Look 875 MADISON RS PROTEAM BLACK GLOSSY Review
- Price: $2500
- Frame: Carbon
- Tires: Hutchinson Espsilon fold 700×23 mm
- Gear: Single-speed
What we like about it: LOOK collaborated with some of the world’s top athletes to develop this bike, resulting in outstanding performance, making it ideal for racing.
What we didn’t like about it: The appearance is relatively ordinary.
The Look 875 MADISON RS PROTEAM BLACK GLOSSY is an outstanding bicycle. Its single-speed transmission system maximizes efficiency, while the high-performance carbon fiber frame provides excellent responsiveness, offering riders a strong advantage in competitive events.
In the sections below, we will analyze the riding experience, key features, components, and specifications of the Look 875 MADISON RS PROTEAM BLACK GLOSSY. In the latter part of this article, we’ve also selected several bikes for comparison. If you’re interested in more bicycle reviews, please stay tuned.
The day of the race has finally arrived, and I hopped onto the Look 875 MADISON RS PROTEAM BLACK GLOSSY, ready to embrace the exhilarating competition. Its lightweight and rigid carbon frame filled me with confidence for this race.
As the race began, I quickly accelerated, feeling the agility and responsiveness brought by this bike. The excellent handling allowed me to navigate through the competition with ease, swiftly adapting to various corners and obstacles.
The carbon frame’s rigidity made me rock-solid in the race, providing a powerful thrust with every pedal stroke. I sprinted with all my might, challenging my limits, and embracing the rush of speed and the wind in my face.
Throughout the race, I competed alongside fellow riders. The exceptional handling of this bike kept me on par with the competition, making the race intense and passionate.
On the way, I savored the thrill of speed and excitement. The race route featured uneven terrain and steep climbs, but the carbon frame’s rigidity allowed me to tackle them with ease, conquering every difficult segment.
In the high-intensity and fierce competition of the race, I felt the challenge and pressure. However, the San Marco Monza comfortable saddle allowed me to maintain a comfortable seating position throughout the race, without feeling fatigue or discomfort.
On the day of the finish line, I gave it my all in the final sprint. The high-efficiency aerodynamics enabled me to cross the finish line at top speed. The victory and joy of that moment made me realize the value of all the hard work and effort.
As the race came to an end, I felt tired but filled with satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment. This bike was my ultimate companion, providing me with endless strength and confidence during the race.
The Look 875 MADISON RS PROTEAM BLACK GLOSSY is an exceptional carbon fiber frame track bike, equipped with a high-performance carbon fiber frame that is highly responsive. This bike features a full set of components made by LOOK, providing riders with increased speed. It is equipped with a San Marco Monza saddle, which is exceptionally soft and comfortable, making it ideal for high-speed riding.
Additionally, it comes with Hutchinson Espsilon fold 700×23 mm tires. These tires are affordable and offer outstanding balance and performance. They are extremely lightweight, weighing only 220g, making them perfect for training or racing. It’s worth noting that these are foldable tires and excel in the field of folding tires, providing strong traction.
What do we like about it?
- LOOK collaborated with some of the world’s top athletes to develop this bike, resulting in outstanding performance, making it ideal for racing.
- Extremely lightweight with a full set of components made by LOOK, delivering outstanding performance.
- High-performance carbon fiber frame selected by LOOK, providing impressive rigidity and responsiveness.
- Utilizes 20% high-modulus carbon fiber for remarkable stiffness and responsiveness.
What don’t we like about it?
- The appearance is relatively ordinary.
- Is this bike suitable for beginners?
This bike is suitable for both beginners and experienced riders.
- What is the weight of this bike?
It weighs 16.1 lbs.
- How is the flip-flop rear wheel designed on this bike?
The flip-flop rear wheel has 15-tooth and 16-tooth cogs.
- How do I choose the right size?
