Look’s own homepage seems to offer a teaser of a new lightweight carbon climbing bike fitted with disc brakes. Besides the obvious missing rim brakes on the bike with 785 visible on the seattube, it has the unmistakable Red eTap Hydro levers. Most likely a disc brake version of the 785 Huez lightweight carbon disc brake road bike, we can’t wait to see more…

Look 785 Huez Disc light carbon disc brake road bike

If Look’s partnership with Insta-famous rider/model Malena Nowotarska and her Look Team Granfondo tells us anything, it’s that a disc brake version of their lightweight carbon 785 Huez road bike is imminent.

No official details from Look so far, other than the fact that they are an exhibitor at Eurobike which is just a week and a half away.

What we can see from screen grabs from the youtube video teaser for the Team Granfondo preview of the upcoming Marmotte sportive ride is clearly a Look 785 Huez RS according to its frame decals. But it drops the rim brakes on the current model in favor of flat mount disc brakes (and no seatstay bridge.)

Clearly there is routing for internal hydraulic brake lines and shift wires. But Malena’s bike has a SRAM Red eTap group, so a few of those cable ports go unused. It also looks like she is riding the new Exakt powermeter pedals co-developed with SRM. No surprise there, since we saw her at Exakt’s product launch.

The rim brake 785 Huez weighs just 730g in its top RS version, so this is likely to be one of the lighter production disc brake road bikes on the market as well. We will keep our eyes open for the new bike, and cross out fingers for good wide racing tire clearance.

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onrhodes
3 years ago

Prior to going custom with an Indy Fab Crown Jewel I was riding/racing a Look 555 and I loved that bike. Very nice riding. This has piqued my interest for sure.

Tim
Tim
3 years ago

order placed

Bob
Bob
3 years ago

Disc on a climbing bike doesn’t make much sense. You won’t get the seconds back you loose uphill for that tiny bit better modulation going downhill. Direct mount rim brakes and wheels with textured brake tracks will be faster here.

Matteo
Matteo
3 years ago
Reply to  Bob

Most of us mortals aren’t in races that have mountain top finishes and then get helicoptered back down the mountain to a waiting jacuzzi at just the right temperature. Thus, discs make great sense over antiquated rim brakes.

Robin
Robin
3 years ago
Reply to  Bob

“Bit better modulation”? I don’t know what you’ve tried, but I’ve found modulation on disc brakes to be significantly better than rim brakes.

No matter. Disc brakes are what is coming, and in that light the 785 Huez RS disc makes perfect sense.

zipp23
zipp23
3 years ago
Reply to  Robin

each his own experience..I’ve found disc brakes not adding any bennefits regarding braking over rim brakes. on the otherhand they have lot’s of downsides….

Bob
Bob
3 years ago
Reply to  Robin

I have tried Dura Ace DI2 disc, the differences are just not that great as marketing claims. If disc is very good, rim brakes are at least good.

And have you ever tried direct mount rim brakes with Zipp, Enve or the new Bontrager wheels?

Superlight frames have to be beefed up for disc, with an aero bike on the flats it makes more sense – the Canyon Aeroad nearly has the same weight for disc and rim brake. But I would also take rim brakes here…

Technician
Technician
3 years ago

Keep your disc brakes out of my bicycles.

Padrote
Padrote
3 years ago
Reply to  Technician

Are you afraid that someone is going to sneak in your garage at night and install disc brakes on your bike?