Look has partnered with Maserati for a charity bike ride from Paris to the car brand’s home town in Italy which takes place between 4 and 9 July. And to mark the event, it has released a limited edition of its 695 Aerolight bike. With a claimed weight of 6.86kg, the Paris-Modena version of the Look 695 (opens in new tab) is light for an aero bike.
Made of 1.5k carbon fibre and with internal routing for mechanical or electronic shifting, the bike features a number of Look proprietary technologies. The forks use an integrated brake design where the brake arms are incorporated into the fork and the cable runs within the frame, whilst the rear brake is mounted under the bottom bracket.
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The carbon stem is also a unique aero design which allows the angle to be adjusted through 30 degrees and the aero section seatpost has built in elastomer dampers which provide some isolation from road shock, as well as incorporating a Di2 battery holder.
There’s also a Look designed one piece lightweight carbon chainset with compact rings which uses oversized bearings and allows the length of the crank arms to be altered between 170, 172.5 and 175mm.
The groupset is Shimano Ultegra Di2, there’s an 11-28 cassette and the wheels are deep section Mavic Cosmic Pro carbon, while Look supplies the bike equipped with a set of its Keo Blade 2 pedals. The bike comes with a Masarati logo on the headtube and various sponsors’ logos on the seatstays. All this technology doesn’t come cheap though, with the 695 Aerolight priced at £6999.
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Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.
He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.
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