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2012 Cannondale Flash Carbon 29 1 vs 2012 Felt QW 70

The Cannondale Flash Carbon 29 1 and Felt QW 70 are both Cross Country bikes. The Cannondale Flash Carbon 29 1's frame is made from Carbon, while the Felt QW 70's is Aluminium / Alloy. The Cannondale Flash Carbon 29 1 has wheels, while the Felt QW 70 has wheels. The Felt QW 70 has SR Suntour forks. The Cannondale Flash Carbon 29 1 comes in M, L, XL, while the Felt QW 70 comes in XS, S, M, L.

  • 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
  • Flash 29'er, BallisTec Hi-MOD Carbon, SPEED SAVE, BB30 1.5 Si head tube
  • Lefty 29'er Carbon XLR, 90mm, OPI, Solo Air,
  • Lefty SL front, DT Swiss 240S rear
  • DT Swiss Aerospeed
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo, 2.25" tubeless ready
  • 17.5,
  • SRAM S2210, BB30, 39/26
  • 12,
  • SRAM X0, direct mount
  • Shimano XTR
  • Shimano XTR
  • Avid X0 carbon, 180/160mm, Avid X0 carbon
  • Truvativ Noir Flat, 700x10mm
  • Fi'zi:k Tundra2 K:ium
  • Flash Carbon, 27.2x420mm w/SAVE, , ,
  • Cannondale OPI adjustable, -15 degree, 31.8
  • Cannondale foam locking grips
  • Felt QW series womens specific design 6061 butted aluminum Dynaform top and down tube oversized semi-integrated head tube , replaceable derailleur hanger, rack & fender mount, disc brake specific
  • SR Suntour SF12-XCM pm HLO 100mm travel hydraulic lockout,
  • Shimano
  • WTB SX-17 disc brake doublewall aluminum w/ single eyelets
  • Stainless 14g w/ alloy nipples
  • Felt THC XC tire Trail Highway City 26 x 2.1 30tpi wire wead, w/ Shraeder valve tubes
  • 425, , 42X32X24T, Shimano HG-54 10 Speed
  • Shimano FC-M522 10 Speed For Octalink bottom bracket
  • 35, Shimano BB-ES25 Octalink
  • Shimano Deore FD-M590
  • Shimano Deore FD-M593
  • Shimano Deore SL-M591
  • Shimano BR-M446, Shimano BL-M505
  • Felt MTB XC riser bar butted 6061 Aluminum
  • Felt Fit Woman Mountain design Low Side Profile Look
  • Felt alloy micro adjust 6061 alloy, low-profile forged head & extruded rail clamps , , Felt bolt-type cold forged + CNC, 6061 aluminum, w/ steel barrel nut design, 34.9mm, , Felt bolt-type cold forged + CNC, 6061 aluminum, w/ steel barrel nut design, 34.9mm
  • Felt MTB 3D-forged design 4-bolt handlebar clamp
  • Felt dual-density wing grips Kraton rubber base
  • Semi-integrated 1-1/8"" Aheadset steel cups, caged bearing

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.

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What to compare

Components

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
Price

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?

Reviews

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.

Warranties

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.
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