LOOK Cycle announced the T20, a new carbon fiber track bike made to help French athletes succeed at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Compared to the previous R96, it boasts a 25% stiffer bottom bracket, an 11% frame drag reduction, improved geometry, and a weight reduction of 880 grams (that’s not a typo).
LOOK Cycle T20 carbon track bike
LOOK has always been serious about track and aero performance, and they’ve upped the ante leading into the 2020 Tokyo Games. The T20 is an all-new design that improves upon the R96, made by LOOK in France, in partnership with Mitsubishi.
We don’t yet have an exact frameset weight, but LOOK quotes a staggering 880 gram reduction compared to the R96. Stiffness is also up all around, boasting improvements of 25% for the bottom bracket, 12.5% for the rear triangle, and 12% for the head tube.
The bike was developed with both wind tunnel and CFD analysis, said to result in an 11% reduction in bike-only CdA, or a 2% reduction for bike + rider. This translates to 29 watts saved at 75km/h, or a 0.6km/h speed improvement at the same power.
…and a “TT” version using LOOK’s Aeroflat TT bar with Aergo extensions. Either configuration is sold as a frame module, including LOOK ZED Track cranks, the Aeropost Track seatpost, and Track Carbon stem (available in lengths from 55 to 140mm in 5mm increments).
The T20 has all-new geometry, made in four sizes.
The T20 is available as a frameset module for €7,499.00. LOOK frames are covered by a lifetime warranty for the original owner if registered within 30 days, covering riders up to 100kg (220.5 lbs).