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Sette Forza ISM Dura-Ace Carbon Road Bike

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Sette Forza ISM Dura-Ace Carbon Road Bike

With the arrival of the Forza ISM, the top-of-the-line has been moved onto an entirely higher plane. Precision crafted from 3K high modulus carbon into an ultra light, professional level competition frame, the Forza ISM is the culmination of a lot of hard work and late nights by some of the best minds working in the cycling industry. The end result is the new flagship for the Sette road fleet.

Visually, the most striking feature is the cut-to-fit Integrated Seat Mast. This isn't just for looks. Fabricating the seat mast and seat tube in one continuous structure plays a key role in improving the performance of the frame, saving weight and creating a much more solid connection from saddle to bottom bracket. By not being constrained to a traditional round seat post, the seat mast is sculpted to slice through the wind and shroud the rear wheel. Full internal cable routing also helps to enhance overall aerodynamics.

The theme of incorporating recent innovations continues with a full carbon fork that has a steerer tube tapering from 1.5" at the crown to 1-1/8" towards the stem. The result is razor sharp handling when you need it the most, such as those times when you're out of the saddle sprinting for the line at 70 kp/h.

Knowing the Forza ISM isn't going to be called into action just on race day, Sette added a measure of comfort by bowing the seat stays ever so slightly to allow a touch of vertical compliance without a loss in performance.

With so much attention to detail packed into the frame, there really isn't much that needs to be said about the components, except that every last part is top-of-the-line for its category! Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 is used throughout the drivetrain (You will not find a lesser part hidden anywhere on the frame.) while every other component is of equally superior quality.

The wheels are Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL outfitted with Vittoria Open Corsa EVO CX clinchers. Just stringing those words together is such a bold statement to performance that no superfluous adjectives are required.

The points of human contact are comprised of 3T's ARX Team Stem and Ergonova carbon handlebar. Perched atop the seat mast is a Fizik Arione CX saddle with Kium rails.

With an uncut seat mast and no pedals, a 57cm Forza ISM is just barely UCI legal at 15.43 pounds.


Ideally, if you're considering the Forza ISM you're the type of rider who can rattle off your seat height quicker than your phone number. If you're not, it's not a problem but it makes this next part much more important.

Trimming the seat mast to size is a pretty straightforward process and everything you need is included down to the carbon fiber friendly hacksaw but we can't stress enough the importance of the old adage "measure twice and cut once."

The Forza's mast cap provides up to 15mm of adjustment. This is plenty of room to account for future changes in equipment that can affect your seat height such as pedals, shoes and saddles.

If you're at all unsure about your "proper seat height" we highly recommend getting a professional fitting before setting up the Forza ISM. When you're making an investment in professional level equipment it only makes sense to invest yourself as well.

*Price Point will not accept any returns on Forza ISMs that have had their seat mast cut for any reason.

Oversize/overweight charge applies to this item

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Frame

Sette FORZA 700c Full 3k Carbon

Size(s)

51cm, 54cm, 57cm and 60cm

Fork

Sette 700C FULL 3K CARBON w/ tapered steer tube

Shifters/Brake Levers

Shimano Dura-Ace ST-7900, 10-Speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Dura Ace 7900-B

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Dura-Ace RD-7900-SS, 10-Speed

Shifter Cable/Housing

Genuine Shimano

Front Brake

Shimano Dura-Ace BR-7900, Gray Anodized

Rear Brake

Shimano Dura-Ace BR-7900, Gray Anodized

Brake Cable / Housing

Shimano Dura-Ace BC-7900

Crankset

Shimano Dura-Ace FC-7900, 10-Speed, 53x39T

Bottom Bracket

Dura-Ace SM-BB7900

Cassette

Shimano Dura-Ace CS-7900, 10-Speed 12-25

Chain

Shimano Dura-Ace CN-7901

Headset

FSA 1-1/8 (Campy)top 1.5 bottom

Handlebar

3T Ergonova Team Carbon 31.8

Grips/Tape

Sette Cork Tape, White

Stem

3T Arx Team Alloy

Saddle

Fizik Arione CX K:ium, White w/Red Stripe

Seatpost

Integrated

Wheelset

Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL

Pedals

Not Included

Front Tire

Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX, 700 x 23c, Black w/Red Stripe

Rear Tire

Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX, 700 x 23c, Black w/Red Stripe

Color(s)

Red / White / Carbon

Warranty

5 Years

Weight

15.43lbs / 6,999g (57cm without pedals)

MORE INFORMATION

ISM Geometry

A

Size

51cm

54cm

57cm

60cm

A1

Seat Tube (c-c)*

45.6cm

48.6cm

51.6cm

54.6cm

B

Top Tube

54cm

55.5cm

57cm

59cm

C

Front Center

58cm

59cm

60cm

62cm

D

Head Tube

119mm

154mm

189mm

219mm

E

Stand Over Height

74.6cm,/29.38"

76.4cm/30.09"

80.7cm/31.78"

83.7cm/32.93"

I

Head Tube Angle

73 degrees

73 degrees

73 degrees

73 degrees

J

Seat Tube Angle

74 degrees

73.5 degrees

73 degrees

73 degrees

K

Chainstay Length

40.5mm

40.5mm

40.8mm

40.8mm

L

Wheelbase

97.5cm

98.5cm

100.1cm

102.1cm

 

Bottom Bracket Height

24cm/9.45"

24cm/9.45"

24cm/9.45"

24cm/9.45"

 

Bottom Bracket Width

68mm

68mm

68mm

68mm

 

Bottom Bracket Thread

English

English

English

English

 

Handlebar Width (Center to Center)

40cm

42cm

44cm

44cm

 

Stem Length

90mm

100mm

110mm

110mm

 

Crank Length

172.5mm

175mm

175mm

175mm

 

Maximum Tire Width

25mm

25mm

25mm

25mm


ISM Fit Guide

*Center to Center

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Top performing road bike for $1000s less. - May 11, 2013

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TUCSON, AZ

I bought this bike over a year ago and use it for road racing and it performs flawlessly. It is both stiff and light and therefore is particularly suited for hilly roadraces and hill climb TTs. I've also done a few crits and it tracks like its on rails. The cosmic carbone wheels it came with are a little on the heavy side but they are clinchers and I use them for training wheels as I run tubulars for racing. A 15lb bike with Dura Ace for a little over $3000 so I'm really pleased with this bike.

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