Thrill seekers are always asking to go faster and with the Scott Spark 20 mountain bike this is definitely the purpose; a lightweight carbon frame, race-ready bike and killer looks are more than enough to persuade the casual observer that this is a bike that means business.

While the need for speed is definitely going to be a personality trait of potential Scott Spark owners, this is not just limited to head-on downhill dashes. I like the fact that the 110mm of rear travel is available, but even better is the fact that you do not have to stick with this maximum at all times thanks to an adjustable feature which can put the bike in traction mode and limit its travel to 80mm. I also appreciate that a lot of work must have gone into making sure that the ride and handling do not have to butt heads at every turn, resulting in a rather refined mountain bike from what might otherwise have been a snarling, snaggle-toothed monster of a bike.

You do not get a particularly wide choice when it comes to colour. As the paraphrased old saying goes, you can have any combination of colours as long as it’s black, and white. If you like your tones muted and are more interested in engineering achievements than aesthetics then the Scott Spark 20 2011 mountain bike will be a good choice.

Scott Spark 20 Specifications

  • Frame: Scott Spark Carbon Mainframe IMP technology HMF NET, 6061 Alloy custom butted swingarm with replaceable hanger, sealed aircraft bearings, Optimised SLS kinematic, 110mm rear travel
  • Front Fork: Fox 32 F120RL, Airspring, Rebound adjustable, Lockout, Quad tapered lowers, 120mm travel
  • Rear Shock: Scott Nude TC, 3 modes Lockout, Traction Control, All Travel Ball joints, Rebound adjustable
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano XT / FD-M771-10 / 34.9mm clamp
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M773 SGS Shadow Type
  • Number of Gears: 30
  • Shifters: Shimano XT Sl-M770-10 Rapidfire Plus 2 way release with gear indicator
  • Chainset: Shimano XT / FC-M770-10 / Hollowtech II
  • Chainrings: 42A x 32A x 24A T
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB92 integrated shell 89.5mm
  • Cassette: Shimano XT CS-M771-10, 11-36 tooth
  • Chain: Shimano CN-HG74
  • Pedals: not included
  • Front Brake: Avid Elixir R Carbon with 185mm rotor
  • Rear Brake: Avid Elixir R Carbon with 160mm rotor
  • Brake Levers: Avid Elixir R carbon
  • Handlebars: Ritchey Carbon Pro, 18mm Rise, 640 mm
  • Stem: Scott Pro 4 bolt, Oversize 31.8mm, 1 1/8″, 6 degree angle
  • Headset: Ritchey Pro 1 1/8″ semi integrated 44/50mm
  • Grips: Scott Lock-ons
  • Rims: DT Swiss XR20 Disc 28H, Tubeless ready
  • Front Hub: DT Swiss XR20 Disc IT, Ratchet Wheelmounting System, Quick Release
  • Rear Hub: DT Swiss XR20 Disc IT, Ratchet Wheelmounting System, Quick Release
  • Front Spokes: DT Swiss Super Comp black
  • Rear Spokes: DT Swiss Super Comp black
  • Front Tyre: Schwalbe Rocket Ron EVO 26×2.25 127EPI Kevlar Bead, Tubeless ready
  • Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Rocket Ron EVO 26×2.25 127EPI Kevlar Bead, Tubeless ready
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Selle Italy SLR Team Edition, Vancx rails
  • Seatpost: Scott RC 03-60 34.9mm
  • Seat Binder:
  • Weight: 11.10 kg / 24.45 lbs approx
  • Colour: Black and White
  • Extra Features: