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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Setté Serum Carbon Frameset Build 17"

    Sette Serum Carbon Frameset 17"
    If you are assembling the ultimate XC race bike, you'll need the Serum frame. Using the latest in hi modulus technology, the Serum uses a 3k filament weave for the best in strength to weight ratios. Our integrated cable routes are tubed so there's no fishing to try to find your cables. Every detail is addressed on the Serum Elite so you can build the race bike of your choice from the ground up.

    Features:
    -Weight as low as 1055g (15")
    -3k filament weave, hi modulus carbon fiber technology
    -Accepts 31.6 seatpost


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    1246 grams is frame and the seat post clamp combined. its overweight.
    1246 grams = 2.74695979 pounds

    BUILD SPECKS:
    Frame
    3k Matte Finish
    Size(s)
    17 Inches
    Fork
    Fox 32 F-Series F-100 RL / 100mm Travel / Black
    Shifters
    Sram X.0 Trigger Shifter Carbon, 9-Speed
    Front Derailleur
    Shimano XTR FD-M970 34.9 Clamp
    Rear Derailleur
    Sram X-9 Medium 9 Speed
    Shifter Cable/Housing
    Shimano XTR
    Brake Levers
    Shimano
    Front Brake
    Shimano XT M775 Hydraulic, 160mm Rotor
    Alligator Serration Disc Brake Rotor
    Rear Brake
    Shimano XT M775 Hydraulic, 160mm Rotor
    Alligator Serration Disc Brake Rotor
    Brake Cable/Housing
    Shimano
    Crankset
    Shimano FC-M970 XTR Crankset , 44x32x22T
    Bottom Bracket
    Shimano XTR, included w/Crankset
    Cassette
    Sram PG 990 Cassette 9 Speed 2009
    Chain
    Sram PC-991 9 speed
    Headset
    Cane Creek ZS-3 Zero Stack Headset
    Handlebar
    Easton MonkeyLite SL Riser Bar Carbon
    25.4, Lo Rise, 610mm
    Grips/Tape
    Esi Grips Chunky
    Stem
    Race Face Deus 6D Black 25.4mm
    Saddle
    WTB Devo SLT Ti Black
    Seatpost
    Easton EC70 Zero Setback 400mm 27.2mm-shim-31.6mm
    Wheelset
    Mavic Crossmax ST Disc Wheelset 2009
    Pedals
    Crankbrothers 2Ti Eggbeaters
    Front Tire
    Performance Forte Sherwood XC 2.1
    Rear Tire
    Performance Forte Sherwood XC 2.1
    Color(s)
    Matte Finish
    Warranty
    5 Years
    Weight
    21.9375 pounds























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    whats the total weight? i forgot my calculator...

    also beautiful bike... except for those grips... they are hideous...


    edit: wait nevermind i see the weight now... im retard
    What mountain bike forum do pirates use? .....



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    you should cross post this on the weight weenies forum - we love to see superlight builds like this one - especially anyone wants to built...

    Quote Originally Posted by thevincentlee
    the ultimate XC race bike
    can't help but notice a glaring weight discrepancy though Vince

    Quote Originally Posted by thevincentlee
    frame weights: 17" 1095g w/derailleur hanger


    but i see here on your scale 1246g for the medium frame w/derailleur hanger + 25g post clamp???

    instead of giving a firm frame weight and perhaps "missleading" eager ultimate XC race bike building customers into thinking they are going to own a feathery sub 1100g frameset (plus hanger!) - perhaps add avg/average to your smashing detailed spec list?

    best

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    i love it!
    by the way for a low profile 2.1 tire that thing is heavy! you should look at huchinsons
    RAH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by facelessfools
    i love it!
    by the way for a low profile 2.1 tire that thing is heavy! you should look at huchinsons
    they don't make that tire any more at performance bike, I got rid of the ones at the store - 3 for $10 a piece. cant beat a descent rolling tire for that price. compare that to race kings.

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    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/142...ire-26x2.0.htm
    ive been using this one in front.
    thats some cheap tread! nice find!
    RAH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by facelessfools
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/142...ire-26x2.0.htm
    ive been using this one in front.
    thats some cheap tread! nice find!
    that 2.3 would probably eat my carbon for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or whenever I ride.
    It looks like a good tire, its folding, dry tire, light weight, tubeless??

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    carbon frame

    Did you hear back from PricePoint about overweight?
    I'm considering a build like that. Can you share you thoughts about getting ebay carbon frame vs. price point frame vs. getting the whole bike from PP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruckodanov
    Did you hear back from PricePoint about overweight?
    I'm considering a build like that. Can you share you thoughts about getting ebay carbon frame vs. price point frame vs. getting the whole bike from PP.
    Nope. The probably want to keep it under wraps as long as possible.

    From: Frank
    To: Vincent Lee <@yahoo.com>
    Sent: Mon, September 13, 2010 12:35:28 PM
    Subject: Sette Serum Elite Carbon Frameset

    Hello,
    Thank you for the information provided, we’ll look in to it right of way.
    Frank Rios
    Customer Service Manager
    Price Point Mail Order Ltd
    800-774-2376 ext. 122
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    Frank@pricepoint.com

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    Thoughts about getting ebay carbon frame vs. price point frame vs. getting the whole bike from PP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruckodanov
    Thoughts about getting ebay carbon frame vs. price point frame vs. getting the whole bike from PP.
    Ebay carbon:
    cheap
    weight probably would not be accurate
    no warranty
    if it breaks, you probably would not want to send it back to china.

