Weighed & Photo’d – 2012 Scott Spark Full Suspension Mountain Bikes

2012 Scott Spark carbon fiber 29er weight for large size bike

A few weeks back, Scott unveiled their 2012 Spark full suspension mountain bikes. The new model introduced some new suspension technology (dual travel adjust/lockout for front and rear simultaneously) and an all-new 29er model for their flagship suspended XC race bike.

Now, we’ve got our first closeup look at the bike and our handy Park Tools scale on hand. Above, the size Large 29er weighs in at 23lbs 3oz. If you want to get particular, note that some of these were weighed with a Scott carbon bottle cage.

We’ve got much more coming later tonight…stay tuned. Now, it’s off to ride one!

UDPATE: More models and sizes added after the break…

2012 Scott Spark carbon fiber 29er weight for medium size bike

The Medium Spark 29er carbon comes in just 3oz lighter at 23lbs even.

2012 Scott Spark carbon fiber 26-inch weight for large size bike

2012 Scott Spark carbon 26-inch weight for a size Large is 21lbs 10oz.

2012 Scott Spark carbon fiber 26-inch weight for medium size bike

The medium carbon Spark 26″ was 21lbs 5oz.

2012 Scott Spark aluminum 29er weight for medium sized bike with non-official component spec

They had the alloy frames on display, too, but they weren’t spec’d properly as you’ll find them on the showroom floor. The main differences here are the cockpit pieces…the X7/X9 spec’d 40 model isn’t going to come with Ritchey’s WCS stem, carbon post and carbon handlebar. The wheels might not be quite official spec either, but could be (DT Swiss All Mountain). At any rate, this Medium 29er weighed in at just 25lbs 4oz, which, if nothing else, shows that even the alloy Sparks can be built up pretty light with smart component selection.

2012 Scott Spark aluminum 26 inch weight for medium sized bike with non-official component spec

Same spec story on this one, especially with the wheels. At this price point (X7/X9 drivetrain), there’s no way it’s coming with DT Swiss Tricon wheels or the Ritchey cockpit. Regardless, this one weighed in at a mere 23lbs 12oz.

Detail frame shots coming later this week, Scott’s keeping us pretty busy riding!


CasteelG - 07/12/11 - 12:19am

Heavier than an S-Works Epic 29er.

Does it not come spec’d with carbon rims?

Great looking bike, regardless.

Ronald - 07/14/11 - 3:15pm

In an earlier post on the Spark 29er, it was shown with some DT XCR 1??? wheels, so it very well could be that it’ll have carbon rims.

But something to keep in mind is that the Scott coming with off-the-shielf cranks, stem, seatpost, etc and it is just a little heavier.

dave - 07/19/11 - 3:44pm

Why there is a Specialized Epic in the Background? mhhh…

RJ - 10/17/11 - 10:23pm

the epic is there because somebody brought it into the shop. the brain wasnt working correctly.

Frank - 05/11/12 - 6:36pm

Bottom line:
If they’re not the right spec then its not a good source of info really is it.
Any bike will be lighter with a $1,000 set of wheels, not to mention seat posts and stems.
Thanks for the pics tho.

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