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    This is my Spark 30 2012. Weight 10,30kg (M) and is great! First FS and I love it!
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    Now that is one awesome looking bike.......I am a biased because it is the same color combination as my 2012 Spark 70!!!!!! Gorgeous!!!!!........and you are correct, it rides like a dream!!!! Ride on Spark owners, be proud!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by czarli View Post
    This is my Spark 30 2012. Weight 10,30kg (M) and is great! First FS and I love it!
    that bike looks super familiar!

    a terrible photo... with it not being in it's natural habitat... but oh well...



    same bike, a '12 26" spark 30

    changed my brakes over to XT, shifters over to i-spec mounted XT also... a set of "pro xcr" flat carbon bars with some ritchey foam grips, a -6deg 100mm 3T alloy stem and a bontrager xXx carbon seatpost...

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    Nothing better on a Monday morning then seeing all these sweet Sparks. Makes me wish I was on mine right now. Had a great night ride on mine yesterday, and looking forward to more this fall/winter season. Ride on Spark owners, ride on!

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    i am in a miserable part of my country at the moment (the spark came with me) ...place has awful weather that means my spark and i get less time together than i'd like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moz-Scott View Post
    that bike looks super familiar!

    changed my brakes over to XT, shifters over to i-spec mounted XT also... a set of "pro xcr" flat carbon bars with some ritchey foam grips, a -6deg 100mm 3T alloy stem and a bontrager xXx carbon seatpost...
    Change the wheels for lighter and you will enjoy the riding much more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by czarli View Post
    Change the wheels for lighter and you will enjoy the riding much more!
    That's exactly the plan ! Ready to drop the coin on a new wheel set but not exactly sure what I want.... Pretty close to pulling the trigger on a set of crest's tho... Stan's hubs.... Seems like the affordable lightweight option. Unless you have a better idea?

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    Crest is nice option (my future rims). The hubs is good question. It depends on the conditions where you ride and budget. My wheels are built on:
    - rear: Hope Pro 2 (rear as very strong and reliable)
    - front: Soul Kozak (Polish product, light (100g) but not as good as Hope)
    - spokes: DT Revolution
    - nipples: front DT alu/rear DT brass
    - rims: Mavic XC 717 Disc
    Weight: 1501g

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    Any other suggestions on a lighter rim that won't break the bank? I want to get a second set so I can put some slick on the original set for when I ride on pavement. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by czarli View Post
    Crest is nice option (my future rims). The hubs is good question. It depends on the conditions where you ride and budget. My wheels are built on:
    - rear: Hope Pro 2 (rear as very strong and reliable)
    - front: Soul Kozak (Polish product, light (100g) but not as good as Hope)
    - spokes: DT Revolution
    - nipples: front DT alu/rear DT brass
    - rims: Mavic XC 717 Disc
    Weight: 1501g
    ... thinking i'm going to go with stans pre-built wheels....

    because it's easy... and i'm i've been out of the game too long to really know exactly what hubs are going to suit me...

    so looking a the ztr/stans stock crest wheels...

    not sure what spokes they are, just says 1.5/2.0 stainless...

    with a total weight for both wheels at 1440g, would consider that a pretty substantial upgrade to the wheels on it now...

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    Anybody running Industry Nine's? Comments? Likes/dislikes?

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    never heard of 'em... been out of the sport for about 8 years... slowly getting back into it tho

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    Spark 2013 ? or Genius 2013 ?

    Hello guys,

    need help to choose between the Spark and the Genius.
    To enter competitions like this one

    youtube/watch?v=nsAvXOlGHG4

    I know Spark is more Race and Genius is more Trail. but what do you guys think ?
    Because competitions like this have a lot of Single Tracks where Genius maybe run better than Spark, i dont know. I appreciate any help ! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by eimart View Post
    Hello guys,

    need help to choose between the Spark and the Genius.
    To enter competitions like this one

    youtube/watch?v=nsAvXOlGHG4

    I know Spark is more Race and Genius is more Trail. but what do you guys think ?
    Because competitions like this have a lot of Single Tracks where Genius maybe run better than Spark, i dont know. I appreciate any help ! Thanks

    Eimart
    I'd say that course is very in line with the Spark. The Spark can be used on trails quite a bit more aggressive than what's in that video. The Genius would just be extra weight for no reason on that trail. The Spark is made for slaying singletrack like that.
    Fall in Fruita/GJ. F' yeah! Lunch Loops are riding sweet and so is everything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLd View Post
    I'd say that course is very in line with the Spark. The Spark can be used on trails quite a bit more aggressive than what's in that video. The Genius would just be extra weight for no reason on that trail. The Spark is made for slaying singletrack like that.
    Agreed. I ride the hell out of my Spark 29er. It has no problem flying over tabletops while most other XC boys roll over them

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    Spark - its what all bikes want to grow up to be!

