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2012 Mondraker Play 3 vs 2012 Specialized Myka Sport Disc 29

The Mondraker Play 3 is a Street bike, while the Specialized Myka Sport Disc 29 is a Cross Country bike. Both bikes have Aluminium / Alloy frames. The Mondraker Play 3 has wheels, while the Specialized Myka Sport Disc 29 has 29" wheels. The Specialized Myka Sport Disc 29 has SR Suntour forks. The Mondraker Play 3 comes in M, S, while the Specialized Myka Sport Disc 29 comes in 15", 17", 19".

  • 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
  • Play 6061 Square Street Hydroformed Old School
  • RST Dirt T, 100mm
  • Formula Alloy
  • Alex Rims DM-22 Disc
  • Stainless black
  • Kenda K-Rad 26x2.30
  • 420, , 42/32/22T, Kmc Z-72
  • Suntour XCT-V2
  • -30, CH-52 Cartridge
  • Sram 3.0
  • Sram X4 medium cage
  • Sram Trigger X4
  • Tektro Novela, Tektro Novela
  • Abyss 31.8mm 9º 710mm
  • Mondraker Play series Pivotal
  • Abyss Dirt pivot 350mmx31.6mm, , ,
  • Onoff Morph Slope II 50mm 31.6mm
  • Street translucend 130mm
  • CH Aheadset
  • A1 Premium Aluminum, fully butted, women's recreational 29"" geometry and tubesets , double ORE DT, externally relieved HT, forged dropouts w/ replaceable alloy hanger
  • SunTour XCM, SR Suntour XCM (SF11-XCM-V3-29-DS-MLO) , 1pc. alloy lower, 30mm Hi-Ten stanchions, mechanical LO, custom women's coil/mcu spring w/ preload adj. spring assisted seals, 80mm
  • Disc hub, cassette, double-sealed loose ball, polished races , machined disc mount and flanges, 19mm contact, QR, 36h
  • Alex HR Disc 29"", alloy double-wall, disc, pin joint, 24mm, 36h
  • 29"
  • Stainless silver, 2.0mm (14g)
  • Specialized Fast Trak LK Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, 29x2.0""
  • KMC, KMC X-8, 8-speed, reusable Missing Link
  • Suntour SR, SR Suntour, 8-speed, Octalink spline, replaceable rings
  • Shimano, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 68mm
  • Shimano Altus, Shimano Altus, 8-speed, 34.9mm clamp, top-swing, dual-pull
  • SRAM X4, SRAM X4, 8-speed, mid cage
  • SRAM X4, SRAM X4, 8-speed, trigger
  • Avid, Avid BB5, mechanical disc brake, post mount, 160mm G2 Clean Sweep rotor
  • Alloy flat bar, 8º backsweep, 4º upsweep, 25.4mm
  • Women's Body Geometry Riva, 155mm width
  • Alloy, 2 bolt head, 30.9mm, 12.5mm offset, micro adjust
  • 3D forged 6061 alloy, 4 bolt clamp, 10º rise, 25.4mm
  • Women's Myka, dual density Kraton
  • 1-1/8"" threadless, loose ball w/ seals

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

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.
  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.