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LOOK 2005
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REVIEW DATE: 2 Aug, 2004

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Made in France HSC5 fORK

Look has just unveiled the results of 12 months of design and testing of high-tech, French-made carbon goodies.

Most impressive is the latest incarnation of the HSC fork line, the HSC 5 SL. Retailing for $995 NZD, this all-carbon fork is truly "all-carbon." Using a new proprietary process working with super-high-modulus carbon fiber, Look has been able to produce the first road fork with a carbon steerer, legs and even drop-outs. No bonding is used in the production of this breakthrough fork; instead, the unit is molded as one continuous element.

"This is designed to provide the best torsional and lateral rigidity while also allowing us to minimize weight, "If you follow manufacturer's directions regarding clamping force of quick-releases and roof racks, there won't be a problem with cracking or breaking. This stuff is that strong." An industry first.

This 295-gram fork also is the first production fork that does not require installation of a lower headset crown race. Using a sealed-bearing system, the lower headset bearing will rest directly on the 45-degree molded carbon fork crown.

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The 585, also available in straight black

"Through all our testing, we've found our new carbon elements to be even stronger than aluminum alloys," Tan said. "The lower headset bearing rests directly on the shaped carbon crown and won't be a problem. The bearing handles the turning friction, while the carbon just has to handle the static load - which it can, with plenty of strength to spare."

Along with the fork, Look showed off its newest frameset, the 585. This 990-gram frame (size 53cm), is almost a third the weight of its predecessor, the KG 486.  Using a bottom bracket that boasts the same weight-saving high-modulus carbon technology found in the HSC 5 SL fork, the 585 will be formally unveiled at this year's Tour de France on the Credít Agricole team's bikes. All lugs are 100% carbon and increasing the rigidity of the frame they are the first forged carbon lugs.

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The Keo

Creating a lot of talk is what Look calls the "world's first all-carbon clipless pedal." The Keo pedal uses what Look calls a "carbon bi-material" to bring the weight of these pedals down to 300 grams (with hardware and cleats). Dropping the multitude of adjustment features found on the CX 7, the Keo will offer a minimalist tension release with the option of running fixed or 9-degree-float cleats.

The cleats themselves have been redesigned to provide lower stack height and come with Teflon-impregnated lips and heel for easier entry and exit.

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A new cleat, too, with Teflon lips and heel

Two versions of the pedal will be available - a $395 NZD chromoly-axle version and a titanium-axle version. The cleats are a new deign and will not fit existing Look pedals.


 
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