New Look 795 Blade RS

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wobbly wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2024 11:47 pm
Thanks to NJLeach, mattio cicli, r2bike and Adrien at DVelo in Archamps :beerchug: :thumbup:
She's a beauty, wobbly!
:thumbup:

Coming from your 2009 Colnago, how do you find the ride quality and experience?

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OriginalRoadWarrior wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2023 2:54 pm
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
Can you fit a standard internal routing handlebar on this bike?
I already see i don't like the transition from bar to shifters on these bars.
Bikes:

Ax Lightness Vial EVO Race (2019.01.03)
Open *UP* (2016.04.14)
Paduano Racing Fidia (kind of shelved)


Ex bike; Vial EVO D, Vial EVO Ultra, Scott Foil, Paduano ti bike.

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the mondrian colors on that look are amazing

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wheelsONfire wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2024 1:01 pm
Can you fit a standard internal routing handlebar on this bike?
I already see i don't like the transition from bar to shifters on these bars.
I don't see why you couldn't - it's just a standard round steerer tube with the cables routed in front:
795 cable routing.png
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795 stem handlebar.JPEG

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mike wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2024 7:06 pm
the mondrian colors on that look are amazing
Yes, even my wife who does not know a tub from a cassette said "beautiful bicycle" 😱😱😂

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njleach wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2024 4:49 am
wheelsONfire wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2024 1:01 pm
Can you fit a standard internal routing handlebar on this bike?
I already see i don't like the transition from bar to shifters on these bars.
I don't see why you couldn't - it's just a standard round steerer tube with the cables routed in front:

795 cable routing.png

795 stem handlebar.JPEG
As long as the brake hoses can be fed through the stem then should be ok.
But I have no knowledge of internal routing on other bars.
But I found the transition bars to levers very comfy. Not flat but just fits my wrist to palm just right.

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njleach wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2024 11:32 am
wobbly wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2024 11:47 pm
Thanks to NJLeach, mattio cicli, r2bike and Adrien at DVelo in Archamps :beerchug: :thumbup:
She's a beauty, wobbly!
:thumbup:

Coming from your 2009 Colnago, how do you find the ride quality and experience?
Initial thoughts are that the bars felt strange when out of the saddle. Just need to get used to the geometry. But the measurements are very close to my Colnago.

Planning to use it tomorrow lunchtime and over the weekend so will have better idea then.

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wobbly wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2024 11:51 pm
njleach wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2024 11:32 am
wobbly wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2024 11:47 pm
Thanks to NJLeach, mattio cicli, r2bike and Adrien at DVelo in Archamps :beerchug: :thumbup:
She's a beauty, wobbly!
:thumbup:

Coming from your 2009 Colnago, how do you find the ride quality and experience?
Initial thoughts are that the bars felt strange when out of the saddle. Just need to get used to the geometry. But the measurements are very close to my Colnago.

Planning to use it tomorrow lunchtime and over the weekend so will have better idea then.
First 80+ km ride today.
It put a smile in my face just like my Colnago did in 2009 😎😎
That frame developed cracks in BB and lugs to stays looked suspicious also. Otherwise I wouldn't have changed. Took the opp to go for a modern frame with larger tyres and Di2.
Frame finish was impeccable for the build. Went together with ease. Plentiful and detailed pages from Look also.
I'll spare you the "speed weapon" marketing blx. It's a great bike as it should be in this price bracket. No creaks or rattles and feels solid over rough tarmac. No flex from the bars/stem which are 44/120 as standard on the XL and I tried a few big heaves 💪 There are 4 well machined bolts and nuts to hold things together. I'll prob keep as is.
First time on Di2 and I'm shocked at how precise and fast it is. Might change my winter bike over.
As expected I feel a difference as the steeper seat tube is getting me more forward and hopefully a bit more aero. But all other measurements are as my old bike.
Hope this winter stays like today so I can get out on it a bit more 🚴‍♂️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♂️

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Have any of you owners changed Garmin mount to something where you can rotate a bit ?

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How does this bike feel riding it? Is it on the harsher side or does it have a degree of "ride feel" comfort that actually makes you feel happy and fresh?
Bikes:

Ax Lightness Vial EVO Race (2019.01.03)
Open *UP* (2016.04.14)
Paduano Racing Fidia (kind of shelved)


Ex bike; Vial EVO D, Vial EVO Ultra, Scott Foil, Paduano ti bike.

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wheelsONfire wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2024 12:43 pm
How does this bike feel riding it? Is it on the harsher side or does it have a degree of "ride feel" comfort that actually makes you feel happy and fresh?
It's stiff, but not harsh.

Coming off a 785 as my daily rider for years, the new 795 is significantly more of a power plant.

Handling is not quite as nimble, but the aero advantages were very noticeable to me immediately as was the stiffer bottom bracket and rear triangle.

Ride feel is excellent, IMO, which I'd call slightly blunted as far as road feedback compared to the 785 RS for me.

Of course, wheels, tires, bar tape and saddle choices all play into this as well.

The 795 is built for speed, but it's not like the harsh aero machines from days gone by.

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njleach wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2024 4:49 am
wheelsONfire wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2024 1:01 pm
Can you fit a standard internal routing handlebar on this bike?
I already see i don't like the transition from bar to shifters on these bars.
I don't see why you couldn't - it's just a standard round steerer tube with the cables routed in front:

795 cable routing.png

795 stem handlebar.JPEG
Look customer support told me it was oblong ...

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RDY wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2024 3:01 pm
njleach wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2024 4:49 am
wheelsONfire wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2024 1:01 pm
Can you fit a standard internal routing handlebar on this bike?
I already see i don't like the transition from bar to shifters on these bars.


I don't see why you couldn't - it's just a standard round steerer tube with the cables routed in front:

795 cable routing.png

795 stem handlebar.JPEG
Look customer support told me it was oblong ...
Here's the off cut from the build. Round to me
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wobbly wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2024 7:59 pm
RDY wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2024 3:01 pm
njleach wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2024 4:49 am
wheelsONfire wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2024 1:01 pm
Can you fit a standard internal routing handlebar on this bike?
I already see i don't like the transition from bar to shifters on these bars.


I don't see why you couldn't - it's just a standard round steerer tube with the cables routed in front:

795 cable routing.png

795 stem handlebar.JPEG
Look customer support told me it was oblong ...
Here's the off cut from the build. Round to me
Awesome customer service then.

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