Look's 2016 795 Aerolight ups the ante for a lower price

New Zed3 cranks and upgraded handlebars for French firm's aero racer

For 2016, Look's 795 Aerolight not only gets some key upgrades over the 2015 model, but it's actually going to be around £2,000 cheaper. Get in.

Look's zed3 cranks can be colour-coded to your choice:
Look's zed3 cranks can be colour-coded to your choice:

Look's Zed3 aero crankset features a carbon monobloc construction

Okay, so it will still cost £5,999 (US and Australian prices to be confirmed), but that's still a massive saving on last year's tangibly fast aero racer. The 2015 bike drew mixed feelings from our US team, in part because of its price.

What benefits does the new model include? Well, you'll get the new Zed3 aero crankset, which weighs 360 grams and can be colour-coded to your choice. The new cranks feature a 100% carbon monobloc construction, and are available in three sizes from 155 to 175mm.

ADH look handlebars weigh an impressive 250g, with full internal cable routing:
ADH look handlebars weigh an impressive 250g, with full internal cable routing:

ADH Look handlebars weigh a measly 250 grams

The new 795 Aerolight also gets upgraded to ADH Look handlebars, which weigh just 250 grams, and can be provided in gloss or matt. Featuring fully internal cable routing, they've been developed for tight integration with the bike's distinctive aero stem.

Elsewhere, there's now full Shimano Dura-Ace shifting, Look's own Keo Blade 2 pedals, and Mavic Aksium Elite 25 wheels. Selle Italia's SLR Flow Monolink provides seating duties. Claimed weight is 7.13kg, meaning that it's over 300 grams lighter than last year's edition.

Jamie Beach

Deputy Editor, UK
Jamie's been addicted to bikes from the moment his stabilisers came off. Earliest cycling memory is the chipboard-ramp-on-bricks, but happiest one is bombing down a Mallorcan mountain pass that seemed it might never end. Always on the hunt for the perfect rain jacket, a keen collector of hats.
  • Discipline: Road, gravel
  • Preferred Terrain: Big mountains with long climbs, equally long and fast descents, the chance to get above the treeline.
  • Current Bikes: Genesis Croix de Fer, Brompton M3L
  • Dream Bike: BMC TeamMachine SLR01, Moots Routt
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