Scott Spark 29 Expert 29er Full Suspension

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

The Spark 29 Expert is a full suspension HMF carbon fiber bike with a Shimano XT/SLX drivetrain and Avid Elixir brakes that is the perfect partner for marathons, stage races, and all day fun.

  • Frame: Spark 29 carbon mainframe, HMF-Net fibers
  • Fork: Rock Shox Reba 29 RL air, Lockout, 100mm
  • Shock: DT Swiss M210 ABS, Lockout, 100mm
  • Group set: Shimano XT / SLX
  • Brakes: Avid Elixir 5S disc
  • Wheels: DT Swiss XR39

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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Matt a Cross Country Rider

    Date Reviewed: May 27, 2014

    Strengths:    -Climbs like a goat
    -More nimble than expected for a 29er
    -Descending is a Blast
    -SLX rear shifter looks great
    -Reba Fork is plush
    -Geometry chip
    -Beautiful looks

    Weaknesses:    -None

    Bottom Line:   
    I did alot of research before I bought this bike and considered the 2013 Scott Spark 920 & 930 but went with this because I felt like it was a better value for basically the same bike. Stock its about 26 pounds with the carbon frame and it can shed a lot of weight with a few simple changes. Ditched the 3 speed crank and went to a single speed XT 1x crank with a 34t wolf tooth ring, switched to Stan's crest rims with lightweight tubeless tires and a carbon bar and its down to 23.8 pounds.

    This bike is FAST! and once the suspension is set up correctly its as nimble as my old Specialized XC FSR 26er. I have improved my lap times 10% to 20% on this bike and I notice at the end of riding I'm not nearly as tired. I like the flexibility of the geometry chip to change the BB height. The DT Swiss m210 rear shock gets some flack around the net by some users but like I said once its set up it does pretty well handling chatter, drops and roots. Maybe not as well as a FOX shock but I don't have to reach down to flick any switches on this one...just hit the Twinloc on the handlebar and she's locked out. I love the Twinloc feature on Scott bikes.

    I mostly ride fast flowey stuff but it has also handled trail like conditions really well. I don't think it would be too hard to outfit this bike with a 120mm front fork and have a nice trail ready rig.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 months

    Price Paid:    $2000.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   2010 Specialized FSR XC Expert

    Motobecane HT 700

    Bike Setup:   Stock except 1x Shimano XT Crank, Stans Crest Wheels w/ Bontrager 29.1 Team Issue Tubeless tires and a Carbon Bar.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ray

    Date Reviewed: July 11, 2012

    Strengths:    Suspension lockout is awesome

    Weaknesses:    Racing Ron front tyre lacks grip.

    Bottom Line:   
    Switched from a full suspension 26. The 26 was a little better on a savage downhill, but uphill the Spark 29 leaves it for dead. The one touch lockout is convenient and awesome. Being able to lockout all suspension and power up the hills makes a huge difference.

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