Eurobike 2018 News

LOOK 785 Huez RS Disc: The new king of the mountain?

The LOOK 785 Huez RS Disc wants it all. It wants to get to the top as fast as it can but also smash the Strava rankings on the downhill. The French gifted their Bergsprinter with a set of disc brakes and a number of clever details. Here are all the info you need to have.

The LOOK 785 Huez RS Disc wants to be the mountain king both uphill and downhill.

Disc brakes usually allow us to descend with more control and generally just faster. That’s not an opinion, it’s a fact. Narrow corners and steep sections don’t feel as daunting and you have more fun riding. That’s exactly why the LOOK team developed the 785 Huez RS Disc: the disc version of LOOKS climbing specialist promises to give you the best of both worlds.

Disc brakes usually allow you to ride with more confidence — and just faster and for a longer time.

It’s a bit the same as when you’re cooking — only the right ingredients will make a great meal. That’s why Look relies on the same five carbon types for their disc version as they do with the 785 Huez. High modulus carbon fibre delivers stiffness in the right places and more flexibility in others — a more flexible carbon fibre makes this possible. According to Look’s engineers they use the optimal material for each section of the frame and can therefore guarantee top mountain- performance.

With the five different carbon types LOOK wants to get the best performance out of the 785 Huez RS Disc
High modulus carbon delivers stiffness in the right places and more flexibility for added comfort in others
— a more flexible fibre makes this possible

To optimize stiffness and braking force-absorption LOOK uses 12mm removable axles with MAVIC Speed-Release System for their 785 Huez RS Disc. This should help you to minimize the removal and installation of the wheels. The system allows you to remove the wheel completely from the frame or fork without removing the axle. All you have to do is loosen the axle with a 5 mm Allen key — but only until you reach the end of the one-sided thread. Since the opposite side of the frame or fork is open at the bottom the wheel can now easily be removed.

The MAVIC Speed-Release System allows for a quick installation and removal of the wheels.

The flat mount disc-brake standard is a popular choice on road bikes: no wonder LOOK has used it on their 785 Huez RS Disc.

For the 785 Huez RS Disc LOOK relies on the flatmount mounting system which has become the standard for road bikes.
The high-end model of the 785 Disc RS Huez comes with a SRAM ETAP Wireless HRD group, LOOK’s own cranks and a Vittoria wheelset.

Models

Model 785 Disc RS Huez SRAM RED ETAP Wireless HRD 785 Disc RS Huez SHIMANO Ultegra Di2 785 Disc RS Huez SHIMANO Ultegra
Frame 785 Disc RS Huez 785 Disc RS Huez 785 Disc RS Huez
Wheels Vittoria Elusion Carbon 30 mm WS Mavic Ksyrium Disc Mavic Ksyrium Disc
Shifting SRAM RED eTap, 52/36, 11–28T Shimano Ultegra Di2, 50/34, 11–32T Shimano Ultegra mechanisch, 50/34, 11–32T
Brakes SRAM RED HRD, 160/140 mm Shimano Ultegra Hydraulic Disc, 160/160 mm Shimano Ultegra Hydraulic Disc, 160/160 mm
Saddle Prologo Dimension Tirox Fizik Antares R7 Fizik Antares R7
Tires Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance, 700X28c Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance, 700X28c Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance, 700X28c

With the new 785 Huez RS Disc Look presents a really interesting bike. If the frame weight is the same as the non-disc version it should be able to climb like a world champion – and ride even faster on descents thanks to its disc brakes. We are looking forward to a first test!

More information can be found on the Look-Website.

Words: Noah Haxel Photos: Benjamin Topf