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    2019 Scott bikes?

    Maybe too early - but with Sea Otter starting in a week - maybe we will learn something. Spark is two years old now - maybe we will see some changes beyond Bold New Graphics. I'm looking for the elusive 120mm xc'ish / Trail bike that is very light but a bit more trail friendly then pure xc rig. Sort of what the 2016 Trek Fuel EX was.

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    Isnít it 4 years between a new bike?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jtc1 View Post
    Maybe too early - but with Sea Otter starting in a week - maybe we will learn something. Spark is two years old now - maybe we will see some changes beyond Bold New Graphics. I'm looking for the elusive 120mm xc'ish / Trail bike that is very light but a bit more trail friendly then pure xc rig. Sort of what the 2016 Trek Fuel EX was.
    Doesn't the current Spark 900 equate to that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtc1 View Post
    Maybe too early - but with Sea Otter starting in a week - maybe we will learn something. Spark is two years old now - maybe we will see some changes beyond Bold New Graphics. I'm looking for the elusive 120mm xc'ish / Trail bike that is very light but a bit more trail friendly then pure xc rig. Sort of what the 2016 Trek Fuel EX was.
    You just described the Spark 900 Ultimate!
    https://www.scott-sports.com/us/en/p...-ultimate-bike
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    2019? New Gambler and a new one between Gambler/ Genius!

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    I would be very surprised to see major updates to the Spark / Genius this close to a frame redesign. As said above, I would suspect if there will be any major changes, it'll be to the Gambler and or the Voltage.
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    Genius LT - maybe that describes it better! :-)

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    How about you can pedal without hitting the cranks, please!
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    The SCOTT Velo Solutions DH team have previewed their new bike which appears to be a prototype Gambler.

    They've moved away from the floating suspension to a horst link setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LargeMan View Post
    How about you can pedal without hitting the cranks, please!
    This is what is holding me back from a new Scott Spark 900
    ultimate... Pedal strikes are an issue.

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    2019 Scale has been shown to dealers. Syncros moulded one piece stem/bars (like nino), syncros one piece carbon wheels for the top teir bikes. Expect some 34 sc forks on the spark 900ís and everything is 1x. Choice of sram or shimano 12 speed on the top end bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtc1 View Post
    This is what is holding me back from a new Scott Spark 900
    ultimate... Pedal strikes are an issue.
    The downside of boost spacing and low centre of gravity. Pros and cons.

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    Forgive my ignorance but how does boost spacing affect pedal strikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryder View Post
    Forgive my ignorance but how does boost spacing affect pedal strikes?
    Wider bottom bracket, thus the crank/pedals stick out more from the centerline of the bike (wider q factor), thus more likely to strike something on cornering (leaning the bike). Fat bikes are very prone to it as they have massive q factors.

    boost spacing allows for stiffer wheels, and wider wheels, both which help cornering. A low centre of gravity also helps with cornering. But those pedals and bottom bracket get closer to hitting something, so you need to watch the technical stuff and mind your pedal position in corners.

    it is all a bit give and take.

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    2019 Scale has been shown to dealers. Syncros moulded one piece stem/bars (like nino), syncros one piece carbon wheels for the top teir bikes. Expect some 34 sc forks on the spark 900ís and everything is 1x. Choice of sram or shimano 12 speed on the top end bikes.
    Does anyone know when the 2019 bikes will be published on the website, and or when they will be available? I am unable to get a SPARK RC at this point in North America; they are all sold. My dealer is going to "pre-book" one for me as soon as possible. I'm itching to get the bike.

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    Last year I was able to order my Spark RC900SL in mid-July, received it early October. I would expect similar today.

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    This!

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    Images of the 2018 bikes hit the net around mid June according to the 2018 thread here on the forums but it does change year to year. The 2019s shouldn't be far off.

    I pre-ordered my 2018 Spark 900 in Medium at the end of June and received it on August 2nd however I live in Australia where it seems, we get the bikes a little earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gliding_serpent View Post
    Wider bottom bracket, thus the crank/pedals stick out more from the centerline of the bike (wider q factor), thus more likely to strike something on cornering (leaning the bike). Fat bikes are very prone to it as they have massive q factors.

    boost spacing allows for stiffer wheels, and wider wheels, both which help cornering. A low centre of gravity also helps with cornering. But those pedals and bottom bracket get closer to hitting something, so you need to watch the technical stuff and mind your pedal position in corners.

    it is all a bit give and take.
    Are you sure about that? Wider bottom bracket? Boost is a wider hub "standard". Moving the cassette outboard (sometimes) requires an offset chainring for proper chainline. I don't think the actual Q-factor changes. I run "normal" cranks and chainring on my boost bike.

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    Yeah, they should be having dealer camps imminently...plus Eurobike is around the corner. Should be leaking info & pics soon.

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    Lets hope the color's and graphics are decent for the Scott Spark RC 900 in 2019 as you can change the components but not the color. Be terrible if they went to full orange or yellow or lime. It's a sure way to damage sales.

    2018 followed 2017 color so that was great.
    I loved the 2017 Scott Spark RC 900 Pro (matt black, white and red) which then filtered down to a team bike in 2018.

    I think the 2017 Scott Spark RC 900 WC became the color scheme for 2018 Pro.

    I don't think there was a team level in 2017.

    Guessing the WC should be like Nino's bike in 2019 with the extra white on the rear.

    I heard a rumor of a team level in orange but that would be ridiculous in 2019.

    Anyone else heard anything?

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    Can't wait. keen to see pics and specs of Scott Spark 2019 as thinking of the Pro level 900RC.

    Why can't they offer different color schemes for each bike like specialized do?

    Anything in gunmetal or carbon colors is a winner with bright brand label! Timeless.

    Been loving the Genius in 2018.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtc1 View Post
    This is what is holding me back from a new Scott Spark 900
    ultimate... Pedal strikes are an issue.
    I have a 2018 900 Ultimate and had pedal strike issues for the first couple to few weeks. After that, I couldn't tell you the last time that I had a pedal strike.
    You just need to retrain your brain with pedaling through obstacles.
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    Thanks for the pics. And pics of the 2019 genius line up. Specifically the 700 tuned

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    Do you have also pictures of the spark rc pro and higher?


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    I was in doubt if I would buy the new Orbea M10 or wait for the new Scott RC Team, but saw this pictures I'm 100% Orbea. Unfortunately, it seems that Scott has decreased for the 2018 model, mainly on colors schema, seems me terrible, also the changes from Fox to Rockshox I didn't like.