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    Spark Pro

    Here's my Spark Pro. My LBS wanted to make room for the 2013, so they sold it to me for $800.00 off. Did my first ride over the weekend.










    I really like the High/Low setting and the "traction control" is great on steep climbs.
    You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough.

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    LJ0913, beautiful bike, and even better deal!!!! You love it now, and it only gets better. Ride on my friend, ride on!!

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    this is what im thinking of buying

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    respecy

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    A more recent pic from the trails...

    <a href="http://s1033.beta.photobucket.com/user/RIC3BOY/library/YOUR%20FACE" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a412/RIC3BOY/YOUR%20FACE/IMG_20121111_115552.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"/></a>

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIC3BOY View Post
    A more recent pic from the trails...

    <a href="http://s1033.beta.photobucket.com/user/RIC3BOY/library/YOUR%20FACE" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a412/RIC3BOY/YOUR%20FACE/IMG_20121111_115552.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"/></a>
    You really need to clean that lens, and quit using it to blow your nose with.

    Oh, and what shock do you have on there?
    Fall in Fruita/GJ. F' yeah! Lunch Loops are riding sweet and so is everything else.

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    sweeeet

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    Nice pic and ride dld.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DLd View Post
    You really need to clean that lens, and quit using it to blow your nose with.

    Oh, and what shock do you have on there?
    Its just some filter I used on my camera phone (Instagram). Notice how the blurriness happens to clear up right where you see the bike? I'm not sure how I could blow my nose with a camera lens either.

    OEM shock, Scott Nude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIC3BOY View Post
    Its just some filter I used on my camera phone (Instagram). Notice how the blurriness happens to clear up right where you see the bike? I'm not sure how I could blow my nose with a camera lens either.

    OEM shock, Scott Nude.
    I'm just razzin' you. I figured it was an instagram filter. The transition between the focused and blurred areas is kind of crude, but instagram is free... I'd bet the original pic is pretty cool though. And the bike looks nice. I didn't know the Nudes had the remote reservoir. What year?
    Fall in Fruita/GJ. F' yeah! Lunch Loops are riding sweet and so is everything else.

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    I figured, I always get razzed for owning a Scott

    The picture was meant for a smart phone, so when viewed on a smaller screen you can't see the blur cut offs, its a lot smoother. Thanks for the compliments.

    Its a 2010, came with the frame. Its a great shock, no problems (knocks on wood), but I seldom use the traction/lockout feature, always in full-open.

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    One question guys, is it possible to use a Rockshox Sid XX World Cup 29er 2013 with the Twinloc System ? Because this suspension fork uses the Oil Xloc Remote Lockout, and the Twinloc uses the mechanical lockout system. Thanks

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    You can use it Twinlock for damper and Oil Xloc Remote Lockout for fork
    More serious in my opinio it is impossibile becaue I haven't heard about any converter.

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    thank you czarli !
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    Great pics! I have a 2009 Spark 60. Mostly stock. I did install an Adamo Peak saddle. I also swapped the handlebars to another one which I have cut shorter than the stock handlebars. And some contoured grips. Oh and I think I have cyclocross tires on there at the moment. I will post some pictures when I can.

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    I saw on the some of the more expensive models, they have a remote switch to lock out the shocks...is this something that can be easily (cheaply) added?

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    Bought in Jan. 2012, 2011 Spark 50. Great deal from my LBS

    I'll post pics once I hit 10 posts.

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    Home from the hospital...

    Just picked up my Spark 930 yesterday. I have a set of 15mm/12mm thru axle Havens ready to go on, swapping over my XT brakes, Easton EC70 handlebar, and upgrading to XX cranks. The 930 seemed like the best bang for the buck with the upgrades I have ready to swap over plus I bought from REI and had it shipped to Oregon...no sales tax, REI gift card, and $380 rebate coming in March! Cannot pass up that deal!
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    sumgai, very nice ride!!!! Did you ever consider the 27.5" wheeled bike? I rode one over the holidays and think I might have to have one next year!!!!!!

