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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

    Eimart

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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.
    "Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion."-Jack Kerouac

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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.

    -Joe Louis

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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...

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

    Photobucket
    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?
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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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