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Did I choose the better of the two?

Old 04-26-18, 01:21 PM
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Did I choose the better of the two?

Greetings Everyone, having just recently purchased my Scott Aspect I was actually on the fence between it and the Trek DS1. I am very satisfied with my purchase of the Scott (been pining for one since I learned about the brand) but being new to the mountain bike scene and just beginning to learn about the componentry etc, I was hoping you all can take a look at the specs between the two bikes and input your 2 cents as far as which one has the better gear by default?

I ride to work everyday and its a mix of pave and gravel roads. I also do some light (i'm a beginner, remember) off road trails on the weekends but getting better and better with each outing. Anyways, heres the specs and im anxious for your input:



Trek DS1 Specs

Specifications
• Frameset
Frame
Alpha Gold Aluminum, DuoTrap S compatible, rack & fender mounts
Front suspension
SR Suntour NEX, coil spring, preload, 63mm travel
• Wheels
Front Hub
Formula DC20 alloy
Rear Hub
Formula DC31 alloy
Rims
Bontrager Connection alloy, 32h
Tires
Bontrager LT2, 700x38c
• Drivetrain
Shifters
Shimano Altus EF500, 7 speed
Front derailleur
Shimano Tourney TY51
Rear derailleur
Shimano Altus M310
Crank
Forged alloy, 48/38/28 w/chainguard
Bottom bracket
Sealed cartridge
Cassette
SunRace freewheel, 14-34, 7 speed
Chain
KMC Z51
Pedals
Wellgo nylon platform
• Components
Saddle
Bontrager Sport
Seatpost
Bontrager, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 8mm offset
Handlebar
Bontrager Riser, 25.4mm, 30mm rise
Grips
Bontrager Satellite, ergonomic
Stem
Bontrager alloy, 25.4mm, 25 degree
Headset
1-1/8˝ threadless, sealed cartridge bearings
Brakeset
Tektro M280 mechanical disc

• Weight
Weight
19" - 13.66 kg / 30.12 lbs


Scott Aspect 970 Specs:

• FRAME
Aspect 700/900 series
Alloy 6061 / Performance geometry
• FORK
Suntour XCT
100mm travel
• HEADSET
Ritchey LOGIC ZERO-OE
• REAR DERAILLEUR
Shimano Tourney RD-TY300
21 Speed
• FRONT DERAILLEUR
Shimano FD-TY500-TS6 / 31.8mm
• SHIFTERS
Shimano ST-EF 41 L / 7R
EZ-fire plus
• BRAKES
Tektro SCM-02 mech. Disc
160F/160R Rotor
• CRANKSET
Shimano FC-TY501
42x34x24 w/CG
• BB-SET
Shimano BB-UN-100
Cartridge Type
• HANDLEBAR
HL MTB-AL-312BT / 720mm / black / 12mm rise
• H'STEM
TDS-C302-8FOV / 10į / 31.8 / Black
• PEDALS
VP VP-536
• SEATPOST
HL SP C212
27.2mm / 350mm / Black
• SEAT
Syncros M3.0
• HUB (FRONT)
Formula DC-19 FQR disc
• HUB (REAR)
Formula DC-31 RQR disc
• CHAIN
KMC Z-50
• CASSETTE
Shimano MF-TZ 21-7 / 14-28T
• SPOKES
14 G / stainless / black
• RIMS
Syncros X-20 Disc
32H / black
• TIRES
Kenda Slant 6
2.35 / 30TPI
• APPROX WEIGHTS IN KG
14.56
• APPROX WEIGHTS IN LBS
32.10

I realize that these are "low end" bikes, and to me it seems that the Trek is more Street oriented and the Scott more Off-roady oriented but im not certain. Eventually I hope to progress to the point where I can justify something like a Scott Genius 29'er. Though even now my Aspect is far more capable than my confidence, that will change over time as I learn more and more out on the trails and put it to practical use. Thank you for reading.

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Old 04-26-18, 02:14 PM
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I think you made the better choice based solely on the fact that it doesn't have the Altus rear derailer as I have on one of mine and is constantly in need of adjustment. I also like the 6061 aluminum frame. They're not the lightest, but they're solid. I have the XCT fork on my regular rider and I like being able to quickly adjust it depending on the load I'm packing. Be happy and enjoy. By the time you figure out what might be a better fit for you this one will be worn out.
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Old 04-26-18, 03:43 PM
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I would just try to keep riding and not think about every other bike you could a have purchased. You will drive yourself crazy thinking about it.
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Old 04-27-18, 07:25 AM
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If you are very satisfied, this isnít even a question. What are your plans, take your bike back if we say the other one is better? Just ride.
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