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Sette Forza Elite Frames

5/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $2200.00

Product Description

The Forza Elite frameset incorporates the latest in hi modulus carbon fiber technology, the Forza uses a 3k...

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by RH a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2012

Strengths:    I've owned my Sette Forza Elite for about a year and have ridden it nearly every day. I purchased the frame from Pricepoint and was very pleased with the customer service and speed of delivery. I built it with a Sram Red group and run Topolino AX3.0 wheels. It is incredibly light, well built, stiff and beautiful. The bike shop that helped me complete the build was very impressed with the frame. It was the first they'd seen. They faced and chased the frame and did a pro-build but actually had little to do because the build quality was very good. It was ready to take parts right out of the box. Everything fit as it should have with no surprises. They sell Scott, Pinnarello and Look and considered it as good as as them but much better when you consider the price. I got my frame for around $800.

I really love the finish. It's a matte carbon with yellow and white accents. To me its much more classy than gloss. It is a little harder to clean grease off the matte finish though but citrus solvents do the trick well.

The internal cable routing on the top tube and through the head tube keeps cables from scratching the frame and out of the way which was an annoyance with other frames I've owned.

The bike corners very well and gives me a lot of confidence when descending at high speeds. Other frames I've owned got a wobble at over 40 mph and were quite scary at times. This frame has given me none of those worries. It doesn't feel overly stiff either and I don't feel beat up after three hours in the saddle.

It is an aggressive racing frame for road riders or racing so if you're looking for an upright posture forget about it. If you want an incredible pro-level frame for a bargain, buy it.

Weaknesses:    None that I can find or have noticed.

Bottom Line:   
I would buy another in a heartbeat. You get alot of bike for the money you pay.

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Favorite Ride:   Columbia Gorge Historic Highway

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Fuji, TREK

Bike Setup:   Sram Red group, Topolino AX3.0 wheelset, 3T bar, Speedplay pedals, FSA carbon stem and seat post.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tsxi1 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2012

Strengths:    Light, stiff and forgiving. Good overall handling balance. GREAT race bike value.

Weaknesses:    None that I can see.

Bottom Line:   
I bought the frameset as well. Running mine with a SRAM Force group and FSA for all the rest. I've found this frameset to be a dream value so far. Everything I need in an all-around race bike -- all the features, build quality, ride and handling without the premium price! So far, so good after 4 months. I live overseas and Sette / Price Point's customer service was excellent too. I would not hesitate to buy another one.

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Price Paid:    $899.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Bike Setup:   2011 SRAM Force groupset, FSA RD-60 wheels, Vittoria CX 25 mm tires. Selle SMP Avant saddle. KMC XL-10 chain.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by alreadyblue a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2011

Strengths:    Very light frame, stiff, handles well, AMAZING bargain.

Weaknesses:    Not a big brand name.

Bottom Line:   
I bought the Sette Forza Elite frame from Price Point when it was on sale. I had a bunch of SRAM rival parts from a bike that I parted out and I figured this would be a great way to make a cheap,light race bike. I already have a high end race bike, and I wanted something light to train on and do crits on. I was a little skeptical about the frame quality, but I heard that these frames were made by the same factory that makes Pedal Force frames and I know those have had some great reviews. Well I got the frame and I was impressed and delighted. The 54cm frame was 970 grams on my scale. The fit and finish of the frame was actually very good. It has more of a matte pain finish, FYI.
I built the thing up with SRAM Rival, Ksyrium Elites and I put on some fairly light other parts. the bike was just over 15 pounds with that setup. I was delighted with that weight, because that means you could easily make a 14 pound bike with this frame.
After a few test rides, I was even happier. The bike has a very stable front end, and descends well (probably due to the tapered head tube). The bike is snappy when you step on the pedals, and is fairly stiff. I am pretty happy with the bike for what I have invested in it.

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Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   Scott Addict RC
Serotta Fierte TI

Bike Setup:   SRAM Rival, Ksyrium Elites

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