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    That Australian store is selling the Scott Spark RC 900 Team, even before the official release of Scott, seems that the announcement will be soon.

    https://www.bicyclesuperstore.com.au...team-2019.html

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    What are they thinking? Orange? Lime yellow?
    The Scott Spark RC team was one of the best selling bikes in the world in 2018!
    2019 RC 900 colors so far shown are just wrong.
    No lessons learnt from the Orange Norco Revolver 2016 9.1 being avoided because of color in favor of the 9.2 blue/black.
    Lets hope these examples of 2019 shown are a prototype as they have been released early. They might be a different color in other regions. Just hoping.
    Can we see the Pro, WC and RCLT?

    That Spark 900 ultimate with fox forks looks Amazing! Interested if the rear link on the Non-RC are carbon, then I can just change the travel if required to a RC.

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    IMO MY2017 colours have been the best so far for the Spark Mk3, especially the RC900SL in Black/Orange (my bike!!!). As bicycleman1 mentions above, very 'Norco' to me.....

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    Iím also happy I bought the MY2018 RC pro. Had the last one in my size and the team was out of stock.


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    Rc PRO, WC and SL
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    I'd buy that Scott RC just for the colour alone, reminiscent of my first mountain bike, an Offroad Sport (Black with neon yellow forks and Flex Stem)

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    I have a 2018 Spark RC Team Edition. The 2019 team color is meh but i do like these updates: Syncros FL1.5 T-Bar!, Dub cranks, and Rekon tires (over the Aspens). Iím not sure how I feel about the Rock Shox SID 110mm fork over the Fox SC 32 100mm or the Silverston wheelset over the 2.5 XR wheelset. I definitely donít like the Shimano SLX brakes that replaced the Sram TLs. Color aside, the 2019s look SOLID. I wonder if they came in a tad lighter with the t-bar, silverston wheelset and the Rekon tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by cleitondomazak View Post
    That Australian store is selling the Scott Spark RC 900 Team, even before the official release of Scott, seems that the announcement will be soon.

    https://www.bicyclesuperstore.com.au...team-2019.html
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    Just to be sure: the Pro 2019 is the back one with XT and DT swiss wheels? Are those new Maxxis tires better then the aspen?


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    .... when does the spark gets a new one?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryder View Post
    Forgive my ignorance but how does boost spacing affect pedal strikes?
    Sold my Spark and bought the Boost equipped Scale plus bike as soon as I saw It, was a 2017 model I got mid 2016.

    Not once from the first ride did I ever even notice the wider set up, never a heel strike.

    But I must say my stock boost wheels system on my Scale 720+ felt just as stiff, light and responsive as my previous NON boost $1,000 American classic wheel set.
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    I quite like the colors on the top tiered bikes and love that bronzed brown colour on the Ultimate, but I'm a big fan of gloss over matte in terms of keeping it clean and protecting the paint from scratches and marks.

    The new TwinLoc looks promising too. Hopefully its functionality has been improved on.

    From the Genius article above...

    The new Twin-Loc lever is now slimmer and more ergonomic

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    Is there any images anywhere of the Scale 2019 line up yet?

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    Any more pics of the Genius and Spark 700 lineup for 2019?

    Been loving my 2018 Genius 920, but very interested in seeing the updates for 2019.

    I noticed that the 2019 E-Spark now has the Geometry flip-chip from the Genius. I wonder whether this implies a slight facelift for the normal Spark as well?


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    Can anyone translate this italian to english? Some good pics here
    https://www.pianetamountainbike.it/t...rc-900-sl-2019
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    The Scott Spark RC Pro, WC and RCSL look the part.
    Disappointed they moved away from FOX forks on most models.

    Understand SRAM and Rock shock go together but really love Shimano brakes and Fox forks. The RC is the best spec, color IMO but way to expensive and not convinced the weight saving doesn't sacrifice strength.

    I think if I went for the WC I would change the forks to Fox elite black color and without as much flouro. Maybe even change the brakes to shimano XT.

    Not sure about the one piece bars as very expensive to change out for stem length. Also how do you adjust the role of the bars for personal set up.

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    ohboy , SL is going to cost a fortune, well over 10k!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman1 View Post
    The Scott Spark RC Pro, WC and RCSL look the part.
    Disappointed they moved away from FOX forks on most models.

    Understand SRAM and Rock shock go together but really love Shimano brakes and Fox forks. The RC is the best spec, color IMO but way to expensive and not convinced the weight saving doesn't sacrifice strength.

    I think if I went for the WC I would change the forks to Fox elite black color and without as much flouro. Maybe even change the brakes to shimano XT.

    Not sure about the one piece bars as very expensive to change out for stem length. Also how do you adjust the role of the bars for personal set up.
    Iíve just picked up a 2017 scale World Cup at a silly cheap price.
    The first think Iím going to do is change the forks from RS to FOX SC factoryís

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    Where do you guys see the Rock shox fork/shock in the line up?


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    2019 bikes now up on YouTube

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    Thanks for the pics and video.
    trying to work out amongst the Scott Spark RC's, what is that bit's-er which is black with flouro orange and flouro yellow highlights? Is that a Pro version that is SRAM? The one up the back that is like a bronze color is also a Pro but guessing its Shimano XT gearing?

    Are there two versions of the RC SL and the Pro? One shimano gear and other SRAM?

    Not much fox fork option but all the frame Shox are fox! Why mix Fox and Rock shock in suspension setup?

    This years Scott 2019 is really a bit's-er mix, did they just get what ever leftovers and try to come up with models?

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    Agreed. Now that they've publicly released the models at Eurobike does anyone know the actual specs of the bikes? Nothing on their US website yet..

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    They are probably mixing suspension for a few reasons. Fox already designed a rear shock to work with twinloc system so there is no point in re-designed that with rockshox since I find it works pretty good but I do notice they are now using EVOL cans on them, really curious how this changes the bike so I will wait for a review and possibly upgrade the rear shock, maybe it only needs a EVOL can upgrade

    As for the front fork the fox 32 step cast is an absolute noodle, such a fork should not exist in my opinion. The SID is way stiffer and only a few grams heavier, well worth the trade off. Another option would have been a fox 34 step cast which would have been really nice as well

    I'm just glad they didn't change the frame geometry

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinsum View Post
    They are probably mixing suspension for a few reasons. Fox already designed a rear shock to work with twinloc system so there is no point in re-designed that with rockshox since I find it works pretty good but I do notice they are now using EVOL cans on them, really curious how this changes the bike so I will wait for a review and possibly upgrade the rear shock, maybe it only needs a EVOL can upgrade

    As for the front fork the fox 32 step cast is an absolute noodle, such a fork should not exist in my opinion. The SID is way stiffer and only a few grams heavier, well worth the trade off. Another option would have been a fox 34 step cast which would have been really nice as well

    I'm just glad they didn't change the frame geometry
    Some good points there, thanks. Yes I have noticed the 32 step cast was a bit ordinary and the only boost SID I have tried is the Brain version. Have always found the Fox fork's more plush and responsive. I have a 150 also on the Genius and it's really smooth.

    I'm not a big fan of the peacock colors. Flouro went out in the 80's.

