Scott Contessa Spark 2011 Womens Mountain Bike

Scott Contessa Spark Women’s Mountain Bike

The Scott Contessa Spark is a high performance mountain bike designed for females who want to tackle all terrains with gusto. It has an alloy frame that benefits from hydroformed monocoque tubes for strength and versatility. With shocks on the fork and at the rear this is a full suspension bike that will soak up rough surfaces and take air time in its stride. All this comes at a price, but for the serious competitive rider or enthusiastic amateur, this bike would make sense for 2011.

What you benefit from at this price range is advanced adjustability of ride set up, superior to the slightly more restrictive options available with cheaper bikes. As such, you can alternate between 110mm and 80mm of travel depending on the situation that you face, improving traction when required. To get the most out of this type of bike you really need to test its mettle in a race, where you will find it willing to speed you through whether you are just heading out for the day or taking on a more serious competitive event.

The Scott Contessa Spark 2011 looks rather different from the other mountain bikes being built by the firm for the new year. The compartmentalised white and blue colour scheme of the frame is accompanied by Scott branding which takes on an almost retro look as opposed to the looser font used for most of its other modern bikes.

Scott Contessa Spark 2011 Specifications

  • Frame: Scott Spark Alloy 6061 Double Butted hydroform monocoque tubes with replaceable hanger Sealed aircraft bearings Optimised SLS kinematic 110mm rear travel
  • Front Fork: Rock Shox Recon Gold RL Solo Air Alloy steerer / Air Spring / Lockout Rebound adjustable / 120 mm travel
  • Rear Shock: DT Swiss M210 / Air / Rebound adjustable with Lockout
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore FC-M591 / 34.9mm clamp
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX RD-M662 SGS Shadow Type
  • Number of Gears: 27
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore SL-M590 / Rapidfire plus 2 way release / with gear indicator
  • Chainset: Shimano Deore FC-M590 / 2-piece Design
  • Chainrings: 44 x 32 x 22 T
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano Cartridge / 68mm shell
  • Cassette: Shimano CS HG-50 -9 / 11-34 T
  • Chain: Shimano CN-HG53
  • Pedals: Wellgo C-128
  • Front Brake: Shimano BR-M445 Disc with 180mm rotor
  • Rear Brake: Shimano BR-M445 Disc with 160mm rotor
  • Brake Levers: Shimano BL-M445 Disc
  • Handlebars: Scott Pilot 18 Team 18mm rise / 620mm
  • Stem: Scott Comp / 4 bolt Oversize 31.8mm 1 1/8″ / 6 degrees angle
  • Headset: Ritchey OE 1 1/8″ Semi integrated 44/50mm
  • Grips:
  • Rims: Alex XC-44 Disc / 32H / Eyelets / white
  • Front Hub: Scott Team Disc CL
  • Rear Hub: Shimano FH-RM 65-CL
  • Front Spokes: Stainless Black 15G / 1.8mm
  • Rear Spokes: Stainless Black 15G / 1.8mm
  • Front Tyre: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 26 x 2.1 50EPI / Performance Series
  • Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 26 x 2.1 50EPI / Performance Series
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Scott Contessa
  • Seatpost: Scott Comp, 31.6mm
  • Seat Binder:
  • Weight: 12.60 kg / 27.75 lbs approx
  • Colour:
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