Look 765 review

Look's latest bike is a departure from its previously higher priced, race-orientated offerings. Starting at £1799, we tested the top spec £2199 Ultegra equipped model

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Look’s entry into the endurance bike category is a powerful salvo against the competition. The 765 has the higher riding position designed to make longer rides more comfortable, but without sacrificing the performance for which Look’s bikes are known. The frame feels well designed for its purpose and the flax layers do seem to add an extra level of vibration damping to the frame, although the 765 is not quite as compliant as some other brands’ endurance bikes. This also makes the handling more lively, so that it’s engaging to ride and confident on more challenging terrain. The 765 is well equipped too, with all its components being branded and the Aksium wheels being a notch above those often specified on bikes at this price. The 25mm Conti tyres too are a quality option providing grip as well as ride comfort. Overall, I enjoyed my experience of the Look 765. It’s a well-balanced sportive bike with a performance edge and its Mondrian colour scheme certainly stands out among the sportive bike competition

Reasons to buy
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    Lively road feel

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    Good for longer rides

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    Prestige brand and distinctive colour scheme

Reasons to avoid
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    Not quite as comfortable as some other endurance bikes on the market

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Look is targeting the sportive market with its new 765, a bike with endurance geometry and comfort features built into the frame.

The brand has an illustrious history in cycle racing, with Greg LeMond winning the 1986 Tour de France on a Look. Since that time, it has continued to innovate and to be involved in cycle racing, but its bikes have been on the expensive side and something of a rarity in the UK.

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Paul Norman

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.