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  1. #326
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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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