When making the 596, Look considered 3 main things: stiffness for efficiency, comfort for fatigue reduction, and aerodynamics for speed. Stiffness and comfort were achieved with a very specific carbon lay-up and a unique 3-monobloc frame design with an integrated seatmast that's rigid laterally and compliant vertically. And, for top aerodynamics every tube is positioned to optimize the airflow of both the rider and the bike in motion. Plus, the carbon front end acts like a fairing, channeling air away from you. There's a gap between the seat tube and the wheel which is a break from the norm. Look's wind-tunnel testing shows that this gap leads to better airflow while the wheel is spinning. And with Look's aggressive geometry, those one-hundredths of a second are yours for the taking.
|Frame||Look very high-modulus compressed carbon|
|Fork||Look 596 Offset Aero carbon|
|Seatpost||Look E-Post R-32|
|Accessories & Extras||3 sets of elastomer blocks|
* Subject to change without notice.