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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
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    Gram Weights

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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? .....



    MTB-arrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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



    can't help but notice a glaring weight discrepancy though Vince



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

    i called price point and they are looking into it.
    it is 150 grams overweight. I weighed it with 2 scales,

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    thevincentlee

    I like

    PS. Post in WW board, if anybody gives ya any sh</>it

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

    Hello,
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith
    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.
    sorry for roasting on your ebay carbon, when I past this same time this year on this original frame I bought I will be happy. As for weight yours is more accurate than mine. I was thinking about a ebay carbon, but bought a sette because it looks nice and is half the price of a trek oclu carbon frame. 1500 USD

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    Apparently Sette Updated their Specs List for the
    Sette Serum Elite Frameset.
    <a href="http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff301/vincentdolbydigital/SetteSerum/specs1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff301/vincentdolbydigital/SetteSerum/specs1.jpg" border="0" ></a>

    15" 1155g w/derailleur hanger = 2.54633913 pounds
    17" 1195g w/derailleur hanger = 2.63452403 pounds
    19" 1215g w/derailleur hanger = 2.67861649 pounds
    21" 1235g w/derailleur hanger = 2.72270894 pounds

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    Quote Originally Posted by thevincentlee
    Apparently Sette Updated their Specs List for the
    Sette Serum Elite Frameset.
    15" 1155g w/derailleur hanger = 2.54633913 pounds
    17" 1195g w/derailleur hanger = 2.63452403 pounds
    19" 1215g w/derailleur hanger = 2.67861649 pounds
    21" 1235g w/derailleur hanger = 2.72270894 pounds
    I'd buy a Serum frameset if it wasn't so heavy....
    My 17" PHANTOM came in at 2.452 pounds (1112.2 grams)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Pay
    I'd buy a Serum frameset if it wasn't so heavy....
    My 17" PHANTOM came in at 2.452 pounds (1112.2 grams)
    you can't remember...you run v brakes, and your weight limit is 400g for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thevincentlee
    you can't remember...you run v brakes, and your weight limit is 400g for them.
    I was thinkin' on going disco on a new build

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Pay
    I was thinkin' on going disco on a new build
    xx world cup hydro's
    279 grams x2
    558 grams
    158 grams over current setup(or my frame's weight/claimed weight difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thevincentlee
    xx world cup hydro's
    279 grams x2
    558 grams
    158 grams over current setup(or my frame's weight/claimed weight difference.

    XX is what I had in mind

    I really like the paint on your's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Pay
    XX is what I had in mind

    I really like the paint on your's
    remember 140's only, any more and your overweight. I got some Alligator's on order from China. 62g

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    XX Dérailleur: 116g
    Crankset / BB / Rings: 626g
    KMC Chain: 223g
    XG 999 Cassette: 168g
    XO Dérailleur: 183g

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Pay


    XX Dérailleur: 116g
    Crankset / BB / Rings: 626g
    KMC Chain: 223g
    XG 999 Cassette: 168g
    XO Dérailleur: 183g
    Wow, sweet drive train...
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    Quote Originally Posted by thevincentlee
    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

    New Updated Specs List
    <a href="http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff301/vincentdolbydigital/SetteSerum/DSC01523.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff301/vincentdolbydigital/SetteSerumSD/DSC01523.jpg" border="0" </a>
    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
    <complete bike>
    <a href="http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff301/vincentdolbydigital/SetteSerum/DSC01662.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff301/vincentdolbydigital/SetteSerumSD/DSC01662.jpg" border="0" </a><br />
    thevincentlee,

    Sweet build Love the 3k carbon / graphs and components


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    Quote Originally Posted by NVIbex
    Wow, sweet drive train...

