New Look 795 Blade RS

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wobbly
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by wobbly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwDcELaTNaE

nice vid - thanks for sharing :thumbup:

PFoxy
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by PFoxy

In lecycle magazin the dura ace version has been tested in size medium. They weighed it at 7.4kg. That seems pretty heavy for DA build...
I finally broke it down to two bikes: Tarmac SL8 Pro OR Blade RS Dura Ace. I am torn between the bikes and really cant decide. Wa sable to ride the Tarmac Expert, not able to ride the Look. Does anyone can make a comparison and have ridden both bikes?

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wobbly
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by wobbly

PFoxy wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2023 10:09 pm
In lecycle magazin the dura ace version has been tested in size medium. They weighed it at 7.4kg. That seems pretty heavy for DA build...
I finally broke it down to two bikes: Tarmac SL8 Pro OR Blade RS Dura Ace. I am torn between the bikes and really cant decide. Wa sable to ride the Tarmac Expert, not able to ride the Look. Does anyone can make a comparison and have ridden both bikes?
go for the Spec. Allow the connoisseurs to have exclusivity :wink:

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by PFoxy

Oh of course, my bad.

OriginalRoadWarrior
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by OriginalRoadWarrior

njleach wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2023 2:55 am
Mapdec partial build video and review of the new Look 795 Blade RS:

https://youtu.be/7y9LgimCGFg?si=DcPw-rFwJdmcx4a5
This was the build of my new bike - since completed. Weighs 6.8 kg without pedals/power meter/bottle cages/Garmin mount - and 7.1 kg all in. I've only been riding it for a couple of weeks, but it feels like a real weapon.

Note that wheels are custom-built - Light Bicycle's Falcon Pro AR465 with crystal paint. Bar tape is Burgh Ossa. Saddle is Prologo Nago Evo - not sure how much I like it yet.

Look 795 Blade RS.jpg

njleach
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OriginalRoadWarrior wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2023 2:54 pm
This was the build of my new bike - since completed. Weighs 6.8 kg without pedals/power meter/bottle cages/Garmin mount - and 7.1 kg all in. I've only been riding it for a couple of weeks, but it feels like a real weapon.
Look 795 Blade RS.jpg


:up: looks fast standing still! Did you stick with the stock stem length & bar width? I'm still waiting on 380mm bars to come in, either from Ciclimattio or Anjoy.

The build quality is top notch - they really focused on even the smallest detail

OriginalRoadWarrior
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njleach wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2023 8:31 pm
:up: looks fast standing still! Did you stick with the stock stem length & bar width? I'm still waiting on 380mm bars to come in, either from Ciclimattio or Anjoy.

The build quality is top notch - they really focused on even the smallest detail
I wanted 38 cm bars, but was quoted Jan 2024 so I went with the stock 42 cm - these will be replaced for just the labour cost once the new bars arrive (I'm betting Feb). Stem is stock 100 mm.

The only snag so far happened this morning. The headset cover (item #1 in the bike's manual) has a combination of a notch on the bottom and what appears to be a magnet in the top to keep the cover in place. That's been fine for 2 weeks, but now the cover comes off as soon as I hit even a small bump or use just a little finger pressure. The notch looks fine, so I suspect an issue with the magnet - but still investigating.

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by njleach

OriginalRoadWarrior wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2023 8:47 pm
The only snag so far happened this morning. The headset cover (item #1 in the bike's manual) has a combination of a notch on the bottom and what appears to be a magnet in the top to keep the cover in place. That's been fine for 2 weeks, but now the cover comes off as soon as I hit even a small bump or use just a little finger pressure. The notch looks fine, so I suspect an issue with the magnet - but still investigating.
Had the same issue. Bit of double-sided tape on the inside has helped keep it in place

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by OriginalRoadWarrior

njleach wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2023 4:57 am
Had the same issue. Bit of double-sided tape on the inside has helped keep it in place
That's interesting - looks like a broader problem. Where did you attach the double-sided tape - was it under the top part of the cover (where the magnet is)?

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by njleach

OriginalRoadWarrior wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2023 11:08 am
njleach wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2023 4:57 am
Had the same issue. Bit of double-sided tape on the inside has helped keep it in place
That's interesting - looks like a broader problem.
Yes - I think they just need a slightly deeper magnet on the cover.

Where did you attach the double-sided tape - was it under the top part of the cover (where the magnet is)? No - just on the L+R side as that was a closer gap to the stem

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by BikeEatSleepRepeat

The magnet works well when the stem is cut close, but any excess space between and not so much.

The double sided tape is a good idea, but also make sure the lower/back clip is inserting fully engaged with the top spacer.

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New Look 795 Blade RS Team edition. Medium.

This was a stock Ultegra build with Corima WS Evo 47mm wheels which was essentially stripped and rebuilt with the following:

 Shimano Dura Ace 9170 12 speed Di2 with Dura Ace R-9200 11-34 cassette
 CeramicSpeed BB and OSPW
 Rotor Aldhu power meter with Aldhu carbon cranks, 52-36 chain rings
 Carbon-Ti x Duke 42mm wheel set (1270g claimed)
 Pirelli P-Zero Velo TLR tyres 28mm
 Repente Quasar CR saddle (129g claimed) which is very similar in feel to the S-Works Power saddle IMO
 40cm Look aero bars
 110mm Look stem
 Arundel Mandible carbon gloss cages with Catbon-Ti bolts
 Dura Ace 9200 pedals

Weight all in:

Kern scales say 7.10 kg
Park Tool scales say 6.89 kg

Who do I trust? Kern. No brainer.
LOOK.jpg
Tarmac S-Works SL6
Tarmac S-Works SL7
Tarmac S-Works SL8
Venge S-Works
Look 695
Look 795 Blade RS
Aurum Magma
Time Alpe d'Huez 23
No 22 Aurora
Wilier Filante
Factor Ostro II

njleach
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by njleach

jlidds wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2023 8:32 am
New Look 795 Blade RS Team edition. Medium.

This was a stock Ultegra build with Corima WS Evo 47mm wheels which was essentially stripped and rebuilt with the following:

 Shimano Dura Ace 9170 12 speed Di2 with Dura Ace R-9200 11-34 cassette
 CeramicSpeed BB and OSPW
 Rotor Aldhu power meter with Aldhu carbon cranks, 52-36 chain rings
 Carbon-Ti x Duke 42mm wheel set (1270g claimed)
 Pirelli P-Zero Velo TLR tyres 28mm
 Repente Quasar CR saddle (129g claimed) which is very similar in feel to the S-Works Power saddle IMO
 40cm Look aero bars
 110mm Look stem
 Arundel Mandible carbon gloss cages with Catbon-Ti bolts
 Dura Ace 9200 pedals

Weight all in:

Kern scales say 7.10 kg
Park Tool scales say 6.89 kg

Who do I trust? Kern. No brainer.
LOOK.jpg
Love it - great Christmas present to yourself! 🙂

Look forward to seeing you out on the road and hearing what you think of the beauty!

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Thanks to NJLeach, mattio cicli, r2bike and Adrien at DVelo in Archamps :beerchug: :thumbup:
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wobbly
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by wobbly

And here it is. First time out and it was cold.
Size XL with DA throughout plus Quarq PM. No rattles and slick gear changing.
Previous was a 2009 Colnago.
Minor niggle is that the Garmin mount is horizontal and I'm used to it pointing towards me.

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