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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 960 2017
Scott Spark 960 2017
$1,999 $1,963
Scott Spark 970 2018
Scott Spark 970 2018
$2,636
Scott Spark 950 2017
Scott Spark 950 2017
$2,699 $2,709
Scott Spark 740 2018
Scott Spark 740 2018
$2,850
Scott Spark 940 2017
Scott Spark 940 2017
$3,499 $3,324
Scott Spark 730 2018
Scott Spark 730 2018
$3,563
Scott Spark 950 2018
Scott Spark 950 2018
$3,694
Scott Spark 940 2018
Scott Spark 940 2018
$4,275
Scott Spark 930 2018
Scott Spark 930 2018
$5,131
Scott Spark RC 900 Team 2018
Scott Spark RC 900 Team 2018
$5,273
Scott E-Spark 730 2018
Scott E-Spark 730 2018
$4,299 $5,295
Scott Spark 720 2018
Scott Spark 720 2018
$5,986
Scott E-Spark 730 2018 Electric
Scott E-Spark 730 2018 Electric
$6,271
Scott Spark 710 2018
Scott Spark 710 2018
$6,841
Scott E-Spark 720 2018 Electric
Scott E-Spark 720 2018 Electric
$6,984
Scott Spark 900 2018
Scott Spark 900 2018
$7,126
Scott E-Spark 710 2018 Electric
Scott E-Spark 710 2018 Electric
$8,409
Scott E-Spark 700 Tuned 2018 Electric
Scott E-Spark 700 Tuned 2018 Electric
$9,693
Scott Spark 900 Premium 2018
Scott Spark 900 Premium 2018
$10,690

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.
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+Pros:

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

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-Cons:

  • Too much cost-cutting
  • Lack of ride quality

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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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