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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...

    well, i'm back... and i have the bike back... but i have no xx1 on my bike yet... as i'm still struggling to get a hold of this bloody freehub thing...

    anyway, made some changes to my spark, the biggest and best being my new wheels... stans crests, hope evo's and MARWI Ti spokes... ~1350g for the pair with tape and valves installed... not bad for 32h rims/hubs i thought? - genuinely beautifully prepared wheels...


    also got a new shadow+ mech to replace the one i ripped off...


    ...also dtiched the bar ends, installed some ESI grips... gave her a good clean+service.



    I'm in a few different places with her at the moment... took her for a series of sprints around some very short loops near my home yesterday and got a little bit frustrated with the handlebars and seatpost doing the carbon thing and making too much noise...

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    Sparks...lets see em

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    Fantastic ride. Just bought this spark 910. Pulled some parts of my niner, notably my i9 wheelset, and I really am happy. Thanks to Bear Creek Bikes in Dalton, GA for the inspiration an help.

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    So jealous really want one!!

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    Order the frehub Xx1
    direct from american classic web site

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    Upgrades to my 930

    In the past two months since I bought my Spark 930, I have upgraded:

    XX crankset 42/28
    XO front derailleur (42T)
    XT M785 brakes
    Easton EC70 bar
    Syntace F149 60mm stem
    (swapped over my trusty & light Candy C pedals)

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    I recently bought a spark 930 and it is stock except for the pedals changed out to egg beaters and had the wheels converted to tubeless with Stanz sealant. I had the shop weigh it before I left and my size medium weighed in at just over 28lbs., Scott claims 26.4lbs. for this bike. I confirmed the weight with my bathroom scales at home. Has anyone else noticed their bikes being heavier than Scott's claims? I just called and ordered a set of Stanz Arch EX wheels, hope to drop at least a pound with this change.

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    I don't think the weight includes the pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bg77 View Post
    I recently bought a spark 930 and it is stock except for the pedals changed out to egg beaters and had the wheels converted to tubeless with Stanz sealant. I had the shop weigh it before I left and my size medium weighed in at just over 28lbs., Scott claims 26.4lbs. for this bike. I confirmed the weight with my bathroom scales at home. Has anyone else noticed their bikes being heavier than Scott's claims? I just called and ordered a set of Stanz Arch EX wheels, hope to drop at least a pound with this change.
    Arch EX wheels are 350g lighter than the 930's stock wheels. So not quite a pound. But significant

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    Hi,

    I am also thinking about replacing my shock. I have DT Swiss M210 on my Spark 40 (MY 2010).
    I wander what tune you pick for your Monarch? Low or middle?
    Do you still use your twinlock lever after shock upgrade?


    Quote Originally Posted by los05 View Post
    Here is my 2011 with a few upgrades:

    -Rockshox RT3 Shock
    -Mavic SL Wheels
    -XT Brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmakuc View Post
    Hi,

    I am also thinking about replacing my shock. I have DT Swiss M210 on my Spark 40 (MY 2010).
    I wander what tune you pick for your Monarch? Low or middle?
    Do you still use your twinlock lever after shock upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by vmakuc View Post
    Hi,

    I am also thinking about replacing my shock. I have DT Swiss M210 on my Spark 40 (MY 2010).
    I wander what tune you pick for your Monarch? Low or middle?
    Do you still use your twinlock lever after shock upgrade?
    Well I decided to go with a High Tune RT3, but I have to say the bike was a little stiff at first with that set up but I have read that a Mid Tune setup works well.

    So again it was a little stiff at first, but after some adjustments and growing pains I was able to get shock set up correctly and love it now. You might want to do some reading about adjusting IFP pressure on that shock, once I adjusted mine the shock came alive. Here is a link you can check out: Monarch & IFP pressure change...

    FYI.. You're going to need some new mounting hardware in order to get the shock to fit properly. I forget the exact details of the parts but you can find it on some of these threads.

