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Look launches latest 765 Optimum endurance bike designed to maximise comfort and efficiency

The new 765 Optimum comes in some very cool paint jobs too

Look has launched an all-new 765 Optimum using an "ultra-high strength carbon compound" and new "endurance-optimised geometry". Look claims the new bike will damp vibrations more effectively than before and the less aggressive rider fit will maximise comfort and efficiency. 

2023 LOOK 765 OPTIMUM Charcoal Metallic Satin beauty shot

Look says that the 765 Optimum road bikes are designed for endurance cyclists with comfort as the number one priority – without compromising efficiency.  

Look says the new 765 Optimum is lightweight with frame and fork weights from 1400g. This bike has been "fully redesigned from the ground up", offering a less aggressive rider fit than previous models. They claim this will make it more comfortable on longer rides and rougher roads, and suitable for year-round use. 

2023 LOOK 765 OPTIMUM Chameleon riding shot

Many people won't want to admit the talent of France at the moment – with the World Cup match against England looming – but this re-designed French bike uses a new design which combines several carbon fibres and weaves using Look's 3D Wave technology. Look claims this "ultra-high strength carbon compound and endurance-specific carbon layup" will damp vibrations more efficiently than previous materials, offering a compromise between rigidity and flexibility. 

2023 LOOK 765 OPTIMUM Charcoal Metallic Satin headtube

The new "endurance-optimised geometry" of the 765 Optimum frame allows a more upright riding position – a result of a tall head tube and short reach. 

> Bike geometry 101: Learn why frame angles & trail matter

The frame deploys Look's 3D Wave carbon tubes which they claim are 20% more compliant than those of the previous model. This bike also features a threaded T47 bottom bracket which we saw as an update in this year's Trek Madone SL. It is becoming more popular, particularly in America.

T47 bottom brackets allow bike manufacturers to make a wide bottom bracket shell providing plenty of stiffness and are said to allow easy integration through the bottom bracket area for hoses. LOOK says, "the T47 bottom bracket ensures a light, reliable, and ultra- efficient power transfer system." 

> Trek updates Madone SL for 2022 with T47 threaded bottom bracket

The 765 Optimum has space to take a 700x34mm tyre so you can opt for a generous size for increased comfort.

2023 LOOK 765 OPTIMUM Charcoal Metallic Satin beauty shot

> How to choose the best width road tyres for your riding

There is an integrated cable routing system where the cables enter the frame below the handlebar. The stem and bars can be removed without disconnecting the hydraulic brake hoses.

2023 LOOK 765 OPTIMUM Chameleon tyre clearance

The 756 Optimum is available in five different sizes from x-small to x-large, with five complete bike builds including both mechanical and electronic shifting: 

2023 LOOK 765 OPTIMUM satin black black background
2023 LOOK 765 OPTIMUM Charcoal Metallic Satin black background

Complete bikes come with Look's R38 Disc Carbon Wheels with Hutchinson Fusion 5 tubeless-ready tyres. 

> Read our review for the Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance tyre 

There are two frameset options: 

  • Metallic True Blood Satin - €2150 / $2,400 (USD)

  • Black Satin - RRP €2150 / $2,400 (USD)

UK pricing wasn't released at the time of writing this but can be expected over the next few days. 

2022 Look X Cofidis

> Look bikes return to UCI World Tour in 2023

You can expect to see Look bikes returning to the pro-peloton in 2023 with French UCI World Tour team Cofidis announcing a multi-year sponsorship deal. The men's UCI WorldTour team, women’s Continental Pro Team and UCI Paracycling Team will use Look bikes and pedals plus Corima wheels.

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