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Up to 94% off? Dang, how do they stay in business?

Posted by RL Policar On August - 1 - 2012

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If you haven’t heard, Pricepoint.com is having a pretty good sale. They’ve got pretty much everything on discount. They even have tubes, 5 for $11.98. That comes out to $2.40 per tube, which is just about wholesale cost for those things if you were a shop!
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Free Shipping from Pricepoint.com

Posted by RL Policar On January - 26 - 2011

Take advantage of this great offer from Pricepoint.com now! I did! I just bought myself a new SRAM PC-951 chain (best deal in the market) for $15.98. Right now no one else offers this chain at that price!

What’s great about being a SoCal resident is that I automatically get my products next day even though its through ground shipping. Pricepoint.com is only 50 miles away from me, since we’re somewhat close to each other, all my orders have arrived the next day via UPS.

Hells Yeah I’m taking advantage of it…

Posted by RL Policar On October - 28 - 2010

Free Shipping that is! Right now Pricepoint.com has some a special going on until Nov 1st. With that in mind, I did a little birthday shopping for some friends and bought the Mrs. a new stem. I’m so lucky that she gets all excited for bike parts…

Anyhow, I kept adding items to the shopping cart and once I was ready to pay, the shipping cost was a big FAT ZERO!!!!!

This is a big fat zero…but that hand gesture is quite questionable…

All you gotta do to partake in this magical free shipping is to click on that banner on the right side and start spending money!!! Shoot with the purchase I made today, I just helped jump start the economy!

Hey Mr. President…you’re welcome!
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Sette VEXX-Race Ready

Posted by RL Policar On February - 18 - 2010

Last night I hosted “Shop Night.” This gave Moe the opportunity to finish up the final details on the Sette Vexx DH frame. We had planned on getting this bike completed at an earlier date, but due to injuries, and chain guide issues, it was pushed back. However, last night Moe got this thing dialed in and its ready to roll. Here’s a few snap shots. By the way, we were fortunate enough to get Team Racer, Wes Castro (Fidel’s nephew) to come down and give us a hand with the Vexx.

Here’s how things looked through Moe’s eyes after a few beers.
sette vexx

Wes going over the bike making sure things are dialed in.
sette vexx

I don’t have all the specs, but I love the whole black and white theme. Good job Moe!
sette vexx

Sette Vexx will make its racing debut this weekend at the Southridge DH races in Fontana, Ca. Wes Castro will be manning this awesome machine.

Pricepoint.com sells the Sette Vexx frame for only $849. But if you want something that’s already build, you’re in luck, they have a complete Sette Vexx for $2599.98.

Dr. Thunda recommends you get the Sette Ace

Posted by RL Policar On February - 8 - 2010

Dr. Thunda recently bought a new Sette Ace. He had seen me ride it through some of the local trails and based on my review and my suggestion, he bought one. Here he is with his new bike.
Sette ace
Congrats to Dr. Thunda, getting a new bike is certainly a great experience!

Sette Ace Review

Posted by RL Policar On January - 18 - 2010

The Sette Ace was sent to us by the kind folks of Sette USA as a demo bike. Here’s a bit of info before we start with the review.

Price: $999 from Pricepoint.com
sette ace
Specs:

