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    My point exactly Fast1, we all have different view points. My problem is that I share equal or greater time on my Racer-X which is flat out superior to the Spark out of the box(in my humble opinion). I really believe that its the RP23 on my Titus that makes the crucial difference though. I can't prove/disprove that until I pony up the cash and make the switch to Fox. I would love to close the distance between the two bikes and get to the point where I could bear to part with the Racer-X because I no longer need it. What I really love about the Titus is I climb on and ride without the slightest thought about what travel setting I'm in. I get full travel when needed, never touch a lever and it flat out does not bob a bit. Thats where I want to go with my Spark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranked
    My point exactly Fast1, we all have different view points. My problem is that I share equal or greater time on my Racer-X which is flat out superior to the Spark out of the box(in my humble opinion). I really believe that its the RP23 on my Titus that makes the crucial difference though. I can't prove/disprove that until I pony up the cash and make the switch to Fox. I would love to close the distance between the two bikes and get to the point where I could bear to part with the Racer-X because I no longer need it. What I really love about the Titus is I climb on and ride without the slightest thought about what travel setting I'm in. I get full travel when needed, never touch a lever and it flat out does not bob a bit. Thats where I want to go with my Spark.

    I've never seen, read or experienced a mountain bike that will be as efficient while climbing or pounding pavement unless it has a lock-out on both front and back shocks.

    What specifically do you feel the Racer-X does that is superior to the Spark?

    Have you thought about just returning your DT Swiss shock for a quick check up and obtaining the instructions for attaching the cable to the wheel on the front of the shock?

    Have you made any adjustments to the rebound on the DT Swiss?

    When my Spark was new the rear shock seemed to loose pressure quickly (within a week). I returned it to DT Swiss and I thought there were some updates to the shock that they performed before returning it. I then had my LBS attempt to install the cable and they totally hosed it up. I email DT Swiss for the instructions and that allowed me to correctly hook up the cable and I've experienced flawless operation since.

    I do have very explicit instructions (PDF file) for set up of the trac loc remote cable direct from DT Swiss. If you or anyone else would like a copy, pm me your email.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben575








    wow very nice..what brand is the cassette??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esben
    I've posted before in this thread, but I've just got some new parts (saddle, disc, ceramic pulley and painted the fork) The fork repaint saved 24 gr!
    The red color is a little bright because of the evening light in my garden!






    what kind of saddle is that???

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    2007 Large Spark 30

    22.8lbs
    Rear Derailleur: XTR
    Front Derailleur: XT
    Shifters: XTR
    Chain: XTR
    Cassette: XT
    Cranks: XT
    Bar: Richey WCS Carbon
    Seatpost: Richey WCS Carbon
    Fork: Reba SL
    Brakes: Hayes Stroker Trail
    Wheels: Notubes Olympic ZTR, WTB Laserdisc Lite Hubs, DT Competition Spokes
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    whoops, i guess that picture was too big
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    indeed, such a nice bike though.

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    Brand new

    Hi guys, brand new Spark here. Actually I never rode it. This weekend Im gonna have some fun...

    I have put some Fulcrum Red Metal 1s instead this Crossmax Enduros and this pic is pre-seatpost-cutting. Ill post some new pics later, hopefuly showing a dirt and abused toy.

    As Ive never owned a Full susp. before, I hope it is as good as I think it is.

    Best regards.
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    Jabura, It's as fast as they say it is. You'll love it.



    Hey SageCycles, can you resize your images so it doesn't mess up this page?

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    nice bike Jabura, enjoy the ride and let us know what you think

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    My 09 Spark 35 3 weeks old








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    ugh, i'll take your car, you keep the bike...

    and I will give you mine on the top...

    do we have a deal?



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    Negative. That car fits the bike in the boot and nails Ferrari's . What more could a man need?

    On a serious note. I'm selling it (the car that is). I have only done 8000 miles in it last year, and they were mostly local runs.
    09 Scott Spark 35
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaggyRS6
    Negative. That car fits the bike in the boot and nails Ferrari's . What more could a man need?

    On a serious note. I'm selling it (the car that is). I have only done 8000 miles in it last year, and they were mostly local runs.
    :-)
    heh, been that route already... had twin turbo S4 modded to death into a dangerous sleeper... almost 400HP and few speeding tickets later, I traded it in for a Q7... no tickets ever since... more space too...

    now back to our regular programming.

    you have to ditch those platforms and put acceptable pedals on your Spark.

    ;-P

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    Yeah I have Frog Chromoly on order and some Northwave Lizards. Should be here next week
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    here's mine....

    super fun
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    some more...

    oldies but goodies
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    Out on a ride along the River. forgive the quality, twas taken with my iPhone.

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    nice bike, tell me, what brand of shock is that on the bike, is that DT Swiss or Rock Shox Ario etc..

