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Old 08-14-09, 11:23 AM   #1
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Scott Spark 50

http://scottusa.com/gb_en/product/2413/16088/spark_50

I have searched the forum and did not find much on this subject. I am a roadie looking to do a little cross over, nothing too radical just a little trail riding and probably not much more as tearing down a loose rocky incline scares the hell out of me. Would the components be comparable to say a Shimano 105 or better? I like the rear and front travel this seems to be more than adequate. I am 5' 10" and around 200 pounds. Would I be correct in leaning toward the medium frame? I can pick up this new for $1350. Any feed back would be much appreciated.
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Old 08-14-09, 11:36 AM   #2
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I just picked up a Scott Spark a couple of weeks ago. Had it out a few times and I'm impressed with it so far.



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Old 08-14-09, 11:53 AM   #3
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Whether the components are equivalent to 105 is kinda pointless. But yes, they are good quality parts in the middle of the spectrum. The Deore shifters are sorta like 105: durable and they work well, but slightly heavy and not quite as smooth as the higher-end models. The XT RD is more like Ultegra: excellent quality, price and design, but not as expensive or exotic as XTR (think Dura-Ace). The level goes something like this: Deore, LX (or SLX), XT, XTR.

The components you have are good value, and should work well. I really like the Recon fork too. Nice and light, and will handle your XC applications well.
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Old 08-14-09, 03:22 PM   #4
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seems like some bang for your buck there.
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