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Look 795 Blade RS - Sizing help

Old 07-21-21, 12:31 AM
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Look 795 Blade RS - Sizing help

Hi,

I am planning to buy a Look 795 Blade RS bike, though I am not sure about which size should I go for. My dimensions: 181cm (5′ 11.26″) height, 83cm (2′ 8.68″ or 32.68") inseam, 78kg (172 lbs) weight. I am not that flexible, don't do races, only longer rides.

I currently ride a Cervelo R2 (2017) in size 56cm (original 100cm stem) and I am happy with it. This let's me assume that from the Look 795 - despite the 10cm difference in the stem length as well differences in top tube length, etc. - the size L would be the right one for me (unfortunately there is no Look dealer in my country, so I cannot try it in advance). What do you think?

Cervelo R2 geometry: cyclesmith.ca/product/cervelo-r2-105-211656-1.htm
Look 795 Blade RS geometry: lookcycle.com/at-en/products/bikes/road-bikes/aero/795-blade-rs-disc-chameleon-mat-glossy

Thanks in advance!
Norbert

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Old 07-21-21, 03:19 AM
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From the chart it would seem that the Large is nearest to your Cervelo but with a bit more reach.
But I would say that before spending a large amount of money on a bike like that I would go to a reputable bike fitter with your existing bike.
Get a fit done and then discuss with them if the Look would work for you.
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Interesting body dimensions. 5 inches taller with the same 83cm cycling inseam I have. That should make your saddle height around 73cm. I'd buy a small and use no spacers with a -17 stem to get the bars low enough. Buying a large would give you the fit of a touring bike on a $4K frame. I'd split the difference and buy a medium. If you really need that much stack, maybe an endurance frame is really what you need.

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Old 07-23-21, 02:27 PM
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Thanks for your comments. Quite true, a bike fitting is definitely necessary, already booked it.

Though I am really surprised that this brand has such a limited distribution channel - I live in Austria and it is basically impossible to get one (at least to try one before buying).
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