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    Converting to 27.5

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    2015 Spark 700sl



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    Quote Originally Posted by jamas1395 View Post


    2015 Spark 700sl



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    Love the rc! I have a 2015 900RC. Are the I9s noticeably stiffer wheels? The rims are the only thing I want to change on mine. Kind of flexy. I like the hubs though.

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    I like the I9's for sure; but the Synros Carbon wheelset are also a great option. I have the carbon Syncros wheels on my Spark 700 and they seem just a bit stiffer.


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    This is my Spark 700 RC
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    2015 Scott Spark 950

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    did you take the photo with a potato?

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    Please change the resolution on your potatoe
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    First ride on the Scott Spark 920 2016. Awesome!

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    First ride for me was a race this past Sunday. Turns out that wasn't that great of a plan, which mirrors my not that great of a training plan.

    I've got some fit stuff to square away before I can really start putting my head down and getting after it, but overall, it's not the bikes fault I'm fat and slow.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    2nd season with this bike, needs no more upgrades IMO

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    My new spark 710. I just got into mountain biking and my first bike was a trek 3700.
    One problem I'm having is that I feel like I have to lean forward a lot to reach the handle bars. The trek has a much more upright riding position with more spacers and a positive stem.
    Would changing the spark's stem help. It's 90 mm so I was thinking change to 50mm. I moved the seat forward a bit and I think that helped.
    It's a large frame and I'm 5'11. I rode a medium and it felt a bit small. Only one ride on the large so far though
    I'm very new and any advice would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusvalentine13 View Post


    My new spark 710. I just got into mountain biking and my first bike was a trek 3700.
    One problem I'm having is that I feel like I have to lean forward a lot to reach the handle bars. The trek has a much more upright riding position with more spacers and a positive stem.
    Would changing the spark's stem help. It's 90 mm so I was thinking change to 50mm. I moved the seat forward a bit and I think that helped.
    It's a large frame and I'm 5'11. I rode a medium and it felt a bit small. Only one ride on the large so far though
    I'm very new and any advice would be appreciated.

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    Shorter stem, a straight (no offset) seatpost and some riser bars would certainly change it up, get you more comfy.

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    Thank you

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    Looking at getting a new bike, was thinking more along the Genius line but the bike shop has a demo Spark 750, thats never been demo'd, its a late 2014 frame with 2015 components according the shop, I ride a XL frame an this is the only XL they have in stock, so was going to go check it out, he quoted me $1999 over the phone, even though its still new its fixing to be 3yrs old, its a 27.5 version, guess what I"m wondering is if this is a good deal or should I look at paying more an getting something newer, was needing to stay at $2300 or less, the other bike I"m looking at is a 2016 Giant Trance 2 for $2399 cause the manager is giving me a 10% discount on.
    Thanks

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    What year how many miles?

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    New Skinwall Onza tires! Sparks...lets see em-scott-spark-aug-1-2016.jpg

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    New Spark has arrived.....I was skeptical that it would be significantly better that the 2016 Spark RC900..... I was wrong it's BETTER!!!!!


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    What is the biggest difference between 16' and 17' to you ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamas1395 View Post


    New Spark has arrived.....I was skeptical that it would be significantly better that the 2016 Spark RC900..... I was wrong it's BETTER!!!!!


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    So is not significantly better but just better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m66 View Post
    So is not significantly better but just better?
    I should clarify....the 2016 Spark is a great bike but the 2017 is a total home run.

    The bike puts you in race oriented position but it's still very comfortable. The Twinloc works effortlessly.

    The biggest and best change is of course the suspension. The new platform is way more efficient in the open mode. Climbing rocky and rooty single track is better with the new platform. I always felt last years bike needs to be in the trail mode when climbing. The new bike has no noticeable pedal bob in the open position when going up especially on a tougher trail.
    When it's fully locked it's like last years bike perfectly efficient.

    The SC fork is better also. My biggest complaint about last years bike was the Twinloc and the fork. The new SC fork has much better small bump compliance but won't blow through the travel immediately.

    I weighed it with everything except Pedals.

    I did not have a chance to bomb down a long rocky descent yet it was raining yesterday afternoon so I had to hit my local trails before the rain came.

    This weekend I'm planning on getting in some race pace riding including long climbs and descents.


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    I knew what you think, was just joking, but nevertheless thank you for your description. I waiting mine 900wc - March...

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    Quote Originally Posted by m66 View Post
    I knew what you think, was just joking, but nevertheless thank you for your description. I waiting mine 900wc - March...
    You won't be disappointed.....well worth the wait!


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    My next bike will be a Spark 940. Not sure how I feel about the new design, so right now I'm keeping my eye on the 2016 Spark 940 as they are now being marked down. Has anyone ridden both the 2017 and 2016 models and can give a true comparison? I would really like to know the pros and cons of both designs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lika1 View Post
    My next bike will be a Spark 940. Not sure how I feel about the new design, so right now I'm keeping my eye on the 2016 Spark 940 as they are now being marked down. Has anyone ridden both the 2017 and 2016 models and can give a true comparison? I would really like to know the pros and cons of both designs.
    I wrote this in another thread:

    Finally rode a 17 Spark 950... In L which interestingly felt perfect even though I ride a '12 M.

    This was only around the shop but we had beat up rough concrete for the suspension which was great for the small bump feel.

    Anyways... All the new changes really add up to a brilliant package. stoked.

    The new leverage curve combined with DPS works really well. I could def feel right away how much better it was at small bump sensitivity. Midstroke support and ramp up felt good.

    The other great thing is that it didn't feel like it had 120mm travel... as in more importantly it didn't feel excessive (ie has good support). That's great.

    It does feel more efficient with the higher main pivot and increased antisquat. This unit had a double up front which was great for the test. Cranking out ton of power in the big ring while seated felt efficient. Real test would be climbing wide open though.

    The boost wheel setup felt nice, stiff, and one with the bike.

    Geometry was interesting but really good. It felt more trailish for sure with a shorter rear end and front wheel kicked out more. Wheel base felt a little shorter, shorter than old spark at least, but maybe the shorter real end fools yeah into thinking so. I think the BB was lower as well...be interesting to compare numbers after writing this.

    I'm sad to see the adjustable geo go but maybe this bike is so dialed that ya just don't need it.

    The fact that it was an L was weird as it fit exactly like an M old Spark. He had both spacers under the stem which made the stack feel a lil high but it still felt perfect.

    The other trail features were the shorter stem and dropper post even on this lower Alu model. That's pretty cool.

    Internal cable routing on Alu frame was nice.

    Overall I really like it and think they did an excellent job with the new Spark. Next year I may end up with one on a team buy! Question is 29 or 27.5 cuz I want both😞

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    My 2017 Spark 900

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    zephxiii, thanks for such a detailed breakdown on the new design. My local shop is having their annual sale right now, and they marked all the 2016 models down to prices that were hard to turn away from. Sooooo.....I decided to go the 2016 route and got the Spark 940. Here it is, brand spankin' new, still without pedals.....

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    2016 Spark 940

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    Just a little ride around my neighborhood.....

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    2017 Spark RC WC w/ Mavic Carbon wheels. Built up with pedals and cage it weighs 22.3 lbs.




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    750!😃

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    Hy!
    My Scott Spark 900 RC World Cup GloRIOus Editon.
    Changed the wheelset (ZTR Crest Mk3/boost 240 DtSwiss hubs/Sapim Race)
    the drivetrain (XT Crank 34T /XT cassete 11/46 /XTR shifter & derailleur)
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    Hope to have a lot of miles on it

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