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Old 04-07-09, 07:27 PM   #1
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Hypothetically, how would a 130mm fork do on a Sette Shadow frame? Obviously I can see the listed the geometry, but I cant find what size fork everything was measured with. Also, hypothetically of course, would there be any issue with using a triple on it?
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Old 04-07-09, 07:48 PM   #2
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Why don't you send an email to Sette and ask them: info@setteusa.com
I'm sure that they'll be able to answer your questions.
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Old 04-07-09, 07:52 PM   #3
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Why don't you send an email to Sette and ask them: info@setteusa.com
I'm sure that they'll be able to answer your questions.
See, funny thing, I've seen a few shadows on here, so I was hoping to get some user feedback. Plus I just sent them an email.
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Also, hypothetically of course, would there be any issue with using a triple on it?
Don't own a Shadow, but generally (hypothetically ) frames that are designed for normal forks lack the reinforcement to handle the stanchions of a triple whacking onto the sides of the top and or down tube. A dent, even a slight one in that area becomes a stress riser and the tubes could "fold" catastrophically in certain circumstances. A lot of frames that aren't intended for triples would void their warranties if triples were installed.

It didn't stop some guys who installed triples on Giant ACs when they first came out years ago though!

I had a quick look at the shadow and it's hard to tell if it can take it or not. If the rubber bumper hits the welded area between the top and down tube it might be able to. Be interesting to see what Sette says.

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Don't own a Shadow, but generally (hypothetically ) frames that are designed for normal forks lack the reinforcement to handle the stanchions of a triple whacking onto the sides of the top and or down tube. A dent, even a slight one in that area becomes a stress riser and the tubes could "fold" catastrophically in certain circumstances. A lot of frames that aren't intended for triples would void their warranties if triples were installed.

It didn't stop some guys who installed triples on Giant ACs when they first came out years ago though!

I had a quick look at the shadow and it's hard to tell if it can take it or not. If the rubber bumper hits the welded area between the top and down tube it might be able to. Be interesting to see what Sette says.

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What 'triple' do you think he's talking about? Pretty sure he meant a triple crank.
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Hypothetically speaking... not really I have one and have done a bunch of looking.
Manu at Sette USA told me it was designed around 100mm fork making the HT angle something like 70. I have seen them with everything from 80-150.

Exhibit A 150.
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...t=sette+shadow

B 80 (maybe 100)
http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/2181051/


C 100 (i think)
http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/2623845/


I am still building my up the the 140 55r. The MTBR link is closest to my build.

Triple crank or triple crown?
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Don't own a Shadow, but generally (hypothetically ) frames that are designed for normal forks lack the reinforcement to handle the stanchions of a triple whacking onto the sides of the top and or down tube. A dent, even a slight one in that area becomes a stress riser and the tubes could "fold" catastrophically in certain circumstances. A lot of frames that aren't intended for triples would void their warranties if triples were installed.

It didn't stop some guys who installed triples on Giant ACs when they first came out years ago though!

I had a quick look at the shadow and it's hard to tell if it can take it or not. If the rubber bumper hits the welded area between the top and down tube it might be able to. Be interesting to see what Sette says.

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I'm sorry, that was my fault, yeah I meant a triple crank set, but I see how that could be interpreted as a dual crown.
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Hypothetically speaking... not really I have one and have done a bunch of looking.
Manu at Sette USA told me it was designed around 100mm fork making the HT angle something like 70. I have seen them with everything from 80-150.

Exhibit A 150.
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...t=sette+shadow

B 80 (maybe 100)
http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/2181051/


C 100 (i think)
http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/2623845/


I am still building my up the the 140 55r. The MTBR link is closest to my build.

Triple crank or triple crown?
Hey, thanks. Well, I'm dont being hypothetical, I'm considering swapping over all the stuff from my current ride to a shadow frame. I'd like something with a bit more stand over (when I got the bike, I though I was going to just be doing XC, but I'm now doing stuff a bit bigger than that and I also want something that would jump a bit better). Plus my frame now is a few hundred feet long (chain stay on the shadow is a few CM shorter, and the TT is almost 7 CM shorter), and I think something with slightly quicker handling would be nice.
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That sounds about like my reasoning for picking the frame as well.
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