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    Recently I purchased this beauty as second hand, as you can see I'm one of those who still loves 26". I was looking for something more polivalent, coming from a Merida rigid. Well, actually I just kept frame and fork (until I have money to go for a complete fox suspension). Everything else have been removed and replaced with higher components to my needs. Love B&W bikes.





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    Well I rode the Spark 900 SL to a 27th place finish in Tour Divide. It rained and snowed the first 6 days straight. Bike parts failed left and right after that.
    It handled the brutal 2735 mile beatdown well. I needed a set of pulleys, front brake pads and new tires. Chain about to be replaced as I am going 1x10 with a E13 42t conversion cog in a few days and a new 1070 Sram cassette and x.7 10 speed shifter

    I saw other bikes break in the race. A '14 Sworks Epic in only 8 days. The Spark feels new after light cleaning. No pivot maintenance it needed a little pivot tightening but thats about it. Shock still good lost some air each day maybe 5-10psi but never made funny noises and 3 positions all still work correctly. Fox Fork is still butter smooth and lost zero air. I rode locked out a lot but no damage to anything. Wheels are solid and still dead true (Syncros XR1.0). DtSwiss 240 hubs held even after riding through high water on day 2 extensively. Wheelset is sick really makes one a better rider.

    The Spark 900SL with Nude shock is an amazing bike. It climbs like a hardtail, has many settings if you dont hook up fork to twin loc (9 vs. 3) and really goes so fast downhill I got into trouble a few times. I almost felt bad (trying to) destroy it in TD. But it acts like I did nothing to it.

    Scott also went the extra mile to get me the frame, wheels and cockpit before TD. Thanks.

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    Bravo for that Spark! Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dream4est View Post
    Well I rode the Spark 900 SL to a 27th place finish in Tour Divide. It rained and snowed the first 6 days straight. Bike parts failed left and right after that.
    It handled the brutal 2735 mile beatdown well. I needed a set of pulleys, front brake pads and new tires. Chain about to be replaced as I am going 1x10 with a E13 42t conversion cog in a few days and a new 1070 Sram cassette and x.7 10 speed shifter

    I saw other bikes break in the race. A '14 Sworks Epic in only 8 days. The Spark feels new after light cleaning. No pivot maintenance it needed a little pivot tightening but thats about it. Shock still good lost some air each day maybe 5-10psi but never made funny noises and 3 positions all still work correctly. Fox Fork is still butter smooth and lost zero air. I rode locked out a lot but no damage to anything. Wheels are solid and still dead true (Syncros XR1.0). DtSwiss 240 hubs held even after riding through high water on day 2 extensively. Wheelset is sick really makes one a better rider.

    The Spark 900SL with Nude shock is an amazing bike. It climbs like a hardtail, has many settings if you dont hook up fork to twin loc (9 vs. 3) and really goes so fast downhill I got into trouble a few times. I almost felt bad (trying to) destroy it in TD. But it acts like I did nothing to it.

    Scott also went the extra mile to get me the frame, wheels and cockpit before TD. Thanks.
    Do you have a blog or something showing a report/setup/pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quax View Post
    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!
    It's a medium and she is 5'9". Great fit for her and she rips on this thing. Big improvement over her old Blur XC alloy. It will fit any bottle, but the larger ones have some interference with the shock controls on entry. Yes, it's a 910, with a Fox Nude.
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    Cool-blue Rhythm Ride It like you stole it !

    I don't polish it I wash it now and then and yeah that's puke juice on the top tube.
    It was a great ride :P

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    I no longer clip In,
    got a better seat, and a dropper post.
    Other than It's Bone stock.
    It Just works :P

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    2013 Spark 940 - bought late in 2013 on clearance, saved a TON of cash
    Stans Arch EX - tubeless
    Race Face Narrow wide 1x10 conversion
    Race Face Next Carbon bars
    ESI Grips
    Thomson seatpost
    Specialized seat
    Rocket Ron out front, Spec Fast Track out back
    Seriously considering a rear shock upgrade. Otherwise love this bike.