    Thanks

    It will get better if and when SRAM comes out with a 10 speed gripshifter




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    Mine's done -



    BUILD SPECKS:
    Frame
    3k Matte Finish
    Size(s)
    17 Inches
    Fork
    Maggura Durin SL / 100mm Travel / Black
    Shifters
    Shimano XTR 10 spd.Front Derailleur
    Shimano XTR FD-M980 34.9 Clamp
    Rear Derailleur
    Shimano XTR 10 spd
    Shifter Cable/Housing
    Shimano XTR
    Brakes
    Avid Juicy Ultimate
    140 rear/160 front
    Crankset
    FSA K-Force Light Mega EXO 29x44
    Bottom Bracket
    FSA ceramic
    Cassette
    Sram Powerdome 10 spd, 11-32
    Chain
    Mowa
    Headset
    Cane Creek ZS-3 Zero Stack Headset
    Handlebar
    Easton MonkeyLite SL Riser Bar Carbon
    Grips/Tape
    Generic lock-on
    Stem
    Syntace F99 105/6° 25.4mm (pic shows Thomson - changed)
    Saddle
    Selle Italia Flite SLR
    Seatpost
    Edge Composite
    Wheelset
    WTB Laserlite Disc hubs, Stans ZTR Olympic
    Pedals
    Shimano XTR
    Front Tire
    Specialized Captain
    Rear Tire
    Specialized Fastrak LK

    Weight - 19.70 lbs.

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    awesome! I would make mine lighter, but I ride my components hard, just don't want to be replacing to many things. My rims crossmax st are bulletproof, a little heavy, but will never taco.

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    The wheels are 2 years old with 30+ races on them ;-{).

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    I just picked up a 19" Serum frame and weighed it on my cheap luggage scale and it came in at 2lbs 13oz. I will weigh it again after Xmas on a better scale, I had to put back in the box and hand it over to the wife to put under the tree

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    OP I just bought the serum elite from pp and I was wondering how you like it?

    Also, do you find that you get cable rub in any particular areas on the bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newnan3
    OP I just bought the serum elite from pp and I was wondering how you like it?

    Also, do you find that you get cable rub in any particular areas on the bike?
    Its a great racing frame. The stance is long, it feel's like you are stretched out father, at least farther than my old bike. Its light, and very stiff, the characteristics of carbon. Looks good, but I have been riding some trails the last few days after our 5+ inch of snow here in Gwinnett.

    Cable rub as usual, at the top part, where the cables are, along the side where the hydraulic brake leads, some parts touch the frame. Mostly along the hydraulic line. The steel cables are routed inside of the frame, so no cable rub there. I use "Lizard Skins Clear Frame Patches" everywhere I can. I have 3 on the head, some along the hydraulic line, and a few near the brake cylinder area. With the patches, you can protect your costly investment, at least that is what I hope.

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    Quick update and kudos to PricePoint. I managed to pick up a stick and rip the rear derailleur off, nothing damaged but the hanger. Called PP up and they sent me 2 replacements - no charge.

    That's servicing the customer.

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    I currently ride a Specialized Rockhopper, weighing in at 25 lbs. The component list is pretty good, generally its all trail/xc spec. Would this frame make sense as an upgrade of sorts? I have a feeling its handling is very xc oriented and I ride pretty much the core definition of "trail riding".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Bringer View Post
    I currently ride a Specialized Rockhopper, weighing in at 25 lbs. The component list is pretty good, generally its all trail/xc spec. Would this frame make sense as an upgrade of sorts? I have a feeling its handling is very xc oriented and I ride pretty much the core definition of "trail riding".
    That is what my old aluminum frame bike with roughly the same components weighed. I think the frame was around 5lbs. The problem with Sette is their resale value, it is absolutely horrible. Since it is not really a name brand, selling a older phantom took forever, and it was 19lbs 26" sold for 1500$. It had less than 100miles on it, in mint condition.

    I would keep your current bike, and get a 29" specialized, santa cruz, or niner carbon frame. I know that they are expensive, but they will keep their value. You then have two to pick from, rather than just upgrading the frame on your current ride.

    Vincent

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    Quote Originally Posted by thevincentlee View Post
    That is what my old aluminum frame bike with roughly the same components weighed. I think the frame was around 5lbs. The problem with Sette is their resale value, it is absolutely horrible. Since it is not really a name brand, selling a older phantom took forever, and it was 19lbs 26" sold for 1500$. It had less than 100miles on it, in mint condition.

    I would keep your current bike, and get a 29" specialized, santa cruz, or niner carbon frame. I know that they are expensive, but they will keep their value. You then have two to pick from, rather than just upgrading the frame on your current ride.

    Vincent
    Too expensive, I cant afford that. Poor college student here, plus I have the components to build up a fairly nice second hardtail with the speccie frame. I'm kind of thinking of a dual suspension frame too just because I've never tried one but finding good cheap ones is very hard.

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    Any of you with the Serum tempted to convert it to a 650b wheel set?

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    Would they fit..............?

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    Nice! Just got a Pro XT and am impressed! Lemme know if you've learned anything positive or negative about the frame.

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