Look 695 Aerolight launched by helicopter in Corsica

Light, aero racing bike to be used in this year's Tour de France

Look have launched a new version of their flagship road bike, dubbed the 695 Aerolight. The launch took place in Corsica, where the 2013 Tour de France will start on Saturday, and Look did it in spectacular style, flying the bike in via helicopter to the waiting media contingent.

The 695 Aerolight is an aero version of the original Look 695, brought to market three years ago. It features integrated front and rear brakes, internal cabling, an aero stem and an internal compartment for Shimano Di2 batteries.

Look say the bike tips the scales under the UCI 6.8kg weight limit, so the four Cofidis riders who'll be using it during the Tour will presumably be adding some ballast to their machines.

We'll have full details of the 695 Aerolight soon on BikeRadar.

Bombs away! The Look 695 Aerolight arrives in Corsica

Robin Wilmott

Tech Writer, Tech Hub, UK, Procycling Magazine
Robin began road cycling in 1988, and with mountain bikes in their infancy, mixed experimental off-road adventures with club time trials and road races. Cyclocross soon became a winter staple, and has remained his favourite form of competition. Robin has always loved the technical aspect of building and maintaining bikes, and several years working in a good bike shop only amplified that. Ten years as a Forensic Photographer followed, honing his eye for detail in pictures and words. He has shot at the biggest pro events since the '90s, and now he's here, drawing on all those experiences to figure out what makes a bike or component tick.
  • Discipline: Road, cyclocross, time trials
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