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    Update on Spark 29er Carbon's

    Just I give you guys an update on whats going on with the Spark 29er RC, Pro, Expert pretty much all the carbon sparks will be delayed until Feb/March.

    My Scott reps have told me there was an issue with the carbon molds that everything was redone, so production was pushed back a lot further.

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    is it just on 29ers?

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    must be only us? if rgkicksbutt got a 29 RC in canada that must mean my Pro version must be coming in soon.

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    This is what I was told by my local rep, and rep in Scott headquarter.

    I'm gonna have a long talk with them. We have like 30 Spark 29er on order.

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    Heard the same from my local bike dealer.

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    I actually tried to order an RC a couple of weeks ago from a shop in MI. the owner was told by the inside rep that they were all sold out for the year. I guess this is better news.

    I was also told that they did have frames available. I was kind of throwing around the idea of just getting a frame. Sort of makes me a little nervous about what the difference could be.

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    I was just informed by a shop owner who is supposed to be helping me out for next season that the Spark 29er PRO is all sold out!?!?!?!?

    This seems like either a bunch of BS, or some extremely poor production management on Scott's part. Can anyone throw me a freakin bone here? Are frames available?

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    Unfortunately oshaden I would love to help you out. I've been told so many things from my Scott rep/account managers that I don't know what to believe or expect.

    I was told a few days ago that Scott is air lifting Sparks right now to make a lot of dealers happy. Eta is supposed to be around Christmas for the preseason orders. Regular orders will be pushed to March and on. In that sense the 2013 lineup will be arriving soon.

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    It turns out that the official word (in Canada) is that there are no more Spark 29er Pro bikes available for order, and the distributor does not expect any more to come in, ever. The Expert and RC are still available for order. There are some PRO frames available. The pre-ordered PRO bikes are supposed to be delivered to shops in February, but after calling around these will be few and far between.

    Looks like I'll be pricing out the Expert model as the RC is way out of my price range. Oh well, still a sweet bike!

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    basically saying... if i ordered one right after the dealer got its order form (around interbike time) i will still get mine? Hopefully before summer....

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    Yes, all preseason orders will be filled first.

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    So, if i wanted to order a RC now, would they or wouldn't they ever be available?

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    WWWOOOOOOWWWWW do I feell lucky I got my Pro 2 weeks ago when they had 7 available. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by packfill View Post
    So, if i wanted to order a RC now, would they or wouldn't they ever be available?
    Probably not. This is ofcourse if your dealer has them spoken for other customers.

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    We're talking about the Spark PRO. I believe there are still lots of Scale PROs available.

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    Jesus and it's not even 2012 yet. Didn't they have a huge problem with the availability of carbon 29ers last year? It's safe to say that we don't have to worry about the powers the be at Scott taking over the world.

    Thanks for the help.

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    yup, sounds like a repeat of last year...
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    Spark 29er Carbons have started to hit the dealer stores. RC will be last to hit, but the Expert and Pro are ready.

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    Think I'm going to throw in the towel on the Spark and get a Cannondale Scalpel 29 Carbon 1. Hope the Scott people realize that they're losing sales. I wish there was one of those emoticons like the thumbs up guy, but with a middle finger.

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    Yep,

    I wonder if Kabush knows that he's actually advertising a product that's virtually unavailable to North Americans. He probably doesn't mind though, as he'll be able to take four bikes to every race.

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    They really aren't losing anything. Pretty much all the Spark's were getting are all accounted for.

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    pictures?

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    I wonder if the "issue with the carbon molds that required everything to be redone" means that they had to add some frame material and added weight. I would really like to see a real life frame weight posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubblesgb View Post
    pictures?

    Apparently christmas has delayed our shipment, we were supposed to get 40 sparks today.

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    Sure, they are. they're losing all sorts of potential sales. If Cannondale gets my money over Scott, they're losing out on that.

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    mine came in last tues it was suppose to come thur but it was early here in cola sc

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    So does anybody have the final word on whether or not Scott 29rs are sold out for 2012?

    Either Spark or Scale?

    What was the issue they had with the molds that caused a delay?

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    Spark 29 Rc's hit Canada today!

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    i called scott they said they are completely sold out for 2012 all the bikes they made have been delivered to bike shops everywhere.

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    thats most likely right!

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    What did you ask for? Cause only a few models in select sizes are sold out for the year. I know Spark 29 RC framesets are available for order, etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumaking View Post
    What did you ask for? Cause only a few models in select sizes are sold out for the year. I know Spark 29 RC framesets are available for order, etc etc.
    Order sheet shows Spark 29 RC framesets available April 10, but regional rep says it will likely be a couple weeks later than that. Does this sound similar to what you're being told? Has anyone in the US actually received a complete RC bike?

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    I received 5 complete Spark RC's in the shop, we're waiting for another 5. Also have 2 frames on order.

    The sizes we received were 4 Large's and 1 Medium, we're waiting on more mediums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumaking View Post
    I received 5 complete Spark RC's in the shop, we're waiting for another 5. Also have 2 frames on order.

    The sizes we received were 4 Large's and 1 Medium, we're waiting on more mediums.
    Pumaking, what's the word on the Spark Experts (mediums)? I have one on order from my LBS and they said sometime in April. How is that looking so far??

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    I have one in stock at the shop which we received like last week. April sounds about right.

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    I just picked up a Spark 29 Expert medium yesterday from my local LBS. Now I need 10 posts so I can put a picture of it up.

    I have not even gone out on it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brohrich View Post
    I just picked up a Spark 29 Expert medium yesterday from my local LBS. Now I need 10 posts so I can put a picture of it up.

    I have not even gone out on it yet.
    I'm jealous! Where are you from? Did you have to order it? Or did your LBS already have it in stock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zixxerian View Post
    I'm jealous! Where are you from? Did you have to order it? Or did your LBS already have it in stock?
    I am in Minneapolis and my LBS order it for me and it took about a month.

    I hope to spend some time on it tomorrow.

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    We received 2 more, Medium and Large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumaking View Post
    We received 2 more, Medium and Large.
    Are those customer ordered bikes?

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    anyone have any luck with size xl in the expert?... i've had one on order since early december. was originally told feb 28, now its been pushed to late march...crossing my fingers that it doesn't go into april...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zixxerian View Post
    Are those customer ordered bikes?
    Nope, these were just part of our large season order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumaking View Post
    Nope, these were just part of our large season order.
    Weird question: can my LBS order from your shop? For example a medium expert spark? My LBS isnt a large distributer like yours so it may be harder or take longer for one ordered to come in on time. They have maybe like 5-6 Scott bikes total in their shop.

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    Hmmm good question, not sure. I'll have to check.

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    Pumaking, check your PM's please.

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    Hello to all! I see most of you people are from US, but I guess I could give some information from Europe too. From Slovenia, exactly.
    Finally I got my Spark 29 Pro XL yesterday! I ordered it in september '11. And with all winter being almost completely dry it started raining yesterday and now I have to wait for better weather to test my bike.
    Spark 29 RC's should be in Slovenia not sooner than in May (!!).

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