Strengths: Lightweight (3.2 pounds for a small) The geometry of the frame is perfect for my style of xc riding. For around $249.00 you just cant beat it! I've had frames that cost MUCH more and not have near the performance.
I bought this frame after realizing that my Salsa Dos Niner had cracks in it. I really liked my Salsa but when I built up this Razzo I was shocked by how good it rode. It just feels right for me. Honestly, I may buy another Razzo frame as a backup and never ride anything else ever! Seriously!
Favorite Trail: Whatever one Im on while riding my bike.
Purchased At: Price Point
Similar Products Used: Salsa Dos Niner, Titus Racer X
Bike Setup: X9 Drivetrain with an XTR front derailleur, XT cranks, WTB silverado seat, Thomson seatpost, Reba race fork, American Classic hubs with Stans Crest rims and Avid BB7 brakes (I know....but I like 'em.)
Strengths: light weight, great looking raw frame, great welds, front end very strong
Weaknesses: 27.2 seatpost, flex in bottom bracket
light weight and strong frame design, wish seatpost was larger, bottom bracket fits a 68 x 109 octalink crank, glad i purchased this frame
a Weekend Warrior
from Heidelberg Germany
Date Reviewed: October 5, 2011
Strengths: Price, light, cornering, Ground clearance, Looks good, 8" disk compatible, 22" frame size, and it's FUN.
Weaknesses: 27.2 seat post is flexi. They should have run larger tubing. This would have also helped with the amount of flex in the bottom bracket.
Have you ever gotten on a bike and it just made you smile? This bike did it for me. The bike is HUGE but feels like my 24"BMX with suspension fork. This has instantly become my favorite bike. I am 6'6" and 250lb and this is the first cross country bike that has fit me without requiring a long ass stem. The geometry is perfect for me I feel so stable and it is easy to petal properly. My road bike sucks and I thought it was me! I haven't had this much fun on a bike in 10 years. I love love love this bike. Who should buy this bike? anyone who feels like an XL frame is still too small, anyone who wants to try a 9er without spending 2,000, and likes a bike that fits but still handles like a small bike. Minus one Chili for the seat post.
Bike Setup: Mavic Hope wheel build, Manitou Tower 100mm, Shimano XTR integrated break/shifters, and stuff.
a Weekend Warrior
from Columbus, OH. USA.
Date Reviewed: September 14, 2010
Strengths: This review is for the complete bike.
Light frame and nice component set for the price.
Weaknesses: I will probably pick up a new set of tires with a little more grab. Tons of roots where I ride so I would like tires with a bit more bite.
Picked this up from PricePoint after a couple months of online surfing and trips to the LBS's. For the same price range, I just wasn't really seeing the same level of components at the LBS's and really wanted to do this right. I am an amateur but I still wanted to start off with something I had no regrets about. I'm 6'1", 185 lbs with a 33" inseam. I ordered the 20" frame and it fit me very well. PricePoint was great and had the bike shipped off that same day.
I was very impressed with the packaging and all parts documentation were included. The shocks were rated for 80mm or 100mm travel and were set to 100mm with the spacers to drop it to 80mm included in the box. It took about an hour to get setup and I was out the door for a quick ride. The chain was a bit loose from the get go and I did end up taking a couple links out to take up the slack. Other then that, it rode very nice on the road.
The second day I took it to the trail and rode around the beginner trail a couple times to get my bearings. After getting comfortable and adjusting the pressure in the forks/tires, it was off to the intermediate trail. This trail has an enormous amount of roots. On my old bike I would find myself getting tripped up on occasion and I really took a beating. On the Razzo I noticed an immediate improvement and didn't get tripped up once. I also broke my personal time record by two minutes on my first ride. The Razzo definitely gave me much more confidence on the trail.
Overall this is a great bike for the price. I couldn't be happier. As stated above, I am an amateur rider so I really can't comment on the subtle nuances of the bike. I just know it handles well, is light (for a 29er in this price range) at about 26 lbs with pedals, and, so far, is living up to my expectations.
Similar Products Used: First 29er.
For the last 11 years I've ridden the same Raleigh M60 frame making component upgrades over time. Great bike for me but I was ready for something new.
