Sette CX 1 Review an
I posted here about a month ago looking for reviews on the Sette CX 1. Well I bought one from Pricepoint last month and figured I'd do my own for your reading pleasure; or not.
I got the frameset and outfitted it with stuff I had on my old bike and alot of new schwag. I am very impressed with this bike. It is stupid light (15.26 lbs. as shown) and very comfortable compared to my Cdale. CX9. It has a 1.125-1.5 tapered headtube and the front end is simply spot-on. It's hard to tell if the bike(frameset) is stiffer than the CX9 because the bike is so damn smooth. I'm 51 and the Cdale. was just too harsh for my old bones. The CX1 is like butter, but has all the stiffness I'll ever need and carves turns like a Kershaw knife.
Sette really did a good job of making the frame user friendly. The internal cable routing is super easy to run your cables, but they did put a braze-on for the F.D that is right in the place I run my K-Edge chaincatcher. Luckily, I live in Boise and one of the K-Edge guys races cross and is going to hook me up with a fix.
The only other issue I have is the paint. Right out of the box, a small patch of paint flaked off just below the fork bearing race. Also, I chipped a seat-stay installing the brakes and it wasn't much of an impact that did it. With that said, I'm not too concerned at this stage cause it is a cross bike after all.
That's all I've got for now
p.s. I've did three races this weekend and the bike was great; me, not so much.
Last edited by nacler22; 10-02-11 at 07:18 PM.