    In regards to the twinlock, I didn't care for it which was one of the reasons I went with the RT3. I never used it here in our type of trails (mostly XC) and it was just adding extra weight to the bike, so no I did not keep it.

    In regards to performance, the bike was transformed and feels amazing with the RT3. It's more responsive on the flat stuff and on climbs but still has enough plushness for the rough stuff. After the swap I even put back on the M210 just to see the difference again, "night and day".

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    My last frame was a 1st gen Spark posted back on page 5. I wanted to switch to a 29er and was strongly considering a Tallboy Carbon or a Niner Jet 9 Carbon but I ended up finding a great deal locally on a new 2012 Spark frame and couldnít pass up getting a new frame at $1200 off retail. So Iíve got a new Spark to thrash over thousands of miles for the next 5+ years. Iíve been building it up over the past couple months starting with building the wheels over Christmas. I had finished everything but deciding on a front tire, but the 70į weather on the front range yesterday inspired me to make a decision so I can ride this weekend. Canít wait to get it out on the trail.

    Build Specs:
    Frame: 2012 Spark RC Large
    Shock: DT Nude2
    Fork: Fox 32 Series 100 FIT CTD w/ Trail Adjust
    Stem: Ritchey C260
    Bars/Seatpost: Ritchey Superlogic
    Grips: Ritchey WCS Foam
    Seat: Ritchey WCS Marathon
    Drivetrain: Sram XX
    Cables: Alligator iLink
    Brakes: Hope Stealth Evo X2
    Rotors: Ashima Ai2 (180-F/160-R)
    Pedals: Eggbeater 4Ti
    Hubs: DT 240
    Spokes: DT Aerolite
    Nipples: DT Brass on the rear drive side, DT Alloy everywhere else
    Rims: Lightbikes Wide Carbon 32 hole w/ Bontroger Rhythm rim strips
    Tires: Specialized S-Works Fastrack 2.2-R/Captain 2.2-F

    Came in at 22.00 lbs although I still need to add sealant, a wb cage and my Garmin. I considered swapping out the rear shock with a Fox Float CTD Boost Valve Remote but I may as well give the DT shock a chance first. The reason the seat looks sloped in the picture is because it is. I've still got to set that up as well as the suspension and decide on a stem height.

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    Looks good at 21#
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    How do you like those Furios Freds compared to Rocket Rons?

    is that a XX1 drivetrain?

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    Posted my Spark RC here back in 2011. I've upgraded to Power Cordz Prime derailleur system & a Kettle Cycles front 160mm SICCC rotor. Rotor weight was 53 grams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlucky82 View Post
    Looks good at 21#
    saw one of those just built up at the shop the other day. sick...
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    2013 Scott Spark 920...













    Very happy with the bike and especially the Twinloc system.

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    updated pic



    nothing major
    - Some Arch EXs
    - Specialized ergos
    - Fizik saddle

    Also, am i the only one that likes the shock mount in the "lower bottom bracket" position?

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    I keep mine in low most of the time. It's easier on my back.

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    Hello guys,

    i have a problem here and i need help to solve it.
    My frame is a Scott Spark 900 RC 2013. And i am using a Shimano XTR Double M980 Crankset 38-26T.
    I am looking for a XTR Front Der. to use with my system (that is all xtr)BUt...
    -The XTR M980 Front Deraileur is only for Triple Cranksets;
    -The XTR M985-E is for use with 40-44T cranks;
    -The XTR M-985-E2 is compatible with my 38T crankset. But it is not compatible with the Spark frame.

    Any suggestions ?
    Is it impossible to use a 38-26T system and a complete XTR kit with a Spark frame ?