Frame Aluminum 7005
Size(s) Small (16.5″/42cm)/Medium (18.5″/47cm)/Large (20.5″/52cm)
Fork Rock Shox Tora 302 Air (4.72″/120mm) w/PopLoc
Rear Shock Rock Shox Monarch 2.1 (4″/101mm)
Shifters SRAM X7, 9-Speed Trigger
Front Derailleur SRAM X7, Low Clamp, Blk, 34.9 Top Pull
Rear Derailleur SRAM X7 Black Long Cage
Shifter Cable/Housing Jagwire Slick
Brake Levers Avid Juicy 3
Front Brake Avid 160mm Rotor
Rear Brake Avid 160mm Rotor
Hoses Avid Hydraulic Hose
Crankset Truvativ Firex 3.3, 175mm, Black, 44/32/22T
Bottom Bracket Truvativ Giga Pipe XR, 73mm English
Cassette SRAM PG-970, 11-34
Chain SRAM PC-971
Headset FSA 1-1/8″ Standard – Black
Handlebar Lightweight Alloy Riser Bar- Black
Grips Durable Ergo Grips – Black
Stem Lightweight Alloy – Black
Saddle High Performance Saddle – Black
Seatpost Lightweight 6061 Alloy – Black, 31.6 x 350mm
Rims Mavic XM719 32H Black, Presta Valve
Front Hub Shimano XT M756, 6-bolt Disc Brake, 32H black, QR
Rear Hub Shimano XT M756, 6-bolt Disc Brake, 32H black, QR
Spokes 14/15 Gauge Double-Butted, Stainless Steel, Black
Pedals Shimano PD-505, Silver
Front Tire Kenda Krusher 26″ x 2.1, 60 TPI
Rear Tire Kenda Krusher 26″ x 2.1, 60 TPI
Color(s) White
Warranty 5 Years
Weight 29.8lbs/13.5kg (w/Pedals, Medium Size Avg.)

The bike was shipped to the MtnBikeRiders.com HQ in the same way it would be if you purchased it from Pricepoint.com. After assembly, I made sure everything was tight, aired up, and lubed. I set my air shocks to have at least 25% sag. I took a quick spin around the block and right away the bike felt very nimble and agile.

One the first day out on the trail, I chose to test it on the Fullerton Loop. This is a simple trail that combines some climbs, descents on all sorts of terrain that ranged from single track to pavement.

One thing I need to note, the Sette Ace weighs in at 29lbs (used my scale in the garage). Though its not a super light weight XC bike to some people’s standards, the bike felt light and quick. During a nice pace on the single track, I was able to get it on the big ring and mash on the pedals to see how fast I could get this bike to roll. I’m not your typical XC rider that weighs in at 130lbs. No sir, I’m a big boy, I’m weighing in around 206lbs right now. So that meant there’s more effort on my part to get me rolling fast on the trail. With that in mind, the Sette Ace is easy to get up to speed and maintain the pace. Quick turns and switch backs are not a problem because the bike responds like a small sports car.

Let’s talk about aesthetics for bit. We all know that when you’re looking for anything, a major factor on your decision relies on how the product looks, right? Sette Ace goes with a classic white look with a few gray and black accents on the frame. Most of the folks that I showed the bike to, all liked the all white scheme. In fact one of our friends even mentioned that the Ace reminded him of his old Santa Cruz.

On the Sette Ace, there was one feature that was new to me since other bikes that I’ve tested didn’t come with it. It’s the POPLOC System on the Rockshox Tora. Other forks do come with a lock out, but having the remote ready to when ever you need it means you’re saving time and you’re keeping both hands on the bars, which translate to safety. When I first got the bike, the fork felt like a pogo stick, but that was quickly remedied by making a few quick adjustments on the rebound and after that, it was like butter. The RockShox Tora never flexed during my testing nor did it give me any problems. Air pressure stayed the same throughout the time I rode the bike, about a good month and a half.

Strengths:
Climbs REALLY well. As long as you have your air pressure correct in the rear shock, you’ll have a very efficient ride going up and down the hill.
Very nimble and responsive.
It has a potential to be a good 4x rig…its a vision I have for this bike…
Never bottomed out (yes it can handle jumps)
Great mix of good parts. Rockshox, SRAM X7, Avid and Truvativ
Shifts like butter, thanks to the Jagwire cables and housing.
sette ace

Weakness:

Wouldn’t be so bad if it was at least 26-27lbs. But then again, the rider could simply lose the weight difference through a simple diet plan.
Brake rotors warped. I noticed that there was a slight warp to the rotors when I first got it. The demo bike I rode was previously tested by another organization. So its possible they had something to do with it. Other than that, the bike stopped on a dime.

Summary:

The Sette Ace is a pretty decent contender amongst other XC race bikes in the market. It has good parts, an awesome price point and it looks good. I also have to mention how this bike rides overall. Though its not as plush and squishy as my ALL Mountain Bike, it certainly is quick and very responsive. I certainly liked the Sette Ace and Priscilla did as well. The Sette Ace is the perfect bike for guys or gals who have been riding a hard tail and want to step into the Full Suspension XC bike without breaking the bank. You really can’t go wrong with the Sette Ace, low price ($999), great parts, light enough to race with and the white frame is simply HOT!

Review Disclaimer.

Snap!

Posted by Jeremy Yang On June - 30 - 2009


Running out of time this morning, I couldn’t shoot this from the best angle. This was what I could come up

Not a good sound to hear. I was riding the loop on a pre-work morning ride, riding it backwards because… you know that’s how I roll. haha. As I stood up to climb a short steep hill, I hear a loud snap. I immediately stop, which I’ve learned normally limits the damage, and check my chain. What I saw caused me to do a double take: half the cage, the jockey wheel suspended on the chain. Ouch.


It was funny how this piece was on the chain, but not attached to the rest of the derailleur

I turned around and got to the bottom of the hill without pedaling. I removed the SRAM powerlink, why I love SRAM chains, and removed the bottom half of the derailleur cage. I then rode my Single Speed Full Suspension 29er back to my car, walking the uphills, though.


Again, out of time and working with a P & S camera. This was the best I could get.

Quick perusal of pricepoint.com, which I use for much of my buying needs, netted me last year’s x9 rear derailleur (no changes from last year to this year) for $35 less than this year’s x9. To top it off, because I live in So. Cal, I could order it now and get it tomorrow. The bike will be back in action really soon.

Sette Venom Freeride Frame

Posted by RL Policar On June - 25 - 2009

The Sette Venom just got delivered today to the MtnBikeRiders.com HQ….and boy I tell you whut, this thing is legit man!

sette venom

Here’s the features of the Venom:

Sink your fangs into any trail and the Sette Venom will deliver. The plush, adjustable 6-7” single pivot suspension will smooth out most any obstacle, keeping those wheels against the ground when you need it the most. Nail those gaps, rail those corners and hold on for some amazing adventure with this super strong 7005/6061 aluminum freeride frame.

Sette chose to equip the Venom with the Rock Shox Vivid 5.1. An excellent coil-assisted shock that features an incredible amount of adjustability, including external ending stroke rebound, beginning stroke rebound, and compression.

The Venom frame comes complete with all of the standard features that you would expect from Sette products; sealed cartridge bearing pivot points, integrated hydraulic brake hose guides that lead to IS standard rear brake mounts, cable guides, seatpost clamp, replaceable derailleur hanger, and a durable powder coated finish.

Rock Shox Vivid 5.1 Coil Over Shock
Sette Venom

The site says the color of the frame is red, but upon my first glance of the frame, its almost like rusty-ish red…a lighter burgundy…I actually like it because its a unique color and you won’t mistake it with any other brand.
sette venom

Just in case you wanted to know, specs:

Material 7005/ 6061 Aluminum
Welding Tig Welding
Rear Suspension Travel 7″/ 177.8mm
Recommended Fork Suspension Travel 7″-8″/ 180-200mm
Headset 1-1/8″ Standard
Front Derailleur 34.9mm Bottom Pull
Bottom Bracket 73mm
Max Rear Tire Clearance 2.5″
Seatpost Size 31.6mm
Seat Clamp Size 34.9mm
Disc Mount IS Standard
Shock Length (eye-to-eye) 8.75″/ 222.3mm
Shock Stroke 50mm
Damping External ending stroke rebound, beginning stroke rebound,
and compression
Available Sizes Small (17″/43cm), Medium (18″/46cm)
Color(s) Red
Weight 11.35lbs (w/ Shock, Small Size Avg.)
Warranty 5 Years

We’re looking forward to testing this frame. We like the fact its a single pivot design, which to me, means its going to be trouble free and reliable. Shoot, many of the world’s best DH/FR bikes are single pivot…but the Sette Venom is a fraction of the cost, at $499.08, that’s a steal of a deal.

2 Carbon Frames from Pricepoint.com

Posted by Jeremy Yang On March - 26 - 2009

I got an email from Tim Scissors bringing to my attention pricepoint.com’s two brand new carbon 26″ frames. I wanted to share them with you:


The Sette Impulse: a 26″ carbon mountain bike frame for $499.98 From pricepoint.com:

Impulse? Impulsive! Whip-crack fast, turn on a dime… and sprint? Sprint ALL the time!

Featuring a beautiful 1310g/2.9lbs 12K monocoque carbon frame with rear derailleur hanger and seat clamp, the Impulse is your entry into the hyper-driven world of XC racing. The choice of a 71 degree head tube angle keeps the Impulse super aggressive. Disk brake ready. V-brake ready (brake mounts included). Race ready.


The Sette Phantom carbon mountain bike 26″ frame for $599.98 From pricepoint.com:

Race the field. Race the clock. Race your personal best. So light weight, so fast, it will leave the competition chasing phantoms.

Featuring a state of the art 1100g/2.4 lbs 12K monocoque carbon frame, the Phantom captures that elusive sweet spot of pliant enough for epic racing comfort and yet incredibly strong and responsive. Guaranteed to rocket you down the trail with every pedal stroke, the frame features a replaceable rear derailleur dropout and the mounts for either IS disc brakes or v-brakes (mounting posts included).

Sette chose a 70.8 degree head tube angle so that the steering would be incredibly nimble without sacrificing stability and comfort when the trail starts to get challenging

Dominate the perfect line with the Sette Phantom Full Carbon Mountain Bike Frame.

For more info, check out the Sette Impulse here and the Sette Phantom here.

Win a Sette Ace!

Posted by Jeremy Yang On February - 5 - 2009

Pricepoint.com is definitely a site you should be checking out as often as possible. Not only do they have great deals on parts they also have giveaways all the time. This time pricepoint.com is giving away a Sette Ace!

The Sette Ace is a slice & dice XC machine that is valued at over $2,300 but pricepoint has it for $1,399. The Ace has 4 inches of travel and is very well spec’d for that price.

Sette Ace Specs:
Frame Aluminum 7005
Size(s) Small (16.5″)/Medium (18.5″)/Large (20.5″)
Fork Rock Shox Tora 302 Air (4.72″/120mm)
Rear Shock Rock Shox Monarch 2.1 (4″/101mm)
Shifters SRAM X7, 9-Speed Trigger
Front Derailleur SRAM X7, Low Clamp, Blk, ø 30.9 Top Pull
Rear Derailleur SRAM X7 Black Long Cage
Shifter Cable/Housing Jagwire Slick
Brake Levers Avid Juicy 3
Front Brake Avid 160mm Rotor
Rear Brake Avid 160mm Rotor
Hoses Avid Hydraulic Hose
Crankset Truvativ Firex 3.3, 175mm, Black, 44/32/22t
Bottom Bracket Truvativ Giga Pipe XR, 68mm
Cassette SRAM PG-970, 11-34
Chain SRAM PC-971
Headset FSA 1-1/8″ Standard – Black
Handlebar Lightweight Alloy – Black
Grips Durable Ergo Grips – Black
Stem Lightweight Alloy – Black
Saddle High Performance Saddle – Black
Seatpost Lightweight 6061 Alloy – Black, 31.6 x 350mm
Rims Mavic XM719 32H Black, Presta Valve
Front Hub Shimano XT M756, 6-bolt Disc Brake, 32H black, QR
Rear Hub Shimano XT M756, 6-bolt Disc Brake, 32H black, QR
Spokes 14/15 Gauge Double-Butted, Stainless Steel, Black
Front Tire Kenda Krusher 26″ x 2.1, 60 TPI
Rear Tire Kenda Krusher 26″ x 2.1, 60 TPI
Color(s) White
Warranty 5 Years
Weight 29.8lbs/13.5kg (Medium w/Pedals)

If you’re interested in signing up for the giveaway, click here.

For more info on the Sette Ace, click here.

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