2018 Look AL 464
If you have ever watched any track event even just once, you will have seen how prominent a company Look has been once we hit the boards. The sponsor of multiple national teams through the years, it is a company that has its heart in this pure form of racing. The Look AL 464 is their aluminum offering that can work equally well as a novices first track bike, or indeed as that converted road fixie for those who love the look and history of this French company’s machines.
Made from 6061 aluminum tubing, with an oversized downtube in particular, the AL 464 will be able to provide you with big power through the pedals. The 68mm English threaded bottom bracket will be a joy in terms of how well it performs and how easy it is to maintain and find cranks to fit it. Look has given it a carbon fork, though to keep the weight down and the handling sharp, which is especially important if you are planning on taking this into competition on the track. The fork has been reinforced for track use and the 1 1/8 inch steerer tube with integrated headset will ensure the rigidity required for precise handling.
And though trackies usually still use narrower tires than is common in road racing, if you are planning on hitting the city streets with this, you’ll be pleased to know that the frame and fork can accommodate up to 25mm tires. Then again, you should keep in mind that both the fork and rear axle are bolt-ons, not quick release, so if you do end up with a flat far from home, you’ll hopefully have the right sized wrench in your backpack.
Anyone who is lucky enough to live near a velodrome owes it to him or herself as well as to the owners of the velodrome to make use of such a wonderful facility. It is a fascinating way to get closer to the roots of cycling while improving everything about your riding style from your pedaling efficiency to your handling. The Look AL 464 is a really great way to hit the boards without having to invest a ton of cash.
Frame: 6061 Aluminum
Fork: Look Carbon
Rear Stay: Aluminum
Fork Axle: Bolt on
Steerer Tube: 1 1/8”
Headset Included: Yes, integrated
Bottom Bracket Type: 68mm | English threaded
Wheel Size: 700c
Max Tire Clearance: 25mm
Seatpost Diameter: 31.6mm
Seatpost Included: No
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: Bolt on x 120mm
Sizes: 50.5cm XS | 52.5cm SM | 55.5cm MD | 57.5cm LG |