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    Post your Sette Reken

    Lets see all the Variations. Post specs if you wish also.



    Sette Reken Frame 18" Custom White/Black
    Sette Venn Seat Post
    Sette Type B Lock on Grips
    Sette Vector T6 Handle Bar
    Manitou R7 Elite
    Titec Big Al Stem
    Avid Speed Dial 7 Levers
    Avid BB7 Disc Brakes*
    Shimano Deore Disc Hubs with Sun Rhyno Rims
    Panaracer Fire XC Tires
    Race Face Ride XC Crank
    Salsa 32T Chain Ring
    Race Face Bash guard
    Selle San Marco Saddle
    Shimano Clipless Pedals
    Sram 9 speed chain
    Sram PG-990 9 Speed Cassette 11-32
    Sram X-9 Short Cage Derailluer
    Sram X-7 Trigger Shifter
    Jagwire Shifter Cable*
    Shimano Cable Housing Shifter
    Alligator Super Fortress Brake Cables

    26lb 10.1oz
    on my shipping scale
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    no other Rekens?
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    Here's mine

    After a 65 mile MTB race:
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    Wow that awesome. How well did you finish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by radiocontrolled
    After a 65 mile MTB race:
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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/38009544@N05/4122799641/" title="DSCF2914 by driscollc, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2490/4122799641_37a83efd6b.jpg" width="500" height="494" alt="DSCF2914" /></a>
    I have a Dart3 & a firm spring. But I wonder how well it will work for me (superclyde) . it's only for EZ Trails though. Might work.
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    I got first, but I should qualify it. It was a 55 mile ride w/ 4000 ft. of climbing and then about a 10 mile race from the base of the mountain back to the finish line. After 55 miles and 4000 ft. of climbing, the last thing you want to do is race somewhere..haha.

    My Reken weighs in at about 25 lbs. It is way lighter than all of my friends' bikes and flies up hills with little effort. It works great for MTB racing and I even used it for a 'cross race.

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    Any red reken builds?

    I am thinking of doing a surprise build for my wife for Christmas. I was thinking the red frame with XT drive train, white stroker trails, Manitou R7 elite, and all white accoutrements. I would love to see anything similar before I pull the trigger. Even if it is red with a black cockpit it'll give me a decent frame of reference. Right now she is on a stock Trek 3700 and really starting to like riding. I have a feeling the build I described about will be quicker than a hiccup and will be a lot of fun for her to ride. Any thoughts? Thanks guys.

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    I should have a R7 mounted on my White/Black Reken by next weekend if that helps you any.
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    I will soon have a reken and it will be built as such:
    Black 20" Reken frame,
    Black White Brother Magic 100 fork
    Specialized S-Works Carbon flat bar or Monkey Lite Carbon 1" riser
    FSA XC-300 wheels w/ kenda karma 2.0 tires (tubeless)
    X0 short cage rear derailleur
    Shim LX crank
    Sram 990 cassette
    Hope Mono Mini hydro brakes
    black headset (chris king)
    esi black grips
    x0 twist shifter
    Thomson black seat post
    black rocket saddle

    it'll be basically murdered out and should be around 24-25# when all is said and done. I'll post a pic when I get it built up next week.

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    Updated picture and specs in original post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dremer03
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    What's keeping your chain from dropping off the chainring?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Pay
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    What's keeping your chain from dropping off the chainring?

    I will it to stay so it does

    I had a N-Gear Jump stop on there but my chain never dropped so I took it off. Been riding more than a few times since then with no issues. I think it stays because my setup dont suck The Salsa SS ring combined with my X.9 Short Cage seems to keep the chain well planted in place threw all 9 gears in the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dremer03
    I will it to stay so it does

    I had a N-Gear Jump stop on there but my chain never dropped so I took it off. Been riding more than a few times since then with no issues. I think it stays because my setup dont suck The Salsa SS ring combined with my X.9 Short Cage seems to keep the chain well planted in place threw all 9 gears in the back.

    I hope your luck holds.

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    Any new Reken owners?
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    Another new reken owner, just came today. Cant find the scale after our move though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesrace82


    Another new reken owner, just came today. Cant find the scale after our move though.
    That reken is a slick frame for the money!

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    What are the specs gong to be?
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    It will be mostly stock mid grade stuff from my Giant XTC2. Budget is too tight to upgrade much else at this point.

