Thursday, August 27, 2015

2015 Scott Spark Mountain Bikes - So Many Options!

You Are Sure To Find the Right Mountain Bike If There Are 24 Different Builds!!

Beginning with the Spark 960, Scott starts with the bar already pretty high. Solid frame construction and decent spec for the price point.

The SCOTT Spark 960 has a super light Alloy frame, as well as a front and rear fork/shock lockout allowing for a more optimized ride. It's lightweight, durable, affordable and retains all the great geometry and ride of its Carbon cousins.

Front Shock: Rock Shox XC 30 TK Solo Air
Rear Shock: X-Fusion O2 RL / Air
Derailleur F/R: SLX/ Deore
Brakes: Shimano BR-M395 Disc180/F and 160/Rmm Rotor SM-RT54 CL Rotor
Handlebar, Handlebar Stem, Seat, Seatpost, and Rims by Syncros
Tires: Maxxis

Next in the lineup, for just a few extra dollars is the 2015 Scott Spark 950 which features an immense jump from rockshox fork to FOX CTD, as well as an upgraded front and rear derailleur and shift levers.

Front Fork: FOX 32 Float Evolution CTD Air
Rear Suspension: FOX Float CTD / 3 modes

SCOTT Twinloc REMOTE Technology

Shift levers: Shimano Deore SL-M610-IRapidfire Plus / 2 way release

Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore FD-M615-E2
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M781 SGS

It's lightweight, durable, affordable and retains all the great geometry and ride of its Carbon cousins.
Skipping a few bikes, we come to the 2015 Scott Spark 900 Premium.

The SCOTT Spark 900 Premium's HMX Carbon Fiber frame is one of the lightest full suspension Carbon frames on the market. See more about Scott's Carbon Fiber manufacturing process here.

Fork: FOX 32 Float Factory CTD Air / Kashima
CTD damper with 3 modes
15mm QR axle / tapered steerer

Rear Shock: FOX Nude / SCOTT custom w. travel 
CTCD 3 modes: Climb - Traction Control -

Full Shimano XTR Drivetrain

Upgraded Syncros Bar and Seat

Skip a few more bikes and we come to the 2015 Scott Spark 730:

The SCOTT Spark 730 boasts a super light HMF Carbon Fiber mainframe with an Alloy swingarm.

Fork: 120mm travel
FOX 32 Float Evolution CTD Air
CTD damper with 3 modes

Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore

Weight: 12.10 kg

At the top of the line, sits the Scott Spark 700 Ultimate Di2

Integrated electronic shifting and electronic suspension adjustment means 22 gears and NO CABLES.

The Spark 700 Ultimate Di2 is wrapped in a network of wires, each of which reports to the Shimano XTR Di2 transmission and that's because Scott has chosen to combine the Di2 components with Fox's iCTD (intelligent climb trail descend) technology.

Designed to plug and play with Di2, the Fox iCTD system features actuators at both suspension units, these provide simultaneous and rapid adjustment to both the fork and shock. Just like Fox's regular CTD components there are three settings – climb, trail and descend, flicking between each is achieved via a handlebar mounted rotating collar switch.

The three position handlebar mounted switch of the iCTD system is disappointingly flimsy to the touch

In its descend position, the specifically developed Fox eNUDE rear shock offers its full 120mm of travel and the Fox 32 fork is set to full open. Turn the switch to Trail mode and, along with a strangely satisfying but brief whirring noise, things get really interesting – the shock now switches to a shorter 85mm travel mode and its sag rate also decreases as the unit adopts an altogether smaller air volume.

The damping of the fork and shock are also altered as low speed compression damping is added to increase efficiency. Finally, climb mode optimises the bike for just that, adding further compression damping which brings the Spark to an almost rigid state. At any point a rider can see which mode their suspension is in via an arrow on the standard XTR SC-M9050 display unit.

Finishing kit is mostly provided by Scott's own sub brand Syncros and consists of a 700mm carbon flat bar, a carbon wrapped stem and a carbon seatpost. Syncros also provides the XR1.0 carbon tubeless ready wheelset, which arrives wrapped in 2.25in Schwalbe Rocket Ron Evo Tires.

These are just a few of the amazing options available from Scott Bicycles. Come to Circle City today and test ride your favorite bike! We'd love to help you find the bike of your dreams!

Circle City Bicycles and Fitness
5506 Madison Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46227
(317) 786-9244

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