Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Hypothetically

  1. #1
    ****** (can I say this?)
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    1,900
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Hypothetically

    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?
    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

  2. #2
    B A N N E D
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,051
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  3. #3
    ****** (can I say this?)
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    1,900
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cobba View Post
    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.
    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Under the Downunder
    My Bikes
    MTBs, BMX, Pocket MTB
    Posts
    1,014
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ca7erham View Post
    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.

    .

  5. #5
    Senior Member rankin116's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Troylet
    Posts
    3,756
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Pocko View Post
    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.

    .
    What 'triple' do you think he's talking about? Pretty sure he meant a triple crank.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Under the Downunder
    My Bikes
    MTBs, BMX, Pocket MTB
    Posts
    1,014
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ^ Doh!

  7. #7
    Senior Member yellowjeep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Lawrence
    Posts
    3,267
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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?
    When in doubt, style it out.

    How to post full size pictures

  8. #8
    ****** (can I say this?)
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    1,900
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Pocko View Post
    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.

    .
    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.
    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

  9. #9
    ****** (can I say this?)
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    1,900
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by yellowjeep View Post
    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.
    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

  10. #10
    Senior Member yellowjeep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Lawrence
    Posts
    3,267
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That sounds about like my reasoning for picking the frame as well.
    When in doubt, style it out.

    How to post full size pictures

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •