2013 Scattante CFR Black Road Bike Review

The all-new 2013 Scattante CFR Black is the pinnacle of Scattante’s in-house bike development. The CFR has been in a constant state of evolution since 2006’s CFR LE. Back then the carbon frame and fork sported the latest trend in bike graphics with flashy red and gold graphics. The Shimano Dura-Ace 7800 drivetrain had external cable routing, and was still made of alloy. Dura-Ace had just gone to 10-speed. Looking at those bikes now, it’s incredible to think what a difference seven years makes.

Many iterations of the CFR have come and gone, and each one felt like a good improvement over the last.

But this year, our bike designers went more revolutionary than evolutionary. The CFR Black shows its family lineage, but its light years more advanced. The one-of-a-kind proprietary ScMT 12 unidirectional carbon fiber frame with BB30 technology is not only unbelievably stiff, but it also features exceptional road feel. The black-on-black paint stealth paint scheme keeps a lower profile but will also raise more than a few eyebrows when it rolls past. The state-of-the-art Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2 drive train not only has internal cable routing, but it also features 11-speeds. And it’s electronic. That’s right, there are no cables, no springs, no tensioners. The shifters and derailleurs use servo motors tomove the chain back and forth across the cogs for effortless, flawless shifting. It has a set of aerodynamic Mavic Ksyrium SLR wheels and custom outfitted Mavic tires; the lightest Mavic Ksyrium's ever made, which weigh only 1410 grams. All this technology has only goal. To help you perform better, rider harder, go faster and feel better than ever before.

 

The 2013 Scattante CFR Black is without a doubt the greatest bike we’ve ever produced, and we’re excited to share it with you. To look at the full specs and features, click here.

 

 

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