Scott Aspect 29 Sport

Jun 1, 2012
Outside Magazine
Aspect 29 Sport

Aspect 29 Sport    Photo: Courtesy of Scott Sports

BEST FOR: Anyone with a tight bike budget. THE TEST: Bike snobs like to think you need bump-eating carbon and whisper-light wheels to enjoy riding, but this entry-level hardtail proves them wrong. It’s heavier than most of the full-suspension rides we tested, and the Shimano Alivio drivetrain and four-inch Suntour XCR fork are hardly fancy. But the Aspect still climbed every obstacle that other bikes did and kept up on semi-technical singletrack descents. The overall ride was a bit jangly, but if it’s your first mountain bike, or if you stick to mellower trails, that’s sort of beside the point: this is a great bike at a great price. THE VERDICT: Proof that you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to have fun mountain biking. 29.7 lbs


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