Scott: Contessa Spark RC 900

Scott: Contessa Spark RC 900

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Scott: Contessa Spark RC 900

Scott’s Contessa Spark RC 900 is a full-suspension cross country mountain bike features a SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain and  provides smooth riding with its RockShox SID Select + fork paired with a custom RockShox NUDE 3-mode rear shock via their TwinLoc Suspension System.



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 Carbon HMX Frame

  • RockShox SID Select+RL3 100mm Fork

  • RS Nude RL3, TwinLoc, 100mm

  • SRAM X01 Eagle 12 Speed

  • SRAM Level TLM Disc Brakes

  • Syncros Silverton 1.0 Carbon Wheels

  • Maxxis Rekon Race Kevlar Tires

  • Syncros Carbon Parts



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  • Spark RC Carbon / IMP technology / HMX
  • 1x optimized / BB92 / Carbon SMC Link
  • Carbon swingarm / SW dropouts for Boost 12x148mm
  • TBC Trunnion Box Construction


  • RockShox SID Select+ RL3 Air
  • custom Charger 3-Modes Damper
  • 15x110mm Maxle Stealth / Tapered steerer / Lockout / Reb. Adj.
  • 100mm travel


  • RockShox NUDE RL3 Trunnion
  • SCOTT custom w. travel / geo adj.
  • 3 modes: Lockout-Traction Control-Descend
  • 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 Eagle Trigger


  • SRAM Level TLM Disc / tool free reach adj
  • 180/F and 160/R Centerline rotor


  • SRAM X01 DUB Eagle Boost Carbon crankarm
  • QF 168 / 30T


  • SCOTT custom


  • SRAM DUB PF integrated / shell 41x92mm


  • Syncros Fraser iC SL Carbon
  • / 9° / 740mm / Syncros Women Pro lock-on grip


  • Syncros Duncan 1.0
  • 10mm offset / 31.6x400mm


  • Syncros Celista Regular 1.5
  • Titanium rails


  • Syncros Silverton 1.0 6 Bolt
  • F: 15x110mm, R: 12x148mm Boost
  • 26mm Tubeless ready carbon rim 28H / XD Driver
  • Syncros Axle w/Removable Lever with Tool


  • SRAM CN X01 Eagle


  • SRAM XG1275 / 10-50 T


  • Maxxis Rekon Race / 2.35" / 120TPI Kevlar Bead
  • Tubeless Ready / EXO
  • Syncros Eco Sealant


  • Transport Axle


  • 10.50


  • 23.15




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.


With the proper selection of materials, eighty percent of the work to create a frame is done. But the remaining twenty percent requires most of our efforts. For this reason, Scott’s choice of the most advanced carbon fibers in the market is followed by intensive use of specific tools, like FEA(finite element analysis) software, to map out the carbon lay-up.

With FEA software, they can simulate different forces on a virtual model of the frame and adjust the frame construction accordingly. FEA software enables us to create complete virtual prototypes incorporating all the physical phenomena that exist in real-world environments.


On the Scale, Spark, Genius and Ransom, to provide a clean look and a functional solution for all the different control cable standards on the market, cable routing is fully internal and designed for full length cable housing. Routing the cables internally omits bulky external hardware and looks cleaner. The cables can endure a longer lifetime as they are protected within the frame. The entry points are machined alloy removable inserts that come along with the frame and can be chosen according to the setup of the bike. Assembling an electronic group or a dropper post will not be a problem and the look will always be clean-cut.


Working together with DT Swiss, we completely revisited the shape of the thru-axle lever to make it more ergonomic and to perfectly fit to ourframe. Additionally we introduce a new multifunctional tool integrated on the inner part of the thru-axle itself. This 25T torx wrench is easy to reach and ready to be used for quick adjustments on the trails.


Improved roll-over is the most noticeable attribute  when it comes to 29” wheels. The big wheels are great for rolling over nasty roots and rocky sections, essentially making it easier to ride these conditions. Improved traction is also a key factor with the increased wheel diameter compared to 27.5” wheels as tire contact to the ground is larger.

• Best Roll-Over Performance

• Carries Momentum

• Maximum Traction surface

• Best stability on easy trails

• Lowest suspension stress

• Great for larger frame sizes

• Increase stability on long curve


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.


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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  • 5
    Thank you

    Posted by Rosie on Dec 29th 2019

    Great to find a store who actually stocks high end mountain bikes for women!

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