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Look 585 Frames

5/5 (45 Reviews)
MSRP : $2699.00

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve R a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2014

Strengths:    Perfect blend of comfort and perfomance. Precise handling.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Ive read all the favorable reviews for the 585 on this and others and decided to find a used LOOK 585 in good condition to see what all the fuss was about. I must admit, it's a fantastic frame. I built it with brand new Campagnolo Record 11 speed and think it's the equal of some of the finer bikes ever made. I handles precisely, but without being twitchy. It's comfortable, but not noodly. And it's stiff without being harsh. I can't think of anything I'd change. These frames can be purchased on the used market for a small fraction of a new carbon frame and they're worth every penny (assuming you get a healthy one). I like the 585s better than current LOOKs because they use a standard BB shell, and accept a commonly found 27.2 seatpost.

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Favorite Ride:   Too many

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   craigslist

Similar Products Used:   Pinarello, Pegoretti, Independent Fab, DeSalvo, Merckx

Bike Setup:   Campagnolo Record 11speed

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jps a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2012

Strengths:    Handling, ride quality, weight, looks great

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Like all reviews state: this bike is amazing. It's light with perfect balance and holds the corner
effortlessly. Climbs great also and is fast on flats and very forgiving. Perfect carbon bike!

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Favorite Ride:   any

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Scott CR1, bianchi carbon, giant, de rosa

Bike Setup:   Full Campy carbon chorus, Kysrium SL

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by axel23 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2012

Strengths:    Weight, comfort, handling.

Weaknesses:    Nothing I can think of. Not as sleek as certain other carbon frames? Maybe. Doesn't matter from a ride perspective.

Bottom Line:   
One of the best all-around bikes I've ridden - maybe THE best. Thought I was forever committed to ti. Other carbon frames seemed not to handle very well, or were too stiff for longer rides on rougher roads. The 585 is a dream. In fairness, I've only taken about ten rides but absolutely no complaints.

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Favorite Ride:   McKenzie Pass, Bend

Price Paid:    $1900.00

Purchased At:   NA

Similar Products Used:   Ti, steel, aluminum. None compare - not even the ti.

Bike Setup:   Dura-ace 7900. FSA. Fizik.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by colnago8888 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2011

Strengths:    Very very precise handling, stiff, yet comfortable.

Weaknesses:    I wish the seatpost diameter was larger than 27.2, but not a big issue.

Bottom Line:   
I can describe the ride as being very PRECISE. I have ridden carbon frames in the past (Ride Blue RC7), and after reading all the reviews, I thought I was going to be biased towards the frame, but I can tell you right now, I am definitely biased. I LOVE the set-up. The bike built up to 15.5 lbs with pedals and Polar CS600 mounts/sensors and the computer and water bottle cages.

I have a Colnago CT2 HP with the same grouppo and it weights 17.5 lbs. I went for comfort with the saddle, but I can probably drop another pound by changing the saddle and going with Nokon cables. I wasn't going for the lightest build, but I am definitely impressed with the handling and compliant ride. I do have to get used to the way it handles around corners. As a climbing bike, it is very responsive especially on short bursts with no wasted energy.

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Favorite Ride:   Undulating Roads in White Rock, BC

Price Paid:    $4500.00

Purchased At:   Online Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Blue RC7, Colnago CT2HP, Colnago Dream HP.

Bike Setup:   Look 585, HSC5 Fork, U.S.E. Alien Carbon Seatpost, Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow saddle, FSA SLK Stem (120), Ritchey Evolution bar (46 c-c), Keywin CRM Titanium Pedals, 2011 Campagnolo Record 11 Speed with Mavic R-sys SL, , Vittoria Open Corsa 320 tpi. Polar CS600 (Cadence/Speed) and Carbon Water Bottle cages (2)

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

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2010

Strengths:    Well balanced, light. Everything seems to be in just the right measure. Stiff but not harsh, very comfortable, good handling and predictable, but not at all twitchy. Everything in good balance with no bad traits..

Weaknesses:    Umm... Its old??

Bottom Line:   
I bought this frame used of Ebay, and it became my daily rider. I've had a ton of frames come and go but this is the one that stays built up and gets ridden. For what I paid for it, and how good it is, I just can't seem to justify switching to a more expensive frame.

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Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Look 585 Ultra, 595, 595Ultra, Pinarello FP7, Dogma.

Bike Setup:   585 built up with a mix of Sram, Mavic Ksyrium Elites

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