    We don't ride peacocks, we want stealth weapons! The SL looks the part but out of most peoples price reach so be great if there was a Non-SL spec and stealth color scheme with XO and XX1 spec bikes with fox forks and XT brakes. The winning combo.

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    Be really interested to hear from a Scott bikes authority on what the reasoning was for the 2019 peacock color schemes? I have heard many reactions including 'they have lost the plot'.

    Just because you have a champion in Nino and the geometry seems right, doesn't mean you can throw any color scheme out there and expect great sales.

    After 2018 RC team being the go to best value bike of the year I still find it hard to believe the 2019 Team RC has been released in mainly orange! I'm considering going to alternative brands or finding some old Scott stock somewhere of 2017, 2018.

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    Yea I agree the colors for 2019 are weird. I'm glad I picked up the last large 2018 genius 700 tuned. The color scheme reminds me of Gulf motorsport colors. Love it

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    This 900 RC Pro in XTR could be the best seller for 2019. Interesting color and not to flouro.
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    Yeah, that color is nice, especially on the regular Spark combined with a shiny black fork and some parts of the frame clear coated.

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    That Spark 900 premium (non rc) in the video is absolute beauty

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman1 View Post
    This 900 RC Pro in XTR could be the best seller for 2019. Interesting color and not to flouro.
    The color is alright, but the frame is made with the cheaper and heavier HMF carbon, which is a downgrade from previous years.

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    Maybe it will drop in price.

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    I still prefer the 2017 colours

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebnah View Post
    I still prefer the 2017 colours
    I agree 2017 was a great line up.

    Interested how sfer1 is aware of the carbon quality/weight change?

    Also can anyone advise on the rear swing arm of the non-RC spark frames. They were alloy last year except for the ultimate I understand. Are the 2019 non-RC frames full carbon including the swing arm? Is the non RC ultimate frame the same in geometry and carbon to the RC non SL frames?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfer1 View Post
    The color is alright, but the frame is made with the cheaper and heavier HMF carbon, which is a downgrade from previous years.

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    Is this the case for all RC? WC, Team? Or do you mean it is just not the SL frame?

    I never thought the Pro or WC used the SL frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman1 View Post
    Is this the case for all RC? WC, Team? Or do you mean it is just not the SL frame?

    I never thought the Pro or WC used the SL frame.
    The RC WC and Pro frames have been HMX carbon until 2018.
    The RC Team is HMF carbon.

    So, the 2019 RC Pro with HMF carbon is a downgrade indeed, maybe keep a similar price tag after the XTR groupset, which is a huge upgrade form the X01/GX mix from 2018.

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    Many thanks for this info, didn't realize. So the WC would still be ok with the HMX in 2019? Any idea of the non-RC versions?

    I'm interested in the 900 Ultimate spec.

    I noticed a bike that looked like a 2019 Pro with Sram, is this HMX carbon?

    Is this a Pro model (orange forks) or something new in between?
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    2019 Scott bikes?

    So the RC Pro 2018 has a cheaper fork (RS Sid rl vs Fox SC Elite) cheaper carbon but maybe a better group set if you like the XTR? Wheels are the DT Swiss 1700 series so not the better 1500 series....

    Btw the Genius comes with a Fox live valve system on the shock and fork, single tracks on yt has a video about it. Itís kinda specialized brain.... but with more sensors and electronic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman1 View Post

    Is this a Pro model (orange forks) or something new in between?
    The bike in between is the Contessa Spark RC 900.

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    So is there still a Spark RC 900 Team for 2019?

    I donít know the lineup well enough to differentiate between the models in the video.

    Had hoped to find a 2018 somewhere, but seems to be sold out everywhere I call/look.

    Never mind, seen the photo of it above...
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    2019 Scott Scale

    I believe the new 2019 Scott Scale 900's with carbon frames will come out with 120mm front suspension, for what I have seen in Europe!

    If that is true for us here in USA too, Im lining up and will force them to take my money!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfer1 View Post
    The color is alright, but the frame is made with the cheaper and heavier HMF carbon, which is a downgrade from previous years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman1 View Post
    Do you have the details like this for the 900RC WC version?
    You can see it here: https://youtu.be/E5y7o0KtkC0?t=12m10s

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfer1 View Post
    The color is alright, but the frame is made with the cheaper and heavier HMF carbon, which is a downgrade from previous years.

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    I dont know bro! I tend to like the hardtails with the HMF carbon, because it feels more durable and can take more pounding for what I do, which is not downhill with the Scale, but XC more trail oriented, HMF is light enough that allows me to throw a seat dropper and still be sub 24 lbs, in resume I tend to believe the HMF will outlast the higher modulus carbon! But I could be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDTransplant View Post
    So is there still a Spark RC 900 Team for 2019?

    I donít know the lineup well enough to differentiate between the models in the video.

    Had hoped to find a 2018 somewhere, but seems to be sold out everywhere I call/look.

    Never mind, seen the photo of it above...
    Yep there is a 2019 RC Team, if you like flouro orange it might suit you but generally the response has been dislike compared to the perfect bike of 2018.

    The only way I see a salvage of sales for the ORANGE team 900 RC is to replace the frame with the Contessa (black/orange decals), use same black/orange team SID fork, team otherwise spec and drop the flouro yellow labels/saddle to differentiate from Contessa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman1 View Post
    Yep there is a 2019 RC Team, if you like flouro orange it might suit you but generally the response has been dislike compared to the perfect bike of 2018.

    The only way I see a salvage of sales for the ORANGE team 900 RC is to replace the frame with the Contessa (black/orange decals), use same black/orange team SID fork, team otherwise spec and drop the flouro yellow labels/saddle to differentiate from Contessa.
    Try this one man:

    https://contenderbicycles.com/produc...ott-scale-920/

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    I just got this. Its 2017 but what a spec and less than half its original retail price.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87b9l69xyRU

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    When it comes to ORANGE frames, noticed the American Eagle HT raced in the women's world cup. Would the Orange team 900 RC be better tailored to the Contessa female market? Did they mix up the color specs between the black Contessa and the orange team?

    Any update on specs as it's hard to see much on the youtube vids.

    When does the Scott website show the 2019 bikes, I see the Scott Japan has started in preparation. How can we pre-order the bikes if we don't know the exact specs?

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    Dealers have the 2019 catalogue. Talk to your LBS.

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    RE: 2017 Scale XTR bike Im looking at the same for my son (races MTB). Confirming frame is HMF not lighter HMX?
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    Considering new Pivot Trail429 - but have always been a Scott guy. What Scott product compares well with the Trail429. 120 or so travel. Thought the Spark 900 Premium - but keep reading about pedal strikes as an issue and I definitely dont want to deal with that in my terrain. Pivot is getting great reviews but can imagine a 29-30lb bike.

