2011 LOOK 695 Road Bike Review
After riding my 2011 LOOK 695 road bike around the San Diego area for few months, I decided to write a review on it. First off, LOOK carbon bikes are designed and developed in the Nevers region in France.
LOOK has launched the 695: a frame with unequalled cycling precision thanks to the integration of the stem, the headset, the fork and an exceptional performance of its ZED 2 carbon crank set. It is incredibly light and weighs 2390 grams.
The 695 IPACK comes in two versions: an SR (Super Rigid) version for racing and a SL version; more flexible edition for riders seeking a more comfortable ride during the long distance rides.
The bike I tested is the X-Large 695 SL complete SRAM RED with the MadFiber Carbon wheels, at an amazing 13.6 lbs! This is incredibly light for big bike.
My first impression of the 695 is it’s superb performance on the climbing both out-of-the saddle and seated. It seamed that there was no energy wasted when transferring the power to the bike. The 695 is very responsive and handles very nicely on the high speed descends with no fear of losing control. As for comfort, the 695 is the most comfortable bike I have ever ridden.
The LOOK 695 bike gives you an amazing ride on the flats, ascends and descends. It is exceptionally engineered. It performs like a pro racing machine. You can feel the incredible quality and craftsmanship with every pedal stroke. The 695 is a great bike and a lot of fun to ride. It’s definitely my dream bike!
2011 LOOK 695 Specs
Size/Weight: X-large/13.6 lbs
Frame: LOOK HM 110 G/M Ultra Light High Modulus Carbon Frame
Fork: HSC 7 295 grams
Wheels: MadFiber Carbon Tubular
Tires: Tufo S3 Lite Tubular
Stems: LOOK C-Stem
Handlebar: 3T Ergosum Team Carbon
Front Derailleur: SRAM Red
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Red
Shifters: SRAM Red DoubleTap
Crank: LOOK ZED2 w/ SRAM Red Chainrings - 53/39 - 175mm
Bottom Bracket: LOOK ZED Specific 65mm
Cassette: SRAM 12-23
Saddle: Fizik Arione K:IUM
Seat Post: LOOK E-POST TI
Headset: LOOK HeadFit 3 Integrated Headset
Brake Callipers: SRAM Red
Brake Levers: SRAM Red
Pedals: Speedplay ZERO Stainless