    Here she is on the Peaks Trail between Breckenridge and Frisco CO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Osco View Post
    I don't polish it I wash it now and then and yeah that's puke juice on the top tube.
    It was a great ride :P

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    Just bought this 730 and I have only had a few rides on it but I love it already. I thought my old Kona hardtail climbed well but this is even better.
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    Nice! I moss riding mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephxiii View Post
    How's that X-Fusion O2 ride?
    Just fine, for me, I don't need bells n whistle's
    Scott Spark 760
    I no longer clip In,
    got a better seat, and a dropper post.
    Other than It's Bone stock.
    It Just works :P

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    Sparks...lets see em



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    I'll play. Here's my new baby:

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    2014 Spark 900 SL, XL. Basically stock, save for XTR crankset, XT rear mech, shifter, 11-36T cassette, trail pedals, KMC X10SL chain, Wolf Tooth 32T chainring, in a 1x10 setup, instead of the stock XX1 drivetrain.

    Third ride was this weekend's 13th Annual Tour de Felasco, an off-road 50 / 62.5. The only weak link is the engine ( me ) .

    Almost feels like cheating.

    BTW, per Scott's geometry and sizing charts, they recommend a Large for my height. Large would have been way too small for me. The guy from twentynineinches.com who tested the Spark 910 found this as well, so it's not just me. But then, for a road bike, they suggest a Large / 56, but based on TT length, I need an XL / 58.
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    That looks sweet. Love the black too!
    I just got a large '15 900rc. I'm 5'11.5." numbers seems right for me.
    How tall are you?

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    Thanks, Stew! It's the Spinal Tap / "None more black" edition.

    I'm 6' 1" / 185cm, which, per their charts, should put me square in the middle of their range for a Large. But I also have monkey arms, and a 35" inseam.

    I could do a Large, but I'd be showing a lot of seatpost, need a riser stem and / or bar.

    The bent seat tube skews the ETT measurement, IMHO. That's a pretty critical measurement, for me, at least.

    I'm sure you'll be great on your large. You're probably also younger, more flexible, and in better shape than me.

    Regardless, I freaking love this thing! Surprised how much I used the TwinLoc last weekend, more than I expected to.

    Still have it in the low position, which seems to handle fast enough for me. As the 50-miler wore on and I wore out, I wasn't wishing for quicker steering. Maybe after I've had more miles and chamois time with it, my attitude will change.

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    I agree with the bent seat tube thing. The ETT measurement was similar to my old bike, so I thought large would be the closest. Looking forward to racing this thing. Worried about missing the brain on my Epic. That had no movement during standing sprints, but was plush on tech stuff, with no manual adjustments needed. The RC is quite a bit lighter than the Epic expert though.

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    Hey all , some lovely bikes there !

    Here's my 2014 RC which is now sold .

    Plus my 2015 720 which is beautiful !

    2015 RC due soon !
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    Slick RC. I was offered a deal on a '14 RC, but I wanted a more subtle paintjob and carbon wheels stock. If I were younger and/or faster, I'd have been happy on the RC.

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    Sparks...lets see em-image.jpg

    Some changes to my 2011. New WTB Strykers I put on this weekend with Kenda Nevegals set up tubeless. Also added a new reverb dropper post. Also bumped the fork back down to 120mm now that I'm not riding in the mountains. Super fun bike still.

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    Sparks...lets see em

    My new 2015 Spark 910, exceeded my expectations


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    Quote Originally Posted by iKevinT View Post
    My new 2015 Spark 910, exceeded my expectations

    I'm guessing it's a large? I can't use a water bottle on my medium, shock is too close.

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    Sparks...lets see em

    Actually, XL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulsmith55 View Post
    I'm guessing it's a large? I can't use a water bottle on my medium, shock is too close.
    I have med 900sl 2015 and I found a side load cage and a normal size water bottle fits well!

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    15 900sl

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    Came from 12 sworks epic. This bike is amazing! Love it so far. Can't wait to race it. It is a med.

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    IMG_5824.JPG Got this last week

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