Comp? Got to ask!
Hope I don’t sound to uninformed, but since I’ve been in the market for a new bike I keep on seeing the word “Comp” used in a variety of bikes and components, is this an abbreviation, acronym, short for ?
Comp seems to cover a wide range of applications and price ranges in both road and mountain bikes.
Manitou Splice Comp fork
Topeak Comp 140 Computer
Iron Horse Azure Comp Mountain Bike
Ritchey Comp MTB Seatpost
Hutchinson Fusion Comp Road tire
PLANET BIKE OZONE COMP MTB PUMP
Last edited by rg32; 05-16-2006 at 08:11 AM.
Short for Competition. Mostly a marketing buzz word
That was my first inclination but it didnít make total sense
Used In everything from Competition support underwear to Competition higher end full suspension bikes to Competition budget forks to Competition pumps.
Thanks Iíll sleep better tonight
Originally Posted by dcairns
In the early days of Mtb. Comp was a higher level of bike but not the top of the line. Team was top of the line and below that comp and below that sport. Sport was entry level. Specialized popularized this ranking system. I stil think they use it but comp has been replaced with expert or something like that.