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2012 Scott Aspect 29 Tour vs 2012 Specialized Camber Comp 26

The Scott Aspect 29 Tour is a Cross Country bike, while the Specialized Camber Comp 26 is a Trail bike. The Scott Aspect 29 Tour's frame is Aluminium / Alloy. The Scott Aspect 29 Tour has wheels, while the Specialized Camber Comp 26 has 26" wheels. The forks on the Scott Aspect 29 Tour are SR Suntour, while the Specialized Camber Comp 26 has RockShox forks. The Scott Aspect 29 Tour comes in S, M, L, XL, while the Specialized Camber Comp 26 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
  • Aspect 29 Alloy 6061 D.B., Performance
  • Suntour XCM-H, with Lockout, 100mm travel, 100mm
  • Scott Disc Team CL, Shimano FH-RM 35 CL
  • Araya DS-700 Disc, 32H, black
  • 14 G, stainless, black
  • 17.7, , KMC Z-7
  • Shimano FC-M171, silver, 42x34x24 T
  • , Shimano BB-UN 26, Cartridge Type
  • Shimano FD-M190, 31.8mm
  • Shimano Acera, RD-M390, 24 Speed
  • Shimano ST-EF 51 L, 8R, EZ-fire plus
  • Shimano BR-M375-L, Mech. Disc, Shimano BR-M375-L, Mech. Disc
  • Scott Aspect OS, 640mm, black, 31.8mm,
  • Scott Aspect
  • Scott, 31.6mm, , ,
  • Scott TDS-D345A-8
  • Ritchey Logic OE integrated
  • M4 hydroformed tubing, Command Post routing, 135mm dropouts , sealed cartridge bearing pivots, disc only, replaceable derailleur hanger, bolt-on cable guides, 120mm travel
  • RockShox Recon Silver TK, RockShox Recon Silver TK , TurnKey damper, Solo Air, alloy steerer, LO and reb adj. disc only, 120mm travel
  • RockShox Ario RL, air spring, rebound adj. and LO, 200x51mm
  • Specialized Hi Lo disc, double-sealed cartridge bearing, QR, 32h
  • Custom DT Swiss 445D, alloy disc, double-wall, pin joint, eyelets, 24mm, 28/32h
  • 26"
  • Stainless, 1.8mm (15g)
  • Specialized The Captain Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, 26x2.0""
  • KMC, KMC X-9, 9-speed, reusable Missing Link
  • Shimano Alivio, Shimano Alivio, Octalink spline, 44/32/22 , replaceable rings, S/M: 170mm Others: 175mm
  • Shimano, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 73mm
  • Shimano SLX, Shimano SLX M660E, E-type for DMD, top-swing, bottom-pull
  • Shimano SLX, Shimano SLX Shadow M662, 9-speed, SGS long cage
  • Shimano Alivio, Shimano Alivio M430, 9-speed, trigger
  • Tektro, Tektro Draco, hydraulic disc, ceramic pad compound , Light Wave rotor S/M:180mm rotor, Others: 203mm rotor
  • Specialized All-Mountain low-rise, 6061 butted alloy, 720mm wide, 8º backsweep, 6º upsweep, 31.8mm
  • Specialized Body Geometry Riva, 143mm width
  • 6061 alloy, 2-bolt micro adjust, setback head, 30.9mm, S/M:350mm, Others:400mm
  • Specialized XC, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 31.8mm clamp , adjustable rise, S: 60mm, M: 75, L:90, XL:105mm
  • Specialized lock-on, S/M: Grappler, Others: Grappler XL
  • 1-1/8"" upper and lower, Campy-style cartridge bearings for integrated alloy HT

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

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