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Look 795 Blade RS, 796 Monoblade RS Race Bikes get Aero Upgrades

2024 Look 795 Blade RS race road bike for team cofidis
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If you’re supplying a World Tour team like Cofidis, your bikes better be up to the latest standards of aerodynamics, stiffness, and weight. And now Look’s top road and TT/Tri bikes are up to spec, with new cockpits, stiffer and lighter frames, and for the Monoblade RS TT bike, disc brakes finally make an appearance!

New Look 795 Blade RS road bike

2024 Look 795 Blade RS race road bike

The 795 Blade RS is their stage racing bike, and the new model uses 25% Ultra High Modulus carbon at key areas to make it stiffer, claiming a 7% improvement over the prior model.

closeup details of 2024 Look 795 Blade RS race road bike

They reshaped key areas of the frame to improve aerodynamics, particularly the seatstays, seat tube, post, and fork legs. They also tweaked the bottle cage positions to reduce drag, too.

closeup details of 2024 Look 795 Blade RS race road bike

Their modular integrated cockpit has been reworked to run everything fully internal, but remains a two-piece system that allows stems and handlebars to be swapped out for better fit options. Unlike traditional parts, their handlebar bolts directly to the stem, with a cover plate hiding the hardware.

closeup details of 2024 Look 795 Blade RS race road bike

Even the seatpost binder was hidden from the wind, combining with all of the other changes to offer a 10% improvement in aerodynamics.

closeup details of 2024 Look 795 Blade RS race road bike
geometry chart for 2024 Look 795 Blade RS race road bike

Claimed frame weight is 890g and fork is 435g (size small), and a complete bike is 7.0kg (size M) with Dura Ace, power meter pedals, bottle cages and CORIMA MCC EVO 32 tubular wheels.

Complete bikes from €8490 / 8490£ / $9,000 to €12,990 / 12990£ / $14,600, frameset is €5390 / 5390£ / $5,900.

Look 796 Monoblade RS TT bike

2024 Look 796 Monolade RS time trial triathlon race bike

Also getting the UHM carbon upgrade is the new 796 Monoblade RS TT (and triathlon) bike, also claiming improved stiffness and a reduced frame weight of 1,320g wit h425g fork (size S).

It also gets the disc brake upgrade, losing the integrated rim brake calipers that were nested into the fork’s legs and chainstays.

closeup details of 2024 Look 796 Monolade RS time trial triathlon race bike

An all-new cockpit hides the brake hoses inside the base bar and funnels them though the stem and into the frame.

closeup details of 2024 Look 796 Monolade RS time trial triathlon race bike

The shape is more aero, and allows for plenty of position adjustments to fit any rider. The handles on the front can adjust from 0º to 20º.

2024 Look 796 Monolade RS time trial triathlon race bike

Updated seatstay shaping gives the air room to flow around them more easily without getting caught up in rear wheel turbulence, and the downtube is shaped to send air around the waterbottle more smoothly.

closeup details of 2024 Look 796 Monolade RS time trial triathlon race bike

Note the wider shape and flatter back where the bottle goes, with three bolts offering a lower position when not using a seatpost bottle, too.

2024 Look 796 Monolade RS time trial triathlon race bike

A new aero seatpost has a reversible sliding head to allow for a very forward saddle position when desired.

geometry chart for 2024 Look 796 Monolade RS time trial triathlon race bike

It’s designed specifically for disc brakes and electronic groups, and sold only as a frameset for €6990 / 6990£ / $7,800.

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Jaap
Jaap
1 year ago

That 795 looks amazing.

Speshy
Speshy
1 year ago

drool.

Brent
Brent
1 year ago

That is one of the nicest bikes for 2023-24, they are finally back with less messed up designs and seems to have put priorities right, aero, stiffness. I may have my next bike if it test ride well!!!

g e
g e
1 year ago

My god. Might be the best looking bike of the last decade or so.
Finally a modern frame with horizontal top tube and I’m all for it.

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