Scott Spark 35 XC Full Suspension

4.29/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $3349.99


Product Description

  • Scott Spark Carbon Mainframe
  • IMP technology / HMF NET
  • 6061 Alloy Custom Butted Swingarm with replaceable hanger
  • Sealed aircraft bearings
  • Optimised SLS kinematic
  • 110mm rear travel
  • Rock Shox Reba RL / Air spring
  • Motion control / Lockout / Rebound adjustable
  • 120mm travel
  • 11.50 kg / 25.33 lbs weight
  • S M L XL sizes


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    Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by tyrebyter a Cross Country Rider from albuquerque, nm, usa

    Date Reviewed: November 24, 2011

    Strengths:    light, efficient, versatile, great value, upgradeable.

    Weaknesses:    brakes a bit iffy

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a lot of bike for the money. I knew the compromise was cheap components, so I wasn't surprised by the brakes lack of feel and sketchy modulation. Will fix that when budget allows. I was surprised at how good the suspension can be. It was a bear to get it set up, but really works well now. The Rockshox Ario 2R is a throw-away (can't change the oil as far as I can tell), but should get me through a year and the Reba SL does just fine once you forget everything you thought you knew about suspension setup. The lockout was amusing for about a week and then I launched the control/cable/etc. The rest of the budget bits are in for the long haul since they work just fine. The frame is completely worthy of better components, so you don't feel totally stupid upgrading. A set of Formula RX brakes would really improve this rig for not too much investment.

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    Favorite Trail:   otero canyon

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $2000.00

    Purchased At:   cycle cave

    Similar Products Used:   RMB Altitude 50 RSL

    Bike Setup:   Stan's, carbon bars

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by ricky a Cross Country Rider from south africa

    Date Reviewed: January 23, 2011

    Strengths:    light and very pretty, X9, lockout, nimble and super quick through the trees, plus a good price (when I bought it) @ R22500

    Weaknesses:    I find the brakes a little too sensitive and very fiddly. They look good but are my main gripe with the bike. Rocket Rons arent really suited to Cape Town riding but are nice on softish terrain. BUt they were only good for 3months in a Cape TOwn summer. I also think Schwarble really need to change the direction on the rear. I found it useless on steep climbs until I flipped it. The bike is a good climber until things get very steep. Then the nose gets very light compared to my last bike, which although heavier, could climb better technically. I will mention that I prefer my old fox fork but for the price, it cant really be expected. After a lot of fiddling, I finally have the rear shock feeling good. Felt very springy at first.

    Bottom Line:   
    This bike is superb as a cross country bike and race machine. There is always room for improvement but for the price, it was the best value by a long shot. Keeping in mind the price, it is definitely a 5stars on value. The tyre choice and light nose prevent it climbing the steep stuff as fast as it should though.

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    Favorite Trail:   brechfa forest (wales)

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   cape town cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Commencal Meta 4.1, 08

    Bike Setup:   just added tubeless, but will look into reverting back to formula oros on the brakes and a possible fork upgrade.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by fbakkes a Racer from Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Date Reviewed: August 30, 2010

    Strengths:    Light, fast, climbs very good and handles like a dream. The X9 group set is a perfect choice.

    Weaknesses:    The frame is not very strong. I broke the mainframe after 3 months and chain stay 3 weeks later without any crashes. I went over the handlebars 2 weeks ago and cracked the frame again(this was my first crash with this bike). I've broken my 8th spoke in 3 months this weekend.

    Bottom Line:   
    IMO this bike is build to be light and not to be strong. Its a great bike for racing or if you train on gravel roads only.

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    Favorite Trail:   Jonkershoek

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $3100.00

    Purchased At:   Flandria

    Bike Setup:   Standard, I've only converted to tubeless with Crossmarks.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by 95618MTBer a Racer from Davis, CA - U.S.A.

    Date Reviewed: August 28, 2010

    Strengths:    Super light, great climber, competent descender. Twinloc feature has three settings full, stiff/traction and full locout of both front/rear on one switch.

    Weaknesses:    Rear suspension takes a bit of work to get dialed in. Other than that minor detail, no weaknesses.

    Bottom Line:   
    If you want a fast XC bike that can also handle some very technical descending, this is your bike. If you need to slow down the elixir 5 breaks work great. I love this rig and would not trade it for anything!

