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Look 585 Optimum Frames

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bigboote a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2010

Strengths:    Well made, good frame character, smooth ride, quite, comfortable

Weaknesses:    Better fitting guide lines are needed for fitting the new relaxed geometry bikes. A lot of rules change with these and body position guide lines need to be better communicated, most shops don't even understand them. The rear triangle could be a bit stiffer but I have not had it up over 60Km in a descent as of yet.

Bottom Line:   
Just had my first couple of rides on this bike and I must say I love it. I'm a big guy with a few years of experience in life and cycling under my belt so finding the combination of ride comfort and performance is difficult to get.

It took some time to get myself adjusted properly but once I had the seat position dialed in I enjoyed the bike a lot. The ride was surprisingly comfortable with the road vibrations minimized leading me to believe that the frame was soft. I was wrong when I applied some power or got out of the saddle the bike had great snap and character to it and was very responsive.
The bike handles very well and I don't get that "riding a rail" feeling that I get with some carbon bikes. The body position while not as efficient, especially into the wind, left me with out the stiffness and soreness that I experience on some of my more aggressive frames.

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Favorite Ride:   Salmon River Road, Salmon Arm BC.

Similar Products Used:   Lightspeed Tuscany. Specialized Roubaix, Colnago C50

Bike Setup:   Campy Chorus, Easton EA50 wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by road rage a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2008

Strengths:    Light
Looks good

Weaknesses:    None yet. I have only had it for about a month.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is amazing! I was looking for something with a short top tube and long headtube, but still race worthy. This bike fits the bill. It is light, stiff accelerates very well. I thought I would be "slower" with the more comfort geometry it has but I was wrong. My back doesn't ache after long rides anymore. Highly recommended.

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Favorite Ride:   Flatlands of Chicago

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Purchased At:   Excel Sports

Similar Products Used:   Cervelo Soloist Team
Fuji Roubaix RC
Trek 1200

Bike Setup:   Campy Centaur Group
American Classic Hurricane Wheelset
3T Stem
Kestrel SL Handlebar

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First, I'm a guy and I know the Elle is a women's bike...but I have found a '09 model that doesn't look too "girly" to me. My real concern is that the top tube at 50.9 is a bit long. I'm 5'4.5 and have 30" arms. My current bike has a TT of 50.5 and with a 100mm stem I am stretched out plenty and th ... Read More »

Need fitting help with a LOOK 585 Optimum XS

I am trying to determine if a LOOK 585 Optimum in an XS is going to fit me. Let me say that I am short, “almost” 5’5 on a good day with short arms of 30” and inseam of 28.4” and finding the right fit has always been a bit of a problem. I’m a guy. My current bike (Land Shark) has a top tube of 5 ... Read More »

LOOK 585 - Origin vs Optimum - side by side tests, anyone??

Has anyone ever test-ridden a 585 Origin and Optimum and compared how they ride and feel? Appreciate any info if you have. Thanks, TVRead More »

NOS: 585 Optimum's

Hey all, I have three 585 Optimum's I need to clear out of here. I know some of you keep hunting for these, so I wanted to give you first crack at them. We are letting these go for $1500.00 each, so here's most likely your last chance to get one as new, with warranty, for a screaming good deal. ... Read More »

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