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Scattente CFR Carbon Road(15 posts)

Scattente CFR Carbon Roaddenny's-grand-slam
Feb 21, 2002 7:50 AM

Has anyone worked with this frame? Anyone care to comment on it? I was flippin through some web sites and came accross this one. Seems like a fairly nice carbon. Please comment what you think. . .

againHardy Harhar
Feb 21, 2002 7:59 AM
Enrico Scattante has been making bicycle frames the old way for many years in his small shop in Italy. He used to make strictly lugged steel frames and has now ventured into the modern world of aluminum and carbon (and the US market via Supergo). Scattante frames have been used by various teams over the years, but always with another makers decals on them. Several pros rode them (Freddy Merckx, Greg Lemon, Miguel Intherain, etc.).
Feb 21, 2002 9:06 AM
CLASSIC! I like this guy hardy harhar
re: Scattente CFR Carbon Roaddenny's-grand-slam
Feb 21, 2002 8:15 AM
Have you worked with any frames from him?
re: Scattente CFR Carbon Roadmrotis
Feb 21, 2002 8:41 AM
Denny's - the guy in the previous post is pulling your chain. Take a careful look at the spelling of the "famous" cyclists. Although mildly funny, he's doing you a disservice and is not really out there to answer your question. The Scattante is a mass-produced frame (Taiwan or China, not sure) that is sold only by Supergo. I doubt it is of the same quality as other cf framesets such as Kestrel, Calfee, Trek, etc. but then again, the price is much lower. Who knows, it may be a nice bike but Supergo is known more for low prices than for customer service so you might want to read up on warranty/service repair issues before buying. Happy hunting.
i seedenny's-grand-slam
Feb 21, 2002 8:49 AM
well, i guess i'm looking for something lightweight for once. And when i came accross this i was impressed by the price of it, seemed really low for a full carbon frame. So basically i am hunting for a frame now.
Feb 21, 2002 9:13 AM
It looks like the same bike that epx bicycles is selling. They are an austrailian company, but they are most definitely from somewhere like Taiwan. A team I was on a couple of years ago was sponsored by Mongoose, and we road their Taiwan built monocoque carbon bikes. It was an alright bike. I only road it for a year, so i don't know about durability. These days most of the carbon bike parts come from taiwan(forks, seatpost,cranks, etc.) My main concern would be the warranty with the supergo and the durability.
my friend has that frame ...weiwentg
Feb 21, 2002 1:25 PM
... and is completely satisfied. it's around 17-18 lbs with full DA and Ksyriums (50cm frame or thereabouts). he was saying it's the same basic frame as the Cinelli Aliante ... dunno how true that is.
my friend has that frame ...cyclaholic
Feb 21, 2002 2:50 PM
It's in the same catalog as the Cinelli. That much is true.
it's a fine frameStarliner
Feb 21, 2002 9:03 AM
These are made I think in Singapore and are good, professional quality manufacture. Good bang for the buck frame that you'll be happy with.
yea, i am just curious if i ride for one year and it breaksdenny's-grand-slam
Feb 21, 2002 9:45 AM
Hmm, just curious though if i built this up and would ride for one year then the next break. To bad they don't make a 60cm only 59 and 62 cm. . .
yea, i am just curious if i ride for one year and it breaksDY
Feb 21, 2002 10:41 AM
Just try it if you like. It may end up being a great frame for you. Just watch out for the guys at Supergo. Most of the sales guys are nice, but there must be something going on at the headquarters. The head of Marketing or the President are pretty shifty business characters. They will try every trick to make sure that they come out on top in a business transaction. They do have good prices though so that is the trade off. Good prices vs. Good service. Just make sure you know what you want and are educated about it when you buy from them.
According to Supergo Sales Staff..Meric
Feb 21, 2002 7:47 PM
The CFR has a 5 year warranty on it. Supergo handles all warranty claims. They do not pay for shipping. Other than that they could not give me any more information. Oh they also said it may not be a good choice for a 200lb rider like myself.
Scattante is the word...cyclaholic
Feb 21, 2002 10:59 AM
I have to admit, "Scattante" is a pretty neat word. Sounds like it would be a great name for an Italian brand. Supergo says "fine Italian quality" here and "fine Italian tubing" there, so it sounds like you are getting a low priced Italian bicycle. We've been looking for that for years.

But, alas, there is nothing Italian about this bicycle. In fact, we know it is fabricated somewhere in Asia, though it is impossible to know for sure where it's made from the information given by Supergo. But they are honest enough to admit that they offer such low prices due to getting the work out of "high-priced Italy". That's no longer in their small print.

Who knows what you getting with this product? I find it amazing that people would consider dropping $800 for a frame and not know what they are getting. For example, how much more would a Trek 5200 frame cost you?

Now, I know there are people who have taken this gamble and, in defensive mode, they will tell you how great it is. But there are some quality frame makers out there, who have either established the quality of their product or who are well on their way to doing so. In the name of all that is good and righteous, seek out these quality manufacturers. It may cost you a couple of hundred dollars today, but a year down the road you will be a more satisfied cyclist.
re: Scattente CFR Carbon Roadking or norway
Feb 23, 2002 9:49 AM
I've been told by a friend in the bike business that this frame comes from Taiwan (or thereabouts). He also passed along some advice that in his opinion the Taiwanese and other asain countries that produce frames have it pretty wired when it comes to fabricating/welding a metal-type frame (steel, aluminum) but that he would be hesitant about an asian carbon fiber frame. In the past, he also voiced concerns regarding the the source and quality of the particular metal obtained. But as far as the workmanship goes, with respect to metal, the asain builders seem to be on par with everyone else. Scatante does make 2 metal frame, Aluminum I beleive.