Look Carbon Frames: A History

thomasperry Posts: 2
edited February 2013 in Road general
Hi Guys!
I'm looking for some help from inside experts, so where better to go than bike radar...

Look made the first pure bred single piece carbon fibre frame in 1986, the KG-86.
There have been lots of others since then as they develop new techniques and designs. What I'm looking for is posts telling the year a frame was first released, and the price it came out at?
Gonna build me a timeline of industry developments for my degree investigation.


  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    If we give you the answers do we get the degree!!!!
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • ShutUpLegs
    ShutUpLegs Posts: 3,522
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Try Retrobike forum or the retrobike thread on Roadbikereview forum - there are some Look afficianados out there. As for the KG-86 being the first 'all-carbon' frame it depends on your definition as it had alloy lugs. The other 'players' at this time were Vitus, Alan, Kestrel, Calfee (Carbonframes). Price-wise, the KG-86 was about £1200 from memory, which was about twice the price of other top-end frames.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..