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    I considered a 650b but went with the 29er for a couple of reasons. My 6'-2.5" body fits the 29er better and I race XC so the 29" wheels are well-suited for the job. I can say for sure that I will grab a 650b if I ever get a bike for all around riding, but nothing eats the trails at speed like a 29er. I will never return to a 26er. That's for sure!

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    Here's mine Scott Spark 29 Pro (2012)
    Outfitted with XX1 and Enve parts.






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    I just got new Spark 910, here are some pics, sorry for bad quality i took them with my phone.
    First impression is awesome, geometry, stability, its fast, brakes are great, more to come.
    I will upgrade my bike a bit, new grips, maybe Ritchey wcs handlebar and seatpost.
    I took treking pedals with spd and flat, since i ride with mtb and normal shoes.
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    WickedDJ, with those additions you made to that gorgeous bike, how much does it weigh now?

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    Woodraider, and the rest of you Spark fans, with all these images and my last test ride on a new 27.5 inch, I may need to get a new bike!!!!!!! Love that Scott styling!!!!!......and the ride is awesome too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamspartacus View Post
    WickedDJ, with those additions you made to that gorgeous bike, how much does it weigh now?
    Thanks. It's 23.6 Lbs now (10.72 kg)

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    Nice build. Looks familiar.



    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked DJ View Post
    Here's mine Scott Spark 29 Pro (2012)
    Outfitted with XX1 and Enve parts.


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    Built from the frame up.

    22.1 lb
    SID WC Fork (hydro lockout, replaced twinloc lever with old trackloc for rear shock)
    XX1 Drivetrain
    XTR Trail Brakes (w/ M980 pads)
    DT240 hubs, ENVE hoops.
    ENVE Bar, Stem, Post.
    29x2.4" Schwalbe's for 12 PSI snow riding.

    I've got about 1,000 miles on it so far. I actually prefer the handling of my Scale, but this is the fastest XC race bike I've used for most of the courses I race.
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    A lot of nice looking Spark builds. I will agree, though, that the Scale is a nice bike too, but nothing beats a Spark. I think the better arguement for the masses here is......will your next Spark be a 26, 27.5 or 29 inch version???? I will start by saying that a 27.5" version will be mine one day!!!!!! Happy Trails Scott fans!!!!

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    ripped the hanger and totally destroyed my rear mech yesterday, so after getting sick of the 3x front end i've bitten the bullet and she is in getting some xx1 love now...

    ...back a page or so i mentioned i was on wheel upgrade path, ended up getting hope hubs, some random Ti spokes... and stans rims built up ~1350g for the pair without tape. was an excellent upgrade... sadly i'll have to go back to the stock wheels once the xx1 is on there until hope have their freehub body for xx1 ready to order.

    can't wait to see how the xx1 goes...

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    Here's my '12 Elite. Stock, except the American Racing Tubeless wheels and the Shimano M-520 pedals. I'm loving this bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moz-Scott View Post
    ripped the hanger and totally destroyed my rear mech yesterday, so after getting sick of the 3x front end i've bitten the bullet and she is in getting some xx1 love now...

    ...back a page or so i mentioned i was on wheel upgrade path, ended up getting hope hubs, some random Ti spokes... and stans rims built up ~1350g for the pair without tape. was an excellent upgrade... sadly i'll have to go back to the stock wheels once the xx1 is on there until hope have their freehub body for xx1 ready to order.

    can't wait to see how the xx1 goes...
    It will be availbale very soon.
    Hope XD Driver For Sram XX1 > H > Hope Technology | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

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    I just put a Hope hub on my new front wheel to accept the 15mm front axle of my new Fox Float 32. Awesome hub, fork on an awesome bike!!!! Rode the 27.5 Genius (which now looks just like a Spark) and am torn if I want a new bike!!! The wheel size feels great!!!......and its a Scott........and its looks like a Spark!!!!! Maybe I should go get it........

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    2011 Spark

    Here is my 2011 with a few upgrades:

    -Rockshox RT3 Shock
    -Mavic SL Wheels
    -XT Brakes
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