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  1. #1
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    New question here. Scott Spark 950 2014 - rear shock question


    I have finally decided to go for a Scott Spark 950. It's within budget, the color scheme is the weakest point for me, but from what i've seen around the forum, the Spark is a good bike.
    I'm just a little confused about the spec for this bike.
    If i go on their site on the bike model, as a rear shock it states:
    "FOX Float CTD / 3 modes"
    Their 2014 brochure and the page explaining the Nude Shock by FOX states that "The FOX Nude works exclusively with our patented TwinLoc system and comes stock on both 27.5" and 29" versions."
    So what does the 950 actually have as a rear shock?
    Is there a big difference between the stock FOX and the Nude version?
    Is the 940 worth the higher price tag? ( pls say no )

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    I can't answer your shock question directly. I have a 2013 Spark 950 with the DT Swiss shock. I will respond to the question of whether you should buy up the line in the Spark series. My answer is: I wish I had done so. A number of the parts on the 2013 950 were cheaper and had to be replaced by the 6 month mark. An accident killed a brake lever and the LBS could not find a replacement, so I upgraded the set. I had trouble with the Deore shifters and replaced those. The BB gave out at around 800 miles. This was warrantied but cost me down time while the bike waited at the LBS. The hubs are Deore (r) and Formula (f) and are quite noisy. I discovered that they need grease packing much more frequently than other hubs like an XT set I have.

    So, personally I love the bike but wish that I would have bought a Spark with better components to save the trouble I have been through. Check the component specs carefully on the 9XX model you are considering to see what the differences truly are. Maybe there is little difference between a 940 and a 950. But for the money I have spent on replacements I could have had a 930 or 920.

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    Thanks for your reply

    I actually tried to place the order for the 950, 940 being to pricey for me. The problem is i can't get an XL one until "sometime june". So i found a Stumpy FSR Comp 29 2013 on stock, my size and went for it. A bit more than the 950, but a nice discount.

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