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2016 Fuji Bighorn 27.5 + 1.1 vs 2016 Rocky Mountain Altitude 730 MSL

The Fuji Bighorn 27.5 + 1.1 and Rocky Mountain Altitude 730 MSL are both Trail bikes. The Fuji Bighorn 27.5 + 1.1's frame is made from Aluminium / Alloy, while the Rocky Mountain Altitude 730 MSL's is Carbon. Both bikes have 27.5" wheels. The forks on the Fuji Bighorn 27.5 + 1.1 are Fox, while the Rocky Mountain Altitude 730 MSL has Manitou forks. The Fuji Bighorn 27.5 + 1.1 comes in 15", 17", 19", 21", 23", while the Rocky Mountain Altitude 730 MSL comes in XS - 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
  • Fuji A2-SL custom-butted alloy w/ PowerCurve down tube , smooth welds, tapered 1 1/8" - 1.5" head tube, BB91 bottom bracket
  • Fox Performance Float 34, Fox 34 FLOAT Performance 27.5+ FIT 3-position , remote lockout, tapered aluminum steerer, 15x110mm Thru axle, 120mm travel
  • Oval Concepts 600 CL disc wheelset, 28h, 15x110mm front , 148x12mm rear, cartridge bearing hubs, welded rims, stainless spokes
  • 27.5"
  • Schwalbe Nobby Nic, 27.5" x 3.0" Snake Skin, 67tpi, folding, tubeless ready
  • KMC, KMC X11 w/ MissingLink, 11-speed
  • Shimano XT, Shimano Deore XT, w/ integrated spindle, 32T
  • Shimano, press-fit
  • Shimano XT, Shimano Deore XT shadow plus, 11-speed
  • Shimano XT, Shimano Deore XT Ispec, Rapid Fire, 11-speed
  • Shimano XT, Shimano Deore XT, hydraulic disc, 180/160mm rotors
  • Oval Concepts 650, 7050 alloy, flat bar, 31.8mm, 9° sweep, +/- 5mm rise
  • Oval Concepts 600 w/ CrMo rails
  • KS LEV Integra dropper, 30.9mm, 15" - 100mm travel, 17, 19, 21, 23" - 125mm travel
  • Oval Concepts 600AM, 3D-forged 6061 alloy, 31.8mm, 0° rise
  • FSA NO.42, 1 1/8" - 1.5", caged bearings
  • Smoothwall Carbon Front Triangle. FORM 7005 Series Custom Hydroformed Rear Triangle. ABC + BC2 Pivots & Grease Ports. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate
  • Manitou Mattoc Comp. 160mm. Dorado Air Spring / ABS+ Damper / Fixed Hydraulic Bottom Out / Compression / Lockout / Rebound / Tapered Steerer
  • Fox Float DPS Custom Valved. SmoothLink Design 150mm. Rebound / Firm - Medium - Open Settings
  • [F] Shimano / Centerlock / 32H / 15mm Axle
    [R] Shimano / Centerlock / 32H / 12 x 142mm Axle
  • Wheeltech Helix TR27 Tubeless Compatible by SUNringlé
  • 27.5"
  • WTB 2.0-1.8 Butted
  • Maxxis F: Minion DHF EXO Folding 27.5" x 2.3"" R: Ardent EXO Folding 27.5"" x 2.4"""
  • Shimano HG54 10spd
  • Race Face Aeffect Cinch 170-175mm Bash/36/22T 2x10spd
  • Race Face Press Fit Team XC
  • SRAM X7 S3 Direct Mount 2x10spd
  • Shimano XT Shadow Plus Direct Mount 10spd
  • Shimano SLX Rapid Fire I-Spec 2x10spd
  • Shimano SLX Hydraulic Disc 180mm
  • Rocky Mountain Five15 XC 31.8mm x 760mm x 5° Sweep
  • WTB Volt Race
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth 30.9mm x 350-420mm
  • RMB 6° x 60-70mm
  • Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
  • FSA Orbit C-40: IS42mm Top / 52mm Bottom Tapered

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

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