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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
    Last edited by CupOfJava; 01-13-2009 at 04:24 PM.

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    Join For Free Beginner Bicycle ,new social network for new cyclists. Win $140 Giro Sunglasses. Videos, Contests, Events.

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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?



    Quote Originally Posted by ShaggyRS6
    My 09 Spark 35 3 weeks old








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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.
    [SIZE="3"]09 Scott Spark 35[/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"]25lbs of Pure Awesomeness[/SIZE]

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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
    [SIZE="3"]09 Scott Spark 35[/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"]25lbs of Pure Awesomeness[/SIZE]

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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.

    [SIZE="3"]09 Scott Spark 35[/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"]25lbs of Pure Awesomeness[/SIZE]

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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
    [SIZE="3"]09 Scott Spark 35[/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"]25lbs of Pure Awesomeness[/SIZE]

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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.
    [SIZE="3"]09 Scott Spark 35[/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"]25lbs of Pure Awesomeness[/SIZE]

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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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