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  1. #1
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    Scattante W350 Women’s Road Bike – is it a good bike?

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    Hi,

    New member - biking for 3 years. I had a Giant Escape hybrid and am making the switch to a road bike finally.

    I am looking for something under $800-$1000. I have my eye on a Scattante W350 Women’s Road Bike for $599.

    I test rode the Trek Lexa SL C but had issues with braking.

    Any opinions?

    thanks in advance!

  2. #2
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    You might look at Jamis. In particular the Jamis Satellite Sport, or the Satellite comp if you want to spend a bit more. Both are under a thousand and very nice riding bikes.

    Edit. Looks like they changed the name from Satellite to Quest, so now all the women's steel bikes are called quest. What was the satellite sport is now the quest sport. Same bike though.

    http://www.myjamis.com/SSP%20Applica...&cat_grp=fem_5
    Last edited by Muirenn; 06-06-2014 at 04:11 PM.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

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  3. #3
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    Just looked at the Lexa. It has a Tiagra group, which is very good quality. Much better than you'll find on the Scatantte or lower end quest bikes. If there was trouble, it was probably not installed properly. Even the lower end ones should brake properly. Note: the Jamis Sport
    I mentioned has a higher quality frame set than the Scatantte or the Lexa. The frame is more important for ride quality. But that doesn't mean the Lexa and Scatantte are bad, just that a good steel frame set gives a smooth, comfortable ride, and generally much more so than aluminum. But if it is only between the trek and scat, I'd go trek any day and make the shop fix the brakes, or go elsewhere. If cost is a big concern, the Scatantte is fine, but I think the trek is a better value, and the Jamis even more so.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

    Pinarello Quattro~CAADX~ Zurich Lemond
    Specialized Romin Saddles

    Surly Krampus!

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    I would second the suggestion to look at Jamis...they seem to be a very good bang for your buck. I have never owned one, but if I had not lucked out on Craigslist like I did in terms of finding a great deal on a Surly in my size, I would probably have ended up getting a Quest/Satellite. Don't forget the possibility of finding a good used bike that will work for you...some shops sell used bikes, some individuals have a hobby/business of refurbishing and selling bikes (these will often be vintage which may or may not be your style), and Craigslist is a good resource as well. Just make sure you know what you are looking for in terms of fit and type of bike before you go this route.
    Last edited by Jolt; 06-09-2014 at 04:38 AM.
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