I rode a rental 29er sight C2 and liked it.

The only version of the stance available locally is the A3. How does the A3 compare to the C2 component wise (are the brakes, shocks and fork a lot worse?) Also anyone have any idea how much more the A3 would weigh than the C2 in size lagre(aluminum vs carbon frame)?

I'd rather get the A2 probably, but can't find it locally (prefer aluminum frame as long as the weight penalty isn;t huge).

sight a3:


sight c2:


sight a2: