The use of high modulus carbon fiber is the reason why Look was able to build light weight frames while maintaining optimal lateral stiffness. This creates excellent frame efficiency and preserves the comfort of the ride. The use of carbon in the construction of MTB frames revives designs based on rigid or semi rigid frames, as they provide very significant weight reduction.
MONOBLOC / T2T FRAME CONSTRUCTION
The front triangle is ‘monobloc’ construction for greater strength and lightness. A frame reinforcing ‘gusset’ is integrated into the down tube under the head tube. This ‘gusset’ also allows for better compatibility with new suspension fork designs. The frame rear triangle is connected to the front main triangle using T2T Technology (‘Tube To Tube’). This technology allows a very simple yet effective connection.
DCSC CONCEPT STAYS DUAL COMFORT AND STIFFNESS CONCEPT.
The upper and lower sections of the stays are flattened, which provide two benefits: improved flexibility in the vertical plane for greater comfort (vertical compliance) and increased stiffness in the lateral plane for better pedaling transmission.
RACE TUNED GEOMETRY
The 986’s geometry was designed based on the most up to date 80mm to 100mm suspension fork designs. The 71.2° head tube angle offers a perfect steering response/stability compromise.
The diagonal tube is reinforced with metallic nanoparticles that increases the resistance to impacts by more than 60% without added weight.
The 986 RSP adopts the new dedicated A STEM, incorporating Look's Direct Drive concept in its MTB version. The Direct Drive concept corresponds to the optimization of all the steering station’s parameters in the aim of bringing maximal rigidity, reliability and safety to reach a maximum performance level. Look arrives at this result through the use of a short and conical head tube 1 1/2” below and 1 1/8” above and the suppression of spacers since the adjustment of the handlebars’ height is now done through the use of their A-Stem reversible length setting the sections of which were clearly defined to optimise steering accuracy.
SYNTACE HI FLEX CARBON SEAT POST
Straight seat post with retraction setting, titanium fastenings and filtration of vibrations through a slight flexion of the carbon tube.
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