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LOOK Keo Blade cromoly and ti in the shop!


• CARBON FRAME AND MONOBLOC MANUFACTURE

The 675 is the latest born LOOK road frame. It benefits from a completely new manufacturing process: the 3 most highly loaded frame zones are first draped on mandrels before being placed inside the mould with the rest of the frame for moulding. This technology permits a large gain in stiffness and a stronger frame.

• INTEGRATED A-STEM STEM & DIRECT DRIVE CONCEPT

For the first time on a road bike, LOOK has completely integrated the stem into the frame design. As well as the aesthetic impact this integration allows us to apply our Direct Drive concept meaning optimising all the cockpit parameters. We achieve this by using a short head tube tapering from 1 “ at the bottom to 1 1/8” at the top and removing the spacers. With this shorter pivot, oversized bearings and a stiffer stem, the whole cockpit is stiffer and more accurate. The A-Stem permits very accurate height and length adjustments without having to add spacers.

• DCSC 2: IDEAL COMPROMISE BETWEEN STIFFNESS AND FLEXIBILITY

The 675 is designed in a very sporting spirit whilst being comfortable. The geometry takes this double objective into account and, for example, adopts a fairly high head tube to favour comfortable positions. The fork dampens vibrations, the bases and stays adopt a carbon composition and a shape ensuring a 25 % difference in lateral and vertical stiffness. This is the second-generation DCSC (Dual Comfort and Stifness Concept) concept. This concept is based on flattening the tube sections without reducing their diameter. The lateral rigidity is improved, also improving the vertical flexibility.

• STANDARD 86.5 MM PRESS FIT BOTTOM BRACKET

The 675 adopts the Press Fit standard: the bearings are integrated into the frame for better finishes, which also protects them from contamination. The Press Fit standard seals the bearings better because they are inserted into polyamide cups that are than pressed into the frame. Consequently fitting the bottom bracket is eased and its durability increased. The other advantage is that the frame is wider at the crankset because it includes the bearings. As a result the lateral stiffness increases, guaranteeing better transmission of pedalling forces.

• DI2 AND EPS COMPATIBLE INTEGRATED CABLE

The 675 has integrated cable passages in the down tube and in the right base and removable cable stops (LOOK patent). By changing these stops, mechanical groupsets can be mounted as easily as the Shimano (DI2) or Campagnolo (EPS) electric groupsets.

675

• CARBON FRAME AND MONOBLOC MANUFACTURE

The 675 is the latest born LOOK road frame. It benefits from a completely new manufacturing process: the 3 most highly loaded frame zones are first draped on mandrels before being placed inside the mould with the rest of the frame for moulding. This technology permits a large gain in stiffness and a stronger frame.

• INTEGRATED A-STEM STEM & DIRECT DRIVE CONCEPT

For the first time on a road bike, LOOK has completely integrated the stem into the frame design. As well as the aesthetic impact this integration allows us to apply our Direct Drive concept meaning optimising all the cockpit parameters. We achieve this by using a short head tube tapering from 1 “ at the bottom to 1 1/8” at the top and removing the spacers. With this shorter pivot, oversized bearings and a stiffer stem, the whole cockpit is stiffer and more accurate. The A-Stem permits very accurate height and length adjustments without having to add spacers.

• DCSC 2: IDEAL COMPROMISE BETWEEN STIFFNESS AND FLEXIBILITY

The 675 is designed in a very sporting spirit whilst being comfortable. The geometry takes this double objective into account and, for example, adopts a fairly high head tube to favour comfortable positions. The fork dampens vibrations, the bases and stays adopt a carbon composition and a shape ensuring a 25 % difference in lateral and vertical stiffness. This is the second-generation DCSC (Dual Comfort and Stifness Concept) concept. This concept is based on flattening the tube sections without reducing their diameter. The lateral rigidity is improved, also improving the vertical flexibility.

• STANDARD 86.5 MM PRESS FIT BOTTOM BRACKET

The 675 adopts the Press Fit standard: the bearings are integrated into the frame for better finishes, which also protects them from contamination. The Press Fit standard seals the bearings better because they are inserted into polyamide cups that are than pressed into the frame. Consequently fitting the bottom bracket is eased and its durability increased. The other advantage is that the frame is wider at the crankset because it includes the bearings. As a result the lateral stiffness increases, guaranteeing better transmission of pedalling forces.

• DI2 AND EPS COMPATIBLE INTEGRATED CABLE

The 675 has integrated cable passages in the down tube and in the right base and removable cable stops (LOOK patent). By changing these stops, mechanical groupsets can be mounted as easily as the Shimano (DI2) or Campagnolo (EPS) electric groupsets.

Here are some pictures from LOOK’s booth at Interbike…


Precision Bikes did a first ‘test-run’ of the Look Keo Fit System yesterday. The system aims to help cyclists select the best cleat, based on angular float and also to find the optimum cleat position on the shoe.
This will provide cyclists with another way of making sure they are positioned in a correct way on their bike. Often knee and/or hip problems can be caused by incorrect cleat positioning.
This aside of other ‘misfits’ of saddle height, fore/aft position of the saddle, length of the stem or height of the handlebars.
In order to check your cleats, schedule an appointment with us, by either email or phone.
Cost of the Look Keo Fit System session is $50.=


Look Cycles USA has rolled out a new pedal fitting process this year, called the Keo Cleat Fit System. Developed in-house by Look’s own Pedal Product Manager Fred Roudergues, the system aims to help cyclists select the best cleat based on angular float and also to correctly position the cleat on the shoe.

The first step in the process is to setup the cleats properly on the rider’s shoes. This is done by having the cyclist stand up against a wall and measuring the ball of his/her foot in relation to the wall and then translating that onto the shoe. Once the cleats are installed properly, the fitter will setup the cyclists bike on a trainer with specially equipped Keo pedals that will be used to measures and analyzes each complete cycle of the pedal stroke. The cyclist will pedal 3 mins at a regular cadence of 60-90 RPM while the system measures values for both position and amplitude. The position value will help the fitter determine the best position on the shoe for the cleat, while the amplitude value will help the fitter determine which Keo cleat will best suit the cyclist. The process is done twice to get an average value for position, which the fitter will then use to correct the positioning of the cleat.

Once the fitter determines the best angular position for the cleat on the shoe, the fitter will use a special angular measuring tool that will reposition the cleat in the optimum position on the shoe. The cyclists will then cycle another 3 mins to verfiy that the adjustments are correct and that the cleats fall within range of the optimum position. Depending on the amplitude values recorded during the fit, the fitter may swap out the cyclist’s cleat. Look offers three different cleats depending on desired float.

I can definitely recommend anyone already on the Keo system to get fitted.

Though cleat positioning is only part of a complete bike fit,

it is still an important and often overlooked aspect.

Precision Bikes just received the Look Keo Cleat Fit System
and is in the process of implementing this system as part of your Complete Bike Fitting.
As mentioned in posts before, it is always recommended to schedule a fitting
when getting a new bike or when coming out of the “off-season”.
Muscles might have shortened, causing lesser mobility when starting up the new season.
To schedule your fitting with Mark Miller, please call the shop.
Price of a Complete Bike Fitting is $200.=
Price of a Look Keo Cleat Fit System fitting is $50.=

Look’s latest KéO Blade pedal uses an innovative carbon fibre leaf spring (the ‘blade’) instead of the usual wound steel retention plate spring. This reduces weight as one would expect. Complete with a long carbon fibre body and titanium spindle, the Blade weighs 195g a pair – The Blade body also incorporates the wider platform and stainless steel upper plate of the newest KéO 2 Max for additional stability.

Retail: $ 499.=