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Anybody know when and why Kelme switched from Gios to LOOK?(5 posts)

Anybody know when and why Kelme switched from Gios to LOOK?collinsc
Oct 23, 2002 3:37 PM
Seems a lot of teams ride the 381i these days. Why? Does LOOK have a more aggressive sponsoring department or what? I imagine, with Fondriest's latest relief from the Lampre team, that it is the bicycle mfgr who has the say. So did Gios say to the Kelme boys "Hey, you better start winning or we wont give you free bikes"
And on that note, why does the Kelme squad ride the 386 instead of the much more prevalent 381i?
re: Anybody know when and why Kelme switched from Gios to LOOK?I Love Shimano
Oct 23, 2002 9:02 PM
Why did Cipo switch from Campy to Shimano? =)
How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?filtersweep
Oct 24, 2002 4:50 AM
Who knows? Does it really matter "why" ? Frankly, I find the Look to be an amazing frame- maybe a bit misunderstood, but a great ride. Look is a major player in cycling- they just don't have quite the distribution in the US that they have in Europe (unless we are talking about pedals). I'm sure they can sponsor as many teams as they want.
top tube lengthskenyee
Oct 24, 2002 6:02 AM
Don't the Looks have a much longer TT than the Gios? The Gios has a more typical Italian geometry...
1999 Gios. 2000 and beyond LOOK.Sintesi
Oct 24, 2002 6:01 AM
Look is a more successful company and can afford to support three division one teams. The riders on Kelme do ride the 381 it's just that they also ride the 386 and the aluminum 384 according to preference.