2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Bikes Part Two

Look 576 RSP $2,899

Many tri bike makers are now finally applying bike fit concepts that Look implemented years ago. The 576 is designed to fit riders that don’t mimic pro-style positions. It positions the aerobars close to the rider without using a stack of spacers (which compromises ride quality and stability) to match the style of position preferred by the vast majority of racers. It lacks flashy aerodynamic features, but the elegant frame has an incredibly smooth ride and corners with a very deliberate and steady feel. Traditional brake calipers and stem make the 576 easy to travel with and maintain. Its geometry, ride and functionality make it one of our favorite mid-priced tri bikes. Lookcycle.com