SCOTT SPARK 950 BIKE
When you think of the perfect mountain bike, what comes to mind? For us, it's the all new Spark 950. Why, you ask? Well, beyond the fact that it is fast, lightweight and ultra capable on all sorts of terrain, it's just damned good lookin'. Short-travel trail bike? "Downcountry" rig? Occasional race bike? Whatever, call it what you want to call it. All we know is that this is one hell of a mountain bike.
Spark Alloy SL Frame
RockShox Pike Select RL3 130mm Fork
RS Deluxe Select RL3, 120mm, TwinLoc
SRAM GX Eagle 12 Speed
Shimano Disc Brakes
Syncros X-30SE TR Rims
Schwalbe Wicked Will Tires
Syncros Dropper Post and Parts
|FRAME||Spark Alloy SL 6011 Integrated Suspension Technology Flex Pivot / Adjustable head angle Syncros Cable Integration System BB92 / UDH Interface / 12x148mm with 55mm Chainline|
|FORK||RockShox Pike Select RL3 Air Custom Charger 3-Mode Damper 15x110mm Maxle Lite / 42mm offset / Tapered steerer Lockout / Reb. Adj. / 130mm travel|
|REAR SHOCK||RockShox Deluxe Select RL3 Trunnion 3 modes / Lockout-Trail-Descend Debon Air / Reb. Adj. Travel 120mm / T165X45mm|
|REMOTE SYSTEM||SCOTT TwinLoc 2 Technology Suspension & Dropper Remote 3 Suspension modes|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM GX Eagle 12 Speed|
|SHIFTERS||SRAM NX Eagle Trigger|
|CRANKSET||SRAM X1 Eagle DUB 55mm CL / 32T|
|BB-SET||SRAM DUB PF 92 MTB Wide / shell 41x92mm|
|CHAIN||SRAM CN NX Eagle|
|CASSETTE||SRAM SX-PG1210 / 11-50 T|
|BRAKES||Shimano MT501 Disc|
|ROTOR||Shimano SM-RT64 CL / F&R 180mm|
|HANDLEBAR||Syncros Fraser 2.0 DC Alloy 6061 D.B. mini Rise / back sweep 8° / 760mm Syncros Pro lock-on grips|
|H'STEM||Syncros DC 3.0 Syncros Cable Integration System 0° rise / 6061 Alloy / 31.8mm / 1 1/8"|
|SEATPOST||Syncros Duncan Dropper Post 2.0 31.6mm / S & M size 125mm / L & XL size 150mm|
|SEAT||Syncros Tofino 2.5 Regular|
|HEADSET||Syncros - Acros Angle adjust & Cable Routing HS System +-0.6° head angle adjustment ZS56/28.6 – ZS56/40 MTB|
|HUB (FRONT)||Formula CL-811 / 15x110mm|
|HUB (REAR)||Formula CL-148S / 12x148mm Syncros Axle w/Removable Lever with 6mm Allen, T30 and T25 Tools|
|SPOKES||Stainless Black 15G / 1.8mm|
|RIMS||Syncros X-30SE / 32H / 30mm|
|FRONT TIRE||Schwalbe Wicked Will 29x2.4" Performance / TLR / Foldable / Addix|
|REAR TIRE||Schwalbe Wicked Will / 29x2.4" Performance / TLR / Foldable / Addix|
|APPROX WEIGHTS IN KG||14.5 (with tubes)|
|APPROX WEIGHTS IN LBS||31.97 (with tubes)|
|MAX. SYSTEM WEIGHT||128 kg The overall weight includes the bike, the rider, the equipment, and possible additional luggage.|
With the new Spark, you can adjust the head angle by .6 degrees slacker or steeper. This can be done without cutting cables or bleeding brakes. All you must do is disassemble the bar, rotate the headset cups 180 degrees, and reassemble.
Accessing the shock via the bottom bracket area is facilitated through a hatch. This makes it easy to adjust rebound, compression, shock pressure, and for installing or replacing the cable for our TwinLoc Suspension System.
An integrated shock platform allows us to refine suspension characteristics without sacrificing weight. Often, when working with bikes at this level, the concept of marginal gains becomes an ever important one.
For the optimal performance of a suspension shock, power transfer must be the most direct possible. What we want to avoid are any inefficient directional movements, in other words, lateral movements (sideways to the direction of travel) as the shock goes through its compression.
Having an integrated shock allows us to improve this in several ways. Firstly, the frame construction around the shock and with the trunnion mount can be designed to be much more rigid, reducing movement and fostering more efficient power transfer. We can also add much larger bearings to the seat tube pivot, further reinforcing this area and reducing any unnecessary motion. Our integrated Suspension technology also helps us to engineer frames with a lower shock placement which lowers center of gravity. As a result, the bike benefits from better handling, and a more stable, confidence inspiring ride for the end user.
While these may seem like minor improvements individually, the sum of their parts results in more efficient shock performance. Additionally, the shock is fully protected from any foreign elements. Rainy race? No problem, your shock will continue to perform at its best regardless.
A full suspension bike will never have success without, well, good suspension design. From the first time we rode the Spark’s single pivot layout we fell in love. Years later, we still believe that for technical cross-country racing and fast, punchy singletrack it is the best approach. The Spark’s suspension layout has a very specific and proven kinematic and less unsprung mass. Using a flex pivot in the seat stay is an ideal solution for bikes in this travel range. This allows us to keep a very lightweight system while still ensuring optimal suspension performance.
Our rear axle tool has been a staple on our bikes for years, it is now better than ever. It features a T25, T30 and a 6 allen key all in one. With these three options you can adjust all pivot hardware and nearly everything else there is to adjust on the bicycle.