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    astro (spsln)/sette ace clone?

    hello,
    ive posted in the sette topic, now i try it here. im searching for an astro spsln clone like the sette ace, which is not longer available.
    astro (spsln)/sette ace clone?-astrospslnsetteace.jpg

    in germany, sorry for my bad english beside, we have to pay about 1.500 $ for the frameset. does anybody know other manufacturers which sell the frame? the price in germany isnt hot.

    greetings from stuttgart

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    That frame has a pretty significant difference from the Sette frame, it uses a Horst Link rear suspension which has to be licensed through Specialized if sold in the USA. So the Sette uses pivots on the seat stays instead which alters the way the bike will handle, especially under braking.

    Sette now has the Durro which is similar to the old Ace.

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    thanks, i have seen the derro, but the weight isnt good as the weight of the sette!

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    i Think the K2 Apache was similar to the Ace but you probably couldnt find that either. I found this http://www.saferwholesale.com/K2-Apa...06&Click=35179

    But...I dont know if i trust the site.

    Check the K2 forums, some people recently purchased these bikes and may have some leads.
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    ok, thanks. the k2 is interesting -but too small. i need 19`.

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    Like i said,check the K2 specific boards. The design is solid. I am surprised it has been abandoned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72 View Post
    That frame has a pretty significant difference from the Sette frame, it uses a Horst Link rear suspension which has to be licensed through Specialized if sold in the USA. So the Sette uses pivots on the seat stays instead which alters the way the bike will handle, especially under braking.

    Sette now has the Durro which is similar to the old Ace.

    Looks like he's in Germany. Deutchland doesn't have to worry about the silly patent for the horst link.

    I'd take a look into a Titus Racer X, and some of the European brands. Does Scott make a difference on full suspension frames if they are going stateside vs the continent? Here they are seatstay pivots, no reason they couldn't be chainstay over there.

    It will be difficult to find that exact setup in the USA because of the horst link patent. If you want something similar there are a few choices. Yeti ASR, Rocky Mountain Element, Titus Racer X or just the X, and a few that I am sure I have missed.

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    There are plenty that look like that...but not in the price the OP wants to pay

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    yeah, the price is the problem. at the moment im looking for a full carbon fs via directimport from china. its called fsm 043.

    oh, ive seen the titus X in the titus online shop. but there aren no specs. how about the weight of the X in m and the geometry? has somebody these infos?
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    Quote Originally Posted by craysor View Post
    yeah, the price is the problem. at the moment im looking for a full carbon fs via directimport from china. its called fsm 043.

    oh, ive seen the titus X in the titus online shop. but there aren no specs. how about the weight of the X in m and the geometry? has somebody these infos?
    Titus Racer X

    In Large and X-Large. $500 without shock. Scouring ebay should find a Monarch or Float for $100 ish. The X is a bit more.

    I'm thinking these will disappear quickly.

    X Info should have most of the info. The Racer X was the previous version, so most of the specs should be evolved from that. The RX was and still is one of the lighter duallies out there.

    Should be plenty of info about either bike down in the Titus Forum.

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    shop On-One in the UK and see what they offer for the Titus frames. Might be a better deal than shopping Titueti.com?

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    shopping in the usa would be no problem because they ship to germany from their warehouse in the uk. the racer x is the best offer i have ssen long ago, but i need M. and the x without shock is a little bit to expensive for me.......the search goes on

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    what about the deal on the FTM? thought it was also dirt cheap.

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    $899.- to much for me

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