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New Bikes: Scott Spark and Scale for 2017

Scott is the big brand in mountain biking sport scene especially, though they also making another bikes like road bike. Some of their bikes are very popular in gravity bikes with the Gambler and Voltage. But in the shorter travel, they have also good products and for the 2017, Scott introduces the short travel bikes with the new Scott Spark and Scott Scale. Both are famous in Cross Coutry mountain bike, with only a different; Scott Spark is full suspension and Scott Scale is hardtail. What's new?

Scott redesign the Spark radically for 2017. Even this is really different bike with the previous Spark. And Scott really puts a detail on this new bike, by releasing some versions of the new Scott Spark. One of the biggest different with previous Spark is the new Spark will get higher travel, up to 130 mm on the front.
Scott Spark Plus 2017 Details
• Intended use: XC / trail riding
• Travel: 130mm front, 120mm rear
• 27.5+ wheels
• 110mm Boost front and 148mm Boost rear
• 66.9° head angle
• HMF carbon main frame, link and swingarm
• Fox 34 Float FIT4-3 forks
• Fox NUDE trunnion mounted shock
• Scott Twinloc TSP Suspension system
• SRAM XX1 Eagle transmission
• Internal cable routing
• Weight: 11.6kg / 25.5lb (Size M w/tubes)
• Sizes: S, M, L, XL

Scott will build two versions, and they are Scott Spark Plus and Scott Spark RC. Each versions has several models. Scott Spark Plus model line up Spark 700 Tuned, Spark 710, Spark 720, and Spark 730. As stated above, the new Spark gets redesign and uses new suspension design - they call the link as Rocker Link.


For the RC version, the models are Scott Spark RC 700 and Scott Spark RC 900. Each models has another types, the SL, Ultimate, World Cup, and Pro. What is the different with the plus version? The Spark RC version is a bike that will be compatible with both 29er and or 27,5 wheels. But the SL version, 900 SL and 700 SL is different. The first is 29er and the second one is 27.5 wheels.


The Scott most popular hardtail model, the Scale also gets new touch for 2017. Like Spark, the new Scale also available in several models, Scale 950, 960, 965, 970, 750, 760, 765, and 770. So many choices. Amazingly, all those models are available for both 29er and 27,5 wheeled. To build these new bikes, Scott again completes the bike with Syncross parts. (pinkbike.com)


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