|LOOK Cycle and UK-based cycling accessory brand Restrap have unveiled a limited edition collaboration, consisting of a chromatic colourway for LOOK’s popular 765 GRAVEL RS frameset and chromatic bike packing bags.|
Drawing inspiration from wild rugged landscapes and the wide open spaces bikepackers love to explore, LOOK and Restrap have produced a complimentary design they say ‘offers adventure-proof and striking bikepacking frame and kit, designed to reflect the rider’s focus on the world around them.’
Look say the chromatic ‘petrol’ colour creates an optical diffraction effect and changes colour depending on angles and illumination. At night, a flashlight will showcase the iridescent surface of the bags and frame.
Based on the 765 GRAVEL RS design, the frame layup of 35% HM, 40% IM, 10% HR and 15% specific carbon fibers is said to maximise power transfer whilst preserving ride comfort across rough terrain. The 3D Wave seatstays are designed with two deflection points that allow for a 15% increase in the natural compliance of the carbon, further enhancing comfort over long distances.
The frame accommodates tires up to 700×40, or 650×2.1, offering versatility for riders to customise their setup to reflect riding conditions The frame features four mounting points – three within the triangle and one underneath the downtube – ensure riders can carry sufficient hydration.
When purchased from LOOK distributors, the 765 Gravel RS frameset comes fitted with a Top Tube Bag, a 4.5L-liter Saddle Pack, and a 1.5L Canister Bag.
The top tube, saddle and bar bags have been constructed from a fabric as iridescent and dramatic as the highlights on the LOOK frameset. Each bag dynamically plays with the light as you ride, changing appearance from different viewing angles and reflecting even the smallest amount of light with an alluring array of colour.
Built with a mixture of waterproof textured nylon and a coated iridescent weatherproof fabric outer, the material is then finished with a polyurethane coating for water repellency.
|Pricing and availability|
The limited edition 765 GRAVEL RS is limited to 100 framesets only and is available in sizes S, M, L and XL. The frameset will be priced at around $4000 and can be purchased via LOOK’s distributors, worldwide. It will be delivered complete with a set of LOOK x Restrap chromatic bikepacking bags.
The LOOK x Restrap bikepacking bags will be available to purchase directly from Restrap for a limited period of 30 days from the launch of the collaboration, with some stock available from approved retail partners.
Canister Bag RRP $82.49
Race Top Tube Bag RRP $104.99
Saddle Pack RRP $94.49