Scott Spark mountain bikes are well known worldwide for its extremely lightweight frame and the same goes for the Scott Spark 29 Comp. The Scott Spark 29 Comp weighs at 13.7 kg and is constructed with the use of a spark alloy 6061 custom butted frame in hydroformed tubes. Even with its lightness, the Scott Spark 29 is not affected in terms of durability and speed, great thanks to the big Schwalbe Rocket Ron tyre. The combination of the lightweight frame, and the big wheels of the Scott Spark 29 Comp makes it the perfect bike to use not only in flat, dry land but even on trails which require rough, hard and steep pedaling. It is indeed an appropriate bike which can be used for trails, as well as a capable bike for daily cycling and sprint biking.
Equipment and Components
Apart from the lightweight frame and the tyres, the main component of the Scott Spark bike is constructed around the RockShox XC32 Tk 29 Coil Spring suspension system. Entry-level mountain bikes under Scott Sparks utilize the X-Fusion E1RL on the rear shock mechanism and the same goes for this bike. The fork precision might be a bit affected after the break-in period, and once the coil springs start to adjust and extend, but the positive thing about the RockShox XC is that it is a durable kind of coil spring especially when compared to other kinds of fork under the same budget. This suspension system on the 29 Comp is actually one of the points that Scott Spark might need to focus on in terms of improvement.
The Scott Spark 29 is built quite the same as the 26 especially in the suspension system, although there are some developments in the construction of its components. The Scott Racing saddle seat is more cranked in the seat tube and allows for better horizontal saddle, depending on the adjustment of the user. This feature on the seating position then renders some possibilities in riding the bike, as it lets the user change the sag of the bike in order to accommodate descent or ascent on the trail. Riders can also modify the shock and add more air pressure in order to provide better control on the sagginess of the seat.
The 29 Comp is currently priced at 1,449 GBP and is considered as one of the most affordable type of 29-er full suspension bikes which are currently sold in the market. The components and the performance of this bike far exceeds the expectations that comes with its price, although there are still some negative points that Scott Sparks might work out on. Few of these would be the nine-speed transmission and Octalink crank. Other than that, the components are actually quite dependable, including the Shimano BR-M446 disc Brakes on 180front and 160 rear rotor, as well as the Scott Pilot T-Shape Flat 680mm handlebars with nine-degree bend.
Undeniably, bikers who are eyeing for the Scott Spark 29 Comp will find that this bike will provide for a reliable ride on daily treks with its lightweight, speed and durability.