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Scott: Spark 960 - 2019
Scott: Spark 960 - 2019
The SCOTT Spark 960 has a super light Alloy frame, as well as a front and rear fork/shock lockout allowing for a more optimized ride. It's lightweight, durable, affordable and retains all the great geometry and ride of its Carbon cousins.
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 Cross Country bikes have won World Cups, World Championships and Olympic Medals. Find out what makes these race machines the most sought after by athletes worldwide.
The Spark is not only one of the most successful full suspension bikes on the World Cup Circuit, it's also Scott's most popular bikes for non-racers. Light, capable, fast - a cross country dream.
- Spark Alloy SL Frame
- TwinLoc Suspension System
- Tapered steerer, 15x110mm QR axle, Lockout
- SCOTT custom w. travel & geo adj., 3 modes, Travel 120-85-Lockout
- Syncros X-25 TR Rims
- Syncros Dropper Post and Parts
S, M, L, XL
Spark 3 Alloy SL 6011
custom butted Hydroformed tubes
tapered Headtube / BB92
dropouts for 5x141mm
2.6 tire compatible
RockShox Judy Silver RL Solo Air
15x110mm QR axle / Tapered Steerer / Reb. Adj.
2 Modes / Lockout / 120mm travel
X-Fusion NUDE Trunnion
SCOTT custom w. travel / geo adj.
3 modes: Lockout-Traction Control -Descend
Travel 120-85-Lockout / 165X45mm
SCOTT TwinLoc TSP Technology
below Bar / 3 modes / integ. Grip clamp
Syncros OE Press Fit / Tapered 1.5"-1 1/8"
OD 50/61mm / ID 44/55mm
SRAM NX / Eagle 12 Speed
SRAM NX Eagle Trigger
Shimano MT201 Disc
F&R 180mm SM-RT10 CL Rotor
SRAM NX Eagle DUB Boost
SRAM DUB PF integrated / shell 41x92mm
Syncros T-Bar / Alloy 6061
T shape Flat / 9° / 740mm
Syncros Pro lock-on grips
Syncros 6061 Alloy
oversized 31.8mm / 1 1/8" / 6° angle
Syncros Dropper 2.5 Remote
31.6mm / S size 100mm / M, L & XL 120mm
Formula CL811 / 15x110mm
Formula CT1702 / 5x141mm
SRAM CN NX Eagle
SRAM NX / XG1230 / 11-50 T
Stainless Black 15G / 1.8mm
Syncros X-25 / 32H / 25mm
Maxxis Rekon / 2.4" / 60TPI
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.
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.
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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