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    This is my new Spark 900-Premium 2013 model, bought as a frameset in December last year and then built up with Fox Forx and SRAM XX1.
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    Here is my Spark. 2013 Spark 940 mostly stock with some upgrades. It's been an awesome bike and I can't wait to get out on it this year.

    Upgrades:
    XT Brakes and Rotors
    XT Shifters
    XT Pedals
    XT Wheelset
    Maxxis Ardent EXO Tubeless Ready Tires (running tubeless)

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    I recently acquired this:


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    Sparks...lets see em-10155428_637320383012967_6293032080373786528_n.jpg
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    Here's my new build... 2012 Spark 29 RC frame with XX1, SID XX World Cup, XTR 987 brakes, DT Swiss XR1501 Splines (1500g alloy wheelset) and a full Ritchey WCS carbon cockpit with Selle Italia SLR XC saddle and Time ATAC XS carbon pedals. Total weight is 22.5lbs with 2oz of sealant in each tire, bottle cage and fully wrapped frame with 3M Clear Shield (180g).
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    Here's my newly built race bike... SRAM XX1, Shimano XTR 987 brakes, SID XX World Cup, DT Swiss XR 1501 Splines and Ritchey WCS carbon cockpit. 22.5lbs with 2oz of sealant in each tire, Bontrager RXL H2O bottle cage and fully-wrapped frame in 3M Clear Shield. DT Swiss shock being swapped out for a Rock Shox Monarch RT3 next week.
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    That fork lockout can be placed under the bar on the left...if you prefer that location (I did on mine).
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    Quote Originally Posted by brentos View Post
    That fork lockout can be placed under the bar on the left...if you prefer that location (I did on mine).
    Yeah, I was going to, but wanted to give the Twin-Loc lever a shot, but now that I'm swapping out that POS DT Swiss shock for a RS Monarch, I'll probably remove the remote completely and swap the fork lockout to the other side... until I change the damper to a regular Motion Control DNA with no lock-out. I'm oblivious to pedal bob obviously!
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    Newly acquired through extensive craigslist trolling.

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    2010 Spark 60.. needs a bit of TLC but more importantly its already been on a few trails as I start to get into Mountain biking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dantheman762 View Post
    Yeah, I was going to, but wanted to give the Twin-Loc lever a shot, but now that I'm swapping out that POS DT Swiss shock for a RS Monarch, I'll probably remove the remote completely and swap the fork lockout to the other side... until I change the damper to a regular Motion Control DNA with no lock-out. I'm oblivious to pedal bob obviously!
    I used both on the left at the same time.

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    Brentos I have 2 questions about the 2014 Scott Spark 900 SL

    Is the correct bb to run for sram cranks the Sram BB92 GXP pressfit ?

    Can I run 156q XX1 cranks or will only the 168q work on the Spark?

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    Yes, GXP Press-Fit is the correct crank/bb combo. You'll need the 168mm Q-factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dantheman762 View Post
    Yes, GXP Press-Fit is the correct crank/bb combo. You'll need the 168mm Q-factor.
    Ok thanks Dan. Lets say that my supplier is out of 168 q factor xx1 cranks in 175mm. What else can I run?

    Can I run a PF30 bb and the Specialized S-works 2014 cranks? It doesnt seem like I can but I really like those cranks.

    Or maybe just XO1 11 speed cranks with a 94mm bcd single XO1 ring?


    Kind of confusing I dont know what to do I just dont want 170mm cranks in 168q factor but thats all I can find at the moment for xx1 thru my suppliers (not retail).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dream4est View Post
    Ok thanks Dan. Lets say that my supplier is out of 168 q factor xx1 cranks in 175mm. What else can I run?

    Can I run a PF30 bb and the Specialized S-works 2014 cranks? It doesnt seem like I can but I really like those cranks.

    Or maybe just XO1 11 speed cranks with a 94mm bcd single XO1 ring?


    Kind of confusing I dont know what to do I just dont want 170mm cranks in 168q factor but thats all I can find at the moment for xx1 thru my suppliers (not retail).
    PF30 will not work, X01 will be your most direct replacement.
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    Wife's New Bike.

    I'm jealous...

