Ready-to-Race Look 595 Pro Team Carbon Road Bike w/SRAM Red

ABOUT THIS BIKE:

Selling my beautiful Look 595 carbon road bike because I’m moving into cyclocross. If you’re not familiar with Look, they’re a French company that pioneered handmade carbon frames in the 1990s; these bikes are a common sight in the European peloton, but are pretty rare in the U.S. It’s a bike that consistently get’s a lot of — well — looks, as well as compliments!

This frameset wasn’t built out into a bike until 2014 (was untouched in storage before then), so it’s only had a few seasons on it. This bike is a perfect all-rounder, ready as-is for crits, gran fondos or long endurance rides. The downtube and chainstays are stiff but with Look’s ePost system, it’s also a very comfortable ride.

It’s incredibly lightweight, coming in at just over 16lbs without pedals. And, as you’ll see below, I have upgraded nearly all of the main components in the last few months, meaning this bike shifts like butter, sprints like a bat out of hell and will literally need nothing for you to begin riding hard.

SIZING:

Being a small French brand, the sizing is a bit different than the U.S. Technically it’s an XL frame, but it comes in at 57cm so it’s essentially a U.S. Medium size. I am 6” and normally ride a 56cm (I also have a 58cm TT bike) and this fits great. It should perfectly fit anyone that normally rides a 56 or 58cm.

CONDITION:

Condition is good — a few minor blemishes but nothing striking. I am a stickler for maintenance and have gotten tune-ups pre- and post-season for the two years I’ve owned the bike. Also, as noted below, I’ve replaced all cables and bar tape in late Dec. 2017.

COMPONENTS:

Comes with everything shown in photos, plus some bonuses! (See below.)

Crankset: SRAM Red

Cassette: Shimano 105 5800 11-speed 11-32 (Installed to use for indoor winter training — I am holding onto my SRAM groupset for a new bike. New as of Oct. 2017.)

Shifters: SRAM Red (New cabling as of Dec. 2017)

Derailleurs: SRAM Force

Brakes: SRAM Force brake calipers w/Swiss Stop brake pads (Pads were installed Oct. 2017; new cabling as of Dec. 2017.)

Wheelset: Superteam 700c 50mm carbon clincher wheelset w/23mm rim width; extremely light at 1,530g for the whole wheelset. These wheels are stiff, fast and perfect for racing. (New as of Oct. 2017.)

I’m also throwing in a pair of Reynolds Solitude alloy wheels, which come in at 1,560g — perfect for rides that don’t require the deep section race wheels.

Tires: Specialized Turbo Pro 25mm

Saddle: Specialized Phenom (New as of Aug. 2017.)

Chain: Shimano Ultegra bike chain (New as of Oct. 2017.)

Handlebars: Rictchey Logic II WCS w/110mm stem

Bottle Cages: x2 Bontranger RL, 38g each

Bartape: Cinelli cork tape (New as of Dec. 2017.)

Computer: Cateye Velo

Date acquired: 1 Oct 2015
Frame material: Carbon
Frame size (cm): 57
Distance ridden (Kilometers): 4000
Brand - Road Bike: OTHER
Model: 595 Pro Team
Rider gender:
Male
Female
How long owned?: about 3 years

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