    Thanks,

    Eimart

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    Kojarena, love the color scheme of the 920....reminds me of my 2012 Spark 70. I would love the 920, but am bent on getting a 27.5 version soon. I might try the new Scale........or Genius.......or a Spark again!!!!!! So many awesome, good looking, super functional bikes to choose from!!!!! Ride on!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamspartacus View Post
    Kojarena, love the color scheme of the 920....reminds me of my 2012 Spark 70. I would love the 920, but am bent on getting a 27.5 version soon. I might try the new Scale........or Genius.......or a Spark again!!!!!! So many awesome, good looking, super functional bikes to choose from!!!!! Ride on!!!!
    thanks - it's a great bike and quite a step up from the 2009 Scale 50 I just came off. At the moment I am tossing up the choice of a second set of wheels for road/hard trails or a second hard-tail/road bike for that. Any suggestions are welcomed. I love the carbon and the twin lock and can't really see the need for a second bike (sorry) when a second set of wheels will do the job fine.

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    I got a set of road wheels for Christmas and have been using those more then riding the trails (unfortunately), but I want to ride more!!!! The second set makes sense, especially when you can lock-out to a rigid feel. The wheels make sense, the bike is more a want then a need. Go with extra wheels.......but I am still going to be thinking about that new 27.5 bike!!!!! Happy Trails.

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    there is a LBS that stopped carrying scott and they have a 2012 Spark 29 Elite listed for $2299. seems like a pretty high component level for that price, I am not familiar with scott at all. just trek and specialized. seems like a better bike for $2300 than a base superfly 100 al or base camber? Ill have to go take it for a spin, kind of concerning they will no longer carry them though? They claimed lack of availability hurting sales.

    thoughts?
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    This is an incredible bike, but ride it and decide for yourself. This is a great price, by the way.

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    Here's my spark 650.. recently upgraded to xx groupset and brakeset, slk carbon handlebar and seatpost. Now im looking for some good flat pedals to replace those huge shimano dx. Thinking of getting cliped ones but im afraid i'll be kissing dirt a lot before I get used to it. Any suggestions?

    BTW are you guys using high or low frame setup? pros and cons? thanks guys!
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    Action Shot

    I really can't believe how well the Spark handles, given how efficient it is on climbs and flats. Scott really has their geometry dialed.

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    Sparks...lets see em-1-2013-05-17-09.50.10.jpg

    Taken on my singletrack commute.

    2012 Scott Spark Elite 29er. Upgraded to Stans Crest ZTR NoTubes Rims and ODI Ruffian grips.
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    Just picked this up yesterday. 2011 Spark 60

    Loving it so far and can't wait to ride it on some technical trails. Feels very nimble and light compared to my hardtail.
    Just one question..
    The fork is at 120mm of travel. My friend has a scale with a Suntour Raidon. He had it adjusted to 120mm of travel. The stanchions looked a lot bigger than mine. I took out the micrometer and measured my stanchions, his stanchions, and my Other bikes 100mm fork stanchions.
    My bike- 121.3mm
    Raidon adjusted to 120mm-135.4mm
    Other bike with 100m fork-115.4mm
    Assuming that there is 15mm of space left that the work won't use because it doesn't travel all the way to the crown, my fork is only getting 106mm of travel. Any explanation for this? My fork is a Rockshox Recon RL 120mm.

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    Let some air out and see if it does give you full travel. Unused stanchion just means a heavier, flexier fork than if it only had as much stanchion as was necessary. The Rockshox may just be better designed.
    Fall in Fruita/GJ. F' yeah! Lunch Loops are riding sweet and so is everything else.

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    Well the recon on the Scott is a coil fork and my other bikes fork is also coil. The raidon is an air fork. Both coil forks I have are rockshoxs, which in idea should be built similarly but one is missing 15mm of travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SQUIRRELSHOOTR View Post
    Well the recon on the Scott is a coil fork and my other bikes fork is also coil. The raidon is an air fork. Both coil forks I have are rockshoxs, which in idea should be built similarly but one is missing 15mm of travel.
    Well you said it measures out at 121.3mm, so it doesn't appear to be missing any travel. You're assuming that it's poorly designed and has an extra 15mm of stanchion for no reason. Reduce the preload and see if it's gets full travel or not. Perhaps the Recon is just a better fork, so it doesn't have unused stanchion showing. You might be able to remove the coil and cycle it through it's travel to check also.
    Fall in Fruita/GJ. F' yeah! Lunch Loops are riding sweet and so is everything else.