The size chart is below:
These sizes are general guidelines, and the best way to find your perfect size may vary from person to person. The most effective method for finding your size is to try riding the bike.
|5’1″ – 5’6″
|5’4″ – 5’9″
|5’7″ – 6’0″
|5’10” – 6’3″
|6’0″ – 6’5″
|LOOK Alloy LS2 +/- 7°
|LOOK Alloy LS2 compact
|San Marco Monza
|LOOK LS2 carbon 31,6 mm x 350 mm
|Vision 1×50 t, 170 mm
|KMC K710, 1/2 “x1/8”
|Track black reversible
|Hutchinson Espsilon fold 700×23 mm
|BMC Trackmachine AL ONE
|Continental Grand Sport Race SL – 23mm
|Dolan DF4 Carbon Track Bike-Alpina-SE
|Continental Sprinter Tubular 28/22mm Tyre
|Donnelly Strada LGG, 700×25
Look 875 MADISON RS PROTEAM BLACK GLOSSY vs. BMC Trackmachine AL ONE
The Look 875 MADISON RS PROTEAM BLACK GLOSSY features a carbon frame, while the BMC Trackmachine AL ONE is equipped with an aluminum frame. Carbon frames are lightweight and robust but come with a higher price tag and are prone to breakage when subjected to sharp impacts. Aluminum frames are more budget-friendly and easy to maintain and repair, but they are heavier and vulnerable at welding points, making them susceptible to fractures.
The BMC Trackmachine AL ONE has a slightly larger stack/reach ratio compared to the MADISON RS PROTEAM BLACK GLOSSY, reaching 1.31, whereas the MADISON RS PROTEAM BLACK GLOSSY has a ratio of only 1.24. It’s important to note that a smaller stack/reach ratio can sacrifice some comfort in exchange for greater pedal power efficiency.
Furthermore, the BMC Trackmachine AL ONE has a larger BB drop compared to the Look 875 MADISON RS PROTEAM BLACK GLOSSY, measuring 58mm. This feature lowers the pedal position and center of gravity, enhancing stability during the ride.
Look 875 MADISON RS PROTEAM BLACK GLOSSY vs. Dolan DF4 Carbon Track Bike-Alpina-SE
From a geometrical perspective, the Look 875 MADISON RS PROTEAM BLACK GLOSSY boasts a 1.21 stack/reach ratio. On the other hand, the Dolan DF4 Carbon Track Bike-Alpina-SE has a more aggressive ratio of 1.15, making it a bit more radical. A more aggressive geometry allows for a better transfer of the rider’s generated power, pushing efficiency to its peak. Additionally, the Dolan DF4 Carbon Track Bike-Alpina-SE features a larger head tube angle of 74°, providing increased flexibility and making steering effortless.
The Dolan DF4 Carbon Track Bike-Alpina-SE offers two tire widths, namely 22mm and 28mm. Wider tires adapt well to softer road surfaces, offering greater support. Narrower tires provide excellent maneuverability and are suitable for high-speed cornering. The Look 875 MADISON RS PROTEAM BLACK GLOSSY, with its 23mm tire width, strikes a balance, possessing some advantages of both.
Look 875 MADISON RS PROTEAM BLACK GLOSSY vs. All-city Thunderdome
The All-city Thunderdome is equipped with rim brakes, which are lightweight but offer only average braking performance. Moreover, during extended downhill braking, they tend to accumulate a significant amount of heat, causing considerable damage to both the brakes and the wheel rims. The All-city Thunderdome has an aluminum frame that, while heavier, lacks robustness and strong rigidity, although it’s easy to maintain and repair. On the other hand, the carbon frame of the Look 875 boasts high rigidity and robustness. However, if damaged, it’s almost impossible to repair.
It’s worth noting that the MADISON RS PROTEAM BLACK GLOSSY is more aggressive than the All-city Thunderdome. While neither of these bikes offers a particularly comfortable ride, as track bikes with carbon frames, efficiency takes precedence. Additionally, the Look 875 MADISON RS PROTEAM BLACK GLOSSY features a larger head tube angle, enhancing its maneuverability.
This is our review of the Look 875 MADISON RS PROTEAM BLACK GLOSSY. This is an outstanding carbon frame track bike that can help riders achieve good results in races. Taking all factors into account, we’ve awarded it a high rating of 4.7. If you’re looking for more bike information, please feel free to check out our other reviews.
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