Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Scattante Emerald City Single Speed


Performance Bike is selling the Scattante Emerald City Single Speed Road Bike for $500 right now. It's hard to find a stylish ride at that price, but this one, with its mustache handlebars with leather grips, certainly qualifies. Unfortunately, the frame does not have rack mounts. It would also be nice to have a chainguard to go with the flat metal fenders.

Scattante sounds Italian, but don't be fooled. Scattante was the house brand for Supergo, which once called itself "America's Largest Cycling Superstore." Supergo has been bought up by the Performance/Nashbar chain.

Specs:

Cassette: 16T Steel

Seatpost: Alloy, 250 x 27.2mm

Stem: Alloy, 26.0mm clamp

Handlebar: Aluminum, 560mm width

Frame: Chromoly

Tires: Kenda K-176, 700 x 28c

Chain: KMC Z410, Steel

Crankset: Lasco Hi-Polish Silver, 46T Alloy w/ Chainguard

Rack Mounts: None

Rims: Alex R500 Alloy, 32H

Front Hub: Formula Alloy w/ Anodized Silver,TH-50\

Rear Hub: Formula Alloy w/ Anodized Silver, TH-51, Flip Flop

Headset: Ritchey 1 1/8”, Steel

Bottom Bracket: Steel Cartridge Sealed

Brakes: Tektro 510A Dual-Pivot Caliper

Levers: Tektro RX1.0 Alloy

Fork: Triple Butted Chromoly

Grips/Tape: Velo

Saddle: Velo VL-1205 w/ Steel Satin rails

Pedals: Wellgo Alloy Platform w/ toe clips and straps

6 comments:

JPTwins said...

It's worth checking out Bike Snob's review of the Empire City version of this. Quite funny!

http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2009/01/bsnyc-product-review-scattante-empire.html

2whls3spds said...

My Redline 9.2.5 was a bit less and came with rack mounts...

Aaron

Freewheel said...

JPT - This is not a bike for bike snobs. It was a stupid move for them to send him one.

Anonymous said...

Any publicity is good publicity. I wouldn't even know about the bike if it weren't for the Bikesnob. Now people can buy it ironically.

Anonymous said...

Bike Snob reviews a different bike. CHeck and you will see.

kfg said...

If you think this is a different bike than the one his Snobiliciousness reviewed, than perhaps the street cred of a theme Scattante is for you!

Choose carefully, your personal brand depends on it; and without a prepackaged personal brand to show you belong to the tribe you are nothing.