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Any Opinions on Look KX?(7 posts)

Any Opinions on Look KX?azukor
Apr 17, 2002 6:00 PM
I've been looking at the Look KX, but I can't really seem to find a lot of info about it. Does anyone know anything about it or have any opinions? Thanks.

Where have you seen one?look271
Apr 17, 2002 7:40 PM
I've been lusting for one ever since I saw a pic @ the bike show. It's a compact frame, aluminum lugged cf, integral headset, and something different for Look-a 27.1 seat-tube! That's all I know.
go to for info. I have a 386 and so far it'sPaul
Apr 18, 2002 4:06 AM
been great. I have a couple of C-Dales, and there is no comparsion in ride comfort. The only thing I don't like, and it's common for light-weight carbon forks with carbon steerers, is the noodle-like feel of the fork at certain times. Just something to get use to. I would be more interested in the 386i with the 11/8 integrated fork.
Where have you seen one?jaybird
Apr 18, 2002 4:40 AM
I saw one the other day and it isnt really a compact geometry... I has a little more of a sloping tt than normal but it is not anything like a "traditional" compact geometry. I think there is something like 3cm of drop in the tt on all models. It is sized in cm Unlike the AL384 that has a drop in the tt proportionate to the size of the frame.

The one I saw was matte black and looked pretty tough.
re: Any Opinions on Look KX?Dave Hickey
Apr 18, 2002 5:39 AM
I saw one at Excel Sports in Boulder. Like the above have said, it's not a compact frame. The TT slopes a little but it has standard geometry. It is one very good looking frameset. I'd like to get the chance to ride one. If color matters to you, It is matt back with orange LOOK logos. In the pictures the logo's look red but they are actually orange.
Really heavy, 3.7 lbs for frame onlyJS
Apr 18, 2002 7:25 AM
Yikes, that's up in lugged steel territory. And the frame seems to only come with the heavy LDS 4 fork for a 4.6 lbs combined weight. Not that I'm a weight fanatic but that seems to be going backward.....It looks cool though.
I think it's a misprintDave Hickey
Apr 18, 2002 8:24 AM
I saw that weight also in Excel's catalog. The literature I have shows frame and fork coming in at 1850gr. That's just over 4lbs for frame and fork. Not a light weight, but it's respectable