Sette Phantom XC Hardtail

5/5 (5 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Fork: Rock Shox Sid Team 80mm w/PopLoc
  • Shifters: Shimano XTR SL-M970
  • Brake Levers: Avid Juicy 7 Hydraulic
  • Crankset: FSA K-Force Carbon Light CK3200
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA Ceramic Mega EXO


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tyler a Racer

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2014

Strengths:    One of the lightest hardtails on the market, extremely stiff, climbs better than any other bike, looks great, descends well for a hardtail. It is the perfect bike for XC racing! Its extremely fast and nimble. Handles unbelievable well in the singltrack!

Weaknesses:    Non that I can see

Bottom Line:   
After having this bike for a few years I have really learned to love it. I encourage anyone who is looking for a cheap carbon bike that can perform well. It holds up really well and can take a beating! Good luck everyone!

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Favorite Trail:   Colvert loop

Bike Setup:   Big risers bars, short stem, 2x9 XTR drive train, XT brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Wanna-Be Racer a Racer from Niagara, ON, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2010

Strengths:    Light, stiff, super responsive sprint and climbs

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Bar none the best bang for the buck carbon frame there is. Came with threads and surfaces fully dressed and ready to build. No issues with fitment. Super stiff, responsive climber but the carbon quiets the chatter on rougher trails. I'm a wanna-be racer and this bike is the perfect secret weapon

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Favorite Trail:   Snail trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Stumpjumper Comp

Bike Setup:   Phantom Frame, SID fork, XTR, XT Mix, Easton XC Ones. 20lb

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by optiguy a Weekend Warrior from Wallyworld, Connecticut, USA

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2010

Strengths:    Stiff, light, great climber, sweet looking, awesome component group, 5 year warranty on frame

Weaknesses:    the maxxis 310 tires are light, imo that is there only strength, unless you only ride on hard pack or asphalt they are useless.

Bottom Line:   
This a great bike @ a great price, the components alone are worth the price I paid for it. I find myself making climbs I had not come close to in the past. Only time will tell how the frame holds up but so far so good. The biggest problem with this bike is just getting past the name imo. I compare it to buying a Hyundai, well made cars but a lot of people just cant get past the name.

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Favorite Trail:   Tylers Mill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1999.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Bike Setup:   stock except tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rubixcube a Racer from Florida, USA

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2010

Strengths:    Gorgeous carbon frame with internal cable routing - only 2.5 lbs!! Excellent component choice, XTR, Fox RLC, avid elixir carbon, xtr shift levers and derailleurs, FSA k-force lite crank. I really like the Elixir carbon brakeset - plus, they are actually 30g lighter (per brake) than the xt levers/calipers - I weighed each on a digital scale.

Weaknesses:    Maxxis 310s are useless off road in florida, AC terrain disk OEM hubs are questionable, sette grips are junk. But these are very minor complaints.

Bottom Line:   
This sette phantom is gorgeous to look at it. I can stop staring at it. This bike accelerates, handles and climbs better than any bike I have ever ridden. This bike handles with amazing precision once you get it set up right. Reminds me of the seven sola titanium hardtail.

Geometry on this bike is a little undersized. The size large sette frame is more like a 18" frame from other companies (i.e. Trek).

Actual weight straight out of the box was 19.6lbs (after removing reflectors and other junk).

What a deal!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1799.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   too many to list

Bike Setup:   Fox F100 RLC w/ FIT. Replaced 100mm FSA slk stem w/ 90mm FSA OS-99 (98 grams!). Plan on replacing the stock seatpost w/ a 25mm sb FSA k-force lite. Replaced the sette grips w/ ODI lizzard skins. Converted wheelset to tubeless. Removing the ugly Sette badge from the head tube was easy. I plan on replacing it with skull and cross-bones.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brett a Cross Country Rider from San jose, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2009

Strengths:    Weight, stiffness, price, looks great.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Great light stiff racing frame. I wouldn't use it for any drops or really technical stuff. I have ridden 5 times now and on a course that i will be racing on in a few weeks and it is a great frame. With my currnet setup it weighs in at 19.75 lbs. Super light

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Favorite Trail:   Grizzly Flats

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $599.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Bike Setup:   Hayes stroker brakes, Spinergy Xyclone wheels, Tioga spyder saddle, XT Cranks, Sram XO group, Easton bar and stem, Mantiou R7 Platinum fork

Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

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