Look KG486 Frames

KG486

  • HM carbon tubes
  • HM (high module) carbon fibers give a lighter frame with outstanding performance
  • Integrated headset
  • Increases the lateral rigidity of the head tube, making steering much more precise, and giving greater stability in turns and at high speed
  • Evolusize
  • Better progressive slope on small sizes (65 cm) than on large sizes (non-sloping geometry from size 57 onwards)

User Reviews (3)

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Bernardino Adao   Recreational Rider [Dec 03, 2010]
Strength:

The painting job and the design.

Weakness:

Too expensive and poor engineering.

I bought the all black version in 2006. At that time it was the top frame of the brand. It is a heavy frame when compared with other carbon frames, about 1500 grams, plus another 380 grams for the fork, but it is beautiful. After about three and half years it developed a crack on the top of the head tube, even though I never let it drop or had any accident with it. I went to the local store where I bought it and was told the warranty was 3 years and that they could not do anything for me. I am really very upset with both the local store, Veloprof, and with the brand LOOK.

Similar Products Used: Trek Madone, BH G3, Giant TCR and Bianchi 928,
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1
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1
RickNVA   Recreational Rider [May 15, 2007]
Strength:

Very smooth, stable, and an efficient energy conversion machine... I won't see myself coming and going, like so many Trek owners do, and there are not many bikes that can hold a candle to it's pretty face...

Weakness:

The frame is something of a sail and is subject to strong cross-winds... As Jan once said, I was skating like Katarina Witt!! Holy Smoke -- too much excitement when descending very large hills...

I had been lusting after a Look KG486 for quite some time, when I had an opportunity to pick up a new frame for not a lot of cash... It took me another twelve months to buy all the requisite components to turn it into the bike I have today...

The reviews all comment on the weight of the frame, but as I am 187-lbs I figured a few hundred grams were not going to influence my cycling fun a whole lot. Besides, I believed (and correctly so) that the lateral stiffness of the frame might more than overcome the added weight 'penalty'.

I've ridden three > 50 mile rides, over some significant hills/mountains, and I am more than pleased with the efficiency of the frameset... It does seem as if all cranking energy is converted to forward speed. My other bike is a Salsa Campeon, and the Look seems to climb better. Interestingly enough, when equipped with virtually the same group, the Look is almost 1-1/2 lb lighter than the SC/AL Salsa... Where the 486 really shines is smoothness, and is this baby ever smooth!! it almost feels slower because it is so silky, but I know it isn't...

Similar Products Used: Salsa Campeon, Lemond Zurich
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5
VALUE
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5
Calder   Road Racer [Jan 26, 2007]
Strength:

Looks, shaping, stiffness, responsivness, speed, wow-factor and absolutely amazing power transfer

Weakness:

Tight geometry, so not a super comfortable century bike burt not bad. Heavier than the 585, but also a lot more aerodynamic. The responsivness requires a lot more attention than on other bikes, turn even slightly and the bike will follow. But for snappy response and sharp artistic good looks...it can't be beat!

Wow....
Looks, stiffness, aerodynamics and lightweight. Snapy, tight, and fast as anything. Super (if not slightly to...)responsive in turns. Great for racing, TT, Crits, Tri. I bought this becuase I wanted soemthing light but with a bit more aerodynamics. I sacrificed a bit of weight for the shaped tubing and aero profile, but less than on other manufactureers aero fram styles. Built up with a super lightweight combo of FSA, Dura Ace and Mavic, ut looks amazing and soars uphills and in the flats.

Similar Products Used: Salsa, Cannondale, LOOK, Pinnarello,
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
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