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The Scott Spark is a budget bike that has some pretty great features. However, it isn’t a low-end spec by any means. Scott has a history of making great bikes, and the Spark looks like it belongs on that list without a doubt. This is a bike you are bound to love.

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Bike Name Reseller Price
Scott Spark 760 2016 Black Yellow
Scott Spark 760 2016 Black Yellow
$1,564
Scott Spark 760 2017 Black Green
Scott Spark 760 2017 Black Green
$2,022
Scott Spark 730 Plus 2017 Black White
Scott Spark 730 Plus 2017 Black White
$2,292
Scott Spark 960 2017
Scott Spark 960 2017
$2,380
Scott Spark 970 2018
Scott Spark 970 2018
$2,495
Scott Spark 740 2018
Scott Spark 740 2018
$2,697
Scott Spark 950 2017
Scott Spark 950 2017
$3,213
Scott Spark 730 2018
Scott Spark 730 2018
$3,372
Scott Spark 740 2017 Grey Black
Scott Spark 740 2017 Grey Black
$3,506
Scott Spark 945 2017
Scott Spark 945 2017
$3,570
Scott Contessa Spark 920 2018
Scott Contessa Spark 920 2018
$3,641
Scott Spark 720 2017 Ex-Demo Ex-Display Black White
Scott Spark 720 2017 Ex-Demo Ex-Display Black White
$3,771
Scott Spark 940 2018
Scott Spark 940 2018
$4,046
Scott Spark 940 2017
Scott Spark 940 2017
$4,166
Scott Spark RC 900 Comp
Scott Spark RC 900 Comp
$4,316
Scott Contessa Spark 710 2018
Scott Contessa Spark 710 2018
$4,451
Scott Spark 710 Plus 2017 Grey Green
Scott Spark 710 Plus 2017 Grey Green
$4,653
Scott Spark 930 2018
Scott Spark 930 2018
$4,856
Scott Spark RC 900 Team 2018
Scott Spark RC 900 Team 2018
$5,125
Scott Spark RC 700 Pro 2017 Black White
Scott Spark RC 700 Pro 2017 Black White
$5,125
Scott Contessa Spark 910 2018
Scott Contessa Spark 910 2018
$5,395
Scott Spark 720 2018
Scott Spark 720 2018
$5,665
Scott E-Spark 730 2018 Electric
Scott E-Spark 730 2018 Electric
$5,935
Scott Spark 710 2018
Scott Spark 710 2018
$6,475
Scott Spark RC 900 Pro 2018
Scott Spark RC 900 Pro 2018
$6,610
Scott Spark 900 2018
Scott Spark 900 2018
$6,744
Scott E-Spark 710 2018 Electric
Scott E-Spark 710 2018 Electric
$7,959
Scott Spark RC 900 World Cup 2018
Scott Spark RC 900 World Cup 2018
$8,094
Scott Spark 700 Tuned 2018
Scott Spark 700 Tuned 2018
$8,229
Scott Spark 900 Premium 2017
Scott Spark 900 Premium 2017
$8,701
Scott E-Spark 700 Tuned 2018 Electric
Scott E-Spark 700 Tuned 2018 Electric
$9,173
Scott Spark 900 Premium 2018
Scott Spark 900 Premium 2018
$10,117
Scott Spark 900 Ultimate 2018
Scott Spark 900 Ultimate 2018
$11,467
Scott Spark RC 900 SL 2018
Scott Spark RC 900 SL 2018
$12,816

Scott Spark Review

The Scott Spark makes use of a Spark 760 proprietary suspension system on the gorgeous frame. If nothing else, the bike looks good. We found that the almost sci-fi themed bike looked really great aesthetically, and we hoped that it would be just as good on the trails.

However, we didn’t really enjoy the ride nearly as much. The suspension was great – a dual lockout suspension system that was able to switch between different types of travel and damping with the flick of an easily accessible shifter.

The problem with this is that the cost of integrating this system resulted in the fork and other components suffering from cost cutting measures. The wheels, for example, were pretty old school. They had skewers and spokes like far older bikes.

Even worse, the shifters were 3×9 Alivio systems with an Octalink BB spindle, all of which are pretty much relics of the past. Overall, this bike felt a little on the heavy side, although it had been tuned quite well. It didn’t perform nearly as well as we expected it to.

+Pros:

  • Great aesthetic design
  • Nice suspension system
  • Has character, albeit only on occasion.

-Cons:

  • Too much cost-cutting
  • Lack of ride quality

The Verdict

The Scott Spark is a very nice bike for anyone just starting out in offroad cycling. Made for descents and climbs, it feels like it could have been a marvelous ride, a while ago.

We really had a lot to complain about with the Scott Spark, but it did have moments where it shone. That is the essence of this bike – one that shines bright when it can but is usually dull and better to look at than to ride.

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