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2012 Mongoose Teocali Elite vs 2012 Trek Lush SL

The Mongoose Teocali Elite is a Trail bike, while the Trek Lush SL is a Cross Country bike. Both bikes have Aluminium / Alloy frames. The Mongoose Teocali Elite has wheels, while the Trek Lush SL has 26" wheels. The forks on the Mongoose Teocali Elite are RockShox, while the Trek Lush SL has Fox forks. The Mongoose Teocali Elite retails for $3,500 USD, while the Trek Lush SL retails for $2,730 USD. The Mongoose Teocali Elite comes in S, M, L, XL, while the Trek Lush SL comes in 14.5, 15.5, 16.5, 17.5.

  • 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
  • Updated Mongoose Freedrive AM Aluminum 150mm travel
  • RockShox Revelation RL w/150mm Travel, Maxle Lite 15mm thru-axle , Rebound, Lockout & Low Speed Compression Adjust, 150mm
  • RockShox Monarch RT3 w/150mm Travel, Rebound Adjust & 3-position floodgate
  • KK Alloy Disc for 15mm thru-axle 32 Hole (F), 135 x 12mm thru-axle 32 Hole (R)
  • Stan's NoTubes ZTR Crest 32 Hole
  • 14G Stainless
  • Kenda Excavator, 26 x 2.35 (F); 2.1 (R)
  • 434, , 39/26t, KMC X10, 10-speed
  • Truvativ X9 ,
  • 338, Truvativ GXP External
  • Shimano SLX
  • SRAM X9
  • SRAM X9 Trigger
  • Avid Elixir 5 Hydraulic Disc, 185mm/160mm rotor (F/R), Avid Elixir 5 Hydraulic Disc
  • Syncros AM 25, 31.8, 20mm rise
  • WTB Silverado Race SL
  • Kind Shock Cobra Height Adjust w/ remote, 31.6 x 350, , ,
  • Syncros FRIC, 31.8
  • Tange Threadless, 1 1/8" upper/1.5" lower
  • WSD Alpha Platinum Aluminum
  • Fox 32 Float RL, Trek DRCV air spring, lockout, rebound , E2 tapered steerer, 15QR thru axle, 120mm travel, tuned by Trek in California, 120mm
  • Fox Performance Series Float RP-3 w/DRCV, Boost Valve , 3-position Climb-Ride-Descend ProPedal, rebound; 6.75x1.75", tuned by Trek in California
  • Bontrager 15mm alloy front hub, Shimano M525 alloy rear hub
  • Bontrager Duster Disc 32-hole rims, Tubeless Ready
  • 26"
  • Bontrager XR4 Expert, 26x2.2"
  • 16.9, , Shimano M552, 42/32/22
  • 13.3, 42/32/22
  • Shimano SLX
  • Shimano SLX M663 Shadow
  • Shimano SLX M660-10, 10 speed
  • Shimano SLX M666 hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano SLX M666 hydraulic disc brakes
  • Bontrager Low Riser, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 9 degree sweep
  • Bontrager Evoke 2 WSD, chromoly rails
  • Bontrager Rhythm Elite, 31.6mm, zero offset, 31.6, , 31.6,
  • Bontrager Race Lite, 31.8mm
  • ESI Racer’s Edge
  • FSA NO.57E, E2, ACB sealed bearings

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.