Look Aero-2 Forks

Look Aero-2 Forks 

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.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 28, 2001]
Benjamin Li
Triathlete

Strength:

Beautiful curve. Well made. Light. Shock absorption.

Weakness:

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

Virtually perfect for me.
Only a little flexy under pressure.

Similar Products Used:

Rock Shox Ruby SL, Look HSC3, Common 4120 fork.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 24, 2000]
SteveS
Recreational Rider

Strength:

Light, smooth, good looking

Weakness:

Maybe a little soft

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.

Similar Products Used:

Reynolds Ouzo Pro

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 12, 2000]
Dan Goertz
Recreational Rider

Strength:

Light and stiff.

Weakness:

Non yet.

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.

Similar Products Used:

Wound Up, Kenesis Aluminum

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 26, 2000]
David
Recreational Rider

Strength:

Light, nice looking, well made

Weakness:

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

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).

Similar Products Used:

Kinesis aluminum, Kestrel EMS

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
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