Friday, July 25, 2008

Look 996

San Jose, CA - 7/22/08

Look announced the 996 Pro Team full suspension mountain bike. It is Look’s first ever entry in the mountain bike FS arena. It joins the Look 986 hardtail in their mtb line-up.

The frame features 100mm of travel and is designed for either 100 mm or 80 mm of front fork travel. At 100 mm, geometry is at 72.2 head tube angle and 69.7 seat tube angle. At 80 mm front fork, geometry is at 73 and 70.5 degrees.

The rear suspension features a stable pedaling platform called A.S.K. or Anti Squat Kinematics. This ‘virtual pivot’ type of of suspension design uses the chain tension to counter the compression forces induces by pedaling. This frame is designed to be comfortable yet be very efficient and responsive to acceleration forces.

Frame weight is at 2500 grams or 5.5 lbs with shock in size Small. The rear shock is the Rock Shox Monarch 5.2 in 165 mm length.

Two color schemes are available:

Pro team - black, white, red

Red - black and red
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