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    Thanks. I understand what you're saying now. The last time I read it I wasn't sure of which fork you were referring to but I saw another thread where it said stanchion tube length doesn't dictate travel.
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    My 2012 Spark 20 - A little dirty after her maiden ride..

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    Looking at upgrading forks on my 2011 Spark 60. A lot of forks I see in my price range and criteria end up having tapered steerer tubes. I've been researching headsets but don't fully understand them. I was googling for a conversion because I figured someone has to make a headset that lets someone run a tapered in a standard 1 1/8 headset. I came across this cane creek headset.
    Problem-Solving Headset From Cane Creek: The XX 44mm Traditional | News | mountain-bike-action
    It appears that it solves that issue of wanting to run a a 1.5 tapered in a standard 1 1/8 in headset. I used Cane Creeks headset finder.

    Based on the information you have provided, your headset falls into the following standard:
    SHIS:ZS44/28.6|ZS44/30 (1-1/8" Zero Stack ZS Standard)

    Would the one listed in the article fit in the same head tube as this
    SHIS:ZS44/28.6|ZS44/30 (1-1/8" Zero Stack ZS Standard)?

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    Well... After 5 painful years of trying to get a Spark 10, I did it!
    I finished the build this week. Exactly 21.5lbs as pictured and listed. A Fox RP23 is next on the list.

    2007 Scott Spark 10 - Large
    Stans Crest on DT 240s Centerlocks
    2009 SID WC Fork
    XTR 985 26-38 175mm Cranks
    XTR 970 11-32 Cassette
    Dura Ace 7800 34.9 Clamp front der
    Ritchey WCS Headset, Stem, Bars, Post
    Flite TT Saddle
    SRAM XO Shifters and Short Cage rear der
    Hope Tech X2 Brakes
    Carbon bottle cage
    Continental SpeedKing 2.3's w/ 90ml of Caffe Latex each
    Control Tech Ti Skewers (non levered)
    Eggbeater 4Ti Pedals
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelharsh View Post


    More pics and info at: Just finished my Spark!
    I like the colour scheme

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    Ive wanted a spark for soooooo long and i finally got my spark 60 2009 second hand shipped from a North Carolina LBS. $650 delivered it cost me, some how i got them down from $900 but that was overpriced anyway as the blue book was $750.
    it was stock and looked as so...



    But after going to town on my bank account and some upgrades, my Easton 90s being the pride and joy looks as so:





    So i threw on...
    Blackspire Sub4 Pedals, Red
    Easton EA90 XC UST front and back
    Continental X-King Protection 2.4 tires
    Troy Lee designs lock on obi grips
    Easton EC70 XC Carbon Handlebar (more for shock absorb than to lose weight)
    Velo Forme seat
    Lezyne Smart Chainstay Protector
    I also changed out a lot of the screws/bolts that were a little rusty for new ones, cleaned it top to bottom replaced pads and chain and re-lubed where lube is needed. Now its time to get it all dirty...

    In the post at the moment i have a race face bash guard and easton 90 stem coming also which will be the last edition for a while. next ill be doing the forks i think.

    I frickin love this bike.

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    Those wheels definitely look awesome on that bike. I love my 60. Trying to figure out what to do with the suspension right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SQUIRRELSHOOTR View Post
    Those wheels definitely look awesome on that bike. I love my 60. Trying to figure out what to do with the suspension right now.
    Me too. I like the rock shox monarch with the bar control lockout. I just put one on my canondale lefty and it's pretty awesome.

