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Lemond or Look(3 posts)

Lemond or Looknervous new cat5
Feb 28, 2002 7:12 AM
I plan to enter my first race this summer and would appreciate comments. Currently I ride a 2002 Lemond Zurich (upgraded some comps to Dura ace), is this an o.k. bike for a first time racing? I have the a chance to pick up a Look AL384 Aluminum / Carbon frame for cheap, should I do it or stay with the Zurich which is steel?
whatevva is cheaper and more durableeD lOVER
Feb 28, 2002 11:48 AM
you're gonna crash kid. save the good stuff for later and sunday rides.
re: Lemond or Lookcannondale_red
Mar 1, 2002 10:09 AM
I have both an aluminum Cannondale CAAD4 and a steel Lemond.
The Lemond is heavier so that may slow you down. I can't accelerate as quickly, but I can get up hills easier. The steel bike is also more comfortable for me over long races.
In general I find I can spin faster (higher cadence) with the aluminum bike but I have more stamina with the steel bike.