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Scott: Contessa Spark RC 900 - 2019
Scott: Contessa Spark RC 900 - 2019
The SCOTT Contessa Spark RC 900 boasts a super light HMX Carbon Fiber frame. The 900 RC comes equipped with a custom FOX Nude shock, a Sram Eagle drivetrain and Scott's patented TwinLoc Suspension System, in combination with Traction Control, allowing for three travel/geometry settings to always optimize your ride. It's the perfect partner for marathons, stage races, and all day fun.
Mountain bikes are your ticket to off-road bliss. Racing, climbing, descending and everything in-between, these rigs are ready for anything the mountains can serve up.
Scott’s Women's MTB models feature rigs that were designed for the ladies out there who enjoy being out on the trails. Good times, great rides!
The Contessa Spark line-up consists of the race- dominated model, the trail oriented models are a couple of shredders with plus sized wheels. Choose the right Spark for you!
- Spark RC 900 Carbon HMX Frame
- TwinLoc Suspension System
- Custom Charger remote damper with 3-Modes, 15x110mm Maxle Stealth, Lockout
- Trunnion, Contessa Custom Tune / geo adj., 3 modes, Travel 100-70-Lockout
- Syncros Silverton 2.0 TR Wheels
- Syncros Carbon Parts
S, M, L
Spark RC Carbon / IMP technology / HMX
1x optimized / BB92 /Carbon swingarm
SW dropouts for Boost 148x12mm
TBC Trunnion Box Construction
RockShox SID RL3 Air
custom Charger Damper with 3-Modes
15x110mm Maxle Stealth / Tapered steerer / Lockout / Reb. Adj.
FOX NUDE EVOL Trunnion
Contessa Custom Tune w. travel / geo adj.
3 modes: Lockout-Traction Control-Descend
DPS / Reb. Adj./ Travel 100-70-Lockout / 165X40mm
SCOTT TwinLoc Suspension System / below Bar Remote
3 modes / integ. Grip clamp
Syncros Pro Drop in / Tapered 1.5"-1 1/8"
bearing diameter size 42mm and 52mm
SRAM X01 / Eagle 12 Speed
SRAM X01 Trigger
Shimano XT M8000 Disc
180/F and 160/R SM-RT66
SRAM X1 Carbon DUB Eagle Boost PF
QF 168 / 30T
SRAM DUB PF integrated / shell 41x92mm
Syncros FL1.0 Carbon T-Bar
T shape flat / 9° / 700mm
Syncros Women Pro lock-on grips
Syncros XR1.5 -8°
Integrated Spacer & Top Cup
2014 Alloy / 31.8mm / 1 1/8" / Garmin mount
Syncros FL1.0 Carbon
10mm offset / 31.6x400mm
Syncros Savona 1.5 Channel / Titanium rails
Syncros Silverton 2.0 6 Bolt
F: 15x110mm, R: 12x148mm Boost
25mm Tubeless ready rim 28H / XD / DT RWS
SRAM CN GX Eagle
SRAM GX / XG1275 / 10-50 T
Maxxis Rekon Race / 2.25" / 120TPI Kevlar Bead
TR Tubeless Ready / EXO / 3C maxx Speed
Dropper Post ready
APPROX WEIGHTS IN KG
APPROX WEIGHTS IN LBS
The Spark down tube shock and linkage are clearly asymmetric, when looking from the top of the bike. Carbon fibres achieve their full potential when used in smooth straight lines. Off setting the shock slightly to the left hand side of the bike gives a clean and continuous structure from the down tube through the shock mount to the main pivot.
Scott's integrated chain guide was developed in collaboration with the SCOTT SRAM MTB Racing Team.
The idea behind was to create a reliable component that helps to avoid dropping chains but that was light, versatile and integrated in the design of the frame. The new Spark chain guide weighs just 23 grams and is easy to assemble thanks to the smart assembly system and can accommodate chain rings from 30 to 36 teeth.
The Spark carbon linkage is constructed with a compression moulding process. It’s 37g lighter than the aluminium equivalent and half the weight of the previous Spark linkage. Making the link in two pieces means all excess material can be removed from the inside of the linkage,without sacrificing stiffness.
On the Scale, Spark and Genius Scott has redesigned all the parts that can give us significant benefits in terms of performance and functionality. On the previous model the support of the dropout was a bulky additional part molded to the carbon chain stay. The new dropouts are designed to be integrated on the thru-axle system thanks to a hollow tubular design that allows a simple and light weight structure. Available for SRAM and Shimano DM derailleurs, this dropout increases the stiffness and avoids damage to the frame in case of impacts on the rear derailleur.
Scott has adopted the new Metric shock sizing standards with a Trunnion mount. Since the shock body now extends between the two lower mounting bolts, their suspension partners have more design space. This means the shock has more stroke for the same eye to eye length. Stroke on the 165mm eye to eye shock has increased from 38mm to 40/45mm.The Trunnion standard also offers structural gains. The shorter shock enables them to build a very compact frame and shock package, which integrates tightly to the seat tube. They managed to have a very tiny yet stiff linkage-lighter than ever. Thanks to the Trunnion mount construction, stand over height on the new Spark is very low. They are still able to realize a super compact full suspension frame and provide the ability to mount both a small and big water bottle.
The Spark family maintains the 165mm eye-to-eye shock length of the previous Spark 900 (our shortest shock), but realises up to 7mm more shock stroke. All Spark RC and most Spark and Spark Plus bikes utilize the FOX Nude shock, specially made for SCOTT:
-165mm Metric Trunnion shock
-40mm (100mm travel RC Spark line-up) vs. 38mm (old Spark)
-45mm (120mm travel Spark line-up)
By turning the Trunnion shock upside-down, Scott can fully integrate it into the frame which results in several benefits. Since the Trunnion mount is the same width as the down tube and main pivot, they can have a very clean frame design in this critical area. The lack of tight transitions and small details allows for an efficient, continuous carbon structure. Carbon material added to reinforce the shock mount also stiffens the connection between the down tube, main pivot and bottom bracket, a key stiffness path.
The flipped shock also lowers the frame’s center of gravity helping to give a more planted feel when riding. Unsprung mass is reduced since it is the lighter part of the shock, connected to the linkage, not the heavier body which must move during an impact – the suspension system can react faster. Their TwinLoc remote cable can be routed cleanly into the down tube.
TWINLOCK 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. Scott also offers 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. They can eliminate the "long travel effect" that can rob your pedaling efficiency, but are 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 trails profile at the push of a lever is paramount to riding faster and having a damned good time.
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