Why would the 695 be your "garage queen"? That is the one bike that should be ridden most of the time! i understand that the other bikes need love too...but the Look, in my opinion, is head and shoulders above your other bikes in both looks and performance.
I have one and I absolutely love it!! Probably one of the best bikes I've ever ridden
No disagreements from me, CSKeller. The Look 695SR is probably the smoothest riding carbon bike I have ever riden. It's hard to really describe, but it does everything really well. Some would even question if it is worth the premium price of the frame over the commonly produce bikes because you just can't really quantify how the bike really performs over the other frames.
After building and riding the Look 695SR this summer, I started to really enjoy the bike. I didn't have fancy wheels for it, so the Mavics had to suffice. So, my time was split between the Di2 TCR Adv SL and this Look. THEN, the LBS got in the Venge. That screwed up all of the planning. I got confirmation that the new TCR Adv SL Rabo was ordered so I stripped mine to sell on eBay. When the Venge arrived unexpectedly, I had to have it. It just looked too sinister. So, for the next 2 months, I rode the Venge. Then, the Zipp wheels arrived (a set of 101s and 303s both in Beyond Black). Of course, I had to ride the Venge with the 303s, which is what you see now.
Compare the ride quality Venge vs 695,please.
In a few short words, riding the Look is probably like watching an accomplished musician play a violin really well. Riding the Venge is watching the James Hetfield of Metallica playing Enter Sandman.
So, now that it's in the 20s (no snow here yet), it's now too cold to ride outside. The Look now remains hanging like it did before, waiting for the nice weather. By then, the new TCR Adv SL Rabo will have been built up, and of course, I'll want to try THAT one out, too. It's not that I don't like the Look, but I can only ride 1 bike at a time!
Anyone want to buy a gently used Look 695SR?