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    I looked at the BB height for the new Stumpjumper ST 29 and it is very similar to the Spark. They both have 120mm travel.

    So not sure why so many have commented on the issue of pedal strikes.

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    I have a 2017 spark 710 plus. I think reason people are pedal striking is they may be setting the sag to high (not enough air). I to set it high as I was trying to get more travel out of the suspension. When I set it correctly I don't have an issue. I have since bought a 2018 genius 700 tuned for more travel. Yet to ride it though, broken collar bone.

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    First pic I was able to find of Scott Ransom. Itís a new long travel enduro platform, replacing Genius LT. 170/170mm, 29 and 27,5 compatible, more aggressive geometry, also getting ramp control shocks on higher end models. All models have some kind of Eagle drivetrain. This is supposedly the 920 2019 model, 3800Ä. I can make out NX Eagle cranks, Fox 36 and what looks like Low end Shimano brakes:

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    Official reveal 31.8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtc1 View Post
    Considering new Pivot Trail429 - but have always been a Scott guy. What Scott product compares well with the Trail429. 120 or so travel. Thought the Spark 900 Premium - but keep reading about pedal strikes as an issue and I definitely dont want to deal with that in my terrain. Pivot is getting great reviews but can imagine a 29-30lb bike.
    Hi, I own a Pivot Switchblade (and love it!), recently had a Trail 429 on loan for a week and currently have a 920 Spark on loan. The Trail 29 is more Switchblade than Spark that's for sure, however I much prefer the Spark over the Trail 429 as a true trail/XC bike. In my opinion the T429 is too heavy for the type of bike it is, yes it descends and plays VERY well but the Spark is the more spritely bike and ultimately a better all rounder in my opinion. I hope that helps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeLuni View Post
    First pic I was able to find of Scott Ransom. Itís a new long travel enduro platform, replacing Genius LT. 170/170mm, 29 and 27,5 compatible, more aggressive geometry, also getting ramp control shocks on higher end models. All models have some kind of Eagle drivetrain. This is supposedly the 920 2019 model, 3800Ä. I can make out NX Eagle cranks, Fox 36 and what looks like Low end Shimano brakes:

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    Can I ask where you're getting your source from?

    If this is true it seems kind of weird to re-introduce the "ransom" name back into the line up when it's just a Genius with a more aggressive geo and longer travel.
    My bike is all tricked out. It has pedals, a handle bar, a seat and two wheels! H8tRs gunna H8t!

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    Google the name, thereís some Estonian shop with the pic. The rest I got from preorder info from one of the dealers here.

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    Some of my friends in my LBS are over in Switzerland at the moment and they posted this earlier this evening, probably the best look of the Genius Live yet...

    https://www.facebook.com/plugins/pos...6137&width=500

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeLuni View Post
    Google the name, thereís some Estonian shop with the pic. The rest I got from preorder info from one of the dealers here.
    Sorry, but this sounds so sketch man.

    I don't believe this to be true.
    My bike is all tricked out. It has pedals, a handle bar, a seat and two wheels! H8tRs gunna H8t!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidSpin View Post
    Sorry, but this sounds so sketch man.

    I don't believe this to be true.
    We will know for sure on 31.8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeLuni View Post
    We will know for sure on 31.8.
    ummm...I guess? I mean how can you even confirm the the date of the press release?

    haha but yeah sometime in the future I guess we will see
    My bike is all tricked out. It has pedals, a handle bar, a seat and two wheels! H8tRs gunna H8t!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidSpin View Post
    Sorry, but this sounds so sketch man.

    I don't believe this to be true.
    It's true. The Ransom is back. It's currently under media embargo, but reviewers have already got their hands on them during Scott Week in Lenzerheide.

    Expect the following models: Ransom 700/900 Tuned, 910, 720/920 and 930.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schleyer View Post
    It's true. The Ransom is back. It's currently under media embargo, but reviewers have already got their hands on them during Scott Week in Lenzerheide.

    Expect the following models: Ransom 700/900 Tuned, 910, 720/920 and 930.
    It if has twin lock that takes it to 120 i'm in!

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    Will there not be any Spark 700 in 2019 ?

    Maybe then Spark 900 will have more tire clearance?

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    I can't find the specs on the Pro & WC RC Sparks and dealers say they don't have the 2019 catalogue. Can anyone advise on the actual specs of the Pro, WC RC? Noticed the team now uses Shimano SLX brakes. Be nice to see XT brakes on higher levels.

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    Will the Carbon rocker link of the spark Sl available for sell?


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    Quote Originally Posted by superjon View Post
    Will there not be any Spark 700 in 2019?
    If someone can shed any light on this, it would be great!

    I have been riding the Genius models since 2009. I have always been so impressed by its allround capabilities. Flick it into lockout mode, and it was so pedal efficient - the perfect bike to get you to the trail and back. While on the trail, it was lightweight, fun and agile. Perhaps not the All-mountain machine the 150mm travel would have you believe, but a very efficient climber and well suited for technical trail riding.

    With the new Genius, Scott have definitely shifted its focus towards more hardcore terrain. Coming from a previous model 27.5Ē Genius 730, the new Genius 920 actually feels a bit over-dimensioned for my local trails.

    I was considering downsizing to a Spark 700, so itís a shame if itís been discontinued indeed.
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    2017 was the only year Spark was available with regular 27.5" on the new frame.
    I guess nobody bought them, so they discontinued it.

    Seems like regular 27.5" is pretty much dead on almost every brand, it's all about 27.5+ and 29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLVR View Post
    2017 was the only year Spark was available with regular 27.5" on the new frame.
    I guess nobody bought them, so they discontinued it.

    Seems like regular 27.5" is pretty much dead on almost every brand, it's all about 27.5+ and 29.
    Yes, but 2018 they kept the 700 with 27.5 Plus tires. Maxxis Rekon. Now it looks like they are abandoning that as well, for the Spark lineup?
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    This year, Spark 700 is the 27,5+ It is this bike I would like to buy in 2019

    But I will be more than perfect if the 2019 Spark 900 can take 27,5+ tires

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    Tend to agree with this move even the Genius as a 29er with 2.6 tyres handles great since Boost. To a certain extent once boost came in with 29ers, the bike response is so good, 27.5 not needed unless you need a small or XS frame. Some manufacturer's only offered the XS and S in 27.5 but M upward in 29. I have never looked back since moving to 29 platform, don't miss 27.5 at all. One challenge I find is finding the same tires the bike came out with OE, not all widths/sizes seem to be available retail.

