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596

 

Aerodynamic frame


 

Monobloc constructed


 

Offset aero fork


 

Compatible with most stems and cranksets


 

E POST R32 integrated seat post


 

Frame dedicated to triathlon and time trial

 

Aerodynamics designed to improve your performances

 

Great rigidity for more efficiency

Technical data

  • CARBON TYPE
  • VHM (VERY HIGH MODULUS)
  • FORK
  • OFFSET AERO MEET EN 14781 STANDART
  • LUGS
  • WITHOUT = MONOBLOC CONSTRUCTION
  • BOTTOM BRAQUET
  • BSA - 68MM
  • FRONT DERAILLER HANGER
  • BRAZED ON
  • SEAT POST
  • E-POST R32
  • HEADSET
  • OFFSET - 1’’1/8 BEARING DOWN - NEEDLE BEARING UP DIAM 20 MM
  • DROPOUTS
  • COMPRESSED CARBON, REPLACABLE RIGHT BACK
  • BOTTLE HANGER
  • 1 ON SEAT TUBE
  • SIZES
  • XS - S - M -L
  • FRAME WEIGHT
  • 1350 GRS GR. IN SIZE S WITH UNCUT SEAT TUBE AND WITHOUT CRANKSET
  • FORK WEIGHT
  • 490 GR. WITHOUT HEADSET
  • ACCESSORIES
  • SUPPLIED WITH 3 SETS OF ELASTOMER BLOCKS (GREY SOFT / RED MEDIUM /BLACK FIRM) + COLOUR CABLES HOUSING
  • WARRANTY
  • FRAMESET STRUCTURAL 5 YEARS -PAINT AND FINISH 1 YEAR (NON-TRANSFERABLE)


Technologies

• AERODYNAMIC FRAME (WIND TUNNEL TESTED)

The LOOK 596 was created for Triathlons where aerodynamic is crutial .
The bike is ideal for riders seeking a position for speed.
Aerodynamics is the top priority of the bike. Our engineers studied all angles and shape of the tubes in order to obtain the most aerodynamic bike on the market and tested in the wind tunnel at the Magny Cours Race Track in Nevers, France. Each tube of the frame is positioned to optimise the air flow between the rider and the bike together in MOTION. In collaboration with Look engineers and the aerodynamic engineers at Magny Cours, Look improved the aerodynamic of the 596 by 10% more aero than the 496.  Both were tested in the wind tunnel.  Aerodynamics and rigidity are often difficult to have in one bike.  Look was able to achieve this by integrating in one piece the bottom bracket with the downtube in one continuous shape.

• MONOBLOCS PARTS CONSTRUCTION

The 596 was manufactured in a special way in order to obtain the stiffness and aerodynamic shape.
The 596 consists of 3 monoblocs : the front triangle integrated seat post and the 2 halfs of the rear triangle, left & right sides. This is a new concept with 2 wishbones a left and a right: left & right half of the seat & chain stays. The junction of the seat stays is also a new technique using a flat surface to act as a carbon plate.  This technique allows for a greater contact surface and therefore making it more durable & stiffer where the parts are connected.

• CARBON INDEXED STEM

The carbon stem is composed of 2 carbon arms aluminium collar. The stem is adjustable by rotating carbon arms and the height can be fined tuned by the upper or lower inserts.  There are 5 lengths available for the Triathlete to fine tune the cockpit.

• CARBON MONOBLOC ZED CRANKS

The Carbon ZED cranks is delivered with the 596.  This is a true monobloc crankset (2 crankarms + axle = FULL MONOBLOC). The rigidity/weight ratio was difficult to achieve until the arrival of the ZED crankset. The crankarms alone (not including bearings and chainrings) only weights 320 grams ! The ZED crankset has a special shape to it that is mounted into a specific oversized 65mm bottom bracket. The Trilobe technology enables the triathlete to choose the crankarm length 170, 172,5 or 175 mm without changing the actual crankarms. The ZED is also compatable with 110mm and 130mm bolt patterns to accomodate a compact or a standard setup.

• OFFSET AERODYNAMIC MONOBLADE FORK

The Offset LOOK Aero Fork has an important function as it is the part of the bike that penatrates the air first. The 596 fork was designed to act as a fairing.  The addition with a specific designed indexed stem adds a stiffer and responsive front end for steering precision.

• INTEGRATED SEATPOST, E POST R32

The seatpost is fully “isolated” from mini-impacts and vibrations by 3 elastomer blocks.
2 of them are placed inside and secure the seatpost inside the frame. They can be expanded by tensioning the adjustment bolt with a maximum tightening torque of only 5Nm.
This solution is much more durable for carbon than a conventional collar requiring 20Nm tightening torque. The third elastomer block is placed between the frame and the post.  This elastomer is inserted 40mm inside the seat tube and forms a 9mm thick pad outside.

REVERSIBLE : Steepens seat tube angle to an effective 76° angle on a road frame when intended for a more tri specific position. The saddle can be positioned +/-32mm in the forward/backward direction from seat tube centre line. This E-Post is reversible and utilizes a  360° multi-directional saddle adjustment clamping system.

EASY ANGLE SEAT ADJUSTMENT : With only one easily accessible bolt, the clamps can be loosened and the seat can be adjusted.  Gradations on the post are provided for precise adjustment.



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