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Opinions on Scattante Bikes(8 posts)

Opinions on Scattante Bikesjromack
May 31, 2002 12:56 PM
They have one with full Ultegra on sale for around $1000.

Are they any good?
My opinion...Slowclimber
May 31, 2002 2:11 PM
They are great bikes for the money, but not necessarily for everybody.

I'm guessing you are inquiring about the steel 853/Ultegra bike so this may not be as helpful as other responses may be.

I own the Zonal frame/fork combo and to this point am very impressed by the frame. The Zonal is the lower end aluminum/ carbon stay frame. I've got approximately 3 months and 1200 miles on the frame to this point.

The bike has a descent build quality. I've seen better and I've seen much worse. The ride is very comfortable compared to other cro-moly and aluminum bikes that I've ridden. The bike is a quick steering bike which I am getting used to but still am not comfortable with. The bottom bracket is very stiff and has little flex in it. The paint looks nice and not having team logos littered all over the frame is a nice change.

For a rider comparison I'm 6' 265 pounds. I ride fairly aggressively, at least as aggressive as a 265 pounder can. I average 18-19mph on flat rides of 30-35 miles and climb about as slow as a slug.

For the price I'm very impressed. I've had comments from a lot of other riders about the bike and how nice it looks (though they didn't ride it) and have yet to get the snob factor thrown at me.

My only concern with the bike is if I need to send it in for a warranty claim. I know Supergo's mail service is slower than eroding mountains and that causes me concern if I ever need to send it in for repair.

If the fit is good, it's well worth the look.
re: Opinions on Scattante Bikesweiwentg
May 31, 2002 3:14 PM
a friend has the airplane. no complaints thus far, other than the fact that he likes cannondales.
Also What About the Composite Frame Scattante Bikesjromack
May 31, 2002 5:18 PM
Anybody know anything about their frame reliability/durability?
I have an opinion...Uncle Tim
May 31, 2002 5:58 PM
I've seen one of the steel the Scattantes and I gave it a pretty good look. My opinion:

The welds were very ugly! The paint looked decent, but the welds looked to be done in a real hurry. If they are good quality welds, with good penetration and strength, they should have been ground smooth.

Also, the newby road biker who bought the Scattante is on his own as far as service goes. There were some issues with squeaks and fit, but the rider seemed to be pretty happy with it. He had better be because I don't know what kind of after sale service he expects.
que pasa hombre?Crankist
Jun 1, 2002 6:55 AM
"If they are good quality welds, with good penetration and strength, they should have been ground smooth."

What does grinding a weld have to do with penetration? And why would grinding a quality weld be a priority versus a crappy weld?
Mike
que pasa hombre?Pygme
Jun 1, 2002 12:06 PM
Sounds fishy to me. Grounding welds lets you hide imprefections. I prefer to see the welds thus see the craftmanship involved. Ground welds are like a Rembrandt covererd with black silk.
que pasa hombre?Carbon fiber fanatik
Jun 1, 2002 6:18 PM
ala cannondale? Smooth and finished welds are okay, but I like to see the bead. As far as a scattante? I bought one on a "whim", because I was bored over a typical long winter in Michigan. The fit and finish are excellent and the ride quality is outstanding. Bottom line? Full dura ace..etc. A 17 pound rail that loves to go fast. I'll think about a colnago c-40 or a litespeed vortex once I win the lottery, until then? I'll be riding...