New Look 765 Optimum endurance road bike rides a wave of smoothness

Aimed at the enthusiast road rider, the new Look 765 Optimum road bike is made for long rides on any road, in any conditions. This all-new version of the 765 replaces the prior models with a completely new, lighter frame and fork, fresh geometry, and updated standards.

With clearance for 700x34mm tires, and endurance geometry (higher stack, shorter reach) that puts the rider in a more upright position with fewer spacers, but that’s just the start.

look 765 optimum endurance road bike closeup on rear

The seatstays use Look’s 3D WAVE Technology, which uses integrated flex zones and specific shaping to reduce vibrations by up to 20% over their race bikes.

look 765 optimum endurance road bike drivetrain closeup

At the bottom bracket, there’s a mix of carbon and glass fibers to enhance the ride quality further, adding more damping without giving up stiffness. It also switches to the T47 bottom bracket standard.

look 765 optimum endurance road bike headset closeup

Up front, cables run under the stem into a ported headset cap, hiding everything inside the frame and fork for a clean look.

look 765 optimum endurance road bike front disc brake

Hidden fender mounts on the frame, fork, and dropouts let you run front and rear protection (with minimal if any tire size reduction necessary) without messing up the aesthetics of the bike.

look 765 optimum endurance road bike shown from back angle

Capturing the wheels now are standard thru axles, gone are the Speed Release thru axles. While they (and we) like those, making the switch was a matter of convenience and spare parts availability for consumers.

Video above shows the tech details and features, and the one below puts it out on the streets for some riding action.

Available now in four complete builds:

  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 – $7,300
  • Shimano 105 Di2 – $6,400
  • SRAM Rival eTap – $5,500
  • Shimano Ultegra 2×11 mechanical – $4,300

The frameset, which weighs in around 1,400g for frame and fork, will be available in two colors for $2,400.

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