Following in the footsteps of this premium road racing brand’s traditional bikes, the E-765 Optimum is ultra-lightweight. In fact, without the weight of the battery and the motor, this bike would be a competitive road bike.
With a carbon frame and components, the E-765 Optimum comes in two models varying $500 in price. The E-765 Optimum Proteam comes with an electronic Shimano Ultegra gear system, while the slightly cheaper E-765 Optimum has a cable-operated transmission.
Core to the proposition of this very lightweight e-road bike is the Fazua Evation mid-drive motor. Unique among mid-drives, it offers zero friction when not engaged and provides the natural riding feel not seen in e-bikes with rear-hub motors. This lets you choose which inclines to get support on. The Fazua motor and battery can be taken out with a few clicks too, to make the E-765 Optimum a pure road bike.
Reasons to Buy
Weighing in at just 29.7 pounds with battery and motor, this is a featherweight electric bike that has a riding feel very similar to a carbon traditional bike. Lacking anything in the way of suspension, the frame and fork’s flexibility compensate, providing comfort even after a 100-mile day in the saddle.
LOOK is one of France’s high-ranking road bike brands, in a country that ionizes road racing. Its machines are regularly ridden by Grand Tour winners and Olympic champions. The LOOK E-765 Optimum is designed and built with this depth of experience, and it’s meant for those who take road racing/club riding very seriously. It’s the perfect trainer bike if you’re getting back up to speed after taking a break from competitions.
Things to Consider
The E-765 Optimum is not a fully powered electric bike. There are others on the market with larger batteries and motors that’ll do a lot of the riding for you. The motor is just here for occasional use, and it’s not meant to provide great range from the battery. These issues make it what it is — an extremely light, performance road bike with just the kick you need on those moments when you don’t want to/can’t push as hard as you might need to.