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    Favorite Trail:   Auburn, CA Clementine Loop

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $2500.00

    Purchased At:   Mike's Velo City

    Similar Products Used:   Trek 7000, Novara Ponderosa, Giant Glory

    Bike Setup:   Stock, not yet upgraded a thing on it.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by stu.gallop a Cross Country Rider from Taupo, New Zealand

    Date Reviewed: January 6, 2010

    Strengths:    Man this thing climbs!! :-)Lockout is totally awesome and as this is my first real serious mountain bike it is more than I could ask for. Rocket Rons are awesome to. Still amazed at how light it is espec when you know it can be made lighter still. Being at 2010 model it has a different rear shock (DT Swiss MT210)to the 2009 and it's just so smooth and compliant, but still takes the big hits in it's stride

    Weaknesses:    Brakes - squeal like hell under light pressure but great feel and power. Yep been over the bars!! LOL.. Seats a wee bit hard to on occasions

    Bottom Line:   
    Compared quite a FEW bikes, but the Spark just stood head and shoulders above everything else I tried. Even a Spark 50 was way better than a NZ$7000 Stumpy. Go Figure!!

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    Favorite Trail:   Craters Of The Moon

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $2995.00

    Purchased At:   Huka Honda

    Similar Products Used:   FSR Stumpy which was poo even though it was NZ$2000 more!!

    Bike Setup:   Just totally stock at the mo, but hell it's such a great bike as it is!!

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Kaleka a Weekend Warrior from Bayamon, Puerto Rico

    Date Reviewed: October 16, 2009

    Strengths:    Light, Fast, Resistant... overall a great bike for the price...

    Weaknesses:    none so far... maybe I would upgrade the brakes a bit though...

    Bottom Line:   
    Would try anything Scott going forward... We ride mostly single tracks and Trails around here and it will climb with ease, lock out helps a lot too... It will go down super fast...

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    Favorite Trail:   Monagas

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $2999.00

    Purchased At:   Iellow

    Similar Products Used:   Trek Fuel 8

    Bike Setup:   Stock

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by mark a Cross Country Rider from mount dora fl

    Date Reviewed: December 1, 2008

    Strengths:    fast! lock out rear suspension rocks! great for sprinting.

    Weaknesses:    none so far, ive heard scott does not honor their warrentys, that makes me kind of nervous.

    Bottom Line:   
    a very fast bike, normally out of my price range @3400 but for 2300 its so far the best bike ive owned !

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    Favorite Trail:   santos

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $2300.00

    Purchased At:   cole sports

    Similar Products Used:   specialized stumpjumper fsr expert

    Bike Setup:   rock shox rebas cross max rims shwalbe tires

    Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

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    Alternate shock for Spark 35

    Just could not get the Ario 2R on my '09 Spark 35 to behave and way too cheap to order up a Fox, so found a Manitou four-way adjustable Swinger Air on closeout in the wrong size but right price. Looked at the eye-to-eye length and stroke of the Manitou, then at the orientation of the suspension link ... Read More »

    Scott Spark 30 or 35 for WW base bike?

    G'day Weight Weenies, Long time lurker about to take the plunge with a new bike. Deferring to the weight weenie think tank for some advice. [U]Rider[/U] = 62kg (136lb) - Gentle on bikes and ride mostly XC or light trail. Tossing up between a Scott Spark 30 and 35 (full spec lists below for ref ... Read More »

    Does the 2011 Scott Spark >35 have thin walls like 2009?

    Hey Guys - I've read about the 2009 models of the Spark that has some or all aluminum parts had a "known" issue of thin walls in the rear that was causing dents and cracks. Does anyone know if the 2010 models have this problem? Specifically the Spark 35? I just achieved my second dent in the r ... Read More »

    spark 35 or 40

    I'm looking into buying a mtb I'm new to the sport and don't know much about it my biggest question is the 35 really worth the extra$650? And anything else that would be helpful to a noon like me. Thanks guys and galsRead More »

    Scott Spark 35 vs. 40

    I plan to buy one of these bikes over summer (Aus), but have a couple of worries. At first, I thought the weights were the same (11.50kg) which is in the official Scott documentation. I assumed this was due to the lighter component set on the 40. And while upgrading would achieve a lighter bike i ... Read More »

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