|KG361 vs 5200||loki_1|
Jul 28, 2003 7:41 AM
|I have read the other posts about look vs trek (kg486? vs 5900), people happy with either one, etc. I have test ridden the 5200 and like the ride, stiffness, fit. Currently I am riding an early 90's aluminum frame with 105 components.
Has anyone ridden both? Thoughts? Experiences? Differences?
My lbs has the 5200 on sale for $2200. This is the best price I've seen on it since I started looking in March. Will the bike go lower when the 2004's come out?
What could I expect to pay for a similarly equipped Look?
One factor is that the Look dealer is 30 mins from me, the Trek dealer is 5 minutes.
Another factor is that the price point for a 105 equipped KG361 ($1600 at Jenson) is very attractive.
|Fit is very different between the two..||Dave Hickey|
Jul 28, 2003 7:51 AM
|Both are great frames but because of LOOK's geometry, I suggest riding both to see which fit's better.|
Jul 28, 2003 11:30 AM
|Do you know where I could find information on the geomotry? Their website doesnt list it (that i could find).
What are the characteristics of the geometry?
|For the geometry, LOOK here....||CaliforniaDreaming|
Jul 28, 2003 11:40 AM
|When you pull up the frame webpage, there will be a grey frame image on the bottom left. Double click the frame and a PDF of each model's respective geometries will open. You'll have to reference the poorly marked frame to identify measurement dynamics(ie, A = c-to-c = 51cm, etc.)
|Look geometry...||Dave Hickey|
Jul 28, 2003 11:41 AM
|The LOOK have a shorter "effective top tube" because of the seat tube angles.|
|Character is also very different between the two..||orange_julius|
Jul 28, 2003 12:28 PM
|I second the suggestion on test riding both. The 5200 |
is monocoque carbon fiber, whereas the KG361 has alu
lugs. Very different character.
As far as prices go, you can probably find a KG361 frame
for around $900-$1000. The 5200 goes for more than that,
plus Lance just won so you'll have a hard time finding
a good deal on Lance's bike ;-).
Go and test ride them, I suspect the 5200 will be stiffer
in the BB, but the KG361 is smoother yet more sure-footed.
I can't think of a better way to describe it!
|Character is also very different between the two..||Darkangelamd|
Jul 28, 2003 7:28 PM
|the trek is actually carbon lugged carbon.....|| |