Look: The 795 Blade R38D is the perfect aerodynamic build for racking up the miles at high speed. The carbon frame offers improved stiffness for optimal energy transfer throughout the pedal stroke. Combined with the 38mm LOOK carbon wheels, this pure performance setup is destined for the most demanding racers. The Ultegra R8000 groupset offers the reliability expected of a high end bike, while the cable routing is fully integrated for a perfectly streamlined finish.
NEW RECORDSMORE TECHNOLOGY. IMPROVED AERODYNAMICS.
The 795 BLADE RS is already considered as one of the best high end road racing bike, and is a firm favorite amongst competitive riders. The upgraded 2021 version retains 100% of the high performance characteristics whilst considerably reducing weight. The result is an exceptionally stiff and reactive ride, with a frame weighing in at a full 300g less than previous models.
Saving so much weight without compromising handling and aerodynamic performance can only be achieved by adjusting two all-important parameters: an even-higher performance carbon layup and a new manufacturing process: EPS. These two combined give the 795 BLADE RS all the qualities it requires to be the fastest, most comfortable and most versatile bike LOOK has ever designed.
NEW MANUFACTURING PROCESSES FOR A NEW CARBON COMPOSITIONAN AERO FRAME THAT WEIGHS JUST 1KG
Thanks to even higher modulus fibers, the proportion of carbon fibers is quite simply doubled (from 32% to 63%), tube stiffness is reached more rapidly and the number of layers can be reduced. This means that tube thickness, and by extension their weight, is greatly 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.
A DISC-VERSION OF THE 795 BLADE RSTHE DISC BRAKE DECISION
The updated 795 BLADE RS incorporates all the latest innovations to reach new levels of performance. Disc brakes are one of these innovations: they ensure more powerful, more progressive braking in both wet and dry road conditions. This makes for a greater sense of security and control on downhills and through corners, allowing the rider to brake later and carry speed further.The second advantage of disc brakes is the option of mounting wider rims and tires.
The 795 BLADE RS accepts tires with a section up to 700x30. The benefits of a tire holding a greater volume of air are double: the tire and rim are more aerodynamic, and tire pressure is reduced. In other words, the greater the tire section, the lower the pressure. Contrary to popular belief, riding with lower air pressure increases the bike's efficiency: the tire absorbs the roughness of the road surface and in doing so helps to maintain speed. Riding at lower pressure also increases the contact area between the tire and the ground, which significantly improves traction. This is true on dry roads, and becomes an even more important factor when the going gets wet.
CARBON COREDESIGNED & MANUFACTURED BY LOOK
Since LOOK’s beginnings in the cycling world, at a time when metal was king, our material of choice has always been carbon. For over 30 years, we have developed - within our own factories - a unique expertise and an extensive know-how in carbon fiber technologies to achieve highly-specific and performance-oriented properties.
Frame: LOOK 795 BLADE disc
Seatpost: LOOK AEROPOST 3. CARBON 400mm
Saddle: LOOK by S MARCO SHORT FIT DYNAMIC open fit
Stem: LOOK ADS
Handlebar: LOOK LS2 ALLOY
Wheels: LOOK R 38 D CARBON TUBELESS
Tires: HUTCHINSON FUSION 5 TUBELESS READY 700 X 25Crankset: SHIMANO ULTEGRA R8000 52 x 36Chain: SHIMANO HG 601 11 SPEED
Bottom bracket: BB 386 / Token Ninja Sram DUB
Cassette: SHIMANO ULTEGRA R8000 11 x 32
Shifters: SHIMANO ULTEGRA
Derailleurs: SHIMANO ULTEGRA R8000
Rotors: SHIMANO RT RT800 F: 160mm R : 140mm