2002 Trek Sugar4+ vs 2002 Trek Sugar1

The Trek Sugar4+ and Trek Sugar1 are both Cross Country bikes. Both bikes have Aluminium / Alloy frames. Both bikes have 26" wheels. Both bikes have forks from Manitou. The Trek Sugar4+ comes in SM, MD, LG, XL, while the Trek Sugar1 comes in SM, MD, LG, XL.

  • Frameset
  • Frame Material
  • Frame
  • Fork
  • Shock
  • Motor
  • Battery
  • Wheels
  • Hubs
  • Wheels
  • Wheel Size
  • Spokes
  • Tires
  • Drivetrain
  • Chain
  • Crank
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Front Derailleur
  • Rear Derailleur
  • Shifters
  • Cassette
  • Pedals
  • Components
  • Brakeset
  • Brakeset Brand
  • Handlebar
  • Saddle
  • Seatpost
  • Stem
  • Grips
  • Headset
  • Platinum Series ZR9000 double butted aluminum, Genesis Geometry
  • Manitou Black Comp, Fluid Flow damping, 80/100mm adjustable travel
  • 26"
  • IRC Mythos XC, front, 26x2.1 / IRC Mythos XC, rear, 26x2.1
  • Bontrager Sport, 44/32/22, w/LP27
  • Shimano Deore LX
  • Shimano Deore LX SGS
  • Shimano Deore
  • Alloy linear pull w/ Alloy linear pull
  • Bontrager Crowbar Sport
  • Bontrager Sport
  • Bontrager Sport
  • Dia-Compe STR, Aheadset
  • Platinum Series ZR9000 double butted aluminum, Genesis Geometry
  • Manitou Mars Super, w/ Anti-Bob/ TPC damping/ 80mm travel
  • 26"
  • IRC SeracXC, 26x2.1
  • Shimano XTR, 46/34/24, splined
  • Shimano XTR
  • Shimano XTR SGS
  • Shimano XTR
  • Avid Single Digit Ti w/ Shimano XTR
  • Bontrager Race Lite
  • Selle San Marco Era, Ti/leather
  • Bontrager Race Lite
  • Bontrager Race Lite
  • Cane Creek S-6, Aheadset

Why it pays to compare

Mountain Bikes are complicated machines.

They have parts from hundreds of different manufacturers, come in all shapes and sizes (and colours) and are all suited for different purposes. Choosing the right new (or used) Mountain Bike is a complicated, confusing and highly emotional (think buying a new car- the shiny red one is the best choice right?).

Comparing mountain bikes helps bring a bit of logic and reason into the decision process. Not only will comparing mountain bikes save you money, but you'll also find the bike most suitable to you, your riding style and your budget. Plus, when you do hit the Buy Now button, you'll have the confidence you're choosing the perfect bike for you.

It's easy to get carried away by the most rad looking frame, with the coolest paint job and the most aggressive new geometry, but the components are one of the most important things to consider.

A wise Mountain biker

What to compare


It's essential to know which components make up a bike. From there you can compare the differences, such as build quality, performance, features, weight and price. This takes some of the guesswork out of buying a mountain bike.

Here are the components that have the biggest impact on your ride. You should be paying particular attention to these:

  • Fork
  • Shock
  • Drivetrain (Derailleur, shifter, cranks, chain etc.)
  • Brakeset
  • Wheels

Ultimately, for most of us, price is the deciding factor and you want to get the most bang for your buck. Comparing the price of mountain bikes, along with which components you're getting, helps you determine what you're actually paying for. Are you spending your hard-earned dollars on a quality bike frame, with quality components and a solid warranty? Or are you simply paying for a brand name?


Nothing is more helpful than what real people think about a bike. It's the next best thing to riding one yourself. Reviews give you a real insight into how a bike actually rides, instead of just what the numbers seem to say about it.


Different bike companies have different warranties. It's important to compare the length of these warranties, what they'll cover and who's covered.

How to compare

  1. Search for mountain bikes that you'd like to compare.
  2. Tap Compare. You're done. No really, you are.
  3. A huge comparison table comes up, allowing you to compare components and specs for each bike.
  4. Want to delve into a bike a bit more? Click on the bike's name to view in-depth info, reviews, prices, specifications, images and more.