When Australia first hosted a round of the UCI WorldTour, the winner of the opening stage was Mark Renshaw. This is the bike he raced on in 2008.




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With ‘antenna’ cables, a fitting that enabled riders to fasten their heart rate monitor watch to the handlebars, and an integrated seatpost (with a modicum of adjustment), this bike by one of the pioneers of carbon-fibre frames was state-of-the-art in 2008.

When Mark Renshaw looks at in 2021, it raises both a dry smile and a collection of memories.

RIDE Media will be presenting a series of articles and videos about the bikes he raced on during a pro career that spanned 18 years. He has retained many of his favourites and they now hang from the ceiling of his bike shop in Bathurst, NSW.


Click the link to the video to find out more about his bike and some of the product trends during the times in which this Look 595 was raced.


– Interview, filming and editing, by Rob Arnold