|Scattante CFR Carbon frame||C-squared|
Nov 29, 2001 8:00 PM
|Anyone heard of it - or have any experience? According to a roadie at the LBS - this is from the same manufacturer that produces for several high end monoque carbon frames - i think he might have said Calfee?.
|re: Scattante CFR Carbon is not from Calfee||Tig|
Nov 30, 2001 9:32 AM
|These are supposed to be made in Tiawan. At a distance, they might resemble a Calfee due to the gussets. For $1200, I'd go for Calfee's lower end Luna with a 10 year warranty than gamble on an $800 Scattante CF. If CF is not the objective but price and quality are, check out some great priced bikes at GVHbikes.com.|
|re: Scattante CFR Carbon frame||rckymtnmd|
Nov 30, 2001 9:37 AM
|I doubt that it is a Calfee. Most likely, the frame is produced in Taiwan and marketed under their name. Check out the two sites below and you’ll see that they all seem to be the same frameset.
|re: Scattante CFR Carbon frame||cioccman|
Nov 30, 2001 9:41 AM
|Above is right. Guessing, probably Taiwanese. I can almost 100% assure you it's not Calfee. For one thing, Calfee doesn't utilize that *webbing* sorta thing off the headset, at least that I've ever seen. I've seen and been on many Calfees. I can't imagine Craig ever making bikes for market under another name.|
|Calfee looks kinda webby to me.||WebSlinger|
Nov 30, 2001 12:55 PM
|Not as bulky though...|
|I can't believe you guys||CT1|
Nov 30, 2001 9:48 PM
|Comparing a Calfee to this Scattati (or whatever it's called) is like comparing a Porshe to a Ugo.
|Don't get me wrong...||WebSlinger|
Dec 1, 2001 6:54 AM
|I'd take a Calfee any day over the other one. They have a black one at an LBS and theres all this carbon weave everywhere, looks awesome|
|Seems Nuts to Me||djg|
Nov 30, 2001 2:21 PM
|Personally, I doubt it comes from the Calfee shop. Unsubstantiated rumors are about worthless in this respect. More to the point, there's more that goes into the ride of, e.g., a steel, Foco tubed frame than just the tubes. And with CF, it's worth noting that you could be getting anything--apart from the (claimed) weight and the general appearance I cannot tell anything, and I mean ANYTHING--from the Supergo site about what sort of ride you'd be getting here. That's not to say it won't be fine--beats me, I know nothing about it--but CFframes at roughly the same weight can have enormously different properties depending on how the CF is laid up, how the frame is put together, etc. Why pay 800 bucks for a total mystery when you can get known, warrantied, and very different products (that you may even be able to try) from established names like Look, Calfee, Aegis, Kestrel, and Trek for a few hundred dollars more (heck, I've seen some of the lower Look models on sale for less)? At that price, with all the unknowns, I'd want to ride something before I bought it. Even on the best view of CF (which I--unlike some others here--think can make a fine frame), it's a mistake to assume that any old composition will automatically be magic.|
|It's no Calfee||Starliner|
Nov 30, 2001 3:13 PM
|Calfee frames are not monoque first of all. I own a BPStealth and it looks identical in geometry, design, and appearance to the Scattante, except that the Stealth has a 1" headtube while I think Supergo's carbon frame is 1-1/8".
The Stealth is made in Taiwan, and so is the Scattante probably by the same outfit. My Stealth is a good quality frame and looks good as well. I built it with good components - full Dura-Ace and an Ouzo Pro fork on the front end. As it is, it is a solid, responsive ride with decent road feel. It doesn't have a pedigree or a name that will impress old-school aficionados, but it hangs with the best of them on the road, and that's my bottom line when it comes to cycling.