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    Scattante XRL Frameset

    Took delivery of one today. Thought I would post some unlisted details that might interest anyone looking to jump on one of these since they are now $249 and there are %20 discounts floating around.

    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=3020

    Weights:
    Frame (60cm): 1670g
    Fork: 650g
    Frameset*: 2400g

    * Includes 60cm frame, uncut fork and FSA headset (with all small parts). Does not include the provided seatpost clamp, because I won't be using it.

    The frame is made in China. I assume the fork is too. The paint seem nice -- too bad about the name. The welds damp vibration like a scalded roll of bubblegum flavored dimes.

    Will update as I swap parts over from my Soma.

    Fun fact: the brake set I will be using sells for more than the frame set.

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    That's like the ultimate sandbagging tactic. Roll up to the line on a Scattante and then smoke 'em for the next hour.

    The look on their faces should make up for the name on the downtube.
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    Love the bike. Is it going to be your primary race bike?
    I've been eyeing one of those because the price is right and it's lighter than my Cross Check (I assume anyways)

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    Yep, race bike. Weight as pictured is 19.75#. Of course, that is without pedals, but the heavyish clincher wheels will be swapped out for tubulars so I imagine the race weight will be somewhere in the 18.5-19# range. No lightweight but not too bad for the money. Could probably loose another pound by swapping out the Nitto bars, steel rail saddle, XT RD etc.

    I think the frame would save you about a pound over the Crosscheck. The fork weighs much less than those stock lugged forks, but is the same as the Kinesis.

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    What size frame is that? I couldn't find a geometry chart anywheres...
    How tall are you? That's alot of post showing..lol

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    Its a 60. The geo chart is attached below (shared with the complete bike).

    I am 6'3, but with a long inseam. Lots of post and the sloping TT isn't helping, but I'm not in a position to be choosy.
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    My wife just got an XRL and she's pretty happy with it. We built it up for the road only with some DuraAce parts. For $170 how could ya go wrong?
    [caution slows on hills]

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    Hmmmm...now you got me thinking.... damn you ...just when I was all set to just give in and use the Cross Check !!!

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    Well you have the Kinesis fork so your only incentive is the ~1# weight advantage of the frame. Unless you have a fit issue with your Crosscheck (which I had with the Soma), it is worth looking at where else on the Surly you could spend $200 to achieve the same weight loss or an equivalent performance advantage. Tubulars? Spare set of clinchers? Treads for all conditions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutButterBreath
    Well you have the Kinesis fork so your only incentive is the ~1# weight advantage of the frame. Unless you have a fit issue with your Crosscheck (which I had with the Soma), it is worth looking at where else on the Surly you could spend $200 to achieve the same weight loss or an equivalent performance advantage. Tubulars? Spare set of clinchers? Treads for all conditions?
    Jeeesh...Now you're starting to sound like my wife...lol

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    Thanks for the chart PBB...I was hoping the TT of the XL was just a bit longer, closer to 60at least. Hmmm...maybe I can make up the slight difference. Problem is that I'm a mountainbiker so any road/cross fit is going to feel strange after all these years.

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    I really like to Kelly adapter you are using for your shifter. Can you please tell me where you got it from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tn29'er
    I really like to Kelly adapter you are using for your shifter. Can you please tell me where you got it from?
    I bought mine direct from Kelly before he went out of business. Check eBay or see if you can contact him http://www.kellybike.com/1st_aboutus.html

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    Nice!

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    That looks like it would fit the bill for a 1st cross bike.
    I wish it was still $170

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    I think I'm going to get one

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    That came out really nice. I bought one a couple of years ago and built it up with a mish mash of parts. It's a no brainer for that price. I haven't had any issues with it and I've put a lot of hard miles on it.

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    Ill be taking delivery of one of these frames tomorrow, I ordered it this past weekend with their two-day 20% off code. I have a question though, does it come with the front derrailleur pulley? I'll post a pic tomorrow evening with its preliminary build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alcippos
    Ill be taking delivery of one of these frames tomorrow, I ordered it this past weekend with their two-day 20% off code. I have a question though, does it come with the front derrailleur pulley? I'll post a pic tomorrow evening with its preliminary build.
    Any other codes to help defray the costs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alcippos
    I have a question though, does it come with the front derrailleur pulley?
    It has a boss, but no pulley was included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutButterBreath
    It has a boss, but no pulley was included.
    Funny. Mine, which I bought late last year has the boss and pulley.

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    Mine included the boss and pulley as well as a thing of paint and a spare derailleur hanger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Sox Junkie
    Mine included the boss and pulley as well as a thing of paint and a spare derailleur hanger.
    Hmmmm, maybe I should dig through the packing materials in the box. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Sox Junkie
    Mine included the boss and pulley as well as a thing of paint and a spare derailleur hanger.
    Ditto.

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