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Scott Spark SL (2011)

General

Product Category
Brand Scott
ModelSpark SL
SizeS, M, L, Xl
ColorCharcoal

Specific

Bottom bracketSram GXP PF integrated, shell 41x89.5mm
Brake leversAvid XX World Cup Carbon
Brake rotor160/F and 160/R mm, HSX CL Rotor
BrakesAvid XX World Cup
CassetteSram XX, 11-36 T
ChainSram PC 1091
CranksetSram XX, GXP PF, Carbon crankarm, QF 156, 39Ax26A T
FeaturesNude2 Shock

The Nude2 is a completely new shock with an improved air spring and damping system. The shock possesses a more progressive damping curve and mode sensitive damping than its predecessor. This means that both travel modes have separate damper settings relative to their travel length and effective forces. When collecting data for the Spark project, we also calculated rider input data, including forces such as the rider’s gyro-scoping pedal stroke and its’ effects on the suspension. We simulated a rider’s pedaling and jerky motions made to clear obstacles, and measured their influence on the suspension. Many other designs assume that a rider is static and coasting, or they only include acceleration forces on the suspension and drivetrain. We are more concentrated on suspending the movement of the rider instead of negating pedaling forces.

Carbon Swingarm and Dropouts

On the carbon swingarms and dropouts, we used Scott's IMP5 carbon technology--just like with the mainframe.  This provides stiffness and lightness in the rear of the bike.

Rock Shox DNA3 System

SCOTT and RockShox collaborated to bring you an all-new feature: the DNA3 system. DNA3 allows the extension of TwinLoc’s three unique shock modes to the fork. Previously, the TwinLoc controlled the travel settings only of the shock, with the ability to lockout both the shock and fork. The remote TwinLoc lever allows you to not only lock shock and fork, but also control the traction mode or full mode of both shock and fork with a simple flick of the switch. The Spark is the only bike on the market that offers this adjustment and it comes on all models, 26” and 29”, that are equipped with the Nude2 shock.

IDS SL Dropout System

Interchangeable and lightweight, the IDS-SL dropout system works with 142x12mm, 135x12mm and 135x5mm QR rear axle standards. Shred the turns more aggressively and with enhanced control, thanks to a laterally stiff rear end.

Adjustable BB Height

The Spark employs an adjustable geometry by way of a shock mount chip in the linkage. By changing the shock mount chip--simply removing it and flipping it in either mounting position--you affect the bottom bracket height by 7mm, which also affects the head tube angle by 0.5 degrees. The Spark is the only XC/Marathon bike on the market that offers this feature.

Tapered Headtube

The Spark features a tapered head tube for increased stiffness, safety, confidence, and control.

Direct Post Mount

We've saved even more weight by eliminating bulky brake hardware for mounting the rear caliper and integrated a direct post mount to the chain stay. This mounting position also decreases the load the brakes apply to the swingarm parts.

IMP Carbon Mainframe

Our engineers have developed IMP™, the newest technology applied to carbon production. Our proprietary process allows for lighter construction by removing 11% of the material from the headtube intersection while increasing strength by utilizing high modulus stressed fibers for more precise fiber placement in critical areas. To compliment the IMP™ process, our frames benefit from our Naked External Tubeset™ which eliminates the cosmetic carbon layer to shave precious grams. Both HMX and HMF fibers are used in our carbon frames ensuring the utmost durability, security, and longevity for the frame."
Fork typeRock Shox SID World Cup RLT3 Air, DNA3 custom damper with 3 modes, tapered carbon steerer, rebound adjustable, 120 mm travel
Frame typeSpark Carbon, IMP5 technology, HMX NET, BB 92, Carbon swingarm with 160PM, U-Mono Link, Tapered Headtube, IDS SL dropouts for 142 x 12mm, BB height adjustable, 120mm rear travel
Front derailleurSram XX, DM S3, bottom pull
HeadsetRitchey WCS Carbon Tapered 1.5“ - 1 1/8“, semi integrated 50 / 61mm
Hub frontDT Swiss XR - SL, CL, RWS QR
Hub rearDT Swiss XR - SL, CL, 12 x 142mm, RWS
Rear derailleurSram XX, carbon long cage, 20Speed
Recommended forMountain, XC Mountain, XC Marathon
Rims typeDT Swiss XR-SL Carbon, 24 H, Carbon rim
SaddleSelle Italia SLR, Carbon rails
ShifterSram XX Trigger, multi adjustable, with carbon cap, with matchmaker clamp Ti
Shock typeScott DT Nude2, 3 modes Lockout-TC-AT, Ball joints, 190 x 50mm, rebound adj.
SpokesDT Swiss Aerolite
StemRitchey C-260 Carbon Matrix, oversize 31.8mm, 1 1/8“, 6° angle
TiresSchwalbe Furious Fred EVO, 26 x 2.0, 127EPI Kevlar Bead, Tubeless ready, Pace star compound
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