If you glance through our list of the best aero road bikes, you won’t see anything like the latest generation Look 795 Blade RS. The 2024 version of the 795 Blade RS not only doesn’t resemble other aero road bikes but it’s also nothing like the previous generation of the same bike. Anyone who knows Look shouldn’t find this surprising.
Tech Specs: Look 795 Blade RS – Stock build
Price: £9790 / €9790 / $11000
Frame: LOOK 795 BLADE RS disc
Weight: Actual weight as weighed: frame – 940 g, uncut fork – 441 g, seatpost – 169 g including hardware, 40cm Look Combo aero carbon handlebar – 215g, LOOK Combo Aero Carbon stem in -7° and 110mm – 138g including covers, complete ready to ride weight without pedals – 7410g
Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9000 series
Wheels: Corima 47 mm WS EVO Tubeless
Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace
Bar/stem: 40cm Look Combo aero carbon handlebar – 215g / LOOK Combo Aero Carbon stem in -7° and 110mm (internal routing/modular but integrated bar and stem)
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Boost Superflow Carbon
The 2024 Look 795 Blade RS doesn’t look like the previous generation, or other aero race bikes, because Look threw out the old design and went through a two year ground up redesign. There’s no iteration on an old design. Instead Look changed how you define an aero race bike then produced a faster, lighter, aero road bike in an entirely new mould.
Is a complete redesign a good thing? That depends on what you are looking for, but one thing is certain, there will be no middle ground. The 2024 Look 795 Blade RS competes with the Enve Melee, Cannondale SuperSix Evo, and BMC TeamMachine R but it’s a very different bike both visually and conceptually. It doesn’t look like other aero road bikes and it doesn’t ride like them. The real question is going to be if the Look vision matches your riding style. If you are looking for a new aero race bike this season, keep reading to see if the Look vision of what that means matches your needs.
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Design and aesthetics
Early on in my testing of the 2024 Look 795 Blade RS, I posed a question to the team. This is an aero bike, and as such I wanted to know…