Look 986 XC Hardtail

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $5500.00

Product Description

Lightness, comfort and ease of use are the main features of this new model. Owing to the use of HM carbon fibres, in its mixed conception, single shell and tube to tube, the engineers have optimized the frame's weight. The 986 Pro Team bike effectively only weighs 9.4kg (in S size with pedals). The bases and the braces have a specific design that improves comfort. The new saddle stem and its elastomers allow filtering vibrations and absorb shocks, which usually increase fatigue as the kilometers go by. For Miguel Martinez Olympic champion in Sydney and four times world champion who took part in the development of the new frame, the 986 is astonishingly easy to use and comfortable.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bobo a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2017

Strengths:    this bike is something unique. Very well thought of and is evident during the ride. Climbs like a champ, is veeery comfortable in technical descents [ok not a downhill bike anyway], freaking light, super fun on singletrack where the bike really shows its pedigree without too much fanfare.

Weaknesses:    High price tag [initially as nowadays one can find many bargains in the 26 inch universe] but worth every last quid i yielded to build the thing.
Glossy surface is prone to abrasion, can be kept at bay with regular waxing but requires care anyway

Bottom Line:   
Cannot but strongly recommend this bike to cross country lovers that enjoy the uphill. This thing climbs like no other. Also the frame is so well thought of that you can actually tell its virtues during the ride [where all other carbon frames i have ridden give you the feel of generality, this bike has character].

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Duration Product Used:   2Y

Purchased At:   Germany

Bike Setup:   DT swiss 100mm fork, crossmax sx wheels, Shimano slx 1*10 and brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by O.S.Rider a Cross Country Rider from South Lyon MI

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2010

Strengths:    This machine is very light, super comfortable in the cockpit and came loaded, I won it on an Ebay auction.

Weaknesses:    The seat post cutting to length is a scary one, I cut it like 5x. Also when the chain derails it screws up the carbon forks.

Bottom Line:   
This replaced a 13 year old Specialized M2X for me, this thing is so fast and fun to ride, I give it a 10

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Favorite Trail:   Island lake

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2700.00

Purchased At:   Georgia Bikes

Bike Setup:   FSA carbon cranks, magura marta brakes, Rock Shox Sid fork, Sram xo, and yes the Mavic Crossmax SLR wheelset!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sirshan a Weekend Warrior from Oakland, CA

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2010

Strengths:    Light, Stiff, Rare, Sexy...

Weaknesses:    Too Light sometimes, Bumpy...too light...

Bottom Line:   
The bike is solid for XC Racers Im sure...I just wanted something different, fun and light. I got what I asked for and love it. The problem is that it can be too light at times...front lifts during climbing and feels a bit scary. Took it on some technical single track downhills and it was madness. Survived...but not sure I can compare it to anything I have experienced with a Hardtail since the last time I road something as bumpy and technical, I bombed through it with my Intense 6.6.

For XC, its great...easy bike to ride, light, stiff and is a dream machine for speed. I love the bike and will be keeping this bad boy for a while. I let a few folks ride it and the one common thing they all said...that thing is too light. LOL.

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Favorite Trail:   Joaquin Miller - Local

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   First TRUE Hard Tail for me...had a Trek 6700 a few years ago, but definitely a different class of bike. Other bikes used...Trek Fuel EX8, Intense 6.6

Bike Setup:   Look 986 Small, XTR Fr. Der., SRAM XO Rear Der., SRAM XO Grip Shift, DT Swiss Wheelset (190 FR/240S RR Hubs) w/ Sapim CX-Ray Spokes laced to DT 4.2D Rims, Magura Gold Brakes w/ KCNC (Ashima) Rotors, XTR M970 Crankset, XT 11-34 Cassette, XTR 7701 Chain, Ritchey WCS Carbon Stem and Bars, Crank Brothers Acid 3 Pedals, RockShox SID Team, Fizik Gobi Saddle

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jesse a Cross Country Rider from LA, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2008

Strengths:    looks super cool and is light-21lbs w/real grips and a Thompson stem-120, came w/100mm-stated 20.7lbs build

Weaknesses:    seat mast tends to push-most likely flexing, Reba fork could be stiffer-alot of flex in front end for me-6'1"/185lbs

Bottom Line:   
a great bike, for the money you are right up there for alot of good ones-ride is hard, I enjoy the ride-light, stiff and super cool-never seen anyone else with one in my town

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   had Santa Cruz Blur XC-missed the feeling of the trail and having a light bike-I ride a LaPierre X-bike often on the same trails-could have gotten another full susser but don't see any w/soul

Bike Setup:   Size-M, SRAM X-O,Reba 100mm-purchased as factory build, wuold change a few things but for the money it is a good buy

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