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    Some say there are experiments going on with road wheels to be boost and 750C rim (similar OD to 29er with 2.5 tyres). That should cause a reaction!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman1 View Post
    I can't find the specs on the Pro & WC RC Sparks and dealers say they don't have the 2019 catalogue. Can anyone advise on the actual specs of the Pro, WC RC? Noticed the team now uses Shimano SLX brakes. Be nice to see XT brakes on higher levels.
    WC has level Tlm brakeset with xx1 drive and cranks (not gold)
    Sorry dont have specs on pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeLuni View Post
    Google the name, thereís some Estonian shop with the pic. The rest I got from preorder info from one of the dealers here.
    Hello GeorgeLuni!

    Now that you said very specifically "some Estonian" shop with the pic, please provide some proof or evidence. Since I am from Estonia and working with Scott bikes I need this information, otherwise it is just unneccesary and complete false flame.

    Waiting for your answer VERY soon!

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    Im hearing the Scottt Camp (UTAH) in USA just wrapped up... hope to see more specs news on 19's soon.

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    https://www.bikingpoint.es/bicicleta...team-2019.html

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    According to my LBS the Ď19 Genius will come in a 910/710 flavor north of 5k, as well as 920/720 $4700. Both will feature the new shock with the ramp switch, and 4 piston Shimano brakes. Also confirmed the Ransom, but no details other then 170mm travel.
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    when are they being released in the states waiting to buy a new genius for the last 2 months, and colors seem alright.

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    End of August or sometime in September if all goes well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZbikeman View Post
    WC has level Tlm brakeset with xx1 drive and cranks (not gold)
    Sorry dont have specs on pro
    I believe all the RC frames now use a different BB standard called SRAM DUB PF92 which has a different axel size and is lighter. Quite a few lighter items on this WC, could be around the 10kg mark or less. Don't know much about the DT 1675 spline rims. Would have expected carbon rims at this level?

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    Search this: damianharriscycles.co.uk

    Then search on that site for scott 2019, great pics and some specs...

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    Dub

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    Isnít DUB just another marketing tactic to sell more and more? Bigger axle in the same frame means smaller bearings and lower durability.


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    Will there be any Spark 900 ultimate in 2019 ?

    This is picture of the Genius:
    https://www.damianharriscycles.co.uk...uspension-bike

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    Here in Europe, the LBS has the new catalogue.
    Ordered a Spark 920 today, will be in for week 37.

    Specs:
    Spark 3 Carbon HMF
    2.6 tires compatible
    Fox 34 SC Float Performance
    Fox Nude Evol Trunnion
    Twinlock facelift
    SRAM GX Eagle
    SLX M7000 180mm F&R
    DUB Boost 32T
    Syncros FL1.5 T Bar
    Maxxis Rekon 2.4
    Syncros Silverton 2.5 6 Bolt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dav1nc1 View Post
    Here in Europe, the LBS has the new catalogue.
    Ordered a Spark 920 today, will be in for week 37.

    Specs:
    Spark 3 Carbon HMF
    2.6 tires compatible
    Fox 34 SC Float Performance
    Fox Nude Evol Trunnion
    Twinlock facelift
    SRAM GX Eagle
    SLX M7000 180mm F&R
    DUB Boost 32T
    Syncros FL1.5 T Bar
    Maxxis Rekon 2.4
    Syncros Silverton 2.5 6 Bolt
    What did you pay for it? Did you compare it to the 910? If so what was the difference? What color is it? I haven't seen the 920 at all.

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    Itís a bit cheaper then the 2017 model, 3990 eur. Itís black with yellow accents

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    Think the 910 was 4700, but not sure.

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    But Iíve got the specsheets. Hang on..

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    Did this work?
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    Thank you very much, a little bit hard to see the text but i appreciate it!

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    Any specs on the spark rc team?

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    No, sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesaboy View Post
    Any specs on the spark rc team?

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
    Could you see https://www.bikingpoint.es/bicicleta...am-2019.html.?

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    What is the actual difference between HMF and HMX carbon frames?
    Is the RC 900 SL another frame again or is it just the HMX frame with titanium bearings, pivots and maybe a carbon rocker arm for the shock?

    So is the WC frame identical to the RC 900 SL?

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    Why have they moved away from Maxxis Aspen tyres? They rode well and better than my Ikon or Ardent race so wouldn't Recon race be a step down? I understood the recon race is basically an Ikon tyre with about 30% tread. I found the Ardent race rubbish and threw it away.

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    Here you can get a quick overview between the different carbons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman1 View Post
    Why have they moved away from Maxxis Aspen tyres? They rode well and better than my Ikon or Ardent race so wouldn't Recon race be a step down? I understood the recon race is basically an Ikon tyre with about 30% tread. I found the Ardent race rubbish and threw it away.
    Basically different filament size, hmx has a thinner filament, therefore thinner, lighter tubing. The SL is lighter again, it is a different carbon to the hmx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLVR View Post
    Here you can get a quick overview between the different carbons.
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    Thanks for this it was very interesting.

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    I found the Scott's.

    SCOTT SCALE 2019 LINE-UP
    https://imgur.com/a/i4O8I5v

    SCOTT SPARK RC 2019 LINE-UP
    https://imgur.com/a/0o7o0iT

    SCOTT SPARK 2019 LINE-UP
    https://imgur.com/a/TMxXMcb

    SCOTT GENIUS 2019 LINE-UP
    https://imgur.com/a/bnfo3gP

    SCOTT RANSOM 2019 LINE-UP
    https://imgur.com/a/G0lkwz6
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLVR View Post
    I found the Scott's.

    SCOTT SPARK RC 2019 LINE-UP
    https://imgur.com/a/0o7o0iT

    SCOTT SPARK 2019 LINE-UP
    https://imgur.com/a/TMxXMcb

    SCOTT GENIUS 2019 LINE-UP
    https://imgur.com/a/bnfo3gP

    SCOTT RANSOM 2019 LINE-UP
    https://imgur.com/a/G0lkwz6
    Thank you for sharing!

    ...Sad to see that nearly all 27.5 configurations are gone. Was planning to upgrade to a 2019 Spark 700 Tuned or possibly Genius 700 Tuned. Both models are now gone.

    Sure, with the Genius you can always swap wheel size, but still.
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    Any news on any scale line up images?

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    Any information on retail pricing for 2019 models below?
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    There have to be some changes in the rear. Now the Spark 900 can take 2,6" wide tire. Before Scott said you can use 2,4" tire maximum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superjon View Post
    There have to be some changes in the rear. Now the Spark 900 can take 2,6" wide tire. Before Scott said you can use 2,4" tire maximum.
    Maybe the bigger volume tires will help reduce pedal strikes... that is the one thing holding me back about ordering a 900 Premium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hefeweizan View Post
    Any information on retail pricing for 2019 models below?
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    Looking at the new XTR 900 Premium myself. Cross shopping with Trek 9.9 Fuel EX and Pivot Trail 429.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebnah View Post
    Any news on any scale line up images?
    Here you go.

