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    Iamspartacus, I live in Ocala,and ride several times a week.

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    aenima, if you don't mind hanging with a noob on the trails, I would love to meet up and ride one day.

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    I actually like the gloss (old school) but I am living with it :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by txxcrider View Post
    How are you liking those rubena scylla tires? thinking about grabbing some, cause the ikons are so expensive. got a weight on them?
    -It's time to shred some mild to moderate gnar!!

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    Here is my Spark, a 2011 Spark 40. Just a few upgrades, with a shorter 3T ARX Team stem, KCNC handlebar, Specialized grips and saddle, cut the seatpost down to 350mm, and the switch from the XT triple crankset, to the 1x10 setup running a 32t front ring. I also have a picture next to my Scott CR1 Road Bike. I love Scott bikes, and they are not as common to see as the other big names.
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    Great!

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    Its nice seeing these Sparks out there!!!! Keep em coming!!!!!

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    I have a question to whom had experienced both new and old Spark frames.

    I have a 2008 carbon Spark and love the bike. Quick, light, high quality frame.

    Looking to the new model geometry, considering the seat tube angle, bike looks more "trail oriented" than the older "xc racer" model.

    Is it true?

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    my new 29er RC

    This is my new 29er 2012 spark RC

    Cut the handle bar, 2cm at each side
    Swaps: seatpost: KCNK Ti Pro 8000 350 mm, Saddle: Selle San Marco Aspide Carbon rails, grips: 40g KCNC foam, rear tire: Scwalbe racing Ralph 2.1
    Total weight (size L, incl. sealant) = 10,620 frams
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamspartacus View Post
    aenima, if you don't mind hanging with a noob on the trails, I would love to meet up and ride one day.
    I sent you a pm,but not sure if you got it.

    My wife and I usually ride the yellow and blue trails a few times a week after work around 6 or 7 when it cools down.

    Let me know if you would like to ride sometime next week.

    Jared

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    aenima, got your note and responded via private message (I believe). Any day but Wednesday next week works for me. Let's get it planned.

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    finklfam, sweet photos!!!!

    Is it me, or are the Scott Sparks just a sexy looking piece of machinery?!?!?!?

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    Yes man! and they are just like girls they're awesome then they're dirty! ha-ha








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    pablobaq, so true, so true. Your dirty girl looks very nice and feisty!!!! With the rain here today, mine might get a little too.

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    Going to be picking up one of these soon, what is better though, a spark 50 or 60 right away or a spark 70 and upgrade it? Btw, I'm a trail rider/downhill.

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    Truthwalker, I have the Spark 70 because I got it at a price I couldn't say no too. All the components work great as is. I have no reason to upgrade until something breaks. The only thing you don't get on the 70 is Twin Lock. If you have the funds, go for that as it seems like a very nice feature, although, you can add it to the 70 (as I probably will do). Either way, you will get a remarkable bike that rides awesome!!!!! Welcome to the club, and post your picture when you get it!!!!!!

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    my new 29er RC

    23.4 LB with sealant and XTR pedals, Size L
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    finklfam, I almost like that color combination better then mine......almost. Very nice looking bike. I hope to get a carbon Scott one day when I earn it with my improved riding abilities. Maybe it will be the new 650b???? Hopefully they put those on a Spark.......still one of the nicest looking bikes on the market.

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    Hello Spark owners , does anyone know the weight of alu 2012 Spark , frame with shock only , 26 inch version?
    And does it pedal bob much when it's pushed to the limit on uphills , on lockout mode of course?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasnavy05 View Post
    How are you liking those rubena scylla tires? thinking about grabbing some, cause the ikons are so expensive. got a weight on them?
    Love them, light and subtle. 127tpi makes a difference. Weight as advertised is 540gr, they are coming in within 10%, under 600gr. Usually see them from 520 to 560

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    I haz cheezburger now.



    I was going to break out the wife's DSLR and get artsy, but she's sore enough about me getting this thing as it is, AND I'd rather just ride the bike.

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    fredzy, but has she seen how sweet that ride looks? Dang, you needed that bike!!!! Its a Scott Spark Pro.........that was a worthy investment!!!!! Ride on Spark Brotha, ride on!!!

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    Where'd you end up finding the Pro Fredzy? Can you say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbscott View Post
    Where'd you end up finding the Pro Fredzy? Can you say?
    PM'd. Yea I like the 2013's a lot, and the fox/15mmQR/Shimano brakes are probably worth the premium... but had to follow my heart here

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    I took out a demo, then had to build up my own. This is what I ended up with. Not the most plush suspension, but it's the only 29er FS I could see using as a race bike, the geometry is dialed too.

    22.7 lb.
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    brentos, very nice choices! Good luck in your races, but with that build, you won't need luck!!! Smoke 'em!!!!

