When you think of the perfect mountain bike, what comes to mind? For us, it's the Spark 960. Why, you ask? Well, beyond the fact that it is fast, lightweight, and ultra-capable on all sorts of terrain, it's just damned good-lookin'. Short-travel trail bike? "Downcountry" rig? Occasional race bike? Whatever, call it what you want to call it. All we know is that this is one hell of a mountain bike.
- Spark Alloy SL Frame
- RockShox Judy 130mm Fork
- X-Fusion Nude 5, 120mm, TwinLoc
- Shimano XT-Deore 12 Speed
- Shimano Disc Brakes
- Schwalbe Wicked Will Tires
ADJUSTABLE HEAD ANGLE
With the new Spark, you can adjust the head angle by .6 degrees slacker or steeper. This can be done without cutting cables or bleeding brakes. All you must do is disassemble the bar, rotate the headset cups 180 degrees, and reassemble.
EASY SHOCK ACCESS
Accessing the shock via the bottom bracket area is facilitated through a hatch. This makes it easy to adjust rebound, compression, shock pressure, and for installing or replacing the cable for our TwinLoc Suspension System.
PATENTED INTEGRATED SUSPENSION SYSTEM
An integrated shock platform allows us to refine suspension characteristics without sacrificing weight. Often, when working with bikes at this level, the concept of marginal gains becomes an ever important one.
For the optimal performance of a suspension shock, power transfer must be the most direct possible. What we want to avoid are any inefficient directional movements, in other words, lateral movements (sideways to the direction of travel) as the shock goes through its compression.
Having an integrated shock allows us to improve this in several ways. Firstly, the frame construction around the shock and with the trunnion mount can be designed to be much more rigid, reducing movement and fostering more efficient power transfer. We can also add much larger bearings to the seat tube pivot, further reinforcing this area and reducing any unnecessary motion. Our integrated Suspension technology also helps us to engineer frames with a lower shock placement which lowers center of gravity. As a result, the bike benefits from better handling, and a more stable, confidence-inspiring ride for the end user.
While these may seem like minor improvements individually, the sum of their parts results in more efficient shock performance. Additionally, the shock is fully protected from any foreign elements. Rainy race? No problem, your shock will continue to perform at its best regardless.
REAR AXLE TOOL
Our rear axle tool has been a staple on our bikes for years, it is now better than ever. It features a T25, T30, and a 6 Allen key all in one. With these three options, you can adjust all pivot hardware and nearly everything else there is to adjust on the bicycle.
SINGLE PIVOT SUSPENSION LAYOUT
A full-suspension bike will never have success without, well, good suspension design. From the first time we rode the Spark’s single pivot layout we fell in love. Years later, we still believe that for technical cross-country racing and fast, punchy singletrack it is the best approach. The Spark’s suspension layout has a very specific and proven kinematic and less unsprung mass. Using a flex pivot in the seat stay is an ideal solution for bikes in this travel range. This allows us to keep a very lightweight system while still ensuring optimal suspension performance.
TWINLOC SUSPENSION SYSTEM
With TwinLoc, a rider can effectively control the complete frame, fork, and shock as a system. Why does this matter? A bike with 150mm of suspension travel, correctly set up, has more sag than a bike with 130mm. It's that extra travel that makes it more fun to ride and more capable on the descents, but the greater sag has an oversized effect on the bike's geometry and climbing performance. That's where TwinLoc matters.
TwinLoc helps manage the sag effect in several ways. Whereas most systems only increase low-speed compression in an effort to gain pedaling efficiency, TwinLoc allows us to not only change compression damping, but also to change the spring curve, dynamically altering the geometry of the bike. In Trail mode, the shock is not only firmer, but it has dynamically less travel. The bike sits higher, maintains a steep seat angle for those climbs, and becomes more agile. We also offer a third, full lockout mode for going up in the most efficient manner possible.
