When you think of the perfect mountain bike, what comes to mind? For us, it's the Spark 900. Why you ask? Well, beyond the fact that it is fast, lightweight, and ultra-capable on all sorts of terrain, it's just damned good-lookin'. Short-travel trail bike? "Downcountry" rig? Occasional race bike? Whatever, call it what you want to call it. All we know is that this is one hell of a mountain bike.
- Spark Carbon HMF Frame
- FOX 34 Float Factory 130mm Fork
- FOX Nude 5T EVOL, TwinLoc, 120mm
- SRAM X01 Eagle AXS 12 Speed
- Shimano XT 4 Piston Disc Brakes
- Schwalbe Wicked Will Tires
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, our 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, we 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.
With our Evo-Lap technology we model the frame to optimize the surface area, simulate tube structures with different ply orientations, observe the results of using different configurations, and test the stress distribution in different areas of the frame. Thanks to this extensive computer modeling, we’ve optimized the carbon layers in all the parts of our frame. When the parts were bonded together in the first prototypes, the result was a super light and compact frame without sacrificing the stiffness, comfort or impact resistance. The entire range benefitted from our Evo-Lap technology.
ADJUSTABLE HEAD ANGLE
With the new Spark, you can adjust the head angle by .6 degrees slacker or steeper. This can be done without cutting cables or bleeding brakes. All you must do is disassemble the bar, rotate the headset cups 180 degrees, and reassemble.
EASY SHOCK ACCESS
Accessing the shock via the bottom bracket area is facilitated through a hatch. This makes it easy to adjust rebound, compression, shock pressure, and for installing or replacing the cable for our TwinLoc Suspension System.
PATENTED INTEGRATED SUSPENSION SYSTEM
An integrated shock platform allows us to refine suspension characteristics without sacrificing weight. Often, when working with bikes at this level, the concept of marginal gains becomes an ever important one.
For the optimal performance of a suspension shock, power transfer must be the most direct possible. What we want to avoid are any inefficient directional movements, in other words, lateral movements (sideways to the direction of travel) as the shock goes through its compression.
Having an integrated shock allows us to improve this in several ways. Firstly, the frame construction around the shock and with the trunnion mount can be designed to be much more rigid, reducing movement and fostering more efficient power transfer. We can also add much larger bearings to the seat tube pivot, further reinforcing this area and reducing any unnecessary motion. Our integrated Suspension technology also helps us to engineer frames with a lower shock placement which lowers center of gravity. As a result, the bike benefits from better handling, and a more stable, confidence-inspiring ride for the end user.
While these may seem like minor improvements individually, the sum of their parts results in more efficient shock performance. Additionally, the shock is fully protected from any foreign elements. Rainy race? No problem, your shock will continue to perform at its best regardless.
REAR AXLE TOOL
Our rear axle tool has been a staple on our bikes for years, it is now better than ever. It features a T25, T30, and a 6 Allen key all in one. With these three options, you can adjust all pivot hardware and nearly everything else there is to adjust on the bicycle.
SINGLE PIVOT SUSPENSION LAYOUT
A full-suspension bike will never have success without, well, good suspension design. From the first time we rode the Spark’s single pivot layout we fell in love. Years later, we still believe that for technical cross-country racing and fast, punchy singletrack it is the best approach. The Spark’s suspension layout has a very specific and proven kinematic and less unsprung mass. Using a flex pivot in the seat stay is an ideal solution for bikes in this travel range. This allows us to keep a very lightweight system while still ensuring optimal suspension performance.
