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Look Aero-2 Forks

4/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $179.00

Product Description

For triathlons, time trials, or just flat-out hammering. Aerodynamically designed carbon blades, aluminum drop-outs and crown, and a cromoly steerer tube. 700C, 4.3cm rake.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Benjamin Li a Triathlete from Taiwan

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2001

Strengths:    Beautiful curve. Well made. Light. Shock absorption.

Weaknesses:    Virtualy nothing. Only a little weak at out of saddle climbing.

Bottom Line:   
Virtually perfect for me.
Only a little flexy under pressure.

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Favorite Ride:   Hilly rides with lots of switch backs.

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   Ace du velos

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Ruby SL, Look HSC3, Common 4120 fork.

Bike Setup:   MT racing Easton Elan3 frame. All ultegra components. Tange headset, Modolo 8 bend handle bar.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by David a Recreational Rider from Austin, TX

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2000

Strengths:    Light, nice looking, well made

Weaknesses:    Transmits alot of road noise on rough (i.e., chip-sealed) roads, laterally flexy (really noticeable in sprints or out of the saddle climbing)

Bottom Line:   
This fork looks just like the Profile BRC and the Advanced COmposites forks which Mongoose uses (which were recently on sale at SuperGo) - I think it's a safe bet they are all the same fork... bladed legs, aluminum crown and dropouts, steel threaded steerer (240mm, in my case) I purchased this fork on clearance from Col. cyclist (they were blowing them out for $99) - removed the litespeed logo's on the fork legs (looked dumb - much nicer after they were gone - I polished them out, then re-clear coated the fork - came out great)

No real complaints other than that the fork was a little flexy laterally - whenever you get out of the saddle and hammer, the fork really flexes alot side to side (I am now running a Kestrel - it doesn't do that). It also didn't do much better than my aluminum fork at damping out road noise (the Kestrel is WAY nicer and virtually eliminated road buzz) Possibly this is a result of the aluminum crown (as opposed to an all-carbon design) However, for $100 the fork was a steal - there are better forks out there, but not at anything near that price.

A lighter rider might have better luck with this one (I am 6'3", 220lbs).

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Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Colorado Cyclist

Similar Products Used:   Kinesis aluminum, Kestrel EMS

Bike Setup:   Litespeed Ultimate, Dura-Ace/Ultegra mix

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan Goertz a Recreational Rider from Canada

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2000

Strengths:    Light and stiff.

Weaknesses:    Non yet.

Bottom Line:   
Nice fork, got it for a good price. The only draw back is that it has Litespeed stickers. Handles nice, good for long rides and stiff enough to be able to trust it on fast decents. Not the lightest carbon fork on the market, but what you pay for in weight you gain in strength.

Great fork for a long distance racer, maybe not the best for crit racing just because of weight. Great value in a carbon fork. My Wound Up was really expensive and I had crown problems, although warranty took care of that. I didn't notice a real performance difference between the two forks, but the price was noticeable. Good all round fork. Look does know carbon.

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Favorite Ride:   Various

Similar Products Used:   Wound Up, Kenesis Aluminum

Bike Setup:   Custom Easton Elite, with full Dura Ace

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by SteveS a Recreational Rider from Houston, Tex

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2000

Strengths:    Light, smooth, good looking

Weaknesses:    Maybe a little soft

Bottom Line:   
Actually, I am reviewing the Looks LDS Pro 1 which is somewhat of an upgrade from the Aero 1. (No place was available to review the Pro 1 elsewhere.)

This fork is a threaded model with a carbon crown so it is pretty light, somewhere a little over 400 grams. It has a good ride but I replaced it with the Reynolds Ouzo Pro to lighten up my front end and the Reynolds was a far better ride. Possibly the difference in fork rake as the Look had 45mm of rake versus 43 mm on the Reynolds.

For general use road riding and a quilled stem, this is a good fork, but it is probably not the choice for racing or rides that have a lot of fast, twisting, descents.

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Favorite Ride:   Hill Country

Similar Products Used:   Reynolds Ouzo Pro

Bike Setup:   1999 Airborne Zeppelin, Dura Ace/Ultegra mix

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