Look 566 Flat Bar – Interesting concept for sure …

The ultimate commuter bike? Well it is a Look and it is carbon, but as commuter? Not so sure about that. Maybe just a way hot flat bar to give the roadies a hard time :) 

As a commuter it lacks provision for mounting racks so its a back pack all the way type of ride … retail is also up there – around US$2,500 I believe and the specification is not that great … nine speed for US$2,500? Come on Look, you can do better than that! I know I am a Look tragic and I would love a 566 but a 566 Flat bar? I am not so sure.  All that said it is interesting in that the frame is the 566 frame, so it provides some insight into the convertibility of drop-bar road bike to flat bars and vice versa. Maybe I should revisit converting my Giant CRX 1 🙂


The specifications for the Look 566 as published August 2010 are:


Frame and fork Look 566
Headset FSA Aluminium 1 1/8”
Seat post FSA SL-240 CSI SBS 27.2 mm x 350 mm
Stem FSA OS-150 Varius Stem 31.8 mm – Adjustable
Crankset Shimano Tiagra Triple 50x39x30 – Silver
Cassette Shimano Tiagra 11×25 9 Speed
Derailleur – Front and Rear Shimano Tiagra
Chain Shimano Tiagra
Brakes Shimano Tiagra
Pedals Look Quartz
Wheels Mavic Aksium 2010 – Black
Tyres Hutchinson Equinox 700 x 23
Weight 8.65 kg
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