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2019 Fuji Ambient Evo 29 1.5 USA vs 2019 Santa Cruz Hightower LT Carbon CC XX1 Reserve

The Fuji Ambient Evo 29 1.5 USA is a E-Mountain and Cross Country bike, while the Santa Cruz Hightower LT Carbon CC XX1 Reserve is a Enduro bike. The Fuji Ambient Evo 29 1.5 USA is an electric mountain bike, meaning you get a boost to your pedaling. The Santa Cruz Hightower LT Carbon CC XX1 Reserve isn't an electric mountain bike. The Fuji Ambient Evo 29 1.5 USA's frame is made from Aluminium / Alloy, while the Santa Cruz Hightower LT Carbon CC XX1 Reserve's is Carbon. Both bikes have 29" wheels. The forks on the Fuji Ambient Evo 29 1.5 USA are RockShox, while the Santa Cruz Hightower LT Carbon CC XX1 Reserve has Fox forks. The Fuji Ambient Evo 29 1.5 USA retails for $4,000 USD, while the Santa Cruz Hightower LT Carbon CC XX1 Reserve retails for $9,599 USD. The Fuji Ambient Evo 29 1.5 USA comes in M, L, XL, while the Santa Cruz Hightower LT Carbon CC XX1 Reserve comes in S, M, L, XL, XXL.

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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 CC with internal cable routing and built in chainstay/downtube protection
  • FOX 36 Float Factory, 150mm
  • FOX Float Factory DPX Kashima
  • Industry Nine, XD driver, Boost front and rear
  • Santa Cruz Reserve 30 Carbon, 28 hole
  • 29"
  • DT Swiss Competition Race
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II, 2.4" 3C SilkShield
  • 438mm, , 30 tooth, SRAM XX1 Eagle
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle 148 DUB, 170mm (XS-S), 175mm (M-XL)
  • 338mm, 73mm threaded
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed
  • SRAM Code RSC with Avid Centerline 200mm front/180mm rear rotors, SRAM Code RSC
  • SCB AM Carbon
  • WTB Silverado Team
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6mm, Standard single bolt, 31.6mm, Standard single bolt
  • Race Face Turbine R, 50mm length
  • Santa Cruz Palmdale
  • Cane Creek 110 IS Integrated

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.