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    Here is my 16" Reken. I finished her up yesterday. I took the parts from my 1999 Mt Tam. It feels like the Mt Tam is lighter but I feel more control on the Reken due to it's geometry.





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    Very nice, do you have a weight on it?

    My friend ride a 2001 or something silver/blue MT Tam and his bike is super light but it was like a $1,500 bike new.
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    ^ No, i don't have the weight for the Reken yet but the Mt Tam was 24lbs. I'll post the weight as soon as I get a chance to go to my LBS.

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    I got it most of the way together, still need to finish off the cables and a few other odds and ends.

    Build list:
    20" frame
    WTB dual duty wheels
    Kenda 2.3 K-rads
    X.5 shifters
    X.5 Rear derailleur
    Deore front derailleur
    BB7 185mm front brake
    Deore LX crankset
    Tora 318 Soloair fork
    everything else is from my Giant XTC 2

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    looks good
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    Does anybody know if a 2.4 or 2.5 size tires will work with this frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ^warning^
    Does anybody know if a 2.4 or 2.5 size tires will work with this frame?
    They are not supposed to, so I doubt anyone has tested. You could try it, and let us know how it goes
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    My SS Reken, built up with sale parts from various online retailers




    FSA 32t bashguard



    Very, very fun bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ^warning^
    Does anybody know if a 2.4 or 2.5 size tires will work with this frame?

    i have a 2.4 maxxis holy roller on the back of mine, fits fine but i dont think i would go any larger

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    The Reken I had, since been sold...
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    Mary ss shenanigans

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCG
    My SS Reken
    Sweet! So what's your magic gear combo - 32x14? I ordered a red size 14" Reken ($80!) for my 9-year-old son & it arrives tomorrow. The initial build will be with gears, but introducing him to singlespeeding is inevitable . According to the FixMeUp! gadget @ eehouse.org/fixin the 42.4 cm chainstay looks to give an excellent range of magic gear ratios (32x14, 34x16, 36x18, 38x20) ...

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    The gearing is 32x16, with a half-link in the chain. Works great! it's put together using the spacers and the 16t cog from the Forte single speed kit at performancebike.com.

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    building one right now actually. took the frame in to the shop to have em press the cups (i need a press) and the dude looked it over really hard. said the welds were good and then asked where I got it. I said PP I dont think he liked that - i'll post pics when its ready.

    I put an Intense 2.35 (more like 2.45 huge knobs) tire on the rear and it barely rubbed the stays
    I put a motoraptor 2.4 (more like 2.35) on the rear and it cleared the stays just fine

    I love the weight so far.

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    Does anyone have pics of a completed 14" Reken? I'm about to order one for my GF, but I'm concerned that it may be too big. She's 5'2" with a 28" inseam. Whatcha think?

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    Does anyone have pics of a completed 14" Reken? I'm about to order one for my GF, but I'm concerned that it may be too big. She's 5'2" with a 28" inseam. Whatcha think?

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    Does anyone have pics of a completed 14" Reken? I'm about to order one for my GF, but I'm concerned that it may be too big. She's 5'2" with a 28" inseam. Whatcha think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StabMasta
    Does anyone have pics of a completed 14" Reken? I'm about to order one for my GF, but I'm concerned that it may be too big. She's 5'2" with a 28" inseam. Whatcha think?
    Here's a pic of a 14" Reken that I just built for my 9-year-old son. He's 4' 8" (4' 9" w/ riding shoes on), and with a 50mm stem it fits him pretty well (with some room for him to grow). With the seat at the height in the pic he can just barely get his tip-toes on the ground while in the saddle. The standover height is ~28" near the middle of the top tube, but I expect that to increase a smidge when we put knobbies on it. Looking for some 170mm cranks as the 175's are a bit of a stretch for him right now.

    It appears to be a pretty decent frame (especially for the price!), but only time will tell. As pictured it's about 22 lbs...

    Good luck,
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    updated pic of mine, actually outside this time.

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    Red Sette Reken build

    Just finished this one up. Very happy with it overall.


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    The red looks pretty cool, built up.

    How much travel are you running on your front fork?

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    100mm on the fork, seems to suit the frame geometery perfectly. Bike is mostly ridden street right now, Conti SportContact semi-slicks, fork on locked mode. Fun bike.

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    Just traded an older road frame for this complete Reken. Has mostly LX gear with a XT rear der and bomber fork. I'm looking for some info on the bomber, going to post some pix in that forum.