    PP carbon frame:
    5 year warranty
    looks good
    weight is off by 150 grams.
    relatively affordable.

    PP carbon bike:
    Be careful of the ISM( Integrated seat mast), once you cut it you cannot go back up. Problem for me, because I always change my seat height.
    If you do not have high end parts lying around, get the whole serum bike without ism
    $3,399.98
    The will probably be lighter than mine. It has the new crossmax st 2010, better hub and lighter. Newer fox fork and other things.

    My opinion, if you are thinking about a PP carbon frame/bike then just buy the frame and build it with everything you every wanted. You will get a perfect build without any sette generic stuff.

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    $3,4K is a bit steep. Thou, buying everything separately, will probably be even more expansive. One thing bothers me In elite ($3,4K) model. It's an odd mixture of carbon frame and aluminum cockpit (seatpost, stem, handlebar). On the other hand, if I build it myself I can consider 2x9, 1x9, 2x10, 1x10.

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    How tall are you? Is 17'' a good fit for your height?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruckodanov
    How tall are you? Is 17'' a good fit for your height?
    I am 5'6", and it was the top tube was about 1-2 inches longer than my old frame, I am going to change the 110mm stem to a Syntace F99 90mm, to shorten it up and to save weight. It feels just a tad bit longer than my old one. If you are 5'5" and up get a medium, or you are going to be relying on your 410mm/long seat post for height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruckodanov
    $3,4K is a bit steep. Thou, buying everything separately, will probably be even more expansive. One thing bothers me In elite ($3,4K) model. It's an odd mixture of carbon frame and aluminum cockpit (seatpost, stem, handlebar). On the other hand, if I build it myself I can consider 2x9, 1x9, 2x10, 1x10.
    Yes, it is, my first bike 2 years ago was a k2 4.4 zed, then I upgraded it along the way, as you can see not everything on my bike is new. Unless you have money, you buy parts one at a time over a long period of time. I agree about the carbon/aluminum mixture. That is why if you buy the frame solo, you can build your dream bike of all carbon. That is what I did. I like name brand components, nothing against sette, but I want nothing from them on my bike except the frame. I run a 3x9 becuase I ride a 3 mile payment trail sometimes for speed, need that 44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thevincentlee
    I am 5'6", and it was the top tube was about 1-2 inches longer than my old frame, I am going to change the 110mm stem to a Syntace F99 90mm, to shorten it up and to save weight. It feels just a tad bit longer than my old one. If you are 5'5" and up get a medium, or you are going to be relying on your 410mm/long seat post for height.
    I'm 5'6.5", normal proportions, and would definitely go with a 15, which is a 22.2" top tube, with a 100mm stem. I'd think you'd want some bar drop for a XC race bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blantonator
    I'm 5'6.5", normal proportions, and would definitely go with a 15, which is a 22.2" top tube, with a 100mm stem. I'd think you'd want some bar drop for a XC race bike.
    I'm very happy with my 17" decision, it fits me very good, and is very light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thevincentlee
    that 2.3 would probably eat my carbon for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or whenever I ride.
    It looks like a good tire, its folding, dry tire, light weight, tubeless??
    that one is a 2.0 they only stock pirahna's in 2.3 but they only grip an the hardest of pack so i rarely use those. i have the python in front because its tall knobs grip very well, its also very fast rolling and mine is tubeless.
    i currently have his in back.
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...2&category=186
    but i got it for distributor price a lot cheaper.
    RAH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thevincentlee
    Ebay carbon:
    cheap
    weight probably would not be accurate
    no warranty
    if it breaks, you probably would not want to send it back to china.
    My ebay carbon frame weighed exactly as advertised, 1280g. Thats more than I can say for the Sette. I have had mine for 1 year 9 months with no problems and no reason to expect it to break. I could buy 2 ebay frames for what the Sette costs and still have some spare change, so really who needs a 5 year warranty. If the Sette had a lifetime warranty that might be something worth talking about.

    The Sette certainly is nice, but way too expensive for an overweight catalog frame.
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    care to share a link to ebay frame you got?

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    Nice bike!

    Just a little FYI, when it comes to the cockpit, carbon does not always equal lighter. I only know of one carbon stem lighter than a Syntace F99. There are a couple of alu. bars that come within grams of an easton ec90 (lightest non boutique bar). And I don't know of any carbon seatpost with FULL rail support that's lighter than a Thomson masterpiece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COLINx86
    Nice bike!

    Just a little FYI, when it comes to the cockpit, carbon does not always equal lighter. I only know of one carbon stem lighter than a Syntace F99. There are a couple of alu. bars that come within grams of an easton ec90 (lightest non boutique bar). And I don't know of any carbon seatpost with FULL rail support that's lighter than a Thomson masterpiece.
    thanks, for stems stick to the 90mm Syntace F99 with ti. I am getting that becuase my 110 is too long for me. I run a carbon bar, because it absorbs shock very good, I use the 25.4 vs larger clamp to save weight. Same with the seatpost, when I first put it on, it bent to much, compared to my alum one, the I got use to the shock absorption.

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