Mountain bikes are better than they ever have been. Even in the span of five years, mountain bikes climb and descend better than ever, and are designed to be even more confidence-inspiring regardless of terrain. This is more true on mid-level mountain bikes like the 2020 SCOTT Spark 920. With a lightweight carbon frame, wide-range SRAM Eagle drivetrain, and loads of grip, the Spark 920 is an excellent trail companion.
The Spark 920 starts life with SCOTT’s HMF carbon fiber frame and alloy swingarm. SCOTT then employs their TwinLoc suspension remote lever, which allows the bike to change between three unique suspension settings (full travel, traction mode, lockout) based on terrain. This isn’t just a three-position lockout; the traction mode closes an air chamber in the rear shock and changes its overall spring rate, and firms up the spring rate of the fork as well. Traction mode overall steepens the bike’s seat tube angle, raises the bottom bracket, and brings the front wheel in closer to allow for an extremely efficient climber without sacrificing suspension on the descent.
The Spark also receives an upgraded 44mm-offset fork for greater stability at high speeds and clearance for up to a 29 x 2.6” tire. There’s also slack 67.2-degree head tube angle, long reach, and a just-right bottom bracket height. It corners well, and it feels superbike-quick when climbing, translating every bit of effort into forward momentum.
The 2020 SCOTT Spark 910 is the Spark in full glory, just as SCOTT imagined it. A SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain pairs to a Fox 34 SC Performance 120mm fork, Fox NUDE EVOL 120mm rear shock, and Syncros Duncan 2.0 dropper seatpost. Shimano offers their Shimano SLX M7100 brakes, Syncros contribute their Syncros Silverton 2.5 alloy wheelset and provide their best alloy handlebar, stem, and saddle. The bike is available in four sizes (S-XL) and weighs in at 27.6 lbs.
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