50% off Look 785 Huez Carbon Road Bike
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 19:23
Look’s 785 Huez road bike is designed for heading uphill. This Shimano 105 model is a great deal at £1200.
The word ‘Huez’ evokes images of riders battling for the yellow jersey in the Tour de France.
Well, for those of us that have ridden the famous 21 hairpins to the summit of Alpe d’Huez, the word brings back memories of slogging up a climb that just smells of burnt clutches.
That’s probably not what Look wants us to focus on, so let’s get to the bike.
The 785 is a round tube bike that looks quite classic now, but Look was aiming for a bike that handled and rode beautifully in the mountains, not on the flat.
This one comes with the excellent Shimano 105 R7000 groupset and is set up for fast climbing with a 52/36T chainset and an 11-32T cassette.
If you’re looking for a great climbing bike at a lightweight price, this is a great option
Look 785 Huez 105
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French company Look is a high-end bike brand producing super-light carbon road bikes that are both innovative and stylish with a little French flair to distinguish them from their nearest competitors. We stock a range of their cutting-edge road bikes and road framesets as well as their clipless pedals; Look produced the first mass-market clipless pedal for the road cycling market in the mid 1980s. They took their ski binding technology and applied it to cycle pedals and were an instant hit. The public also warmed to the clipless pedal idea and Look now makes a wide range of road and mountain bike pedals to suit all abilities and budgets.
About Merlin Cycles
Merlin Cycles was initially a mail-order business started in June 1993 by John Moss in the spare bedroom of his house in Whittle Le Woods near Chorley. A few months later the company opened a shop premises in Ormskirk, Lancashire. In 1998 Merlin Cycles moved to larger shop premises in Leyland.
Merlin Cycles spent ten years on the Leyland premises. During this time they began designing their own mountain bikes, including the Rock Lobster steel hardtails and then the Malt aluminium hardtails.
From an original concentration on the UK mountain bike market, recent years has seen the company switch to catering equally for the increasing road cycling market. In 2008 the company moved to their current shop, warehouse and office premises in Buckshaw Village, Chorley.
In 2012 Merlin Cycles began as the sole importer of Dutch-based bike company Sensa. Merlin Cycles now have an exclusive UK deal with Sensa.
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