How a bicycle artisan crafts luxury, sports and style into a two wheeler.
Jeff Liew, at his vigorous age of 50, has been a leisure cyclist for 20 over years. Started as a mountain biker, he later decided to focus on road cycling due to his post-injury after an off-road bike ride. Nothing like 20 to 30-year-olds, he usually participates in non-competitive cycling events such as century rides. “My physical strength is unable to compete with the early 30s generation!” Jeff giggled. Therefore, health is Jeff’s main concern when continuing with his cycling journal.
The allure of French brand, German-made components, Italian specifications and a limited edition won over Jeff’s heart. Jeff, the founder of The Bike Artisans recently sat with Cycling Malaysia to share his perspective on such a meticulous piece, the LOOK 795 Light Paris-Modena frame along with the construction of his studious project bike.
LOOK AT LUXURY, SPORTS AND STYLE
Having only 200 pieces in the world, LOOK has dedicated the LOOK 795 Light Paris-Modena limited edition frame to the colours of the prestigious, legendary car brand Maserati. Maserati partnered along LOOK for the PARIS-MODENA event which was held from the 4th to 9th of June 2016.The event covered roads linking France to Italy, with an expense of 3200 Euros per cyclist.
Jeff, a cycling enthusiast who has been active in the industry, yearned to bring back the limited edition to Malaysia regardless of circumstances.
LOOK’s 795 Light Paris-Modena extended head tube allows Jeff to beat wind resistance. Powered by its LOOK Zed 3 crankset, LOOK Aerostem as well as an E-Post integrated seat post at RM28,900 only. The artisan, Jeff reveals it to be one of the best aerodynamic frames in the world.
Zed 3 100% carbon crankset is aerodynamic and rigid. This one piece integrated crankarm and spindle possess the ability to change the crankarm lengths between 170mm, 172.5mm to 175mm weighs at 360g making it the lightest in the market.
Also made of carbon, the Aerostem is aerodynamic and inverted, offering a large amount of versatility. The LOOK E-Post’s integrated seatpost weighing at 139g eases adjustability and absorbs vibrations.
Ridden by the UCI ProTeam(Fortuneo-Vital Concept Team), the partnership of this prestigious French manufacturer alongside the Italian luxury vehicle manufacturer, Maserati has certainly allured Jeff to the LOOK 795 Light Paris-Modena.