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    here's my XL pro





    just picked up from LBS


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    4x4runner, this is just another fine example how art is truly in the design of these bikes. Is it me, or can you just never get sick of looking at these great machines????? Very nice, very nice. So I see you are in Florida? Will this beauty be out at Santos ripping it up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamspartacus View Post
    4x4runner, this is just another fine example how art is truly in the design of these bikes. Is it me, or can you just never get sick of looking at these great machines????? Very nice, very nice. So I see you are in Florida? Will this beauty be out at Santos ripping it up?
    to answer your first question... it's in my living room distracting me form my constitutional law homework lol, i can't stop just popping out to take a peek at it.

    to answer your second question, maybe some day i'll get out to santos but i'm pretty far south. luckily there are several trails close to me. the three closest are markham park (5 min from my house), Amelia Earhart, and Oleta River Park. then a bit farther south is Virginia Key and farther north is Quiet waters.

    i've heard great things about santos and alafia so i'll have to make it out to those on my next break from school!

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    Well, get back to study time then........but I understand the need to look at her, yearning to be taken into the woods, gears opened up, racing through the outdoors........pure joy!!!!

    Now get back to the books!!!!

    :-)

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    haha great that really helped. i'm gonna get a ride in thursday morning since it's my day off.

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    Thursday??? That is like 2 days away???? She's calling you, and so is the open trail just out of reach.........

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    lol i have work and school today and tomorrow. i'm gonna probably ride around my neighborhood a bit tonight when i get home from class though.

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    ok, guess that will have to do.......now stop looking in that general direction and get into those books!!!!! Plus, stop chatting online!!!! :-)

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    just out of curiosity, what position do you guys keep your suspension link ship in? high or low?

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    Unfortunately, my model (70) doesn't have that option. I was told, though, that I could do that is I just replace the plastic cover surrounding that bolt.

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    Ohh I gocha

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4runner View Post
    just out of curiosity, what position do you guys keep your suspension link ship in? high or low?
    High was too steep and twitchy. The Low position too slack and the suspension felt saggy to me.

    I got the chip for the middle setting from the lower priced Sparks. For me it's perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brentos View Post
    High was too steep and twitchy. The Low position too slack and the suspension felt saggy to me.

    I got the chip for the middle setting from the lower priced Sparks. For me it's perfect.
    brilliant! i might order one to keep it around. yeah i rode in "low" today and it was a bit too slack. required a lot of steering input...

    also, rocket rons can suck it. i miss my racing ralphs.

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    I agree with the Rocket Rons. I don't know how the Racing Ralphs are, but I get a little too loose in some soft footing. I need to try some new tires.
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    the roots felt like ice under the ron's

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    What pressure are you running, and are you tubeless? I've been pretty happy with mine,of course I had Small Block 8's on my previous bike,so the RORO's are like super swampers to me!

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    One thing I noticed on my last ride was that the Ron's got packed with soft soil/sand, so traction was reduced. Roots are always slippery, but I thought that was just because they were wet when I rode. Another thing I noticed is that my Ron's are different from other Ron's I see. It must be the tubed versus tubeless variety?????
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    My '08 Spark 10

    I was gonna wait to post mine when I have reached my sub-7 goal, but oh well... here's mine at 7.03Kg on it's first off-road ride in the woods. I was too overwhelmed with the smooth ride down hills coming from hardtails that I only took two pictures.

    Before entering the forest:



    In the forest while trying to cut a tree that has fallen on our trail:

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    Sorry for the huge phone pics...

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    These rigs look even better in huge phone pics!!!!! Thank for sharing this lightweight beauty!!!!! Ride on!!!!!!.........by the way, how did she like the forest????

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    Quote Originally Posted by aenima View Post
    What pressure are you running, and are you tubeless? I've been pretty happy with mine,of course I had Small Block 8's on my previous bike,so the RORO's are like super swampers to me!
    about the same as i was running on my scale 29er.

    f- 25-26
    r- 28-30

    i'm 6'3" 215# on an XL.

    as i wrote this i thought to myself, maybe better go down in pressure out back considering i have suspension back there now... lol yes?

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    Thanks! The bike was awesome! Coming from a hardtail background with V-brakes in all the years I spent riding a bike, traction was nothing I have experienced before! I was bombing down the hills with the rear suspension working flawlessly and the Formula R1 brakes were also confidence inspiring! My only problems were fine cuts on my arms and legs after the ride becuase I didn't expect the trails to be full of vegetation as opposed to the last time I remember riding the trail about three years ago. But it was all worth it.

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    Here is my new '13 Spark 930! I'll get a chance to actually ride it this weekend, I can't wait. I also can't wait to get some nice pedals.

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    Opening that box was probably even a better feeling then Christmas!!!!! How does Scott do it??? They made the Spark even better looking!!!! I can't wait to hear how this sweet ride rolls!!!!!! Happy Trails!

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