Bike Setup: Stock so far.
a Weekend Warrior
from rochester, ny
Date Reviewed: August 21, 2010
Strengths: This is the full build from pricepoint. Climbs much better than I thought, very nice feel. Wanted a cheap 29er as an extra bike to compliment my full sus 26er and found I really like this thing
Weaknesses: Brakes were very noisy but turned out to be a known issue with the pads and rotors on the Avid Elixirs. Pricepoint sent organic compound pads and newer g3 rotor and issue solved.
Really a great buy. Have had nice high end 26er stuff and just wanted a fairly cheap quick in on a 29er to have an extra bike and a different experience. This thing turned out to be great!! It climbs very well, handles nice in turns and is just a great bike. Fairly light also at 26lbs XL size. Other than the noisy brakes that pricepoint warrantied, no issues. Took a few minutes to get used to the hard seat and no suspension but in no time felt great. I am 6'4" 200 lbs so maybe bigger bike works for me but if someone asked I would say BUY IT!!
Bike Setup: full setup from pricepoint. Avid Elixir, Reba front....did change out tires to some 2.35 Rampage 29s (and they fit no problem though some claim they do not take 2.35 well, mine is no issue)
a Cross Country Rider
from Johnstown, PA
Date Reviewed: August 14, 2010
Strengths: Awesome Build for the $$, Polished Aluminum is Win!!
Weaknesses: Sizing is very different, will explain in detail later
We'll start off with the Price Point experience. Top notch people out there in Cally. I ordered a Medium, as their sizing chart suggested, also this is the size 26er I've ridden since '98. I get it in, the thing is MASSIVE. I guess since I'm a 29er n00b that I didn't take into consideration the larger wheels making the whole thing bigger. So I boxed it up returned it and bang got me a small. No questions asked. Price Point treated me right, and for that reason I'll probably buy a Road Bike from them next year.
So anyway the 29er. I was skeptical about the whole "fad" but then again I was the last of my riding friends with a FS 26er, and I loved them, from my Fuel to my Intense. However, I can say this, I'm a believer, and a convert. I don't miss the FS at all, the momentum you can carry and keep with a 29er is just second to none. And this twenty niner is a BARGAIN!! I mean 1200 bucks, Mavic wheels, Stylo cranks, X9, Ti Rail Seat, Really sharp looking frame that is solid and with very little flex, (I'm 225 lbs).
The bottom line here is, if you're on the fence to go to a 29er, do not be afraid to try this Sette. It's top notch, and then if you like the "Fad" then by all means go with a mainstream frame. But you can't beat the build package you get here. I'm looking this off season to upgrade to Carbon Seat post, and bars, and come down to a 1 x 9 set up. Then this retro rocket, will really fly.
Bike Setup: Stock, save for my Ergo Lock-on's and my Crank-Bro's Pedals.
a Cross Country Rider
from Fort Collins, CO
Date Reviewed: June 16, 2010
Strengths: component spec, price, quality, ride
Weaknesses: none so far
This is a review of the full Razzo bike from Price Point and if you're curious about the 29er thing then this is the bike to buy. I looked a long time for a comparable bike and they're just not out there. The component spec for this price is unheard of...nearly everything is a decent quality that you won't want to upgrade right away or at all.
The frame seems of good quality, welds look good from what I can see. This is my first Sram drivetrain after 20 years of riding Shimano and I'm impressed with the X-7/X-9 combination.
Ride-wise, the bike is a smooth roller and reasonably light. after riding 26" MTBs my whole life, I wouldn't say it's 'snappy' the steering is noticeably slower than a 'regular' mountain bike which is just a 29er trait as I understand it. The Razzo feels rock solid, well balanced, stable when it needs to be and maneuverable when it needs to be. I don't think this will replace my full suspension XC bike, but I do see advantages to the 29er for certain types of trails.
The Razzo seems noticeably shorter from seat to stem than my other 26" bikes even though it measures close to the same and the seating position is more upright. I'm on an 18" and am 5'11". According to Sette's sizing chart I'm on the big end for this bike or the small end for a 20". I chose the 18" and put a slightly longer stem on. It's a comfortable ride in this configuration and I don't think long rides will be an issue.