These unique settings optimize climbing geometry, even on longer travel bikes. We can eliminate the "long travel effect" that can rob your pedaling efficiency, but we're not robbing you of the full-fun, 150mm travel when you point it downhill. From a race setting to a lunch ride, to an after-work trail shred, being able to switch from mode to mode depending on a trail's profile at the push of a lever is paramount to riding faster and having a damned good time.
|A||HEAD TUBE ANGLE||65.8 °||65.8 °||65.8 °||65.8 °|
|B||HEAD TUBE LENGTH||90.0 MM||90.0 MM||105.0 MM||115.0 MM|
|C||TOP TUBE HORIZONTAL||561.0 MM||589.0 MM||613.0 MM||641.0 MM|
|D||STANDOVER HEIGHT||759.0 MM||767.0 MM||778.0 MM||801.0 MM|
|E||BB OFFSET||-43.5 MM||-43.5 MM||-43.5 MM||-43.5 MM|
|F||BB HEIGHT||331.5 MM||331.5 MM||331.5 MM||331.5 MM|
|G||WHEEL BASE||1,145.0 MM||1,174.0 MM||1,205.0 MM||1,236.0 MM|
|H||BB CENTER TO TOPTUBE CENTER|
|I||BB CENTER TO TOP OF SEATTUBE||415.0 MM||440.0 MM||490.0 MM||540.0 MM|
|J||SEAT ANGLE||75.7 °||75.9 °||76.4 °||76.7 °|
|K||CHAINSTAY||437.5 MM||437.5 MM||437.5 MM||437.5 MM|
|L||REACH||410.0 MM||440.0 MM||470.0 MM||500.0 MM|
|M||STACK||607.5 MM||607.5 MM||617.7 MM||627.0 MM|
|N||STEM LENGTH||50.0 MM||60.0 MM||60.0 MM||70.0 MM|
|0||TRAIL||107.0 MM||107.0 MM||107.0 MM||107.0 MM|
|P||FORK LENGTH||540.0 MM||540.0 MM||540.0 MM||540.0 MM|
|Q||MAXIMUM SEATPOST INSERTION||150.0 MM||175.0 MM||225.0 MM||275.0 MM|
|R||CRANK LENGTH||170.0 MM||175.0 MM||175.0 MM||175.0 MM|
|BODY HEIGHT||< 165 CM||165 - 175 CM||175 - 185 CM||185 - 195 CM||>195 CM|
|CONTESSA SPARK||XS / 27.5"||MEDIUM||X-LARGE|
|Frame||Spark Alloy SL 6011 Integrated Suspension Technology Flex Pivot / Adjustable head angle Syncros Cable Integration System BB92 / UDH Interface / 12x148mm with 55mm Chainline|
|Fork||RockShox Judy Silver TK Solo Air 15x110mm QR axle / 42mm offset / Tapered Steerer 2-Modes / Reb. Adj. / Lockout / 130mm travel|
|Rear Shock||X-Fusion NUDE 5 RLX Trunnion SCOTT custom w. travel / geo adj. 3 modes: Lockout-Traction Control-Descend Reb. Adj. Travel 120-80-Lockout / T165X45mm|
|Rims||Syncros X-30SE / 32H / 30mm|
Front: Shimano HB-MT410-B CL / 15x110mm
Rear: Shimano FH-MT410-B CL / 12x148mm / Micro Spline
|Spokes||Stainless Black 15G / 1.8mm|
Front: Schwalbe Wicked Will / 29x2.4" Performance / TLR / Foldable / Addix
Rear: Schwalbe Wicked Will 29x2.4" Performance / TLR / Foldable / Addix
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis M24 BB92 / shell 41x92mm|
|Crankset||Praxis Cadet M24 55mm CL / 32T|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore SL-M6100-R / Rapidfire Plus|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT RD-M8100 SGS Shadow Plus / 12 Speed|
|Cassette/Freewheel||Shimano Deore CS-M6100-12 / 10-51 T|
|Brakes||Shimano MT501 Disc|
|Rotors||Shimano SM-RT54 CL / F&R 180mm|
|Handlebars||Syncros Fraser 2.0 DC Alloy 6061 D.B. mini Rise / back sweep 8° / 760mm Syncros Performance XC lock-on grips|
|Stem||Syncros DC 3.0 Syncros Cable Integration System 0° rise / 6061 Alloy / 31.8mm / 1 1/8"|
|Headset||Syncros - Acros Angle adjust & Cable Routing HS System +-0.6° head angle adjustment ZS56/28.6 – ZS56/40 MTB|
|Seatpost||Syncros Duncan Dropper Post 2.5 31.6mm / S & M size 125mm / L size 150mm / XL size 170mm|
|Saddle||Syncros Tofino 2.5 Regular|
|Accessories & Extras||SCOTT TwinLoc 2 Technology Suspension & Dropper Remote 3 Suspension modes,|
* Subject to change without notice.