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Look 461 Frames

4/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $1900.00

Product Description

Oversized High Resistance Carbon tubes with Aluminum lugs make this the most responsive carbon frameset in the world. Laurent Jalabert's weapon of choice for the 2005 Tour de France, Available in his special-edition war paint. This is an absolute blowout

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Blair Coull a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 23, 2007

Strengths:    Pretty stiff for power transfer, still easy enough to ride, great of the bigger/little bit heaver rider.

Weaknesses:    Weight compared to some, but better for the big guys anyway.

Bottom Line:   
Beware: A lot of carbon frames are limited in their rider weight, and that figure is typically around 85 to 90 kg. At 195 cm (6'5") and just under 95 kg. This Look is able to handle my weight, probably due to the fact they use more carbon. The cost is a little bit of weight, but my 59 cm classic frame with good though not great components comes in a 8.1 kg including pedals, cages, computer... ready to ride
Lets be honest, and extra hour a week (or one less bottle of wine) and I would be 5kg lighter, so the package is never what you would actually call heavy, my old high spec (Reynold 531 with Super Record) bike from 15 years ago was 9.5 kg in 60 cm and that was outstanding at the time.
Apparently Look discontinued because the market thought a 1380 gram frame was too heavy... what would you prefer this made in France or a 1100 gram made in Taiwan. Now which one do you want at 5 years old.. 10 years old...

I am ranking a 4 because I have ridden a 585 and I know how that is better, but with the cost difference I could not justify the benefits!

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Favorite Ride:   Melbourne, the Beach Road to Frankston

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Back to riding 2 years:
Merida 909 Extreme, couldn't handle my weight and power, it went soft around the head tube
15 years ago a custom frame in 531C with Super Record

Bike Setup:   Look 461HR frame
Deda DAVS fork
Deda logo stem and bars
Dura-Ace 10 speed
FSA SLK Crankset 52-39
Selle Italia Thoork
Look Keo Carbon

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