LOOK L96

LOOK L96

The French commune of Nevers, located about 260kms to the south of Paris, traces its history back to Roman times, when Julius Caesar used it as a base. Today, it is home to one of the most forward-thinking brands in modern cycling: LOOK. The KG 196 was their first single-piece carbon frame, a lineage that continues from the road to the track with the latest iteration, the L96.

LOOK, founded in 1951, dominated the ski market as a leader in binding technology, knowledge which translated to the bike market as the first clipless pedal. The p├ędales automatiques helped Hinault win the ’85 Tour de France and in ’86, Lemond won the Tour aboard the first LOOK carbon frame, the KG 86. It evolved through the KG 296, 396, 496, and 596 series of track bikes to the L96 you see here.

Austin’s Division 1 is the Texan LOOK dealership, so it was fitting to feature the flagship model. The L96 is built to order in Nevers, utilizing their integrated, one-piece ZED carbon crank set, fork, and adjustable stem, designed in tune with the profiled handlebars. The full carbon Selle Italia Teknologika saddle and Lightweight’s Autobahn and Rundkurs track wheel set complete a winning ensemble.

Contact Divison 1 via their website and Facebook page and let them help you build your dream bike.

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    EPIC

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    it is 496

    • Anton Rodman

      L96 is the update to 496 track. L96 is purely custom made to order for track applications only. 496 could be purchased over the counter in track frame and TT/TRI frame.Current TT/TRI rig is LOOK 596ipak. Used by team Cofidis. Ugly frame.

  • James Swanson

    Most impressive. Piet and Gerrit would be proud. What grips are those?

    • BlueHippo

      they grips are actually a part of the handlebars

  • http://spinynorman.tumblr.com Spiny Norman

    With all that carbon you might think it would be light; but it is heavy because it is so full of awesome.

  • Anton Rodman

    I am late on this post but I don’t care. Sold the cars, kids, wifey, properties, and the dogs. Moving to Never closer to the Look factory. C’est la vie. I have always nonchalantly regarded the French as somewhat arrogant (previous hands on experiences with Parisians). But this bike is out of control and I have changed my tune. Stunning track bike.