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    It's funny you mentioned it being worth $750. That's exactly how much I paid for my like new 2011. It even came with some extras. That's pretty crazy. I wasn't even that interested in looking at it but a friend kept telling me to take a look. I would have been an idiot to not buy it. So far about 130 miles on it. Can't wait for the weather to get a little colder out then I can really start putting the miles on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SQUIRRELSHOOTR View Post
    It's funny you mentioned it being worth $750. That's exactly how much I paid for my like new 2011. It even came with some extras. That's pretty crazy. I wasn't even that interested in looking at it but a friend kept telling me to take a look. I would have been an idiot to not buy it. So far about 130 miles on it. Can't wait for the weather to get a little colder out then I can really start putting the miles on it.
    Nice 750 is an awesome price. I cant remember the year it was but i let a $580 spark slip through my fingers cause i acted on it too late. ever since then ive been scanning and this one came up. Im pleased with the 650 i spent on it. The money i have invested has made it even more of a better ride.

    Scott Spark for the win

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    '12 scott spark elite 29er here.. Purchased new 3 mos ago.. Replaced shifters, cassette and chain to xt ( crankset and rear derailluers came stock xt ).. grips to specialized sip locking, clear type.. Kept the slx on the front derailleurs.. And replaced rims today to mavic crossmax st 29.. Sparks...lets see em-dsc02173_zps2f0d789c.jpg
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    I finally put together a review of my Spark. I've got about 500 miles on her at this point and am still very happy with my purchase.

    Nor'Easter Backcountry: 2012 Scott Spark 29 Elite Review

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    Finished her off with the pieces i had in the mail. bash guard and new easton 90 stem. she's a lot more muddy now to say the least.

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    Nevermind. Delete
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    Bought a new fork. Almost went with a Fox 120rl, but after seeing the Suntour Epicon X2 I decided to buy it for $150 less than the fox. Weighs 3.68 pounds and it is adjustable (internally) from 80-140mm. It was really easy to do and I set it at 140 just for kicks. It is super smooth and plush. I had no idea the Epicon would soak up bumps as great as it does. 140 seems a little raked out, but I don't know if I am going to bump it down or not. I gotta get some miles on it.

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    Re: Sparks...lets see em

    I am considering the 14 spark 710 or 720. I race xc and like a fun bike as well, I enjoy manuals bunny hops and jumps. Do you think the spark is the do it all bike for me?

    Right now I have a ht 29er for racing and looking to either go aluminum 650 140mm ala Norco sight or sell the ht and go full bore on a 5k one bike quiver in the spark...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steineken View Post
    I am considering the 14 spark 710 or 720. I race xc and like a fun bike as well, I enjoy manuals bunny hops and jumps. Do you think the spark is the do it all bike for me?

    Right now I have a ht 29er for racing and looking to either go aluminum 650 140mm ala Norco sight or sell the ht and go full bore on a 5k one bike quiver in the spark...

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    I think it depends on your definition of 'racing' and 'fun'.

    If racing means you are a weekend warrior who occasionally goes into an XC race for giggles, and if fun means, you just like to ride the local trails and if something presents its self, like a rock drop, you make sure you hit it, then I think the Spark would be a great one quiver bike.

    If racing means you are at the top of your category, looking to move up, or fun means you are out session dedicated DH/Freeride runs, or doing light lift access, I would think a two bike quiver makes more sense.

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    Re: Sparks...lets see em

    I am a little more serious about racing than the avg weekend warrior but I don't think this bike would slow me down.

    Fun for me is nothing extreme, no dh trails. But when I'm on trails I like to spend allot of time on my back wheel, flicking the rear end and hitting the odd drop or jump.

    On paper the rockymounty thunder geo looks perfect but the weight is a deal breaker. The spark has slightly longer cs than I would like (sub330) but if others find it short enough to ride as described I think it's a winner..... Unfortunately can't demo

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    Here you have a little assembly video of my new Spark 900 SL 2014 hope you like it Im pretty happy with the result of the bike but videoediting isnt my strong side

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78_NFFzGsDM

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