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2019 Fuji Ambient Evo 29 1.5 USA vs 2019 Norco Optic C2 27.5

The Fuji Ambient Evo 29 1.5 USA is a E-Mountain and Cross Country bike, while the Norco Optic C2 27.5 is a Trail bike. The Fuji Ambient Evo 29 1.5 USA is an electric mountain bike, meaning you get a boost to your pedaling. The Norco Optic C2 27.5 isn't an electric mountain bike. The Fuji Ambient Evo 29 1.5 USA's frame is made from Aluminium / Alloy, while the Norco Optic C2 27.5's is Carbon. The Fuji Ambient Evo 29 1.5 USA has 29" wheels, while the Norco Optic C2 27.5 has 27.5" wheels. Both bikes have forks from RockShox. The Fuji Ambient Evo 29 1.5 USA retails for $4,000 USD, while the Norco Optic C2 27.5 retails for $4,199 USD. The Fuji Ambient Evo 29 1.5 USA comes in M, L, XL, while the Norco Optic C2 27.5 comes in XS, S.

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    Norco Optic 2019 Optic C2 27.5 2019

    Norco Optic C2 27.5

  • Gravity Tune: rear center length of each frame size increases proportionately to the front center length, Size Scaled Tubing: the frame maintains the same stiffness and ride quality across frame sizes, Front Derailleur Type: S3 Mount (e-Type no plate)

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  • 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
  • A2-SL alloy
  • RockShox Recon RL 29, remote lockout, tapered alloy steerer , Boost 110 x 15mm Maxlite Stealth thru axle, 32mm stanchions, 120mm
  • Bosch Performance CX, mid-motor
  • Bosch Power Tube, integrated in downtube, 500 Wh
  • Shimano MT400-Boost
  • WTB STP i25 TCS, double wall, 32 hole
  • 29"
  • 14/15g stainless steel
  • WTB Vigilante Comp, DNA, wire, 29x2.3"
  • 475, None, 14 tooth, KMC e10S with Missing Link, 10-speed, EPT anti-rust
  • FSA CK-745 with chainguard, IS
  • (-55 drop)
  • Shimano Deore M6000, Shadow Plus
  • Shimano Deore M6000, Rapid Fire
  • Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc, 180mm rotors, Shimano MT200, 2 finger
  • Oval Concepts 205 flat, 6061 alloy, +/- 5mm rise, 9° sweep, 31.8mm clamp
  • Oval Concepts 238 Trail, steel rail
  • Oval OE, 6061 alloy, micro adjust, 30.9mm, Nutted, 30.9mm, Nutted
  • Oval Concepts 600AM, 3D-forged 6061 alloy, 0°, 31.8mm clamp, 60mm on M/L, 70mm on XL
  • Oval Concepts 634 Trail, single lock-on, dual density Kraton
  • FSA No.42B, caged bearings
  • Carbon front triangle and aluminum seatstay, chainstay and linkarm
  • RockShox Pike RC, Boost 15x110mm thru axle, Charger 2 damper, 140mm
  • FOX Float DPS Performance Elite, 190x50.8mm, EVOL
  • Front: Novatec D711SB, 110x15mm, sealed bearing, Rear: DT Swiss 370, Boost 12x148mm
  • WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0, 32 hole, 29mm internal width
  • 27.5"
  • Sapim, butted, stainless steel
  • Front: Maxxis Minion DHF, 2.3", EXO, TR, folding, Rear: Maxxis Forekaster, 2.35", EXO, TR, folding
  • 420, 425, None, 32 tooth, SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 170mm
  • 338 (-14 drop), SRAM DUB PF92
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
  • SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
  • SRAM Level T, 2 piston hydraulic disc, SRAM CenterLine 180mm rotors, SRAM Level T
  • Norco 20 mm rise 6061, 35mm bar bore, 800mm, 20mm rise
  • SDG Radar Mtn
  • TranzX YSP12JL Stealth dropper, 1x lever, 80mm (XS) , 100mm (S), 31.6mm, Norco alloy nutted, 31.6mm, Norco alloy nutted
  • Alloy 6061, 35mm bar bore, 60mm
  • Ergon GA20, black
  • FSA No 42E/ACB, black FSA logos

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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