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2012 Scott Aspect 40 Contessa vs 2012 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon

The Scott Aspect 40 Contessa and Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon are both Cross Country bikes. The Scott Aspect 40 Contessa's frame is made from Aluminium / Alloy, while the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon's is Carbon. The Scott Aspect 40 Contessa has 26" wheels, while the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon has wheels. The forks on the Scott Aspect 40 Contessa are SR Suntour, while the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon has Fox forks. The Scott Aspect 40 Contessa comes in XS, S, M, L, while the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon 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
  • FACT IS 9m carbon front triangle, M5 alloy rear triangle , tapered HT, carbon PF30 BB, ISCG ’05, internal Command Post routing, 142mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 140mm travel
  • Fox Evolution F140 RL, air spring, tapered steerer , LO and reb adj., standard drop-outs, 140mm, 140mm
  • Custom Fox Triad II with AUTOSAG, custom on-the-fly 3-position compression switch 1) Lock out 2) Open 3) ProPedal , rebound adj., 197x51mm
  • Specialized Hi Lo disc, laser-etched logo, OS 24 end caps , sealed cartridge bearing, RWS, 32h / Specialized Hi Lo 142+ disc, laser-etched logo, double-sealed cartridge bearing, 12mm thru-axle, 32h
  • Roval 26, alloy disc, 26mm wide, 32h
  • DT Swiss Industry stainless 2.0 (14g)
  • Specialized Purgatory Control, 120 TPI, 2Bliss ready , aramid bead, dual-compound, 26x2.2" / Specialized Ground Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss ready aramid bead, 26x2.1"
  • 420mm, , 38/24, w/ alloy guard, KMC X-10, 10-speed, w/ reusable Missing Link, nickel plates
  • Custom SRAM S-1250, 7050 alloy arms, 10-speed XC Trail double, PF30 spindle, S: 170mm, Others: 175mm
  • 338mm, SRAM PF30, OS press-in bearing, sealed cartridge
  • SRAM X7, 10-speed, S3 direct mount for DMD, bottom-pull
  • SRAM X9, 10-speed, mid cage
  • SRAM X7, 10-speed, aluminium trigger
  • Custom Avid Elixir 7 SL, hydraulic disc, alloy backed semi-metallic pad , HS-1 rotor S/M:180mm, Others: 200mm / Custom Avid Elixir 7 SL, hydraulic disc, alloy backed semi-metallic pad, HS-1 rotor S/M:160mm, Others: 180mm, Custom Avid Elixir 7 SL hydraulic, tool-less reach adj.
  • Specialized All-Mountain low-rise bar, 7050 alloy, 720mm wide, 8º backsweep, 6º upsweep, 31.8mm
  • Body Geometry Henge Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm width
  • 2014 butted alloy, single bolt setback, 30.9mm, S/M: 350mm , Others: 400mm, 30.9FACT IS 9m carbon front triangle, M5 alloy rear triangle, tapered HT, carbon PF30 BB, ISCG ’05, internal Command Post routing, 142mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 140mm travel, 34.9mm clamp ID, 7050 hard anodized alloy collar w/ QR, black, 30.9FACT IS 9m carbon front triangle, M5 alloy rear triangle, tapered HT, carbon PF30 BB, ISCG ’05, internal Command Post routing, 142mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 140mm travel, 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: 75, L:90, XL:105mm
  • 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 bearing for tapered integrated HT , cartridge 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?).

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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

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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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