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2012 Scott Aspect 40 Contessa vs 2012 Trek Superfly AL

The Scott Aspect 40 Contessa and Trek Superfly AL are both Cross Country bikes. Both bikes have Aluminium / Alloy frames. The Scott Aspect 40 Contessa has 26" wheels, while the Trek Superfly AL has wheels. The forks on the Scott Aspect 40 Contessa are SR Suntour, while the Trek Superfly AL has Fox forks. The Trek Superfly AL retails for $1,870 USD. The Scott Aspect 40 Contessa comes in XS, S, M, L, while the Trek Superfly AL comes in 15.5, 17.5, 19, 21, 23.

  • 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
  • Alpha Platinum Aluminum
  • Fox Evolution Series 32 Float 29 RL, air spring, lockout , rebound, custom G2 Geometry, 51mm offset crown, 100mm travel, 100mm
  • Bontrager 28-hole FCC alloy front hub, Shimano M525 32-hole alloy rear hub;
  • Bontrager Mustang Disc 29 rims
  • Bontrager 29-1 Expert, 29x2.2"
  • 17.5, , 42/32/24
  • Shimano M552, 42/32/24
  • 12.3, Press fit
  • Shimano Deore
  • Shimano Deore XT M780 Shadow
  • Shimano Deore M591, 10 speed
  • Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc brakes, Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc brakes
  • Bontrager Low Riser, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 9 degree sweep
  • Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
  • Bontrager Rhythm Elite, 27.2mm, zero offset, 27.2, , 27.2,
  • Bontrager Race Lite, 31.8mm
  • Bontrager Race Lite
  • FSA NO.57, E2, ACB sealed 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?).

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.

A wise Mountain biker

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.