2021 Look 795 Blade RS Disc
In many ways these feel like the golden days of bikes, especially if you really love to have a ton of choice. It almost makes it impossible to decide definitely on one superbike over another. Making the choice just that little bit easier, the LOOK 795 Blade RS Disc is a top of the line aero bike from the classic French manufacturer. It offers all the best developments found on the rim brake version of the 795 Blade RS, but with the added advantage of disc brakes.
There might be a few traditionalists out there who still believe disc brakes do not belong on road bikes, but that might be just because those few have never even tried them. The level of control and security they offer over rim brake options is definitely pronounced. Just watch the pros who descend like demons on disc brakes knowing they can brake that much later heading into a switchback, and you’ll see the purest example of performance proving the marketing hype. Throw in a little rain or indeed extreme heat, and you’ll be even more inclined to convert.
When incorporating disc brakes into the design, LOOK used the same methodology for effective laying up, making sure to reinforce where necessary, and using the proper mix of carbon fiber types. LOOK adroitly uses three different mix of carbon fibers: High Modulus, Intermediate Modulus, and High Resistance. The HM fibers are stiff and lightweight, but brittle, so must be used carefully, while the IM offer good resistance to force, and the HR can resist deformations and impacts better making them a good choice for those places like the rear triangle where a certain amount of controlled deformation is desirable. With 30 years of experience working with carbon in their own factories, LOOK certainly has the knowhow to make it work together seamlessly.
They have also applied their decades worth of knowledge in Computational Fluid Dynamics to focus on making the LOOK 795 Blade RS Disc an optimally aero-oriented frame. Sculpting the tubes, such as the hour glass head tube and the beefy but sleek down tube as well as the airfoil-like seat tube/seat post all contribute to helping the 795 Blade RS Disc cut through the wind. But you may be surprised when riding the 795 Blade RS Disc by how comfortable it is. That’s thanks in large part to the care the designers have made to incorporate vibration dampening technologies. No place is this more evident than in the rear triangle.
LOOK used what they call their 3S Design to optimize the traction offered by the rear triangle. Funnily enough, traction is not something commented on much in road cycling. As a keyword, you’ll find it used lots more in a mountain and gravel bike context. But the fact it is often overlooked when talking about road bikes doesn’t mean it isn’t just as important. Traction comes from the ability of the wheels to track the road surface as much as possible. The more your rubber loses contact with the ground, the more of your pedal power is wasted. That’s why LOOK’s 3S TECHNOLOGY is all about rear wheel traction. To improve it, they not only focus on using a layup and mix of carbons to enhance the vibration absorption, but they also made the seatstays curved and longer, and removed the bridge between the stays. And the disc brake version has a bit of a visual advantage since it doesn’t require that little tail poking off the seat tube to attach the rear brake.
This rear triangle design not only improves traction and pedaling efficiency, but inevitably increases the comfort levels. In designing the 795 Blade RS, LOOK has also focused on the ergonomics of the touchpoints. The aero seatpost offers four offset options from 54 mm to -6 mm and seat tube angles from 71.8° to 78.4°. There are also six stem length options from 80mm to 130mm. The internal cable routing has been developed with integration and easy maintenance in mind. And it is compatible with all mechanical and electronic groupsets.
The LOOK 795 Blade RS Disc will be the type of racing bike that will feel tight in the corners and comfy on the rough roads. It’s the type of bike that will make you want to tack on that extra hour to every ride. Available in five sizes and four colors, there is a 795 Blade RS Disc waiting for you at Wrench Science.
Fork: Carbon Disc
Fork Axle: 12mm Thru x 100mm
Headset Included: Yes
Stem: Look ADH (included)
Stem: Look ADS (included)
Bottom Bracket Type: BB386 Pressfit
Cable Routing: Internal, mechanical or electronic compatible
Front Derailleur Mount: Braze on
Wheel Size: 700c
Brake Type: Disc
Seatpost Diameter: Aero
Seatpost Included: Yes, Look Aeropost 3
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: 12mm Thru x 142mm
Sizes: XS | SM | MD | LG | XL |
Colors: Black Metallic Red, Chameleon
*Specs are subject to change. Please contact email@example.com for more info.