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.
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 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.
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