Scott Spark 30 2011 Mountain Bike

Scott Spark 30 Overview

Get ready to tackle some seriously treacherous terrain because the Scott Spark 30 mountain bike is here and ready to roll in its 2011 revamped edition. With a heritage of light, speedy bikes coming before, can this latest edition live up to the promises of the past or is this sequel an outright failure?

You can buy an entry level mountain bike for less than the cost of a weekly shop, but the only way to get the kind of long lasting, high performance bike that is required for more serious fun is to take some time and choose something with the credentials and price point that indicates its heritage and capabilities. The Scott Spark 30 2011 is just such a creature, but being hyperbolic about it in a vague way is not necessarily helpful, so let us try and get under its skin.

What makes the Scott Spark 30 mountain bike special is its lightness, which in turn translates into serious speed. You might think that this comes at the cost of handling or ruggedness, but this is simply not the case. It can take shocks in an impressive manner and its extra travel compared to rivals mean that it is also able to provide a relatively smooth ride, which might be important to some more than others. Overall a well made, much loved range returns for another year of success.

Scott Spark 30 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: DT Swiss M210/Air/Rebound adjustable with Lockout
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX / FC-M661-10 / 34.9mm clamp
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M773 SGS Shadow Type
  • Number of Gears: 30
  • Shifters: Shimano SLX SL-M660-10 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 Cartridge shell 73mm
  • Cassette: Shimano SLX CS-M660-10, 11-36 tooth
  • Chain: Shimano CN-HG74
  • Pedals: Shimano PD-M520 Clipless pedal
  • Front Brake: Avid Elixir R with 185mm rotor
  • Rear Brake: Avid Elixir R with 160mm rotor
  • Brake Levers: Avid Elixir R
  • Handlebars: Scott Pilot 15 Comp, Double butted 15mm rise, 640mm
  • Stem: Scott Comp 4-bolt
  • Headset: Ritchey Pro 1 1/8″ semi integrated 44/50mm
  • Grips: Scott Lock-ons
  • Rims: DT Swiss XR30 Disc 28H
  • Front Hub: DT Swiss XR30 Disc IT
  • Rear Hub: DT Swiss XR30 Disc IT
  • Front Spokes: DT Swiss Champion Black 1.8mm
  • Rear Spokes: DT Swiss Champion Black 1.8mm
  • Front Tyre: Schwalbe Rocket Ron EVO 26×2.25 127EPI Kevlar Bead, Tubeless ready, pace star compound
  • Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Rocket Ron EVO 26×2.25 127EPI Kevlar Bead, Tubeless ready, pace star compound
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Selle Italy Scott Custom, FEC rails
  • Seatpost: Scott RC 03-60 34.9mm
  • Seat Binder:
  • Weight: 11.30 kg / 24.89 lbs approx