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Old 07-10-08, 11:43 PM   #1
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Is the 08 Scattante r-660 good enough to race?

I was wondering if any one could say whether or not the Scattante R-660 is an acceptable bike to get into racing with? It would be my first racing bike so I don't know much about what is needed. In case you don't know Scattante is a store brand for Performance Bicycle made by Fuji. Thanks!
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Sure, that's a fine bike to race on. Go for it.
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Almost any road bike, if it is good working condition, is fine for racing, especially a first race.
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More than adequate.
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As long as it fits you, go for it.
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yes.. and remember.... it is not the bike... it IS the rider.....
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Yes but for that much money you could a little more bang for the buck.
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Old 07-11-08, 09:07 AM   #10
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more bang for the buck

Thanks for replying. You say I could get more bang for the buck? So far I've tried (and these are all 08 models) Trek 1200, 2.1, Specialized Allez Elite, Fuji Roubaix Pro, Jamis Veture Race and the Scattante R-660. All these bike were more expensive or the same price but with lesser components. Is there something else I have not considered or is there one on the list I overlooked? I can get the Scattante for $1080.
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Thanks for replying. You say I could get more bang for the buck? So far I've tried (and these are all 08 models) Trek 1200, 2.1, Specialized Allez Elite, Fuji Roubaix Pro, Jamis Veture Race and the Scattante R-660. All these bike were more expensive or the same price but with lesser components. Is there something else I have not considered or is there one on the list I overlooked? I can get the Scattante for $1080.
so the handlebar/stem/fork/wheels/saddle/seatpost/crankarms/bottom bracket on the r-660 are better than that offered on the other bikes you've listed?

just because someone offers bike X "with ultegra" and it costs less than bike Y "with 105" doesnt necessarily mean that it has "better" components. bikes are made to hit certain pricepoints, and the part mix is selected to hit that pricepoint. if you have "better" in one place, you're borrowing from somewhere else, generally speaking.

that being said, you'll be fine on the R-660, just make sure it's assembled properly (by someone who knows what they're doing), that it's QC checked when you buy it by someone who knows what they're doing, and fits you properly. Note: fit does not equal standover height, again, make sure the fit is done by someone who knows what they're doing.

Have fun, racing is awesome.
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Absolutely it's good enough to race. Not a lot of OCP points, but push the pedals hard enough and you'll be at the front. Hell, it's probably 2 or 3 pounds lighter that WaterRocket's rig, and his seems to work fine.
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Go for it. Much better bike than what I race!!!
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I was on a training ride with some guys from my team the other day on my 660('05, better component spec - full ultegra minus crank) and thinking about how the guys I was riding with had wheels that cost 2-3 times what my whole bike cost. And yeah - I've still got the stock wheels on it most of the time.
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Awesome

That's great info. I think I am going to go with it. Thanks!
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aha! mens C race on the crit course of death in reno

i raced a much cheaper bike that race...
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Take ofl that red bike! Take off that red bike! Roll 'em up! Roll 'em up!
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We've got a scattante in the house. It's a pretty awesome bike for the money. If it fit me, I'd race it for sure.

And... Wow, a carbon soloist in men's C. That's brave
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We've got a scattante in the house. It's a pretty awesome bike for the money. If it fit me, I'd race it for sure.

And... Wow, a carbon soloist in men's C. That's brave
When I was younger, I remember everybody at the velodrome on the UCLA team running Zipp 440s on high end frame sets. The local Cat 1/2 guys were on old steel frames, sometimes with a rear disk they got a deal on, and the college kids were running brand new, top shelf carbon wheels!
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i don't get it.
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When I was younger, I remember everybody at the velodrome on the UCLA team running Zipp 440s on high end frame sets. The local Cat 1/2 guys were on old steel frames, sometimes with a rear disk they got a deal on, and the college kids were running brand new, top shelf carbon wheels!
he works at a bike shop

SRAM neutral support was there too... with orbea orcas w/sram red and 404 tubulars. a buddy of mine got one to finish on after a crash in the UCSB crit
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