Sette Forza ISM

Without much information The Editor purchased this frameset from an online auction service.

Before purchasing The Editor didn't find a lot of information about this model. After assembling into a complete bicycle he can make some comments:

  1. Full carbon fork with tapered (1 1/8 to 1 1/5 inch) steerer allows a pretty light and stiff fork
  2. Traditional 68mm bottom bracket is a surprise in this era of oversize bottom bracket standards. But that's OK because The Editor prefers outboard 24mm bearing systems.
  3. Internal rear brake cable routing utilizes a full length cable sheath AND has a guide tube inside the top tube. No need to snake a bare brake cable through an open top tube!
  4. Rear stays are curvy! (For better or worse)
  5. Plenty of tire clearance. 25mm Michelin Lithium 2 tires fit with room to spare.
  6. Top headset bearing is IS42. Bottom headset bearing is IS52.
  7. Seat mast cap allows only 10mm of adjustment. You better nail the measurements before cutting the seat mast to length.

Sette Forza ISM frameset turned into complete bicycleWithout much information The Editor purchased this frameset from an online auction service.

It appears that Sette is no longer updating their website. But here is what they had to say about the Forza ISM:

The flagship of the Sette road line begins with the Forza. Using the latest in Hi Modulus carbon fiber technology, the Forza uses a 3k filament weave for efficiency in strength to weight ratios. The Forza takes advantage of an integrated seat mast, a tapered head tube/fork system and aero efficient tubing, every detail is covered to keep you on the front with the Forza.

  • Weight 1080 grams (54cm)
  • 3k filament weave, Hi Modulus carbon fiber technology
  • Integrated seat mast technology
  • Aero efficient tube design with bolt on front derailleur
  • Includes seat clamp, cut guide and saw blade
  • Includes 350 gram carbon fiber fork

More Details:

  • Material 3k filament weave, Hi Modulus carbon fiber with integrated seat mast
  • Headset 1 1/8 -1.5  tapered, threadless
  • Headset type: Integrated
  • Front Derailleur braze - on type
  • Bottom Bracket 68mm
  • Seat Clamp Size n/a
  • Available Sizes 51,54,57,60cm
  • Color(s) Matte finish with red and white accents
  • Frame Weight: (including derailleur hanger)
  • Frame Weight   890 grams for 51cm w/derailleur hanger
  • Frame Weight   910 grams for 54cm w/derailleur hanger
  • Frame Weight   930 grams for 57cm w/derailleur hanger
  • Frame Weight   940 grams for 60cm w/derailleur hanger
  • Fork Weight: 350 grams fork for 57cm
  • Warranty 5 Years