The Spark 700 range consists of full suspension mountain bikes which have adopted 27.5 inch wheels and make the most of well designed geometry to deliver powerful performance in endurance races. Plenty of frame travel ensures that riders can be daring without facing danger.
Scott Spark 760
The Spark 760 has an alloy frame with hydroformed tubes and 120mm of travel provided by the RockShoz XC 30 TK fork and X-Fusion O2 RL rear shock. Shimano BR-M395 disc brakes and a drivetrain using components from this manufacturer are also included.
Schwalbe Rocket Ron tyres are paired with Syncros XC rims. And while the Spark 760 does not have a carbon frame like some of its range-topping siblings, it is still a light and tough mountain bike.
Scott Spark 750
This time the alloy frame comes with a Fox 32 Float Evolution fork with CTD damper technology, offering three different modes that can be adjusted using the Twinloc Lever system. A Fox Float CTD brings the same performance to the Spark 750’s back end and you get Shimano Deore drivetrain components along with BR-M447 disc brakes.
Scott Spark 740
The suspension setup of the Spark 740 includes a Fox Nude rear shock which Scott engineers have customised, ensuring that it is able to deliver the right amount of travel in any situation. The rider can adjust the frame compliance and traction at will and a durable Shimano SLX drivetrain and BL-M615 brakes make for a capable ride.
Scott Spark 730
The Spark 730 introduces a carbon mainframe to the range, in combination with an aluminium swingarm to reduce the weight of the bike below that of its all-alloy stable mates. The Fox fork and shock combo of the 740 returns, along with an SRAM X7/X9 drivetrain and Shimano BL-M615 disc brakes.
You can adjust the height of the bottom bracket thanks to clever shock mount chips, which also allows for the adjustment of the headtube angle. So far Scott is the only manufacturer producing an endurance mountain bike with this type of capability.
Scott Spark 720
The carbon frame of this bike uses IMP technology which basically means that less material is used in its construction without compromising strength and stiffness, making the Spark 720 very light indeed. A Foc 32 Float Evolution fork and Nude rear shock are onboard, along with Shimano SLX and XT drivetrain kit and SLX BR-M675 disc brakes.
Syncros XC rims and DT Swiss Competition 2.0 spokes are combined with Schwalbe Rocket Ron EVO tyres to form a durable wheelset for this rugged bike.
Scott Spark 710
On the Spark 710 you get a full Shimano XT drivetrain and brakeset, with slick operating components making every shift as smooth as possible. 120mm of travel makes this carbon framed model a good choice for serious racing, although like the other bikes in the Spark 700 range it is also adjustable and subtle enough to work well as an everyday rider.
Scott Spark 700 RC
The Spark 700 RC has an HMX carbon fibre frame which uses composite materials to increase stiffness by a fifth while also reducing the weight of the bike. You also get a carbon swingarm on this model, along with the Fox 32 Float Factory fork and Nude shock equipped with Scott’s custom settings.
SRAM X0 and XX drivetrain components are accompanied by Shimano XTR XC M987 disc brakes at the front and rear. The Ritchey Carbon WCS 2X handlebar is included in this package, along with a carbon seatpost and WCS Streem Evo saddle.
Scott Spark 700 Premium
The superlight carbon frame of the Spark 700 Premium is given even more compliance and smoothness of suspension operation thanks to the Kashima coating that is added to the Fox 32 Float Factory CTD fork and the Nude shock. Shimano XTR drivetrain components and brakes are an appropriate choice for this high end racer, as are the Synchros carbon seatpost and the tubeless ready Schwalbe Rocket Ron EVO tyres with Kevlar bead.
The difference in weight between this bike and the entry level Spark 760 is significant, so you will be lugging around a few less kilos if you pick the Spark 700 Premium.
Scott Spark 700 SL
A HMX carbon frame, Kashima coated Fox suspension setup and SRAM XX1 drivetrain define the Spark 700 SL. Shimano XTR M987 disc brakes come with a 180mm rotor at the front and a 160mm rotor at the rear, controlling Syncros XR 1.0 Carbon rims, ST Swiss Aerolite spokes and Schwalbe Thunder Burt EVO tyres for a light and hard-wearing wheelset.
Carbon is used throughout the bike, form the seatpost and handlebars to the carbon rails on which the Syncros XR 1.0 saddle is mounted. It is also a bike which is easy to adjust to your tastes, giving you the opportunity to optimise it further.