First Look – Look 695

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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.


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About the author: Thien Dinh

Thien Dinh gained most his cycling knowledge the old fashioned way, by immersing himself in the sport. From 2007 to early 2013, Thien served as RoadBikeReview Site Manager, riding daily while putting various cycling products through its paces. A native of California, Thien also enjoys tinkering with photography and discovering new music.

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  • Chris Kline says:

    The bike looks awesome!! (sorry for the play on words with your name but it is hard to avoid!) The yellow, red, black, white, and blue frame is fantastic. If I had the money and it was available I buy one today!

  • Ron says:

    I really like LOOK bicycles. I know it is a function over form choice, but that stem is just awful looking. Oh well, I still like quill stems over threadless, and now this thing makes threadless look sexy.

    Overall it’s a nice bike. Wish I had the money for that frameset!

    Looking forward to seeing those Mondrian ones on Bastille Day!

  • alexcad5 says:

    I don’t understand the bend in the top tube. Marketing? I find it a little ungraceful. The seat tube/ top tube/ seat stays looks like the Orca – which I’m not sure I like. It just doesn’t look like a LOOK. It doesn’t look like a French bike.
    Bet it rides great though.
    Hot: The stem’s ability to raise or lower. Looks really stiff which is good.
    The crankset, how cool is that?
    The paint
    Not: The clunky looking downtube – not very aero
    The bend on top tube.
    The loss of the classic, classy looking bike in a technological package.

  • Dr. Placebo says:

    Easily one of the sexiest most well though out framesets I’ve ever seen. WANT.

  • Mondrian586 says:

    Not sure how well I like the 566 styled top tube on this frame. It makes it look more like a comfort bike than a racer. Would have liked to see it follow the styling queues of the 586 as far as monocoque frame styling for Look. I hear great things about the ZED crank system so this is a plus for this to be brought over the road bikes. Will the Mondrian paint scheme be available worldwide or just in Europe again? Not sure how I feel about the Stem system until I am able to test ride it.

  • francois says:

    Hard to photograph these integrated seat tube bikes since the seat sooooo high uncut.

    Beautiful bike and nice graphics btw.

  • thien says:

    Something I forgot to mention in the article is, Look Keo Blades are included with every 695. Though, they’ll only be of the cro-moly variant…

  • Rock says:

    Compared to the Giant and the Specialized, the Bottom Bracket on the 695 looks pretty wimpy. Looks like there would be a lot of flex for a bigger guy or a sprinter. I will stick with the Giant TCR Advanced SL or the Tarmac SL3.

  • Pedro says:

    Bottom bracket is a BB68. This is solid. I was shocked when I tried them out yesterday. Not a whimper of flex through that BB and they have the results to show you. Biggest thing for me was the point and shoot steering. Insane for the first two corners then you get used to it!

  • Dariusz says:

    I’m not convinced that specific and unique BB65 bracket unit and crankset is really good idea I expect a troubles when owner of this frameset would like to shift from 10 speed drive to new groupset such Dura Ace 9000. Will it be possible to replace a Look crankset with another fitting to 11 speed drive? I afraid that this may stop any a further possibility of modernizetion a bike based on this highly expensive frameset. In my opinion Look 586 SL is much better chose.

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