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Scattante Zonal?(9 posts)

Scattante Zonal?cyclejim
Feb 7, 2002 10:52 PM
Anyone know of the manufacturers web site? Supergo is selling these frames for a great price and the reviews are positive as well. I wanted to do a bit more in depth research before taking the plunge.

Thanks in advance !
re: Scattante Zonal?Hardy Harhar
Feb 8, 2002 4:55 AM
Enrico Scattante has been making frames the old way for many years in his shop in Italy. Used to make strictly lugged steel and has now ventured into the world of aluminum (and the US market via Supergo). His frames have been used by many racers over the years, but always with another makers decals on them (Freddy Merckx, Greg Lemon, Miguel Intherain, etc.).
re: Scattante Zonal?weiwentg
Feb 8, 2002 5:03 AM
a friend has the Scattante Airplane. he says it rides just fine but that the CF rear triangle doesn't help any. I think the Zonal would be quite a good deal.
thats a big LOL nmjohan burnt eels
Feb 8, 2002 8:59 AM
would you care to elaborate? nmweiwentg
Feb 8, 2002 10:39 AM
my laughing is in response to mr. hardy har's comment nmjohan burnt eels
Feb 8, 2002 10:59 AM
LOL!cyclaholic
Feb 8, 2002 10:40 AM
Hardy HarHar made me laugh so loud I think I broke a rib.

If you wish to find out more about the Scattante manufacturer, I suggest you take a slow boat....to Taiwan.

I think the tubing makes them them of pasta, so they try to pass this off as an Italian bike.
(shrugs)weiwentg
Feb 8, 2002 5:52 PM
ok, point taken ... but my Specialized is made in Taiwan, and it rides just fine. Ditto for the Giants. ditto for Airborne (flame bait, I know).
as long as the designer has some sort of Italian connection ....
There is nothing Italian about Scattantecyclaholic
Feb 8, 2002 8:23 PM
Yes, Specialized is made in Taiwan. Giants are made in Taiwan. Airbornes are made in China, though, which makes it truly special.

In all of these cases, the work is simply outsourced to Taiwan where the labor is done cheaper. You get what you pay for.

I am particularly critical of the Scattante/Supergo connection because they do everything they can to trick people into thinking that they are Italian bikes. You have to read the fine print twice and then read the even finer print to get to the truth.