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Look KX(5 posts)

Look KXAvanti Guy
Feb 6, 2002 6:37 PM
Does anyone here ride a look KX or has ever ridden one...
I am looking at building one up, they are about $500 US cheaper that the 381i and seem to be a pretty good deal on a nice bike.
Any info would be much appreciated :)...
re: Look KXlook271
Feb 6, 2002 7:35 PM
If you find one, let me know! I imagine that it would be stiffer than the 381i having the compact geometry. Prototypes of these were Kelme's "climbing" bikes. They are suppposed to be "versitile" bike according to Look. (url ) Check it out.
re: Look KXflying
Feb 6, 2002 8:07 PM

re: Look KXAvanti Guy
Feb 6, 2002 9:00 PM
Heh well hopefully the bike could help me climb nearly half as good as those kelme boys :)...
It does seem like an interesting bike though, compact frame, full carbon, and variable sized tubes, the down tube almost looks oversized.
F the compact BS....CT1
Feb 6, 2002 9:09 PM
Just kidding.... well actually not! hahaha.

I just built a 381i for my brother and it's a very bitchen frame. The front triangle and fork are substantially beefier than my 281 which is already a pretty stiff frame. IMHO that is. ;) The external butting on the 381 "tubes" looks soooooo schweeet!

When I looked into the KX about 4 months ago I remember it was a fair bit heavier than the 381. I thought it sounded more like a sprint frame than a climber. ??

The KX does look very "evil" in the black carbon. :) Not "pretty" by a long shot.