I think the bike is a great deal and am very happy with it. This is where to dive in for that first 29er; it has a lot of things going for it.
Similar Products Used: My first 29er but 20+ years of 'regular' hardtail and full suspension XC bikes
Bike Setup: stock with carbon seat post, WTB silverado saddle, carbon bars and EA 70 stem
Date Reviewed: June 9, 2010
Weaknesses: none yet
just got the frame yesterday,got enough parts on the bike to roll it around.I ordered the extra large. this will be the first bike I dont need to have the seat post past the min mark.I will be able to fit this bike properly with a 34 inseam 6'2" rider.frame looks really good.the welds look better then expected from other reviews.the bottom bracket actually went in smoother then other bikes I have built. felt,cannondale,jamis,and lots of cheap bikes.tire clearance was fine with a 2.0 python.I dont know why others would run anything larger on a 29er.2.0 seems even a bit large.with wide bars and a short stem and not needing to slide the seat back ordering the xl was a good way to go for us tall riders.this bike feels very flickable.very nimble.but will need to complete the build and I will come back with another review.If bike rides good will eventually put the best parts I can find on the Frame but for now it gets all the leftovers.Really wanted a full suspesion 29er but cant find one I like that dosnt weigh 30lbs or is less them 5000 dollars.oh yea forgot to mention the frame did come with 2 cage bolts but not 4.that was funny.
Weaknesses: tire clearance. the rear tire clearance is awful. sette claims the frame has clearance for 2.3" tires, this is somewhat misleading. though you can fit a 2.3 (exiwolf in this case) the front derailleur cage rubs the tire in low gear when your cranking up a hill. i had to go down to a 2.2 do rectify the problem, but i really like big rubber and this frame doesn't deliver.
this frame is a good buy for the money, just don't expect to run big rubber in the rear. i had a few qualms with the geometry with a 470mm fork, went to a 490 and the bike is perfect. easy to build up as a lightweight xc bike, which is where is bike really shines. if you want to run rigid, plan on a 490 fork (which doesnt seem to exist in carbon, just steel) if you are set on big rubber though, you may want to find something else.
Strengths: Price, Warranty, Customer Service, Best Website for User Friendliness, Safe Shopping, Organized and Well Packaged Shipping, this company knows what their doing; pure efficiency
Value - if you are willing to support this type of frame. Let's face it: its a knockoff with a kick ass warranty. Game over. I'm sold. That doesn't mean I surrender all of my environmental ethics to China. It means that if you want to take advantage of Globalization, and you can physically handle a bike like this; IT WILL MAKE YOU FASTER
Similar Products Used: Fisher Rig, Gunnar Ruffian, Redline Monocog 29er
Bike Setup: Sette Razzo
Size Large – Polished metal
Hard tail, Aluminum 29er
Wheel set – WTB Laser Disc 29” Rims, 32 Hole laced to Hope Pro II Disc Hubs – Red Ano, tubeless
Rear Tire – Specialized The Captain S-Works 2.20”
Front Tire – Specialized The Captain 2.20”
Handle Bar – Performance Forte Carbon Flat Bar 22”
Grips – Oury
Stem – Race Face Deus 100 mm 8° Rise
Shifters – XT Deore
Brake Set – Avid BB7
Saddle – WTB Speed V Race
Seatpost – Thomson Elite Layback 27.2
Fork – Rock Shox Reba SL Air 29er
Crankset – XT Deore
Pedals – Crankbrothers Candy – C
Front Derailleur – XTR Deore
Rear Derailleur – XT Deore
Cassette – XT Deore
Skewers – Salsa Flip Off Red
Chain – XT Deore
Tubes – None
a Cross Country Rider
from Fairfax, VA
Date Reviewed: August 25, 2009
Weaknesses: -Clearance for rear tire
I was a little disappointed that the Rampage would not fit between the rear chainstays. The frame is advertised for up to 2.3 tires. The Rampage is 2.35 and was nowhere close to fitting (reason for 4 chilis overall). The Maxxis Ignitor is a 2.1 and has plenty of room to spare.
