The Look 920, produced by manufacturers Look Cycle and designed by the Agence 360, is nothing short of the perfect bike. Well, except, perhaps, for the pricing, which still places its remarkable technology, sleek design and carefully planned safety measure a bit outside average budget range. But more on that later. For the time being, suffice to say that this dual-suspension mountain bike features an aluminum stem, elastomer steering stops, for minimizing damage to the frame in case of impact, and additional steel and alloy pieces for the protection of other elements. The super-bike, designed with athletes in mind, will be released commercially at the EuroBike trade show in Germany (August 31st-September 3rd, 2011). The frames will be sold separately, for EUR3,000 and EUR3,500, as will be a low-handlebar, alloy cockpit version (EUR3,990), and the star of the show, a carbon cockpit model with quartz pedals and flat handles, weighing in at only 22 lbs, and priced at EUR7,370.
In case Patrick Jouffret and his lovechild, Agence 360, sound familiar but you just can’t place them, be informed that they are the creative force behind the uber-simple, uber-cool Infinity lamp, the cute-as-a-button Mobiky foldable bike and loads of over useful urban gizmos, design concepts and even home designs. Meanwhile, Look Cycle are the company that literally came up with the automatic bike pedal and the carbon frame, in 1986. The Nevers-based manufacturer leads these two market segment and produces fully customizable bikes, for those who will not use their two feet for anything other than pedaling.