Dilemma: What do you do when you think you don't like your Protos as much as your 585?

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Look595
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by Look595

53x12 wrote:The 585/595 regular and ultra frames are some of the best frames made. Even if they are old, they are still great bikes. If you can get a NOS 595 that fits you, I think you should go for it. Lugged frames never go out of style. It will still look great in 10 years time imo.


I agree with this as well.. my 2006 Look 595 still turn heads when i went riding with it and when i tell people that it is already 11 years old, they were stunned as the bike still looks great and like new.

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by Look595

I am also looking for a new bike that is aerodynamic and fast as my Look 595 is already 11 years old, i want to get a bike that ride better and ride faster and also comfortable. I think that so far i have tried afew top end bikes like Pina/Canyon/Sworks but found that although it is faster than the Look 595, It just does not ride as compliant as the Look 595 felt somehow. I cannot seemed to point out what exactly is the thing that caused the difference but it is just how i felt when i ride the bikes.

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kgt
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You may try a Time Scylon. Aero and more comfortable than other aero frames with a very sophisticated ride quality. IME compliance makes a frame (and the rider) faster especially when the tarmac is not perfect.
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53x12
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Look595 wrote:I am also looking for a new bike that is aerodynamic and fast as my Look 595 is already 11 years old, i want to get a bike that ride better and ride faster and also comfortable. I think that so far i have tried afew top end bikes like Pina/Canyon/Sworks but found that although it is faster than the Look 595, It just does not ride as compliant as the Look 595 felt somehow. I cannot seemed to point out what exactly is the thing that caused the difference but it is just how i felt when i ride the bikes.


Sounds like you might want to check out the Trek Madone. Very aero + the IsoSpeed decoupled should give you the comfort you are looking for, at least close to it and pick the right wheels + tires + tire pressure + saddle + bib shorts and that should get you the rest of the way.
"Marginal gains are the only gains when all that's left to gain is in the margins."

Catagory6
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by Catagory6

please somebody confirm that the 2016 Protos is leagues better than the 595, despite being 1-lbs heavier than my Look 585...

please?

somebody who owns both the Protos, and the 595, please tell me i made the right purchase?

rlanger
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by rlanger

Catagory6 wrote:please somebody confirm that the 2016 Protos is leagues better than the 595, despite being 1-lbs heavier than my Look 585...

please?

somebody who owns both the Protos, and the 595, please tell me i made the right purchase?


What don't you like about it? What kind of riding do you mostly do?

I don't own one, but have tested it, and it's probably one of the stiffest bikes out there. And with a rather short head tube, it definitely won't be one of the most comfortable rides. Not ideal if you're regularly logging 150+ kilometers on rough roads.

On the other hand, there are probably few other bikes that respond the way it does when you put the hammer down, so if you're racing, I can't imagine the Look would be a better choice.

The 2016 Protos is certainly one of the more interesting bikes to come on the market in recent years, but yeah, it's probably not for everyone.

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@Catagory6
Protos is a fine frame, but not for everyone as rlanger says. You obviously don't enjoy your Protos that much for some reason you only know (or don't).
I would sell it asap if I were you...

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