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2016 Fuji Bighorn 27.5 + 1.1 vs 2016 Specialized S-Works Demo 8

The Fuji Bighorn 27.5 + 1.1 is a Trail bike, while the Specialized S-Works Demo 8 is a Downhill bike. The Fuji Bighorn 27.5 + 1.1's frame is made from Aluminium / Alloy, while the Specialized S-Works Demo 8's is Carbon. The Fuji Bighorn 27.5 + 1.1 has 27.5" wheels, while the Specialized S-Works Demo 8 has wheels. The forks on the Fuji Bighorn 27.5 + 1.1 are Fox, while the Specialized S-Works Demo 8 has RockShox forks. The Fuji Bighorn 27.5 + 1.1 comes in 15", 17", 19", 21", 23".

  • Description
  • Buy
  • 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
  • FACT 11m carbon, S3 Geometry, carbon front triangle , full carbon link and rear end, FACT IS construction, BB30, full internal cable routing, 135mm dropouts, lipped and sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 200mm travel
  • RockShox BoXXer Team 650b, coil spring, S: Extra soft spring , M: Soft spring, L: Medium spring, XL: Firm spring, 200mm travel, charger damper, compression adjust, rebound adjust, alloy steerer, 48mm offset, Maxle Lite DH
  • Custom Öhlins, high/low speed compression adjust, rebound adjust, 9.5x3""
  • [F] Specialized, Hi Lo disc, sealed cartridge bearings , 20mm thru-axle, 32h [R] Custom DT Swiss, Star Ratchet, 54t quick engagement, XX1 driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 32h
  • Roval 650b, alloy, 24mm inner width, 32h
  • DT Competition, stainless, 2.0mm
  • [F] Specialized Butcher DH, 60TPI, wire bead, 650bx2.5"" [R] Specialized Slaughter DH , 60TPI, wire bead, 650bx2.3""
  • SRAM PC-1130, 11-speed, w/ PowerLink, nickel finish
  • SRAM X0 DH, BB30, carbon arms, triple base, w/ Gamut bashguard
  • SRAM BB30, 83mm
  • SRAM X01 DH Type 2, 7-speed, short cage
  • SRAM X01 DH, 7-speed
  • SRAM X01 DH, 7-speed, 10-24t
  • Specialized Boomslang, 6061 alloy, sealed cartridge bearings
  • [F] SRAM Guide RS DH, metallic pads, Code caliper , 200m Centerline rotor [R] SRAM Guide RS DH, metallic pads, Code caliper, 180mm Centerline rotor
  • S-Works DH, carbon, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 780mm, 31.8mm
  • Body Geometry Phenom Expert, hollow Ti rails, 143mm
  • Thomson, alloy, straight, 12-degree clamp
  • Specialized P.Series MTB, forged alloy, 4-bolt, 45mm

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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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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