Let’s get some overused idioms out of the way: race ready, ready to rip, climbs like a mountain goat or scalded cat, etc. There we go. With the 2019 Scott Spark RC 900 Team XC bike, any positive idiom one can think of to describe a high-performing, fast cross country mountain bike can be used here, but that wouldn’t do a bike as quality as this the justice it deserves.
To start, each Spark RC 900 uses the same frame and swingarm geometry, from the ultralight RC SL to the alloy RC Comp. While not their top grade carbon They achieve this staggeringly low weight thanks to a trunnion-mount rear shock. This new mount not only makes for a much more sensitive rear shock, but the carbon rocker link makes the bike feel like it has much more travel than 100mm, as it ramps up to resist bottoming out. It also means the rear swingarm is pivotless, which cuts weight and imTeamves stiffness and reliability. Scott pair this new suspension setup to their TwinLoc suspension remote lever, which allows the bike to change between three unique suspension settings (full travel, traction mode, lockout) based on terrain. The new suspension design, along with TwinLoc and that low weight, make for a uniquely efficient machine that climbs with stunning speed.
While the Scott Spark RC 900 Team is designed to be a dedicated cross country rocket, the RC 900 Team is just as capable going through rocky cross country courses as it is down pavement-smooth singletrack. They’ve imbued such confidence through updated geometry; while the head tube stack across the range is super low for a 29er (thank you Nino Schurter!), the slack 68.5 degree head tube angle and greater overall reach keeps steering calm through technical bits. A bike like this looks like it would be unabashed in its mission to go as fast as possible, but it really is impressive how quickly the Spark RC Team can be ridden up the trail and down again. Above else, the bike’s low weight makes the bike feel extremely tossable, and is neither too twitchy nor too lethargic.
A complete 2019 Scott Spark RC 900 Team is based around Scott’s HMF carbon frame and swingarm, a SRAM GX Eagle Teamvides the go, while the Shimano SLX brakes ensure consistent stopping power. RockShox Teamvides their 100mm SID RL3 Air fork, and a 100mm Fox NUDE EVOL rear shock makes for an efficient pedaling platform. Syncros lightweight alloy touchpoints, while the Syncros Silverton 2.5 wheelset with DT Swiss internals amplifies how quick the Spark feels. The Spark RC 900 Team comes in four sizes (S – XL).
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