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Any info on Look KG 386?(5 posts)

Any info on Look KG 386?Paul
Nov 8, 2001 5:55 AM
I'm interested in this frame, anyone have experience/info on this? It's not in the review section of bike frames.

thanks
Paul
I have a KG286Dave Hickey
Nov 8, 2001 7:38 AM
Paul, I have an older version of the same frame. It's a carbon tubed/carbon lugged frame similar to the Trek OCLV.
This frame is stiffer than other LOOK models(KG281,KG381,Etc..). It's also slightly heavier. It has a very comfortable ride. I've noticed some great deals on the 386 lately. I don't think you can go wrong with this frame.
I have a KG286Paul
Nov 8, 2001 7:59 AM
Dave,
thanks for reponding. Total Cyling and Performance both have deals going. I read on the LOOK site that the 386 was stiffer then the 281, and a little heavier, but I like the aero design of the 386. I would prefer an integrated head set, but i suppose they are getting ready for new designs. I have C-Dales, and have always wanted a carbon (better ride).

thanks again
Paul
re: Any info on Look KG 386?LC
Nov 8, 2001 10:17 AM
Good road feel, vibration dampening and stiff all the same time. The frame is comforable on a century ride and still can take hammering up a steep hill with no chainstay flex. Also has no joints to come unglued as it is a moncoque design. Puts the Trek frame to shame in all areas except weight. If you can live with 2.9 lbs instead of 2.4 lbs then you will be happy with it. A 1/2 lb is still a factor on a hilly race, but at least for me I don't have my body fine tuned enough yet where I could not loose the 1/2 lb without effecting my performance.
I agree except....Dave Hickey
Nov 8, 2001 10:34 AM
The 386 is not a monocoque frame. It actually has carbon lugs and carbon tubes(just like the OCLV). It looks like a monocoque frame because of the lug design and the filler used.