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2012 Scott Aspect 29 Tour vs 2012 Specialized Enduro EVO

The Scott Aspect 29 Tour is a Cross Country bike, while the Specialized Enduro EVO is a Trail bike. Both bikes have Aluminium / Alloy frames. The Scott Aspect 29 Tour has wheels, while the Specialized Enduro EVO has 26" wheels. The Scott Aspect 29 Tour has SR Suntour forks. The Specialized Enduro EVO retails for $2,750 USD. The Scott Aspect 29 Tour comes in S, M, L, XL, while the Specialized Enduro EVO comes in S, M, L, 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
  • M5 alloy, fully manipulated frame w/ ORE TT/ DT, tapered and forged HT , ISCG mount, 142mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 160mm travel
  • X-Fusion Vengeance, coil spring, tapered alloy steerer , reb adj., 20mm thru-axle, 170mm travel, 170mm
  • Custom X-Fusion Vector R, coil over w/piggy back, adj. rebound , Spring rate S: 450, M: 500, L: 550, XL: 600
  • 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, 28mm w/ eyelets, 32h
  • 26"
  • 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"
  • 419mm, , KMC X-10, 10-speed, w/ reusable Missing Link, nickel plates
  • Custom SRAM S-1250, 9-speed AM double, GXP spindle, with shift guide, S: 170mm, others: 175mm
  • 352mm, SRAM GXP, outboard bearing
  • SRAM X7, 10-speed, S1 direct mount for DMD
  • SRAM X7, 10-speed, mid cage
  • SRAM X5, 10-speed, trigger
  • Custom Avid Elixir 5 SL, hydraulic disc, alloy backed semi-metallic pad , HS-1 rotor, 200mm Custom Avid Elixir 5 SL, hydraulic disc, alloy backed semi-metallic pad, HS-1 rotor, 185mm, Avid Elixir 5 SL hydraulic
  • Specialized DH low-rise bar, 6061 alloy, 750mm wide, 8º backsweep, 6º upsweep, 31.8mm
  • Henge Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm width
  • 2014 butted alloy, single bolt setback, 30.9mm, S/M: 350mm , others: 400mm, 30.9, 34.9mm clamp ID, 7050 hard anodized alloy collar w/ QR, black, 30.9, 34.9mm clamp ID, 7050 hard anodized alloy collar w/ QR, black
  • Specialized XC, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 31.8mm clamp , adjustable rise, S: 60mm, M: 60, L: 75 and XL: 90
  • 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

Why it pays to compare

Mountain Bikes are complicated machines.

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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

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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.

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