    SCOTT SCALE 2019 LINE-UP
    https://imgur.com/a/i4O8I5v

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    I wonder why they cut out a lot of the 27.5 configs. I understand that 29" is the thing right now but still surprised they did this. The 2018 720 tuned bikes were awesome and was hoping to get a 2019 version. Now they do not offer the HMX version of the frame in a 27.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLVR View Post
    Here you go.

    SCOTT SCALE 2019 LINE-UP
    https://imgur.com/a/i4O8I5v
    Any frame changes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtc1 View Post
    Maybe the bigger volume tires will help reduce pedal strikes... that is the one thing holding me back about ordering a 900 Premium.
    I had more pedal strikes on my Stumpjumper than my Spark. Maybe I've just learned to pedal better? Who knows, but I rarely have a pedal strike on my Spark 900.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schleyer View Post
    Thank you for sharing!

    ...Sad to see that nearly all 27.5 configurations are gone. Was planning to upgrade to a 2019 Spark 700 Tuned or possibly Genius 700 Tuned. Both models are now gone.

    Sure, with the Genius you can always swap wheel size, but still.
    There's no difference. The 900 is the 700 and the 700 is the 900. The frame accepts both sizes.

    But yeah it would suck to ditch the 29er wheels and buy another set of 27.5 wheels
    My bike is all tricked out. It has pedals, a handle bar, a seat and two wheels! H8tRs gunna H8t!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidSpin View Post
    There's no difference. The 900 is the 700 and the 700 is the 900. The frame accepts both sizes.

    But yeah it would suck to ditch the 29er wheels and buy another set of 27.5 wheels
    For the Genius yes, but not the Spark, right?

    The 2018 Spark 700 and 900 were two different models. The 700 was a bit slacker than the 900 and could accommodate both 27.5 Plus and also 29ers. The Spark 900 could previously only be used with 29er wheels - perhaps this has changed for 2019?

    As for the Genius, you are correct! Been running my 920 on a borrowed set of 27.5 Plus wheels for the last couple of days. Works great.
    2018 Genius 700 Tuned
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schleyer View Post
    For the Genius yes, but not the Spark, right?

    The 2018 Spark 700 and 900 were two different models. The 700 was a bit slacker than the 900 and could accommodate both 27.5 Plus and also 29ers. The Spark 900 could previously only be used with 29er wheels - perhaps this has changed for 2019?

    As for the Genius, you are correct! Been running my 920 on a borrowed set of 27.5 Plus wheels for the last couple of days. Works great.
    29er takes 27.5s, just don't clear 2.8s in the rear. 2.6s fit okay.

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    I guess it will be possible to fit 27.5x2.8 on Spark now when they have increased the max tire width to 29x2.6

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    Thanks for this


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    Here you go.

    SCOTT SCALE 2019 LINE-UP
    https://imgur.com/a/i4O8I5v

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schleyer View Post
    For the Genius yes, but not the Spark, right?

    The 2018 Spark 700 and 900 were two different models. The 700 was a bit slacker than the 900 and could accommodate both 27.5 Plus and also 29ers. The Spark 900 could previously only be used with 29er wheels - perhaps this has changed for 2019?

    As for the Genius, you are correct! Been running my 920 on a borrowed set of 27.5 Plus wheels for the last couple of days. Works great.
    Ah my bad~ Yup, the Genius is the one I was thinking of!
    My bike is all tricked out. It has pedals, a handle bar, a seat and two wheels! H8tRs gunna H8t!

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    Spark spec - USA

    2019 Scott bikes?-20180802_194341.jpg

    Spark info. For USA. Awesome spec.

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    So deciding between the new Spark 900 Premium and a Trek Fuel EX 9.9 ... anyone with ride experience on both??? For midwest singletrack... former xc racer (still have 2015 spark xc race bike) - want something a little more trail'ish but not overkill as we dont have real rough stuff like southwest). short punchy climbs with rocks and roots on the flowey stuff.

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    29" 170mm..

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    Do tell more, any geo info?
    Only fox or also lyrik option?
    Boost or supermegapooperbooster?
    Any other propiety parts other than hixon&lockouts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m789 View Post
    Do tell more, any geo info?
    Only fox or also lyrik option?
    Boost or supermegapooperbooster?
    Any other propiety parts other than hixon&lockouts?
    https://imgur.com/a/G0lkwz6

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    2019 Scott bikes?

    Thx, on phone/talpatalk it was just potato resolution, on com i can actually see...

    No lyrik
    Just nude shocks wo piggyback
    No code brakes- edit tuned version has codes rsc

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    Anybody have info on the DT SWISS X1675 wheelset I see specíd on several of the 2019 bikes. Aluminum or Carbon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtc1 View Post
    Anybody have info on the DT SWISS X1675 wheelset I see specíd on several of the 2019 bikes. Aluminum or Carbon?
    I have the same question and guessing it's alloy based on previous year X1825 which were quite heavy just under 1700g. I believe the CL means Centerlock disc rotor mount.

    I would have expected the carbon dt swiss XMC1200 wheels at this price point. Even at a mid range for Specialized Roval do carbon rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman1 View Post
    I have the same question and guessing it's alloy based on previous year X1825 which were quite heavy just under 1700g. I believe the CL means Centerlock disc rotor mount.

    I would have expected the carbon dt swiss XMC1200 wheels at this price point. Even at a mid range for Specialized Roval do carbon rim.
    The DT Swiss XMC1200 wheelset retails $2,800 and the Specialized Carbon wheels start at $1,200. So I'd suspect you'll only see the XMC1200 on Ultimate level bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bicyclelist View Post
    The DT Swiss XMC1200 wheelset retails $2,800 and the Specialized Carbon wheels start at $1,200. So I'd suspect you'll only see the XMC1200 on Ultimate level bikes.

    Fair enough the DT XMC1200 are considered not worthy but their are as good options cheaper.

    The 900 RC WC is quite a high level expensive bike for competition so would expect a carbon wheel set even if it was around $1400 rather than a basic alloy set.

    The WC is overpriced for what you get as I found it better value in past years to upgrade the team or pro level bike to XX1 and a reasonable set of Carbon wheels with DT350 or DT240 hubs. The SRAM brakes are the first item in the bin, they just don't cut it and XT is much better value.

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    Ordered a Spark 900 Premium. ETA is early September. Spec looks perfect - though I need to learn about the x1675 wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtc1 View Post
    Ordered a Spark 900 Premium. ETA is early September. Spec looks perfect - though I need to learn about the x1675 wheels.
    Nice bike!. Looking at the Scoot US website they haven't updated their models and prices yet. Does anyone know what the pricing is for the new Spark models?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtc1 View Post
    Anybody have info on the DT SWISS X1675 wheelset I see specíd on several of the 2019 bikes. Aluminum or Carbon?
    I guess the weight is between the 1501 and 1825 models. I say this because the 2018 Spark RC World Cup came with the 1825 and the weight is exactly between the 1501 and 1700 models. To me the 1675 suits better the price range of the World Cup but still its a pretty heavy XC wheelset. The least they can do is to include the 1501 for the World Cup. Im not happy with mine since the 1825 came at 1,696 grams. I ended up upgrading to a custom carbon wheelset that came at 1,240 grams.

