The e-765 Optimum Disc introduced in 2019 is aimed at the performance-oriented E-road bike rider and draws heavily on the carbon expertise of the French manufacturer. Read on to find out whether they’ve been able to put that to good use.

For an overview of the test fleet head to the main article: The best E-road bike of 2019! – 13 of the most exciting models on test

LOOK E-765 Optimum Disc | 13.72 kg | € 8,399 | FAZUA Evation 1.0

LOOK is more than a bike brand: the French company has always produced its carbon frames at its own production facilities and is one of the pioneers in carbon frame construction. The e-765 Optimum Disc is the latest model in LOOK’s portfolio and stands out from the crowd with its peppy red finish. A lot of the details on the e-765, such as the profile of the chainstays, the custom-made stem, the integrated seat post clamp or the Mavic Speed Release axle system have been thoughtfully designed. We particularly like the clean lines of the tidy rear triangle. When it comes to cable routing, it’s only the Di2 cable that spoils the otherwise clean look. In addition to the Shimano ULTEGRA Di2 R8070 groupset, LOOK rely on the FAZUA Evation motor, Vittoria Elusion carbon wheels and components from their in-house brand. The specially developed aluminium stem on the e-765 mirrors the lines of the frame, but its matte, industrial CNC finish doesn’t quite harmonise with the otherwise glossy frame and its organic shaping. Our size M test bike weighed 13.72 kg and costs € 8,399.

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The LOOK E-765 Optimum Disc in detail

Motor/Battery FAZUA Evation 1.0 250 Wh
Drivetrain Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8070
Gearing 50/34 T und 11–32 T
Brakes Shimano ULTEGRA Hydr. BR8070 160/140 mm
Stem LOOK Alloy LDS
Handlebar LOOK Alloy LS2 COMPACT
Seatpost LOOK LS1 Carbon Ultra Light
Wheels Vittoria Elusion Carbon TL Ready
Tires Pirelli Cinturato TL Ready 32C

A matter of taste
The specially designed aluminium stem has a unique design.
Full throttle
The tuning of the FAZUA motor on the LOOK only knows one setting: full throttle.
Burn rubber
The PIRELLI Cinturato tires offer good grip and comfort. Unfortunately, they’re not fitted on the production model though.
Thanks to Mavic’s Speed Release System, the axle doesn’t have to be removed when changing tires.
Size XS S M L XL
Seat tube 470 mm 490 mm 510 mm 535 mm 560 mm
Top tube 507 mm 524 mm 552 mm 569 mm 586 mm
Head tube 111.5 mm 137.0 mm 162.5 mm 188.0 mm 213.5 mm
Head angle 70.3° 70.3° 70.3° 70.3° 70.3°
Seat angle 74.0° 74.0° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0°
Reach 355 mm 365 mm 375 mm 385 mm 395 mm
Stack 530 mm 554 mm 578 mm 602 mm 626 mm

The LOOK E-765 Optimum Disc in review

Thanks to the modern geometry, the riding position on the LOOK is nicely compact and central, which means more weight is placed on the bars and thus the front wheel. The front triangle on the LOOK is quite long, which makes it feel very stable and composed at high speeds. This also means that the steering remains agile and direct despite the deep-section rims. The bike carves around corners with confidence and readily attacks the descents. At slower speeds and especially on the climbs, you’ll soon notice the downsides of such handling and geometry: the front end can suffer from some instability and amplifies the rider’s input here. It’s especially when standing up to pedal, that you have to focus on keeping your line while climbing. The vibration damping of the frameset is good, though it leans more towards the aggressive and direct side of the comfort spectrum.

Tuning tip
more comfortable and compliant handlebar to compensate for the stiffness of the stem

The e-765 screams for attention – a very coherent LOOK. Ba dum tss.

Comfort is aided by the compliance of the seat post and the damping of the Pirelli Cinturato tires. While the production model will come with the same carbon seat post, it will be fitted with 700x32C Hutchinson Sector tires instead. The tuning of the FAZUA Evation motor on the LOOK delivers a lot of support in the lowest (Breeze) mode, much unlike the FOCUS. The remaining modes add a bit of power with each level, but the difference is minimal. The powerful, aggressive motor setup provides performance for everyone. Ambitious E-road riders who like providing a lot of their own power might want a little less support. As with all FAZUA bikes, all three modes can be customised at your dealer to suit individual preferences.


The LOOK e-765 Optimum Disc is a harmonious and fun E-road bike with balanced weight distribution and modern geometry. It plays out its strength on the descents and at high speeds. At slow speeds, the front end quickly feels bored and tends to topple from side to side. The e-765 is a good bike for ambitious E-road riders who like being shuttled to the top of the climbs to descend at full speed and be the first to cross the finish line.


  • good high-speed handling
  • high quality finish with beautiful details
  • powerful factory support settings


  • wobbly front end at slower speeds
  • rear end is a bit more
  • comfortable than the front
  • powerful factory support settings

Riding Characteristics



  1. cumbersome
  2. playful


  1. nervous
  2. confident


  1. demanding
  2. balanced

Fun factor

  1. boring
  2. lively

Motor feeling

  1. digital
  2. natural

Motor power

  1. weak
  2. strong

Value for money

  1. terrible
  2. very good

Technical Data

E-765 Optimum Disc

Size: XS S M L XL
Weight: 13,72 kg
Motor: FAZUA Evation 1.0
Motor torque: 60 Nm
Battery Capacity: 250 Wh
Price: € 8,399

Indended Use

Smooth tarmac 1
Allroad/Gravel 2
Everyday/Commuting 3

For more info head to:

For an overview of the test fleet head to the main article: The best E-road bike of 2019! – 13 of the most exciting models on test

All bikes in test: Bianchi Aria e-Road | BMC Alpenchallenge AMP ROAD ONE | Cannondale Synapse Neo SE | CENTURION Overdrive Carbon Road Z4000 | Coboc TEN Torino | FOCUS Paralane² 9.9 | Moustache Dimanche 28.7 | ORBEA GAIN M10 | Pinarello Nytro | Specialized S-Works Turbo Creo SL | Thömus Sliker E1 | Wilier Triestina Cento1 Hybrid Custom

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Words: Photos: Valentin Rühl, Benjamin Topf, Robin Schmitt