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Scattante CFR....Going, going.....

Old 02-18-06, 12:05 PM
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Scattante CFR....Going, going.....

I am in Atlanta for the weekend and stopped by one of the Performance Bikes in town. The had 4 CFRs left. They were only $1499 for an Ultegra 10 double and +$50 for the triple, both with Korso wheels. Made me wish I had found a $1500 dollar bill walking around this morning. The setpost, stem, and bars are all Supergo brand, but they could be replaced. Next to it, they had the 2006 model, which had Truvativ cranks instead of the Ultegra and a Shimano 550 wheelset for $2500 I think, minus a $200 rebate. Not as good IMO and a whole lot more $$$! Throw in a Performance discount and the CFR would be a steal. The frames themselves are pretty sleek.....they have a crappy looking braze on and cable guides, but for the price, you cannot expect too much. Other than that, they looked to be pretty sweet. Just thought I would pass the info on to anyone with a retail store in their area and some cash to burn.

I was looking at the pedal force qs2 on the web to compare, and they are similar, but the qs2 has hourglass stays in the rear, while the cfr are straight. Other than that, the geometries are pretty close. Anyways, no riding today due to weather, or the next 4 days or so for that matter. Ho-hum.
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Stock seems to come and go on this bike. They will probably get more before Spring arrives.

If you have a local Performance dealer where you can test ride the CFR, I think this is the best bike value you will find in the $1000-$1500 price range. Unless you already own and enjoy a bike with a similar geometry, I do not recommend buying any bike by mail order.
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They redesigned it for 06. New frame, slightly different components...not out yet.

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Well, after 22 years on my Fuji Espree (which still rides great btw) I decided to buy a new bike. I did a lot of shopping around and I decided on a '05 Scattante CFR. I just really felt is was a great bargain. I did test ride several bikes, Trek, Felt, etc... but I was quite surprised with how good this bike handled. I have nothing against Trek, but it seems like every other bike I see around here is a Trek. I guess I wanted something different. Anyway, I know that several BF members look down on this brand, but I think it was a great buy. Couple that with the fact that I am a Team Performance member and I racked up $160.00 in TP points!!! Woo Hoo. I know have about $200 in free cash (so to speak) to spend when I need.
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper
They redesigned it for 06. New frame, slightly different components...not out yet.
The Performance web site says the 2005 models are $1500 and the 2006 models are $2500. Hopefully, the 2006 prices will come down when the bikes become available. Otherwise, I'd rather get a Madone for that money.
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper
They redesigned it for 06. New frame, slightly different components...not out yet.

They had one at the Performance today. That is the other one that I mentioned. The CF frame does look alot "more premium" I would say. Yes, I know that it is bad english, but I use that to say that the frame has more complex lines and fancier graphics. The tubing was a little thicker, making the whole thing look more substantial. The wheels are technically an upgrade, but I would personally prefer the Korso wheels. The ONLY other difference was the stem, where the 06 has a CF Supergo stem, as opposed to aluminum. Other than that, the components are identical. IMO, not alot of opinion for the extra $800. As stated above, I'm sure the price will drop when their next new version comes out.
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I've had my Scattante CFR for 3 seasons, about 6000 miles. I upgraded the wheelset to a Mike Garcia, oddsandendos.com, 1500 gram wheelset, but otherwise kept the same components. The wheelset livened up the ride making it even more enjoyable.

Bottom line, the CFR is a wonderful bike.
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I bought my CFR LE in February of '04. It came with full DA and a FSA RD400 wheelset. Great bike, no regrets.
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Performance now has the CFR double for $1279 and the triple for $1319.00. If you bought one recently, like I did with the 10% supergo coupon, price match for an even better deal.
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^^^ Yup, that's a super deal. Look in the coupon forum for an additional 10% saving and sign up for Team Performance for 10% back.
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I have been looking for my first road bike for a while, reading different reports here, I almost bought a double CFR Ultegra today, then I took a drive to the LBS just to look at the Specialized Roubaix comp, they had an 05 in my size, I immediately fell in love I can tell why people like this bike.

So to make a long story short, I ended up putting a deposit on the 05 Roubaix comp, I needed to make sure I didn't make a quick decision I might regret later

By the way they wanted $2100 for the 05 Roubaix comp, what do you think????
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To all CFR owners...

Has anyone tried to install new cabling? My question is.. How difficult is it to re-route internally routed cables, as on the CFR the rear brake cable is internal.

Are there any secrets in threading the hole?

Does one first re-thread the cable first prior to the casing?
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