It's hard to say what's happening here.
What's the difference between the R96 and the L96 TT (besides paint)? Both are TT-specific with 43mm offset forks.
Is the 564 a 496/L96 frame with the same carbon layup but reconfigured for normal cranks and stems? Or is it simply a Chinese carbon bike with a Mondrain paint job?
Anyone got MRSP data on these? Calling all bike shop guys
The stem on the R96 looks to be way too long for a pursuit bike. The aero bars will almost go beyond the front wheel.
I don't have the exact number, but I think the 564 runs in the $2-3k range.
2016 Goals -Lose weight, Win an omnium, Medal@MABRA, Attend Masters Nats,
Attend Masters PanAms, and Maintain weight in off season
LOOK states that it is
It's being marketed as a pursuit bike...with sprint bars on it probably because LOOK makes sprint bars (that are stupidly expensive) and they do not make aero bars to my knowledge.Specially dedicated to pursuit races
The L96 comes with a set of stems from very short to very long. I assume the same goes for the R96. They list the stems as
That's 18 stems available.FROM 55MM TO 140MM EVERY 5MM
I kinda doubt that the bike ships with 18 stems...but for that price, it should
weird. Look has traditionally done sprint bikes that can do double duty for mass start races. a lineup of pursuit bikes is weird.
the M (largest frame? ) has a top tube of 56cm. am I missing something or is that actually the largest frame they make? doesnt that exclude a large group of riders. im 177cm and I ride a 56cm tt and am by no means the tall guy at the track, quite the contrary actually
Ive heard our team is getting the new bike, ill try and grab a pic of it. Wonder whats happening to all those L96 frames.... Too bad they have cut posts and are useless to anyone with a longer leg. They will keep some for spares Im sure, although a few of them are already spares.
All of the major bikes should be coming out with new frames for Rio, so maybe there will be a 'flood' on the market soon (relatively speaking, even a couple of L96s for sale would be a flood lol). You would notice the UK team still riding on 6 year old Cervelo frames and guaranteed they will have something new for Rio (likely 2 new bikes actually). I had pestered some of the guys from Cervelo all year about a T1/4 replacement and they basically said ready or not, the bike would be released with Olympics since thats when the demand shoots up. I guess there is a huge spike in track bike sales on Olympic years so they time the releases with them. Same with releasing new tri bikes right around Kona
Hmm, that's the older model (PHM7?) with the threaded headset. I'd hold out for the new one (PHM 9??) which is a total redesign and is a very very nice bike indeed. That one above should be around $500 or so, and I'd try to avoid any that have seem street fixie duty as this one looks to have.
He only used the bike for roller, because the frame was small for him.
He usually ride street with zipp 2001, cervelo t1, or other bikes
I never saw in a person(he lives in Korea....), but I have talked to him for two years
However, if I find a better deal with other frames, I would probably purchase the other frame
Also it's going to take few months for me to buy a new frame haha
So i have plenty of time to think about.
And thank you
Don't buy anything from this guy. From the sounds of it they are all street fixies. You don't know the history of these bikes, and have no way of verifying it. Only buy from someone you know is reputable. You'll spend close to, or more than $250 bucks to have a bike shipped from over the ocean (I know because I've done it). Why not spend that money on something local, and pay it into the purchase price. It's stupid to buy an obsolete bike, that's overpriced, and then spend a ridiculous amount to ship it. $800 bucks plus $300 dollars shipping? You can get a much better deal on something local.
It's only worth it if the cost+shipping is cheaper than what you can get here. I got my old BT from Australia because the exchange rate worked in my favour, and the bike hadn't been ridden all that much. I bought it through John Beasley, who coaches the Malaysian National team and runs a shop. I also had a friend who lived in the area check it out for me. I purchased and shipped the frame for $2000. That frame bought in North America through BT's retail channels at the time could've cost me over $8000. It made sense to buy it the way I did. What you're looking at is just flushing money down the toilet for a bike that was nice when it came out, but is nothing special now.
Taras - :noun. 1. Typically an overweight has-been that can sometimes be seen pootling around a velodrome on an old Look KG 233.
Generally speaking, you shouldn't buy old technology for racing. This goes for:
- Threaded headsets
- Old style pedals
- Vintage anything
There are only a few old things that have stood the test of time:
- Nitto B123/125 bars
- Shimano Octalink track cranks
- Toshi, Kashimax, etc...straps
If a bike has a threaded stem, you don't want it. Unless that's your thing and you are into vintage bikes. But, don't buy it thinking that it's better. It may have been amazing when it first appeared, now it's just old.
There are exceptions. But, don't get fooled into thinking older is somehow better.