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    How about Race Face Next SL cranks with the bb92 bottom bracket? That seems like it would work and is the lightest crank around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dream4est View Post
    How about Race Face Next SL cranks with the bb92 bottom bracket? That seems like it would work and is the lightest crank around.
    18 pound Spark 29 build

    that is an hollowgram on a Spark SL frame.
    Min size is 131mm or the cranks will rub the frame on the non drive side.
    All I needed was to get Rotor bearings.

    You have a detailed list of parts on a previous post on that thread. See if that helps!

    The default axle works although it is not optimal for a Spark other than that its fine.

    Also the NEXT SL is def not the lightest...see my pictures!

    Hope you get some nice ideas on how to build your own spark man!

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    Well HolyPT I saw that build and really like it, but I am racing mine in the Tour Divide and Colorado Trail Race so I cant go there! I ended up with this so far as I decided to not wait for parts that may come too late:

    14 Spark 900SL with the stock cockpit stuff and Syncros Carbon Wheelset
    15 Fox 32 Float CTD
    Bonty XR1 tires
    XT pedals

    1x9 Drivetrain- XT 11/34 cassette plus X7 Shift/der with Race Face 32t NW chainring and Truvativ Noir Cranks 175mm

    Sram lock-on foam grips
    KMC 10sp SL chain

    23.2 lbs tubeless.
    About 35lb all dressed up for the Divide sans food and water and hoping to go lower.

    Its way lighter than I am used to for a bike so solid feeling. Like the slack trailbike feel in such a light bike. Got my bars all goofy high for the Divide and it still feels quick and wants to scoot forward on each pedal stroke. Cant wait to ride this thing again and again!

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    Congratz on the build man!
    Hope that most of all you enjoy it a lot. That is all I want from biking!

    Noir, don't see them for ages, dunno why people kinda stopped using them.
    23.2lbs is a nice weight, my build is focused on a somewhat "big" budget so there is no point on even comparing potatoes with tomatoes.

    Enjoy your trips and your ride!

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    Stealth Bomber Phase I

    My Scott Spark 700 SL. Bought the frame only and the rest of the parts are sort of mish-mash since I am waiting for the new XTR group to become available in August to swap them out (that'll be Phase II). It still rides great and FAST as-is though.

    Hoping to get it under 24 lbs when all is said and done, but given up on making it any lighter than that because I have to have decently beefy tires to ride in PNW. Rocket Rons just don't cut it.

    Without some pinks, the rig would have been totally murdered out.

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    I ended up at 23.7 lbs with dropper post and light seat clamp. WOW!
    35.88 lbs with all gear loaded for Tour Divide.

    I wish I would have had this bike last month in the AZT750. It would have just destroyed my Voodoo Canzo.

    Thanks to all who made this thread it's what got me to get a Spark not an Epic.


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    Re: Sparks...lets see em

    Picked up a 2013 930 on Ebay. It came upgraded with XT brakes, X9 shifters, and Satan's Arches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brentos View Post
    I'm jealous...

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    I know this is an older post but I'm on the hunt for a new bike for my wife, too. Since she owns an older Spark already the newer model is a hot candidate. Unfortunately, nowhere to test ride anywhere near.

    Is this Spark size S ? How tall is your wife?
    What is the largest bottle that fits the frame?
    Is this a 910? And is this already the Fox Nude, I can't really make it out on the picture.

    Thanks!

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    So I've finally gotten a new shock for my 2011 Spark 60. I was skeptical for a while trying to get something that would work well with the high leverage ratio of the frame, not have remote actions, be reasonably priced, and not having it be a clashing color. I found a like new 2012 or 2013 Rockshox Monarch RT3 Cannondale Scalpel takeoff on eBay. I picked up the mounting hardware today, and started replacing the old shock in the parking lot of the hotel. Once I mounted it on and started playing with pressures, within about 15 minutes I have it really dialed in to how I want it to work and it feels great. It has 3 positions like a Fox CTD, and in the middle position the pedal bob is almost gone. With it fully open, it feels super plush and seems to manage the travel better than te DT Swiss M210.
    I'll be testing it pretty good over some trails in Durango, CO tomorrow and then Telluride later in the week.



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    very cool
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