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Best Price on Look bikes?(18 posts)

Best Price on Look bikes?Roadrunner25
Aug 22, 2003 7:59 AM
Specifically the KG486. So far Totalcycling has the best price I can find.

Would rather buy from a U.S. source but they all want the same exact list price.
re: Best Price on Look bikes?PatM
Aug 22, 2003 8:14 AM
In the market as well for a 481, the best price in the US that found was at competitive cyclist
What is the 481?filtersweep
Aug 22, 2003 9:06 AM
I was at the LBS today and they were selling Looks for well below Excel and other official online prices... I know that is the LAST place some of you look (no pun), but sometimes I'm surprised.
What bike shop?Roadrunner25
Aug 22, 2003 9:26 AM
WHat city?
What bike shop?filtersweep
Aug 22, 2003 9:35 AM

Look is beefing up their distribution in the US. More and more shops are carrying them. Rumour has it they will be matching Trek's warranty.

When I purchased mine, there were no built Looks to test ride, so I had to ride the dealer rep's. Now the shop had several Looks already built- and they still had all sorts of bare framesets...
Sorry 481(nm)PatM
Aug 22, 2003 10:19 AM
Sorry 461 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(nm) know of any deals on them ?PatM
Aug 22, 2003 10:22 AM
You'll look long and hard for a 481.KG 361
Aug 22, 2003 9:19 AM
Especially since they don't exist.=) It's either a 381 or a 486 or a 461.
check out Excel and Jenson. NMRom12_1
Aug 22, 2003 9:04 AM
re: Best Price on Look bikes?kgrider
Aug 22, 2003 10:23 AM
I'll sell you my 381-i with 2,000 miles on it for $3,300. Full Dura Ace, Thomson post, Mavic Cosmos wheels, Ritchey WCS bar & stem, Pave saddle, Look carbon spacers, extra dropouts, & speedplay X2's. Size 54.
re: Best Price on Look bikes?flying
Aug 22, 2003 10:25 AM
Why not total cycling?
Mike & Adrian were great when I got my 381i from them.
They not only sold me the Kelme 381i for about 1/2 of what they wanted in the States but they got it to me in 5 days.
Ireland to Hawaii 5 days!! Man many US stores take longer to send me small parts than that.
Seriously price & service? I think it would be tough to do better than TC.
OK now that my Keyboard is workingPatM
Aug 22, 2003 10:26 AM
Can anyone compare the 461 to 361 ? Is it worth the extra $400 ?
361 vs 461mainframe
Aug 22, 2003 10:54 AM
I ride a 361 and have no issues. The 461 is alittle stiffer due to oversized tubing. If you're not a big rider, probably won't gain much in the difference. At 146 lbs, I could leap upon the TT from a highrise building and not flex the thing! The only other real difference is the seat tube of the 461 accepts 27.2mm, providing more seatpost choices.
OK now that my Keyboard is workingfiltersweep
Aug 22, 2003 10:54 AM
You are paying for the most current model... Look is notorious for this scheme.
Excel Sports in boulder - Joshlendog
Aug 22, 2003 11:02 AM
I bought 2 KG461's. One for me and my brother-in-law. Great deal ($2300 each shipped), great service. Bikes came very well boxed. No problems since we purchased them 4 months ago. Have about 1000 miles on them and have never had to make any adjustments. I would highly recommend Excel.

Try World Cycling Productions? (nm)Look381i
Aug 22, 2003 11:55 AM
re: Best Price on Look bikes?my327vette
Aug 22, 2003 2:31 PM
I also bought a Look 381 from Totalcycling. I had the bike in a couple days and they were great to deal with. And the price was well below what they were selling for here in the US.
Availability in your size is first ?pitt83
Aug 23, 2003 4:30 AM
I ordered my mike in Aug 2002 and got it in March '03. I wanted the 361 but got the 461 since I'm 230lbs and 6'4 thinking (correctly) the 461 was better for us big fellas. I was still open to the 361 but none could be found and none would be produced until the '03 run. As I was told by my LBS, LOOK builds in size runs staring with the most popular middle sizes and with the highest models. Therefore, the 361 will be last on the list and middle sizes made first since it's their leat expensive frame. Large or small sizes of these are tough to get.

If you can find it now, buy it now. The $100 will be inconsequential when you've got a great ride for the fall season.

PS: I love my 461. Really agile. 4000 miles this year and nothing but simple maintainence on the drivetrain. EC-70 seatpost broke (poor manufacturing) but the Deda blackstick has been a flawless replacement. The blue isn't as advertized. More like the A3.1 pedal than the color shown on their website. The white is super nice.