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Old 10-07-17, 07:54 AM
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Scott ASPECT

Anyone care to share his/her experiences with this mountain bike?

Seems like a nice starting point to have some (low-budget) mountain bike fun.
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Old 10-10-17, 10:35 AM
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I RE-started five years ago with the Scott Aspect 940. 29er, It had wonderful wet brakes(hydro),
and the awful suntour xc or scr fork that is better suited to keeping a screen door from slamming.
Rode mine for a year, crashed many times. Upgraded the fork. (Suntour Raidon program)
So glad I got the hydraulic brakes,
Made the bike a 1x and clipped in. Scott puts a lot into the frames, It was a great frame.
Limited only by the fork and wheels. (Good wheels are everything).

The 940 is a good starter for $600. and will get you out there and onto green and blue trails, (Easy and Intermediate)
But unless you already have some skills I'd suggest you not get Into any black diamond trails with that bike, mainly because of the wheels.
After all my upgrades I was in the bike for $950..
Thing is If I would have started on a $950 hard Tail I would have gotten far more bike with better parts all over, Including wheels..
Then adding another $350 in carefully chosen upgrades would have given me a really nice hard tail.
On my third bike, the second was a full suspension and now current Is a hard tail again.
In this third one for $2400, included in that number Is $700 in carefully chosen upgrades..
But for a first bike the aspect is one of the best.
When the bike shop tries to upsell you to the next level listen carefully to him before you decide....
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Also consider this:
If your a total newb your gonna crash alot.
It's far better to send a $600 bike tomahawking down a drop in than a really nice $1,000 bike��

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Old 10-11-17, 01:54 PM
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Thank you, Sindy, for sharing your personal experience.
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Old 10-20-17, 11:42 AM
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Similar to Sindy, I started 3 years ago with a Aspect 750, the 27.5" model.

The only upgrade that I did was replaced the triple crankset with a double.

Rode it for 2 years, never had any problems, and then sold it once I got my 29er.

So I will say the same as Sindy, it's a great first mountain bike. Over 2 years of riding, I was never limited by what the bike was capable of.
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Old 10-20-17, 01:40 PM
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Check your local CL ads. You can usually find one of these starter bikes that already has upgrades or at store level for much cheaper. I saw an airborne goblin the other day that already has upgraded fork, tubeless tires, and a 1x10 conversion for 600.00. To build would probably cost well over 1500 and it was at entry level price.
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Old 10-21-17, 12:58 AM
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These Scott Scale bikes have Suntour forks.

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/sear...spx?id=3062265

This bike goes for MSRP $1700, so it's not exactly cheap. Sindy, what did you find awful about the Suntour fork you had?

We are seeing some of the higher end Suntour stuff on top of the line bikes like this $10K Rocky Mountain:

https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/14986468/


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Old 10-21-17, 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by stykthyn View Post
Check your local CL ads. You can usually find one of these starter bikes that already has upgrades or at store level for much cheaper. I saw an airborne goblin the other day that already has upgraded fork, tubeless tires, and a 1x10 conversion for 600.00. To build would probably cost well over 1500 and it was at entry level price.
Why would someone invest all that money into a bike without enjoying it themselves? Usually the bikes I see good deals on are stock because they've been owned by people who have them sitting around getting little use. Someone putting that time and money into upgrading the bike is more likely to ride it into the ground.
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Old 10-21-17, 10:47 AM
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Probably upgraded to a full suspension bike and didn't see any reason to keep the hardtail around. I just sold an even nicer hardtail for $700. It was a mix of parts from my cracked full suspension bike and new parts. On-One Parkwood frame 1x11 XT drivetrain, carbon crank, dropper post, fox fork, slx brakes, quality American Classic wheels, blah blah $700. I sold it because I just bought a new full suspension bike, have a rigid, and yet another hardtail that I also need to sell and is equally well equip and will shoot for $700 for it too.
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Old 10-21-17, 08:51 PM
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Probably upgraded to a full suspension bike and didn't see any reason to keep the hardtail around. I just sold an even nicer hardtail for $700. It was a mix of parts from my cracked full suspension bike and new parts. On-One Parkwood frame 1x11 XT drivetrain, carbon crank, dropper post, fox fork, slx brakes, quality American Classic wheels, blah blah $700. I sold it because I just bought a new full suspension bike, have a rigid, and yet another hardtail that I also need to sell and is equally well equip and will shoot for $700 for it too.
Do you list your bikes at $700 or somewhat higher knowing that you'll take $700? I wonder what the best strategy is when selling bikes. Someone said that his stolen bike was sold in just 1 day on Kijiji because the seller listed it so cheaply (listed for $1200 while the BBB value in that condition was about $2000). Maybe if he listed it for more even though he would have settled for the same price he sold it for, the buyer would have overlooked his ad. I don't know how these things work.
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Old 10-21-17, 10:43 PM
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I listed it for $800 on my local facebook bike groups. Well technically I was going to list it on my local facebook group but somebody posted that they were looking for a bike that 100% matched what I was going to sell so I just messaged him. $800 was my I don't want to deal with shipping it price, probably could have got $1k if I wanted to deal with pinkbike or ebay but that is a hassle and by the time I paid shipping it wouldn't have been much more anyway. BBB wouldn't work for my bike being a frankenbike. I based my price off what I had paid for the other hardtail I still need to sell when I bought it off ebay a year earlier. Similar part levels but very different bike. I dropped the price $100 because I changed the oil in the fork right before I was going to let the buyer test the bike and I must have nicked one of the stanchion seals because it was seeping oil. Didn't have time to order another $25 seal kit to fix it.
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