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2012 Scott Aspect 29 Tour vs 2012 Specialized Jett Comp 26

The Scott Aspect 29 Tour and Specialized Jett Comp 26 are both Cross Country bikes. Both bikes have Aluminium / Alloy frames. The Scott Aspect 29 Tour has wheels, while the Specialized Jett Comp 26 has 26" wheels. The forks on the Scott Aspect 29 Tour are SR Suntour, while the Specialized Jett Comp 26 has RockShox forks. The Scott Aspect 29 Tour comes in S, M, L, XL, while the Specialized Jett Comp 26 comes in 13", 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
  • 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 26"" fully manipulated alloy frame, fully butted w/ smooth welding , women's performance geometry and tubesets, integrated headset, forged post-mount 160mm dropouts w/ replaceable hanger, disc only
  • RockShox, RockShox XC30 TK SL, magnesium lower, 30mm Cr-Mo stanchions , 1-1/8"" alloy steerer, coil spring w/ preload adj. women's spring rates, TurnKey damping w/ LO & external reb. adj. 13""/15"": 80mm travel, 17""/19"": 90mm travel
  • Formula rear disc hub, cassette, double-sealed loose ball , polished races, machined disc mount and flanges, 19mm contact, QR, 32h
  • Alex RH Disc 26"", alloy double-wall, 28mm, pinned, 32h
  • 26"
  • Stainless, 2.0mm (14g)
  • Specialized The Captain Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, aramid bead, dual compound, 26x2.0""
  • KMC, KMC X-9, 9-speed, reusable Missing Link
  • Shimano Alivio, Shimano Alivio, 3pc, 9-speed, Octalink spline
  • Shimano, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 73mm
  • Shimano Alivio, Shimano Alivo, 9-speed, 34.9mm clamp, bottom-swing, dual-pull
  • Shimano SLX, Shimano SLX Shadow, 9-speed, SGS cage
  • Shimano Alivio, Shimano Alivio, 9-speed Rapidfire plus, SL type w/ optical display
  • Shimano, Shimano BR-M446 hydraulic disc brake, post mount, 160mm 6-bolt rotor
  • XC riser bar, double butted alloy, 8º backsweep, 6º upsweep, 31.8mm
  • Women's Body Geometry Riva SL, 155mm width
  • Forged 6061 alloy, 2 bolt head, 27.2mm, 12.5mm offset, micro adjust
  • Specialized 3D forged 6061 alloy, 4 bolt clamp, 7º rise, 31.8mm
  • Women's Body Geometry XCT, dual density Kraton, closed end, 120mm
  • Integrated 1-1/8"" threadless, Campy-style, full cartridge bearings

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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?

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Warranties

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