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Look 555 Frames

4.77/5 (31 Reviews)
MSRP : $2200.00

Product Description

  • High Modulus carbon
  • Significantly larger tubes
  • Full monocoque HSC 5 SL fork
  • Slender-diameter tubing

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Henry a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2011

Strengths:    Great price, great ride feel on less than smooth roads, climbs well.

Weaknesses:    None so far.........

Bottom Line:   
Bought a 2009 Look555 frame from a local over Craigs list, built it with Campy Record 10sp group and Rol Race SL wheels. The bike reduces road buzz, corners with stability and climbs well. I am short and heavy (5'6" and 180lbs) and can lay down the hurt. This frame seems to be able to handle the BB stress well when climbing or out of the saddle sprints. The build is just over 17lbs with the Rols and just under with a set of Campy Zondas.

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Favorite Ride:   anything with hills

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Craigs list

Similar Products Used:   Trek, Specialized

Bike Setup:   Look 555, Campy Record UT crank, Record ft/rr ders, shifters, calipers. Rol Race SL/Campy Zonda wheels. Excite 31.8 carbon/titanium seat post, Look Keo carbon pedals, Easton carbon bars.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 19woody76 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2009

Strengths:    LOOKS (red/black/white/carbon...oh my)
stiff, big bang for your buck.

Weaknesses:    Bit more upright than I expected.

Bottom Line:   
Traded in my Cannondale Synapse Carbon 2 for this ride. It is a stiffer ride, climbs a bit better and definitiley moves quicker on the flats. The geometry is more race less plush which suited my riding better. Not as comfy, but I prefer speed

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Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Similar Products Used:   Litespeed Pavia, Felt F55, Cannondale Synapse

Bike Setup:   AC 420's, Ultegra SL, Ritchey Cockpit/seatpost, Bontrager RL Saddle

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bikeguy168 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2009

Strengths:    compliant, soak up bumps very well, stiff enough, comfy and not back breaking, good price too, a solid place to start your super bike life

Weaknesses:    climbs well but there are better climbers out there.

Bottom Line:   
Before this bike, I had a LeMond Versaille. The LeMond was my forst carbon bike and I road it and thought it was a great. Until my friend bought a Look 555 and I tried it...wow, I had to get one myself. I bought one at the same store and strangely, the Large frame rode better than my Medium frame but the Look was light years ahead of my LeMond Versaille. It was very good at going on the flats and the ride is smooth. I later boght 2 Scott addicts, first one was a Scott Addict SL and the another Scott Addict R2. The SL was just light, almost too light and incomparison, the 555 gave a somewhat solid platform, a good thing, when hammering out of the saddle. The R2 was way stiffer ride then than the 555 or the SL, for that matter, but it sure chatters quite a bit on broken pavement but the stiffness paid off when climbing where just about ALL the power was transfered to the forward motion. The 555 was excellent in decent; solid, stable and confidence inspiring. As much as I like the R2, I must say that I wish the R2 rides more forgivingly like the 555 because after a long ride (more than 30 miles), the 555 left me feeling fresh and ready for another 30 miles.

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Favorite Ride:   anywhere with friends

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Purchased At:   Sand canyon cyclery

Similar Products Used:   LeMond Versaille, Scott addict SL, R2

Bike Setup:   Ultegra build, shimano compct 172.5 crank, Ksyrium Elite, Dura Ace 7800 brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Amenh24 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2008

Strengths:    Prestige bike,
excellent fitting !

Weaknesses:    bah ?

Bottom Line:   
Great carbon frame

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Favorite Ride:   up Belvédère Champlain

Price Paid:    $2300.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Bertrand GM

Similar Products Used:   all other carbon frame bikes with ultegra groupset

Bike Setup:   2006 Look 555
Full ultegra

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brendan McDonnell a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2008

Strengths:    Stiff, awesome climbing frame. Handles very well, very predictable. extremely comfortable ride.

Weaknesses:    None to speak of.

Bottom Line:   
Love this bike. Been riding many years, previous bike Cinelli Unica,campy centaur w/scirocco wheels. The 555 is an awesome ride felt the difference from the first peddle stroke. Complete bike weighs in at under 17lbs. very stiff and compliant(I am a 200lb rider),absorbs road buzz especially on chip seal roads. Climbs like a goat. Because of it's stiffness and compliancy I'm able to do longer rides with less fatigue. I would recommend this bike to any one looking to upgrade to carbon. Great frame at this price. I built an awesome bike complete for the price of a higher end Look frameset only.

Initially had an issue with the original fork that came with the frameset. The legs were cut too short and would not allow me to run the Chorus skeleton brakes, the wheel would not fit. Contacted Look and they warranted it without any problem. Upgraded me to an HSC5SL fork,the only difference between the 2007 and 2008 frames.

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Favorite Ride:   Look 555

Price Paid:    $2700.00

Purchased At:   E-Bay

Similar Products Used:   Rode some other carbon bikes before choosing this one.
Ridley Excaliber next favorite but was able to build this frame for less$.
Colnago Christallo,nice ride but felt a bit nervous.
LaPierre X-light harsh ride for carbon very stiff.
Tommasini nice ride a bit too pricey.

Bike Setup:   07 Look 555 w/HSC5SL fork,Campagnolo 08 Chorus group,Campagnolo 08 Zonda wheelset,Continental 4000s tires,3T bar stem combo,FSA headset and SLK seatpost,Specialized alias saddle,Look KEO carbon peddles

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