    Weights according to DTSwiss specs for 29er Boost SRAM XD version are:

    X1501- 1,600 g

    X1675- I guess this will be approximately 1,650 g. I don't think they will make a wheelset lighter than the 1501 like it happened for the 1825 which came out lighter than the 1700. I wouldn't be surprised if its a bit lighter than the X1501 but definitely they will not include a 240 hub. Even though the 1825 came lighter than the 1700 they still included the junk 370 hub which I hate.

    X1825- 1,696 g (they some how build a lighter wheel than the 1700 but with the cheap 370 hub)

    X1700- 1,776 g

    X1900- 1,860 g

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    wheel weights

    Thanks for the info on the DT wheel weights.

    It's really pathetic for a WC bike at this price point to include basic wheels over 1500g. It's not a big ask for some DT350 hubs and a 25-27mm wide inside carbon rim and DT DB spokes. They come in around 1480-1500g and at a budget of around $1000-1400. Plenty out there to select.

    I expected the shifter to be XX1 like the rear mech and cranks. No issue with XO1 eagle cassette as equivalent weight and performance.

    A minimum of Sram ultimate brakes or at least XT Shimano.

    They really cut corners but still inflate the cost.

    I don't know how these one piece bars are an improvement to change the stem length or rotation of bars. It's just another marketing ploy to buy another one piece bar for the bike fit.

    Get rid of those bars and give us some carbon wheels. Maybe 2020 will be a better build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman1 View Post
    Thanks for the info on the DT wheel weights.

    It's really pathetic for a WC bike at this price point to include basic wheels over 1500g. It's not a big ask for some DT350 hubs and a 25-27mm wide inside carbon rim and DT DB spokes. They come in around 1480-1500g and at a budget of around $1000-1400. Plenty out there to select.

    I expected the shifter to be XX1 like the rear mech and cranks. No issue with XO1 eagle cassette as equivalent weight and performance.

    A minimum of Sram ultimate brakes or at least XT Shimano.

    They really cut corners but still inflate the cost.

    I don't know how these one piece bars are an improvement to change the stem length or rotation of bars. It's just another marketing ploy to buy another one piece bar for the bike fit.

    Get rid of those bars and give us some carbon wheels. Maybe 2020 will be a better build.
    Wheels are definitely an issue with this model. Regarding the shifter I don't really bother about that. What Im really sad about are the Sram TLM brakes. The problem is that I hate their performance and noise and bleeding issues, etc. All I can do right now is used them for at least another season and maybe consider getting XTRs. The new one piece bars look cool but then you are limited to a specific position in the bike which has the potential to cause discomfort to some riders.

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    TwinLoc

    I have been waiting for the updated lever. I can't stand the way the hosel coming out of the lever blocks access to adjust. Look at the picture, the engineers got it right you can see the hex to be able to adjust it. Told my local dealer to get me one when available...


    Quote Originally Posted by ViperBlue View Post
    I quite like the colors on the top tiered bikes and love that bronzed brown colour on the Ultimate, but I'm a big fan of gloss over matte in terms of keeping it clean and protecting the paint from scratches and marks.

    The new TwinLoc looks promising too. Hopefully its functionality has been improved on.

    From the Genius article above...

    The new Twin-Loc lever is now slimmer and more ergonomic

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    Isnít that bolt just for the brake lever clamp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman1 View Post
    What is the actual difference between HMF and HMX carbon frames?
    Is the RC 900 SL another frame again or is it just the HMX frame with titanium bearings, pivots and maybe a carbon rocker arm for the shock?

    So is the WC frame identical to the RC 900 SL?
    No, the WC (HMX carbon) isn't identical to the SL (HMX-SL carbon). The Spark RC 900 WC frame is 70g heavier than the Spark RC 900 SL. The Scale RC 900 WC is 90g heavier than the Scale RC 900 SL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdv5789 View Post
    I guess the weight is between the 1501 and 1825 models. I say this because the 2018 Spark RC World Cup came with the 1825 and the weight is exactly between the 1501 and 1700 models. To me the 1675 suits better the price range of the World Cup but still its a pretty heavy XC wheelset. The least they can do is to include the 1501 for the World Cup. Im not happy with mine since the 1825 came at 1,696 grams. I ended up upgrading to a custom carbon wheelset that came at 1,240 grams.

    Weights according to DTSwiss specs for 29er Boost SRAM XD version are:

    X1501- 1,600 g

    X1675- I guess this will be approximately 1,650 g. I don't think they will make a wheelset lighter than the 1501 like it happened for the 1825 which came out lighter than the 1700. I wouldn't be surprised if its a bit lighter than the X1501 but definitely they will not include a 240 hub. Even though the 1825 came lighter than the 1700 they still included the junk 370 hub which I hate.

    X1825- 1,696 g (they some how build a lighter wheel than the 1700 but with the cheap 370 hub)

    X1700- 1,776 g

    X1900- 1,860 g
    Well i hope and suspect that the X1675 will be a toutch lighter than that.

    X1825 - 1825 - 1690 = 135 gram (7.4%)

    X1675 - 1675 - 135 = 1540 gram or (1675 - 7.4% = 1550 gram)

    But - Still to heavy for a XC Wheelset but acceptable

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    According to some Countries the wheels are different:

    https://www.milslukern.no/product.ht...00-wc-2019-mod

    The Spark RC 900 WC is a second-hand rider. This is the model the professional mtb team to Scott runs on. Here you get top-shelf equipment as well as Scott's ultra-light HMX carbon fiber frame.

    spec:

    Frame: Spark RC Carbon / HMX
    Fork: Rock Shox Sid RL3
    Rear Fork: FOX Nude Trunnion
    Backgear: Sram XX1 Eagle 12 Speed
    Gear Shift: Sram XO1 Eagle 12 Speed
    Brakes: Sram Level TLM Disc
    Crank: Sram XX1 Eagle
    Control: Syncros Fraser iC SL Carbon
    Setepinne: Syncros FL1.0 Carbon
    Seat: Syncros XR1.5
    Wheels: Syncros Silverton 1.0 SL Carbon
    Tires: Maxxis Rekon Race

