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2012 Diamondback Sortie 1 vs 2012 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp EVO

The Diamondback Sortie 1 and Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp EVO are both Cross Country bikes. Both bikes have Aluminium / Alloy frames. The Diamondback Sortie 1 has wheels, while the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp EVO has wheels. Both bikes have forks from RockShox. The Diamondback Sortie 1 comes in S, M, L, XL, while the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp EVO comes in S, M, L, XL.

  • Description
  • Buy
  • 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
  • Sortie Trail 5" 6061-T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum w/ Hydroformed Top Tube , Butted / Formed Down Tube / Seatstays, Under Arch Seatstay bridge, Knuckle Box Technology, 9mmx135mm Verticle Drop out
  • Rock Shox XC 32 120mm travel coil spring,
  • Rock Shox ARIO R 200x57mm Air w/ rebound adj
  • (F) 32h SL-6 Alloy w/ CNC Disc Mount (R) 32h SL-6 Alloy Cassette w/ CNC Disc mount
  • 32h SL-6 Doublewall Disc
  • Black 14g Stainless Steel
  • KENDA Slant 6 26x2.1
  • 435, , 24/32/42t, Shimano HG54 10spd
  • Shimano Alivio 9spd Hollowtech
  • 336, Shimano BB-ES25 w/Octalink spindle
  • Shimano Alivio
  • Shimano Deore SGS
  • Shimano Alivio
  • Hayes Dyno, Hayes Dyno
  • DB Lazer Series 31.8mm low rise
  • WTB VIGO comp
  • Easton EA30 Double bolt clamp 31.6mm, , ,
  • Easton EA30 31.8mm
  • DB4L 135mm Kraton
  • Zerostack, shallow steel cups, Loose ball bearing 1 1/8"
  • M5 hydroformed tubing, EVO geometry, tapered HT, PF30 BB , ISCG ’05, Command Post routing, 142mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 150mm travel
  • RockShox Revelation RL, Motion Control damper, alloy steerer , comp and LO and reb adj., standard dropouts, 150mm, 150mm
  • Custom Fox RP2 with AUTOSAG, ProPedal and rebound adj., SJ FSR eyelet extension, 197x51mm
  • Specialized Hi Lo disc, laser-etched logo, sealed cartridge bearing , 20mm thru-axle, 32h / Specialized Hi Lo 142+ disc, laser-etched logo, double-sealed cartridge bearing, 12mm thru-axle, 32h
  • Roval 26, alloy disc, 28mm wide, 32h
  • Specialized Butcher Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss ready , aramid bead, dual-compound, 26x2.3" / Specialized Purgatory Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss ready, aramid bead, dual-compound, 26x2.2"
  • 420mm, , 36/24, w/ Specialized bash guard, KMC X-10 , 10-speed, w/ reusable Missing Link, nickel plates
  • Custom SRAM S-1250, 7050 alloy arms, 10-speed AM double, PF30 spindle, S: 170mm, Others: 175mm
  • 335mm, SRAM PF30, OS press-in bearing, sealed cartridge
  • SRAM X7, 10-speed, S3 direct mount for DMD, bottom-pull
  • SRAM X9, 10-speed, mid cage
  • SRAM X7, 10-speed, aluminium trigger
  • Custom Avid Elixir 7 SL, hydraulic disc, alloy backed semi-metallic pad , HS-1 rotor S/M:180mm, Others: 200mm / Custom Avid Elixir 7 SL, hydraulic disc, alloy backed semi-metallic pad, HS-1 rotor S/M:160mm, Others: 180mm, Custom Avid Elixir 7 SL hydraulic, tool-less reach adj.
  • Specialized All-Mountain low-rise, 6061 butted alloy, 720mm wide, 8º backsweep, 6º upsweep, 31.8mm
  • Body Geometry Henge Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm width
  • Specialized Command Post BlackLite, 3 position, adjustable height w/air spring , remote operated, single bolt head 30.9mm, S:100mm travel, Others: 125mm, 30.9, 34.9mm clamp ID, 7050 hard anodized alloy collar, single bolt, 30.9, 34.9mm clamp ID, 7050 hard anodized alloy collar, single bolt
  • Specialized XC, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 31.8mm clamp, adjustable rise, S/M: 60mm, L:75, XL:90mm
  • Specialized lock-on, S/M: Grappler, Others: Grappler XL
  • 1-1/8 and 1-1/2" Threadless, Campy style upper with 1-1/2" lower, cartridge bearings

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What to compare

Components

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

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Warranties

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