower bottom height, slightly longer asymmetrical dropped chainstays and less fork trial, which according to LOOK, combined with a smaller spec’d tire strikes a better balance in comfort and performance whether traversing the tarmac or the road less travelled.
While the 765 Optimum+ doesn’t get the same ultra-high modulus carbon fiber as LOOK’s RS models, it nonetheless gets treated to premium high modulus carbon to ensure excellent stiffness and compliance for its multi-role use.
Other features that highlight the 765 Optimum+ are a press-fit 386 EVO bottom bracket, internal cable routing via ports along both sides of the headtube, a tapered internal headset design, a 27.2mm seatpost and flat mount disc brake tabs and Mavic SpeedRelease 12mm thru-axles.
However, for those who need to carry tankards of hydration, the frame only has accommodations for two bottles inside the main triangle.
The 765 Optimum+ is available in three complete bikes, the top-tier model that comes equipped with a Shimano Ultegra R8000 mechanical groupset with hydraulic disc brakes and Look’s new R38D hooked tubeless carbon wheels shod with 30mm Hutchison Fusion 5 tires for 4500€.
The next model down gets the same Ultegra R8000 groupset and hydraulic disc brakes, but with a Shimano alloy RS171 wheelset and 30mm Hutchison Fusion 5 tires for 3500€, while the entry level bike has a blue metallic paint scheme that’s fitted with a Shimano 105 R7000 groupset with hydraulic disc brakes and a non-series crankset, along with a basic Shimano alloy wheelset and the same 30mm Fusion 5 tires for 2800€.
You can more about sizes and specs by visiting LOOK Cycle.com
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