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    @bicycleman1, do you what the spec is for the Syncros Silverton 2.0 wheels? Are they Carbon and what are the hubs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big nookie View Post
    @bicycleman1, do you what the spec is for the Syncros Silverton 2.0 wheels? Are they Carbon and what are the hubs?
    Sorry no idea. I am wondering if it's a miss print on that website. Unless the bike shows didn't show us the real production models....I would love to see a carbon rim on the WC with DT 240 internals in a alloy hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman1 View Post
    According to some Countries the wheels are different:

    https://www.milslukern.no/product.ht...00-wc-2019-mod

    The Spark RC 900 WC is a second-hand rider. This is the model the professional mtb team to Scott runs on. Here you get top-shelf equipment as well as Scott's ultra-light HMX carbon fiber frame.

    spec:

    Frame: Spark RC Carbon / HMX
    Fork: Rock Shox Sid RL3
    Rear Fork: FOX Nude Trunnion
    Backgear: Sram XX1 Eagle 12 Speed
    Gear Shift: Sram XO1 Eagle 12 Speed
    Brakes: Sram Level TLM Disc
    Crank: Sram XX1 Eagle
    Control: Syncros Fraser iC SL Carbon
    Setepinne: Syncros FL1.0 Carbon
    Seat: Syncros XR1.5
    Wheels: Syncros Silverton 1.0 SL Carbon
    Tires: Maxxis Rekon Race
    This is mistake, they will correct this soon. Picture is correct.

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    This appears to be 100% E-bike.
    Is there a catalog that has mountain bikes?


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    This year, Scott made the decision for me.

    With most 27.5" models removed from next years lineup, I have decided to opt away from the 2019 bikes.

    Thanks to a fantastic deal at my LBS, and perhaps even greater Man maths, I'm getting my dream bike. A new (2018) Genius 700 Tuned.

    ETA is next week.

    I hope I'm still allowed to lurk around in here.
    2018 Genius 700 Tuned
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schleyer View Post
    This year, Scott made the decision for me.

    With most 27.5" models removed from next years lineup, I have decided to opt away from the 2019 bikes.

    Thanks to a fantastic deal at my LBS, and perhaps even greater Man maths, I'm getting my dream bike. A new (2018) Genius 700 Tuned.

    ETA is next week.

    I hope I'm still allowed to lurk around in here.
    Nice I too am glad to have gotten a 2018 genius 700 tuned. Colors are awesome

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    Just got my 2019 RC 900 WC
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 2019 Scott bikes?-e30c539b-9261-4281-949a-e5e6719149f4.jpg  


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    Quote Originally Posted by amgulik View Post
    Just got my 2019 RC 900 WC
    Nice

    Any possibility to weight the wheels ?

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    I will try at the weekend

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    Congrats man, its awesome. When you have some miles on the bike, say something about that new syncros bar/stem combo and ofcourse weight of the bike

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    There is also a new fox shock in it. Hopefully someone can compare it vs the my2018


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    Curious if you like the new RockShox SID RLC 2019 ? Small bump sensitivity?

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    No time to try. Tomorrow..

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    Do you have problems with 2018 one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bman6074 View Post
    Nice I too am glad to have gotten a 2018 genius 700 tuned. Colors are awesome
    Thanks! I agree, the colors are awesome.
    Last edited by Schleyer; 09-03-2018 at 01:58 PM.
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    In order not to derail from the 2019-topic...

    Quote Originally Posted by amgulik View Post
    Just got my 2019 RC 900 WC
    This looks fantastic! Congrats!
    2018 Genius 700 Tuned
    Ride 'n Smile!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big nookie View Post
    @bicycleman1, do you what the spec is for the Syncros Silverton 2.0 wheels? Are they Carbon and what are the hubs?
    2.0 wheels are aluminum. 1.0 are the only carbon components Syncros makes, anything above 1.0 is aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bicyclelist View Post
    2.0 wheels are aluminum. 1.0 are the only carbon components Syncros makes, anything above 1.0 is aluminum.
    Arrgh. I was lining up the 910 as it "was" a great spec. Looks like the Canyon Lux 8.0 Race Team now. Fr the amount they are pricing them for, they should have carbon wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big nookie View Post
    Arrgh. I was lining up the 910 as it "was" a great spec. Looks like the Canyon Lux 8.0 Race Team now. Fr the amount they are pricing them for, they should have carbon wheels.
    Yeah, an internet brand is always going to be cheaper, but I do wish SCOTT had carbon wheels on their "cheaper" bikes.

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    Ordered 2019 910. Spoke with tech at Scott and the wheelset i currently have whcih weighs in at 1540 will bring that bike weight down to 26ish pounds. Thats with the 2.4's on there and the new beefed up rear triangle. Cant wait.

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    someone asked about the tire clearance, they beefed up the rear triangle due to alot of warranty issues with 17-18 models. So this gave it more tire clearance as well.

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    Pretty interested in overall weight and wheels weight as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinsdad1979 View Post
    someone asked about the tire clearance, they beefed up the rear triangle due to alot of warranty issues with 17-18 models. So this gave it more tire clearance as well.
    really? any idea what issues?

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    The only issue I heard is some riders with longer feet were hitting their heels on the rear triangle because it bulged out a bit compared to other brands that made them a bit concave to give better heel clearance after boost introduced.

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    I have seen several broken rear triangles in my country!

    ( if remember correcly then all of them were 900SL that has the lighter carbon material )

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    Quote Originally Posted by madskatingcow View Post
    Curious if you like the new RockShox SID RLC 2019 ? Small bump sensitivity?
    Any update? Does the new RockShox SID fitted on the Spark come with three positions to match the rear, or just like 2018 only two positions open / close ?

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    It comeís with three positions and works perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearback View Post
    really? any idea what issues?
    I dont know of any specifics. I just asked why the better clearance and that was the reason I was given. It mostly applied to the RC's but they made the improvement all around the Spark line. I race but decided on the 910 for that very reason, just more durable and the std Spark minus the dropper and a good wheel set is a light enough bike for me, the weekend warrior that races for the enjoyment of it and to set goals throughout my year.

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    Bike Mag just published a long travel 29er ďSummer CampĒ mini bible and the winning bike is embargoed until 8/31. Thatís also the date that the new 2019 Scott Line is announced. Coincidence?
    https://www.bikemag.com/2018-bible-s...esters-choice/

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman1 View Post
    Why have they moved away from Maxxis Aspen tyres? They rode well and better than my Ikon or Ardent race so wouldn't Recon race be a step down? I understood the recon race is basically an Ikon tyre with about 30% tread. I found the Ardent race rubbish and threw it away.
    I agree. Aspen tyre is a great model. IMO better than Ikon for terrains like Californian/Mediterranean (dry/loose surfaces).

    In addition, the weight is great.
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    The Scott Spark RC pro seems to come with a Rock Shox SID RC3, but that model doesn't seem to exist in the rock shox line up !! Anyone who knows any spec on this fork ? Is it with depon air or just solo air ?

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    It is like SID RL, but with custom charger dumper, modified for the 3 positions.
    All the specs are in SID RL https://www.sram.com/rockshox/products/sid-rl-0
    I don't know if the modification impacts on weight.

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