According to LOOK, the 795 BLADE RS Disc is the fastest and most versatile bike the French company has ever made. Does more than 30 years of experience in building carbon frames pay off? And can the LOOK pull ahead of all the others?

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best road bike of 2020 – 13 high-carat road bikes in review

LOOK 795 BLADE RS DISC | 7.95 kg (size L) | € 9,500  | Manufacturer’s website

With the LOOK 795 BLADE RS DISC, the French carbon specialist enters the disc version of its newest aero bike into our group test. The carbon frameset has clearances for up to 30 mm tires and features many details to help improve comfort. The seat stays eschew a seat stay bridge with a construction designed for efficient power transmission, maximum vibration damping and good traction at the rear wheel.

The LOOK 795 BLADE RS DISC in detail

The LOOK AEROPOST 2 seatpost can be flipped around, allowing you to choose between 0 or 25 mm offset. The BB386 press fit bottom bracket is compatible with both 24 and 30 mm crank axles. Here, the aluminium inserts promise tight tolerances and easy maintenance. Just like the rim brake model, cables are routed internally through the frame. The in-house LOOK ADS stem and headset combination aims to combine integration with easy serviceability. Our test bike is a custom build with a SRAM RED eTap AXS 2×12 groupset, Corima WS Black wheels and 700 x 25C Pirelli P Zero Velo tires. In this configuration, the LOOK weighs 7.95 kg in size L and costs € 9,500. It’s the only bike in our test that comes with large 50/37 t chainrings, comparable to Shimano’s 53/39 t configuration, instead of the compact 46/33 t on the other SRAM bikes in our test. Full speed ahead!

Variable but not comfortable
The LOOK AEROPOST 2 seatpost lets you choose between 0 or 25 mm offset. Unfortunately, it doesn’t offer much compliance or damping.
No speed limit
The 50/37 t SRAM chainrings offer similar gearing to a Shimano 53/39 t chainset. Out on the road, that means you’ll be able to pedal above 60 km/h
Form follows function
The cockpit is very functional, but there are some significantly more visually appealing solutions available


€ 9,500


Seatpost LOOK AEROPOST 2 Carbon 0-25 mm
Brakes SRAM RED HRD 160/140 mm
Drivetrain SRAM RED eTap AXS
Stem LOOK ADS 120 mm
Handlebar LOOK ADH 2.1 Carbon 420 mm
Wheelset Corima WS Black
Tires Pirelli P Zero Velo 700 x 25C
Gearing 50/37 T und 10–33 T 2x12

Technical Data

Size XS S M L XL
Weight 7.95 kg

Friend and helper
The Pirelli P Zero Velo tires previously convinced us in our tire group test with their high level of damping. On the LOOK, they’re the only real concession to comfort.

The geometry of the LOOK

Size XS S M L XL
Seat tube 445 mm 470 mm 494 mm 519 mm 544 mm
Top tube 494 mm 510 mm 526 mm 545 mm 558 mm
Head tube 112 mm 137 mm 156 mm 181 mm 206 mm
Head angle 71,8° 71,8° 73,0° 73,0° 73,0°
Seat angle 75,8° 75,8° 75,8° 75,8° 75,8°
Chainstays 405 mm 405 mm 405 mm 405 mm 405 mm
BB Drop 65 mm 65 mm 65 mm 65 mm 65 mm
Reach 367 mm 377 mm 386 mm 396 mm 406 mm
Stack 505 mm 529 mm 553 mm 578 mm 601 mm

The 795 BLADE RS is polarising! Both it’s look and handling promise high-end race performance.

Helmet HJC FURION | Glasses Alba Optics DELTA | Jersey Rapha Pro Team Shadow | Shorts Rapha Pro Team Winter Tights | Socks Rapha Pro Team RCC Long | Shoes Rapha Classic Shoes

The LOOK 795 BLADE RS DISC in review

Pedalling from a standstill, the LOOK is comparatively sluggish, but it is able to generate a lot of speed when accelerating out of corners or in a slipstream. It’s noticeably easy to move the bike underneath you when pedalling out of the saddle and the frame scores highly with its stiff bottom bracket and head tube. While climbing steep inclines requires a lot of power and isn’t the LOOK’s strong suit, on the flats and in headwinds, it fully plays to its strengths. Here, the bike feels planted on the road, has great straight-line stability, though despite feeling very steady and secure, it lacks some comfort. While the Pirelli tires offer damping and hence a certain level of comfort, the compliance of the frameset and seatpost is too low to allow an aerodynamic riding position to be held comfortably for any length of time. The flippable seatpost means you can achieve a compact and sporty riding position but in either configuration, you’ll feel more like you’re perched on top of the bike rather than integrated between the wheels. At the same time, the top tube is relatively high, making standover height an issue for smaller riders. The bike is a little slow to react to quick direction changes, but that makes it good natured when riding hard. This bike feels safe and secure, letting you ride right at your limit.

Tuning tips: The Corima WS Black is a great wheelset and fits nicely into the overall concept of the LOOK!

Riding Characteristics



  1. cumbersome
  2. playful


  1. nervous
  2. confident


  1. demanding
  2. balanced

Fun factor

  1. boring
  2. lively


  1. firm
  2. comfortable

Value for money

  1. terrible
  2. very good

Technical Data


Size: XS S M L XL
Weight: 7.95 kg
Price: € 9,500

Indended Use

Smooth tarmac 1
Allroad/Gravel 2
Everyday/Commuting 3


The LOOK 795 BLADE RS is a true race machine. For racers with time-trialling ambitions, this is a speed machine for race tracks with perfect surfaces. Leisure and everyday riders will appreciate the straight line stability as well as the good-natured handling when riding at the limit. However, the lack of comfort and the partly unfinished look of several different aspects mean the LOOK can’t take any of the top spots in our group test.


  • good stability
  • dedicated concept for racing
  • good-natured handling at the limit


  • low level of comfort
  • cockpit is not aesthetically pleasing

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The test field

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best road bike of 2020 – 13 high-carat road bikes in review

All bikes in test: Argon 18 Krypton Pro (Click for review) | Bianchi Infinito CV Disc (Click for review) | BMC Roadmachine 01 ONE (Click for review) | Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Disc Dura Ace (Click for review) | Cicli Bonanno Futomaki Disc (Click for review) | FOCUS IZALCO MAX DISC 9.9 (Click for review) | LOOK 795 BLADE RS DISC | OPEN U.P.P.E.R. (Click for review) | Pinarello Dogma F12 Team INEOS Edition (Click for review) | ROSE REVEAL SIX Dura Ace Di2 Custom (Click for review) | Specialized S-Works Roubaix (Click for review) | Trek Domane SLR 9 eTap (Click for review) | VOTEC VRC PRO (Click for review)

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Words: Photos: Valentin Rühl