I have seen other reviews (and photos) that have trashed the weld quality of this frame. The word must have gotten back to Sette as the welds look much improved.
You can't go wrong with this frame. It is a great buy; light, fast and has a good nimble feel on the trail.
Bike Setup: -X9 Drive train
-Hayes HFX 9
-WTB Dual Duty
-Panaracer Rampage on Front, Maxxis Ignitor on rear
-Race Face Ride XC crankset
a Weekend Warrior
from Cleveland, OH, USA
Date Reviewed: August 4, 2009
Strengths: This frame is very light (estimated 3.5 lbs for 20" frame). Seems to be very solid frame, I'm 240 lbs and I was not getting any frame flex when I was climbing. Can't beat the price, worth every penny!
Weaknesses: Nothing really, wish they made a 19" size.
Great frame for the money. It would be silly to buy something else just for the name.
Similar Products Used: My first 29er, I'm hooked for life.
Bike Setup: WTB Laserdisc Trial Wheelset, Duro 2.1 tires, Reba SL fork, XT Crankset and Derailleurs, Avid Carbon Disc brakes, Time Clipless Pedals (24 lbs)
a Weekend Warrior
from Colorado and Georgia
Date Reviewed: May 22, 2009
Strengths: -Best value for the dollar in the 29er hardtail market
-Very quick, excellent climber, but still very stable
-Lighter (by 1/2 pound) than the competition it was modeled after (the much more expensive niner emd. -> made in the orient also but runs 500.00 dollars)
-short head tube allows proper stem position and stack height for a smaller 29er. (Common problem with smaller size 29ers is relative too high head tube)
Weaknesses: -for the medium chainline lineup was tricky
-27.2 seatpost should make it quite difficult for larger guys over 200 lbs to run long carbon post (okay in the smaller sizes as long as you don't run extremely long carbon post, but should have 30.9 seat-tube diameter)
-Weak bottom bracket threads (be sure to have them chased/tapped)
-Sette has actual top tube measurements that are incorrect (very important to get this right in 29ers website say actual is 58 and it is more like 57 tt measured actual with
18 inches center to top, 16.75 center to top of top tube.) Btw, all bike companies are generally way off.
-Top tube standover not wonderful (but if they do the bend at seat-tube, would add probably 100 grams to frame weight)
At 5'9" I was dissapointed at the weight (6.3 lbs frame) of my R/X 29er. So the rated stiffest, best climbing dual suspension 29er for my size and weight; climbed like a tank.
So, in order to get the rolling benefits of the larger wheels (they are real) I needed a much lighter bike. Then Sette Razzo went on sale at Pricepoint. After reading the reviews I decided to take a chance.
Well balanced, very quick climbing, but still fairly forgiving with the Spinergys at 29"s on the rocky stuff.
Great welds, very well designed bike and weighs only 3.19 lbs ! ---> on alphine digital scale in size medium.
This bike out-climbs my 26ers inluding my Ibis Mojo SL locked out front and back even with 650b light-weight wheels.
I would give it an even higher value rating if I could.
Similar Products Used: -Niner emd
-Performance Access 29er (not NEAR the quality - such as welds or overall frame build and almost a pound heavier.)
Bike Setup: Running a 90-120mm 46mm offset 09 Reba and fully geared.
Reba gives me great climbing at 90mm and for long rocky descents I dial up to 120mm and get a great decending bike.
Also, running a very shock absorbing fairly light-weight wheelset in Spinergy p.b.o. spoke technology Xyclone 29ers.
Are you kidding me? I have been searching the bike industry for 3 years until this bike finally came out. When it did, I bought it without hesitation. There were no good knock offs on the market before this one. Yes it is a knock off, Taiwanese frame, but the price, are you kidding? $200 bucks! Worth it just to try. Specialized or Niners sell for $800 and give you the same performance. This thing is absolutely 3 lbs. (size large), you could get the build under 20 lbs. with a good rigid fork. If you can ride a hardtail, this is insane. I spent three times as much on the wheels as I did on the frame. What are you waiting for? Race it. Marathon it. Trail ride it. It will do it all.