2018 Look 785 Huez Shimano Ultegra R8050 Di2 Bike
The Look 785 Huez is the French company’s attempt to offer a great climbing bike for those people on a budget. It has been given a lot of the same love that the 785 Huez RS received, but just using slightly less exalted carbon.
Look wanted to make an affordable bike that would be light, rigid, stable, and comfortable. So they took the same mold from the 785 Huez RS, the same geometry, same tube shapes, and used four different types of high modulus carbon to get the 785 Huez. It’s a bike that will climb amazingly well, encouraging you to tackle your ascents aggressively, and giving you the confidence to descend with equal daring.
By using the slightly heavier carbon, the frame weight moves up to 990 grams in a size small, which is a perfectly respectable weight for a bike like this. But since they have used the same methodology for the molding of the frame, including tube shapes and layering the right type of carbon in the right place, you will be losing nothing in terms of ride quality. This is a bike meant not only for the mountains, but is also so much fun on the flats, over long distances, and still great for anything short and fast, like criteriums.
Oversized tubing indicates just how quick this bike will be to react when you put in an attack on the steepest bit of a climb. The bicycle’s precise handling and stability are assured thanks to its rigid fork and head tube. An 86.5 press fit bottom bracket will help hold the power through till it translates into speed on the ground. The geometry will help get you into that aggressive position without making you feel you need to be overly flexible to make the most of it. And they have been careful to design a 27.2mm seatpost to fit the bike because they feel it is the perfect diameter to get the flexibility your bum will appreciate while not sacrificing comfort. The super-slim seatstays will help contribute to an overall level of comfort.
The Look 785 Huez is available in in three great build options: a Shimano Ultegra Di2, a Shimano Ultegra and a Shimano 105. All three will guarantee super reliable rides, and be easy to work into great upgrades down the road.
Frame: Look 785 Huez high modulus carbon
Fork: Look monobloc super light carbon
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050
Crank: Shimano Ultegra R8000 52-36T
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra R8000 11x28T
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050
Chain: Shimano CN HG 601
Wheelset: Mavic Ksyrium
Tires: Continental Ultra Sport 2 25c
Handlebar: Look LS2 Alloy Compact
Stem: Look Alloy LS2 +/- 7°
Seatpost: Look LS2 Carbon 27.2mm
Saddle: Selle Italia X Base
Sizes: 48cm XS | 50.4cm SM | 53cm MD | 55.4cm LG | 57.9cm XL |
Colors: Black White