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New LOOK 695 : power and precision

New LOOK 695 : power and precision

LOOK is launching the brand new 695: a frame offering unequalled cycling precision thanks to the integration of the stem, the headset, the fork and an exceptional performance thanks to its crankset.




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The 695 puts the CFD (Continuous Fibre Design) in application : the shape of the tubes is studied so that the carbon fibres work along the best axis, optimizing their mechanical performance.
 


The ZED 2 crankset, the frame’s nerve centre, is the culmination of 5 years of research, was tested by athletes and validated at the Beijing Olympics. It brings a new world record to the weight/rigidity ratio.


To answer to the demands of all the competitors, the 695 is available in two versions:


695 SR (Super Rigid) will meet the expectations of racing cyclists looking for maximum transmission of their effort.


695 version brings some flexibility for competitors looking for a bike with a more flexible and less demanding behaviour. This version will be more adapted to cyclists covering long distances.


COMPLETE PACK INTEGRATION


For optimal effort transmission, the 695 is equipped with the best crankset presently available on the market : the ZED 2 crankset.
To integrate it, the 695 has an oversized bottom bracket casing (Rolling bearings of 65 mm). The diagonal tube, saddle tube and stays wrap around the casing and extend without a break in shape thanks to the CFD concept (Continuous Fibre Design) optimising resistance to effort.
The new HSC 7 fork, the new Head Fit 3 headset, the C-stem and the E-Post are the other components integrated with the 695 frame. They were specifically developed for that frame, to make the 695 homogenous, rigid, lightweight, stable and easy to handle.


ZED 2 SINGLE-PIECE CARBON CRANKSET


The ZED 2 carbon crankset that comes with the 695 is a brand new highly innovative model :
It is moulded in a single piece of carbon (2 pedal cranks + axis + star = FULL SINGLE-PIECE).
It reaches a rigidity / weight ratio that was not possible before.
The chain drive alone (with no roller bearing or chain wheel) but including the two pedal cranks and the axis only weigh 320 grams!
Its particular Z shape allows it to be mounted in the frame that has a specific and oversized casing (rolling bearings diameter 65 mm).
The technology of the three-lobe insert at the end of pedal cranks allows adjusting the length of the cranks from 170, 172.5 to 175 mm without changing the crankset and while being compatible with all the pedals on the market.


C-STEM CARBON STEM


The C-STEM carbon stem is designed for the 695.
It adopts its tube shape called “horizontal” so as to ensure efficient cohesion between the cycling station and the frame.
Owing to a new patented tightening system this stem is slightly inclinable (from -9° to +13°). This avoids adding many spacers that lessen the bike’s lateral rigidity and the cycling precision.

A moon shaped part to position in back or in front of the handlebar allows varying its position by 10 mm.
Finally its ultra-light carbon body and its titanium screw give the C-STEM great rigidity for a weight of only 140 grs.
The C-STEM is available in 5 sizes : 80-90mm / 90-100 mm / 100-110 mm / 110-120mm / 120-130mm


NEW HEAD FIT 3 HEADSET


New LOOK patented headset dissociating headset adjustment, from stem tightening.
The headset’s adjustment is done by tightening the carbon ring on an offset thread placed on the fork’s pivot. It is now possible to change the stem’s height without upsetting the headset’s adjustment.
This solution suppresses the compression kit, replaced by a simple cap. Weight gain: 40 grs.
Oversized ½ inch rolling bearings. The fork pivot contains 2 flat sections and is reinforced to receive the Head fit 3 headset.


E-POST SEAT POST


The patented and integrated Look E Post system presents real advantages, which go far beyond torsional rigidity and aesthetics. The advantages are also related to the improvement of comfort.
The E-Post is insulated from the frame by elastomers (hence its name : E for Elastomer), which help to dampen vibration. It allows each user to use personalized settings for greater comfort.
The E-Post allows a height adjustment of three additional centimetres. It can thus adapt to multiple lengths of pedal cranks and saddle heigths.
Aesthetically very pure, since no external clamps are necessary to fix the saddle stem, the E-Post is by far the best integrated seat post system on the market.


COMPRESSED FRAME TABS


Directly compressed at the moulding of the base and stays. We thus obtain a single-piece rear unit: bases-stays-tabs: the best weight / reliability ratio.


HSC 7 FORK


The HSC 7 fork is 15% more rigid and 16% lighter than the HSC 6. 100% single-piece carbon, weighing only 295 grs and complying with standard EN 14781(Frontal shock of 144 joules).
Moulded carbon tabs, compressed in the continuity of the fork. Tapered pivot using the CFD concept (Continuous Fibre Design) allowing the positioning of the rolling bearing directly on the fork’s head.
Oversized ½ inch rolling bearings. The fork pivot contains 2 flat sections and is reinforced to receive the Head fit 3 headset.


695 on the 2010 Tour de France


Cofidis team will be riding the 2010 Tour de France with the brand new 695, starting on July 3rd 2010.

Tribute : On July 14th, Bastille day, riders will adopt Look’s colours : red, yellow, grey, blue... on that day, Cofidis team riders will be on a 695 «Mondrian».