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2012 Scott Aspect 40 Contessa vs 2012 Scott Scale SL

The Scott Aspect 40 Contessa and Scott Scale SL are both Cross Country bikes. The Scott Aspect 40 Contessa's frame is made from Aluminium / Alloy, while the Scott Scale SL's is Carbon. The Scott Aspect 40 Contessa has 26" wheels, while the Scott Scale SL has wheels. The Scott Aspect 40 Contessa has SR Suntour forks. The Scott Scale SL retails for $10,499 USD. The Scott Aspect 40 Contessa comes in XS, S, M, L, while the Scott Scale SL 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
  • Contessa Sport, 6061 Alloy, Solution geometry,
  • Suntour XCM-H, with Lockout , 100mm travel,,
  • Scott FM-21-FQR , Shimano FH-RM30-8
  • Araya TX-633, D-Wall, black
  • 26"
  • 14 G, stainless, black
  • Schwalbe Black Jack, 26 x 2.1, 50TPI
  • 16.9, , 42x34x24 T, KMC Z-72
  • Shimano FC-M171, black, w/CG
  • , 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
  • Scott Comp, V-Brake, Scott Comp
  • Scott Contessa OS, 620mm, black, 31,8mm,
  • Contessa SCT-2012-1
  • Scott, 31.6mm, , ,
  • Scott TDS-D345A-8, OS 31.8mm
  • Ritchey Logic OE integrated
  • Scale Carbon, IMP3, HMX NET, Tapered HT, PM 160 Disc , Carbon dropout, PFBB30, replacable hanger, integrated seatclamp, SDS shock damping system
  • DT Swiss XRC 100 Race, Air spring, carbon lowers and 1 1/8“ steerer , twin shot, remote Lockout, 100mm travel, 100mm
  • DT Swiss XR - SL, CL, RWS QR
  • DT Swiss XR-SL Carbon, 24 H, Carbon rim
  • DT Swiss Aerolite
  • Schwalbe Furious Fred EVO, 26 x 2.0, 127EPI Kevlar Bead, Tubeless ready, Pace star compound
  • 16.5, , 39Ax26A T, Sram PC 1091
  • Sram XX, BB30, Carbon crankarm, QF 156,
  • 12.2, Sram XX, PF30 int., shell 46x73mm
  • Sram XX, High Mount bottom pull 38.2mm
  • Sram XX, carbon long cage, 20Speed
  • Sram XX Trigger, multi adjustable, with carbon cap, with matchmaker clamp Ti
  • Avid XX World Cup, 160/F and 160/R mm HSX CL Rotor, Avid XX World Cup Carbon
  • Ritchey Carbon Superlogic, Flat, 9° bend, 680mm
  • Selle Italia SLR, Carbon rails
  • Ritchey Superlogic Carbon, 34.9mm, , ,
  • Ritchey C-260 Carbon Matrix, oversize 31.8mm,
  • Scott lockon grips
  • Ritchey WCS Carbon Tapered 1.5“ - 1 1/8“, semi integrated 50/61mm, for 1 1/8“ Fork

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

  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.