When the Cofidis Pro Tour Team lines up in Rotterdam later this week to start the Tour de France, they’ll be doing so on top of Look’s newest frame, the 695. Just announced this week, the 695 represents a shift for Look. Not only is the new top tier frame moving away from lugs, yes, it’s monocoque, it’s also going to an almost completely integrated system. The new frame continues the trend of integration making use of the ZED 2 crank, C-stem, E-Post, Head Fit 3 headset, and the new HSC7 fork to provide the rider optimal power transmission.
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The 695 makes use of what Look dubs CFD (continuous fibre design) to shape it’s tubes for optimized performance. Available in two versions, the regular 695 and a 695 SR (Super Rigid). The SR version is aimed at the more serious racing cyclists looking for maximum stiffness and power transmission, while the regular 695 has some flexibility engineered into the carbon for a little more comfort without sacrificing rigidity and responsiveness.