|Scattante bikes||Sid the sloth|
Jun 19, 2003 10:13 PM
|Hi, I'm looking to purchase my first road bike. I'm an avid mountain biker, but want something to spin around on when the trails are muddy. I also do several organized road rides each year, go road biking several times a month, and am sick of swapping out the knobbies for the slicks on the mountain bike.
So, long story short, I've test-ridden several road bikes- Specialized Allez Elite, Felt, Trek, Scattante and found the Scattante to be the best ride, and the most bang for the buck. My budget is up to $1000, and I'm looking at the 17.7 pound Scattante R-650 Ultegra package road bike. Basically, it's a Supergo house brand road bike. Anyone familar with Scattante? Is this just a junk frame with bad welds coupled with nice components, or a really nice best bang for the buck road bike? Is it less expensive because it's a "no-name" brand? According to the reviews I read, it seems to be a good buy. If anyone owns, or is familiar with this brand, please let me know!
|I think Scattante's are a deal||bigrider|
Jun 20, 2003 3:54 AM
|I have never bought one but know a couple of people who ride Supergo house brand frames, both MTB and road. They ride fine and the people are pleased with the product. The Scattante carbon bike is a EPX303, just rebadged. I don't see how you can go wrong. It is hard to find an ultegra bike build kit for under a grand. If you are more worried about keeping 100 dollar bills in your wallet than impressing everyone with your flashy name brand bike, buy the thing and ride it.
BTW, Had a friend who bought and Iron Horse Victory 853 steel bike with ultegra a few years back for 700 bucks on an end of the year sale. The thing is bulletproof, rides great, and outfitted with ultegra and a carbon fork. He got a great deal and a great ride.
Quote of the day:
Welds are to hold the bike together not to admire.
|I'm pretty happy w/ my IronHorse as well...||joekm|
Jun 20, 2003 4:37 AM
|2002 model (last year for Reynolds 853 apparantly) and It seems to be a nice bike. Got a super-accurate scale where I work and the bike with my old dual-sided spds, bottle cages, computer harness, and seat pack boss weighed 20.3 lbs. Not super light, but not bad for an Ultegra equipped steel bike with Mavic Cosmos wheels.|| |