Please note that bike specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
|A||HEAD TUBE ANGLE||65.8 °||65.8 °||65.8 °||65.8 °|
|B||HEAD TUBE LENGTH||90.0 MM||90.0 MM||105.0 MM||115.0 MM|
|C||TOP TUBE HORIZONTAL||561.0 MM||589.0 MM||613.0 MM||641.0 MM|
|D||STANDOVER HEIGHT||759.0 MM||767.0 MM||778.0 MM||801.0 MM|
|E||BB OFFSET||-43.5 MM||-43.5 MM||-43.5 MM||-43.5 MM|
|F||BB HEIGHT||331.5 MM||331.5 MM||331.5 MM||331.5 MM|
|G||WHEEL BASE||1,145.0 MM||1,174.0 MM||1,205.0 MM||1,236.0 MM|
|H||BB CENTER TO TOPTUBE CENTER|
|I||BB CENTER TO TOP OF SEATTUBE||415.0 MM||440.0 MM||490.0 MM||540.0 MM|
|J||SEAT ANGLE||75.7 °||75.9 °||76.4 °||76.7 °|
|K||CHAINSTAY||437.5 MM||437.5 MM||437.5 MM||437.5 MM|
|L||REACH||410.0 MM||440.0 MM||470.0 MM||500.0 MM|
|M||STACK||607.5 MM||607.5 MM||617.7 MM||627.0 MM|
|N||STEM LENGTH||50.0 MM||60.0 MM||60.0 MM||70.0 MM|
|0||TRAIL||107.0 MM||107.0 MM||107.0 MM||107.0 MM|
|P||FORK LENGTH||540.0 MM||540.0 MM||540.0 MM||540.0 MM|
|Q||MAXIMUM SEATPOST INSERTION||150.0 MM||175.0 MM||225.0 MM||275.0 MM|
|R||CRANK LENGTH||170.0 MM||175.0 MM||175.0 MM||175.0 MM|
|BODY HEIGHT||< 165 CM||165 - 175 CM||175 - 185 CM||185 - 195 CM||>195 CM|
|CONTESSA SPARK||XS / 27.5"||MEDIUM||X-LARGE|
|Frame||Spark Carbon HMF Integrated Suspension Technology Flex Pivot / Adjustable head angle Syncros Cable Integration System BB92 / UDH Interface / 12x148mm with 55mm Chainline|
|Fork||FOX 34 Float Factory Air / Kashima FIT4 3-Modes with low Speed adj. / Kabolt 15x110mm axle / 44mm offset Tapered steerer / Lockout / Reb. Adj. 130mm travel|
|Rear Shock||FOX NUDE 5T Factory EVOL Trunnion SCOTT custom w. travel / geo adj. 3 modes: Lockout-Traction Control-Descend Custom large Air volume / DPS / Kashima / Reb. Adj. Travel 120-80-Lockout / T165X45mm|
|Wheels||Syncros Silverton 1.0-30 6 Bolt F: 15x110mm, R: 12x148mm 30mm Tubeless ready Carbon rim 28H DT Swiss Ratchet Hubs / XD Driver SRAM TyreWiz / Syncros SL Axle w/Removable Lever with 6mm Allen, T30 and T25 Tools|
Front: Schwalbe Wicked Will 29x2.4" EVO Super Race / TLE / 67EPI / Addix Speed Soft
Rear: Schwalbe Wicked Will 29x2.4" EVO Super Race / TLE / 67EPI / Addix Speed Grip
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB PF 92 MTB Wide / shell 41x92mm|
|Crankset||SRAM X01 DUB Eagle Carbon crankarm 55mm CL / 32T|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle AXS Rocker Controller|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01 Eagle AXS 12 Speed Wireless Electronic Shift System|
|Cassette/Freewheel||SRAM X01 XG1295 / 10-52 T|
|Chain||SRAM CN X01 Eagle|
|Brakes||Shimano XT M8120 4 Piston Disc|
|Rotors||Shimano RT-MT800 CL / F&R 180mm|
|Handlebars||Syncros Fraser iC SL DC Carbon 0° rise / back sweep 8° / mini Rise / 760mm Syncros Performance XC lock-on grips|
|Headset||Syncros - Acros Angle adjust & Cable Routing HS System Stainless, +-0.6° head angle adjustment ZS56/28.6 – ZS56/40 MTB|
|Seatpost||FOX Transfer Factory Dropper Post Kashima 31.6mm / S size 125mm / M size 140mm / L size 150mm / XL size 150mm|
|Saddle||Syncros Tofino 1.5 Regular Titanium rails|
|Accessories & Extras||SCOTT TwinLoc 2 Technology Suspension & Dropper Remote 3 Suspension modes, SRAM AXS Powerpack SRAM TyreWiz Syncros Fork Fender, Syncros Eco Sealant Transport Axle|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Maroon / Small||192820728582||290111006|
|Maroon / Medium||192820728599||290111008|
|Maroon / Large||192820728605||290111010|
|Maroon / X-Large||192820728612||290111012|