    So far all I've done is clean up and tune up so not real sure on the ridding of it.




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    My Reken build.



    Here is my build.
    I had a 2000 Santa Cruz Heckler that has sat as a spare bike since I got a 2008 Heckler. I took all the parts off it and used them. The only thing I bought new were tires, and a brake cable...
    I wanted to try a hardtail again after 10 years of full sus bikes. I rode it 32 miles yesterday and besides my back being a little sore from a more laid out posture it was a blast!

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    Here is my build. This is my first real MTB.

    Mavic CrossRides with Panaracer FireXC
    SRAM X.9
    Truvativ Stylo 2.2
    SID Race
    Cane Creek S8
    BB7
    Truvativ cockpit

    All in all I like it a lot. Fairly light (haven't weighed) and nimble on the singletrack. Only other thing I am thinking I might change is bigger rotors and a more better wheelset like the CrossMax. The CrossRides work well but they are a little flexy.



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    My well used Reken stead.
    Put together on the cheap, and has been a joy to own and ride...I still break her out for a ride from time to time.

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    crappy cell phone pic...

    Built that for my brother. STX/RC cranks, STX/RC rear hub laced to sun rim, formula front hub. OLD RS Judy fork, Sachs 8spd grip shifters, Acera-X rear derailleur, Acera front, Specialized tires... cheap slicks in pic were just what I had on the wheels at the time...

    Was built from parts I had from a cracked frame. I was VERY impressed with quality of this frame, although they should spray a few coats of clear and allow frames to dry/cure longer before shipping. It chipped paint off the chainstay from my brother pulling wheelies (he was pretty excited to have his first decent quality bike). If my Access XCL frame ever fails, I will purchase a matte black Reken for myself. Great value for the money!

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    New Sette Reken build

    16" Sette Reken




    I'm using almost all the donor parts from my 2007 Motobecane Fantom Team.

    Different parts:
    Aereon Ti saddle
    Oooold Richey seatpoast

    Donated from the moto:
    Rock Shox Sid Team (100mm) w/ lockout
    FSA carbon cranks / BB
    shimano m525 pedals
    XTR rear der 9sp
    XTR front der
    XTR thumb shifters
    SRAM cassette / chain
    Avid single digit 7 vbrakes / levers
    26" motobecane wheels (dont' know weight, but pretty light)
    Moto riser handlebar
    Giant road stem (90mm)
    ODI ruffian lock-on grips
    IRC mythos 2.1's (looking for new rubber for the summer)

    I dropped the frame and bike off at the shop this past Saturday and can't wait to check out the transformation. The SID team is matte black so it should look pretty sweet.

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    [QUOTE=twa]16" Sette Reken




    sweet! post pics when its built! im looking into buying the same frame in a size 16. how tall are you?
    "Nuke'em!"

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    27.4 lbs

    18 inch frame i'm 6' and it fits great.

    My first frame was a 20" and it was huge

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    16" Sette Reken built

    Quote Originally Posted by sturmruger

    sweet! post pics when its built! im looking into buying the same frame in a size 16. how tall are you?
    I'm 5'8". My 16" reken is tipping the scales at 24.6lbs. The shop did a great job transferring the parts. My XTR rear der didn't make it onto the bike because of a bent adjustment screw where it mounts to the dropout. There is a newer model XT (2008?) der. on there now and I think it might shift quicker than the older xtr der. Now I need the snow to melt!!!

    Final part list:


    Rock Shox Sid Team (100mm)
    FSA carbon cranks / BB
    shimano m525 pedals
    XT rear der 9sp
    XTR front der
    XTR thumb shifters
    SRAM cassette / chain
    Avid single digit 7 vbrakes / levers
    Ti Saddle
    Generic black 27.2 seatpost (bought used from shop)
    26" motobecane wheels (dont' know weight, but pretty light)
    Moto riser handlebar
    Giant road stem (90mm)
    ODI ruffian lock-on grips
    IRC mythos 2.1's (Going to install 2.3" Prowler MX and 2.3" Prowler XT, weight will rise at least 300grams)




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    Anyone have problems indexing the rear derailleur... I had to bend mine outward slightly so it would index.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Combatcm
    Anyone have problems indexing the rear derailleur... I had to bend mine outward slightly so it would index.

    Naw, my mechanic installed and adjusted it in front of me in a few minutes. He made it look easy. My xtr one was bent so he provided me a replacement option during the build.

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