Readers’ Rigs: LOOK 695 Light
For today’s Readers’ Rigs we head north to Canada where we find one of France’s favorite machines, a LOOK 695 Light decked out in Dura-Ace Di2 and with Easton Carbon Clinchers on board. Not a new bike, but timeless in its looks and very rideable. Four years old but could be right out of the box yesterday.
Name: Ric Liang
Location: North Vancouver, BC Canada
Age: 53 and holding
Bike: Look 695 light
Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 Di2
Wheels: Easton EC90 carbon clinchers
Pedals: Look Blade 2 Ti
Saddle: Specialized Toupe Expert
Other: Planet Bike carbon bottle cage
When did you buy it?
Early in 2015.
What made you choose this bike?
Beautiful flowing lines, color, innovative technology (cranks, stem, seat post). A certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ that makes it pretty rare to see on the roads.
What modifications/additions have you done?
Just added some Zipp skewers (saved another 60 grams)
What components are you running?
I’m running Dura-Ace Di2, Easton EC90 Carbon clincher rims, Look Blade 2 Ti pedals, Specialized Toupe saddle…
How many miles/kilometers do you do a year?
I averaged around 10,000-12,000km total on the old bike. 4,000km in the first six month on the LOOK. It must be a lot by now
What do you love about this bike?
Favorite riding area?
Sea-to-Sky Highway to/from Whistler
Favorite riding experience on your bike?
Hammering to Whistler (125km), grabbing a pasta lunch, Coke, and 1/2 a loaf of bread, and riding home in time for a big dinner. 250km round-trip. 8.5 hours of ride time. Amazing views of Howe Sound and several hours of not answering emails and texts!
Just get out there and ride!
Thanks to Ric for sharing his ride with us. Got a bike that you walk into the room just to stare at? Well how about sharing it with fellow PEZ fans and getting it featured in Readers’ Rigs so we can all stare at it! Contact Chris via [email protected] and your bike could be featured in all its glory here on the pages of PEZ.