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    Rock Shox Ario
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    Shaggy - why have you got a water bottle plus a bladder in your backpack? The bike will ride much better if you lose the bottle.
    In the UK? Try these routes in the Peak District:

    http://www.brassington.org/new_site/...ike_routes.htm

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    Couple of reasons. Firstly before i do anything serious I want to get fit and I ride my bike every day even if its only 5 miles. On those little stints i take the bottle.

    On the big stints i take the bottle filled with an Iso Drink (Powder and Water) and have the Bladder with half a litre just in case i need more liquid.

    My thinking is, at my level at the moment, the bottle aint gonna make much of a difference.
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    SPD SL's??

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    I wonder why Scott went through different rear shock on different countries. Some UK model went for Manitou, some US model went to Rock shox and some are fox, why?

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    Just built up an '08 Spark 10


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    Let me share this. Completely new build, picture has been taken during maiden ride. Now need to find appropriate bottle cage, but Iíve found itís not easy!

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    I'm using the Elite Ciussi Side on my Spark.With the Elite, I can remove and insert the bottle from the side.
    When it's 20 below freezing and the snow lays 10 inches deep, bicycle commuting kind of sucks.

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    I will sorely miss my Spark.

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    Wow. I guess there's no reason to post pics of my ride! It's just a lowly stock Spark30. LOL

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    Iíve found this. Pretty low profile, gives ~7mm gap between bottle and monarch GATE lever. If not enough will go for Cuissi Side, thanks regnar.jensen!

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/20669947@N03/4113440435/

    I got my 650b ZTR rims and Gold, Hope Pro II hubs, ordered spokes and Gold Aluminum nipples, so in about a week I will update this picture. After Christmas I'm installing a Extralite E-Bones crankset and Formula R1 brakeset. That should get this thing down to under 23lbs.
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    My spark

    Here is my ride. I have swapped the stem for an easton ea90, and switched to ashima rotors since the pics. It was 20.8lbs last time I weighed it, but I have shaved a few grams since then
    Sparks...lets see em-img_0455.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by musg8411
    Here is my ride. I have swapped the stem for an easton ea90, and switched to ashima rotors since the pics. It was 20.8lbs last time I weighed it, but I have shaved a few grams since then
    What’s suspension characteristic with this crank setup? Doesn’t it lock suspension on big (mostly used, I guess) chainring too much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mofoki
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/20669947@N03/4113440435/

    I got my 650b ZTR rims and Gold, Hope Pro II hubs, ordered spokes and Gold Aluminum nipples, so in about a week I will update this picture. After Christmas I'm installing a Extralite E-Bones crankset and Formula R1 brakeset. That should get this thing down to under 23lbs.
    As promised here are the pics with 650b wheels.
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    Spark 60

    made a few changes, not shown in picture xtr mid cage RD and avid elixir r
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    My colour co-ordinated Spark and CR1.








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    Those are some sweet machines.

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    Very, very sweet. Do you keep your seatpost that high all the time?
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    yeah, the 950mm inseam length and a short not so flexible torso makes for a high seatpost on a medium bike.

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    How does that go?

    "Double your pleasure, double your fun..."

    I have to confess, the one on the right is lighter since the chain and pedals have yet to be mounted. The "10" on the left comes in around 21.5 pounds, however, the "Team Edition" on the right plans to come in just below 19 pounds.

    Got the new DT Swiss World Champ Race forks mounted on the "light" one.

    (never posted a picture...not sure if I have it down)
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    Rockass

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    I've got to get some better photos of my color coordinated Scotts too.. In fact, I've got another Spark on the way for my girlfriend. My Spark was set up for winter riding in this photo..




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    From Portugal :








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    Just took delivery of another Scott Spark 20 for my girlfriend. I had been searching for a small size frame for her the entire winter and found this demo Spark which was very reasonably priced. She took her first ride on the new Spark today and hadn't been on a bike in 15 years. Did 22 miles pounding pavement which was better than I thought she would do. She caught on to the gearing and rear track-loc function rather quickly. Here are the twin Spark 20's.



    Mine has been converted to XTR with American Classic wheelset. ..Sparks are sweet machines.



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    Will be running full XTR drivetrain, FOX F120 FIT RLC, Chris King / ZTR Flow wheelset and Ritchey WCS carbon stem/handlebar

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    Aren't these frames just the most beautiful works of art?

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    One more black and red one. From Brazil



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    Heres my 2009 Spark Ltd in medium

    Out of the box



    After a few mods









    Mods

    seat mast cut down
    EP 27t granny ring
    TA 42t middle ring
    KCNC chainring bolts
    Duraace 7900 front mech with Red alloy pinch and clamp bolt
    96g carbon saddle
    AFC Bike 10t jockey wheels
    AFC Bike rear mech pivot bolt
    Rims converted to tubeless with yellow tape and Olympic valve
    Hope 140mm floating rear rotor
    Formula 160mm front
    Ti rear shox bolts
    Alloy bolts for seat mast

    Ive got a couple more mods to go

    Ti bolts for the rotors and caliper's
    Carbon inner plate for the rear mech
    Alloy bolts for the mech adjusters in red

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    Move Those Qr Levers!!!!
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