Look 586 Pro Team review

Look 586 Pro Team
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Look 586 Pro Team is slightly mismatched, with the stiff, direct front end not backed up by the rear

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Efficient E-Post and headset arrangement

  • +

    Stiff front end

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Rear end is too relaxed compared with the front

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The 586 arrived in 2007, but the ’09 model, in Pro Team colours, was the first time we’d swung a leg over one.

Designed to be the middle ground between the top-end race 595, and the more multi-purpose 585, Look describes the 586 as an aggressive century frame. It’s possible to feel the influences of the others in the 586, but in a more disjointed way than we would have liked. The front end and HSC 6 fork feel very solid and racey, with an extremely direct steering response, which takes a bit of getting used to and is probably a step too far for its target market.

The rear end, by contrast, is nowhere near as sharp, spot-on for a comfy ride feel, but compared to the more aggressive front, it’s miles apart and leaves it feeling a bit mismatched out on the road. All the same, we love the E-Post and headset arrangement.

LOOK 586 PRO TEAM: SPEC

Distributor Fisher Outdoor Leisure, www.fisheroutdoorleisure.co.uk

Price £2,199 frame, fork, seatpost

Frame VHM carbon

Fork Look HSC6

Size range 49 (XS), 51(S), 53(M), 55(L), 57(XL), 59(XXL)

GroupsetShimano Dura-Ace

Wheels Easton EA90SL

Size tested 55cm

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