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  1. Grassblade23

    Grassblade23 Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Surly Karate Monkey
    I'm intrigued by the hidden shock. I'm curious about the tires, (As a fan of alliteration, my interest is nearly always piqued when Schwalbe introduces a new name.) While I would rather ride a good linkage open, I am delighted by Scott's previous cleverness WRT its funky suspension/remote setup. the frame color is boring, but the shape is pretty.

    *edit* The best benefit of hiding the shock is not having to see Fox's unmatched anodizing shades of gross Kashima. I hate that effluvia color, (And remain skeptical of its benefits,) but at least the fork stanchions and the Transfer "stanchion" match
     
  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
  3. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
  4. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29
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  5. tick

    tick Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Tick
    Current Bike:
    Process 111
    It looks like an ebike. I’ll pass.

    I want my bottom bracket/down tube joint to be quite obviously not hiding a motor. I don’t care if the finite element analysis says this will increase stiffness 1000%. This is about my dignity. If the framebuilders insist, I’ll stick with metal frames.
     
  6. mtbMike

    mtbMike iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Ibis HD5 & Ibis Ripley
    What can Brown bring for you?

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  7. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
  8. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3 & A Lizard SS
    I don't see e-bike... I see the cleanest looking full suspension bike on the planet. That probably means it's the hardest full suspension bike on the planet to work on. :p

    Yes... They acquired Bold Cycles. And it does also come in metal...

    And... Adjustable head angle with the twist of the headset cup, 2.4 tire clearance, 40 tooth chainring capability :eek:, and an integrated tool that works with all suspension bolts and axles.

    Ich liebe die Schweizer. :inlove:
     
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  9. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    But is it steel? If not, is it real? How can we trust that little bushing? :Roflmao:Roflmao:Roflmao
     
  10. mtbMike

    mtbMike iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Ibis HD5 & Ibis Ripley
    2021 Mojo4, 27.5 with 140/130 suspension, lady bought it for her road biker "partner" and luckily, things didn't work out on the dirt so after two rides, I snatched it off PB one hour after it was listed. Now to make it mine and sell off some parts.

    I think @pperrelle has turned me into an Ibis groupie.

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  11. Grassblade23

    Grassblade23 Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Surly Karate Monkey
    In spite of the fact that I'm aware steel can be un-supple and alloy can be compliant, I'm definitely a steel disciple when it comes to hardtails and full rigid/road bikes. And while I am not a carbon hater by any means, I like aluminum on my full squish. Someday I will probably try titanium, hopefully when my discretionary income has caught up with my tastes.

    I dig their bikes. They also make 2 of the last three alloy+148+Weagle link bikes, (The new Devinci Marshall being the third.)
     
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  12. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    So pretty...!
     
  13. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3 & A Lizard SS
    Looking at a gear inch calculator... A typical 32 x 10 that we humans run provides in the neighborhood of 92.4 gear inches. Jumping up to a 40 gives 115.5. Not for mere mortals. :eek:
     
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  14. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    We "mere mortals" shift gears when needed. :cool::rolleyes::thumbsup:
     
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  15. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3 & A Lizard SS
    Pretty sure they'll run it geared at the Olympics... And I'll root for the American that's riding it. If it comes down to a sprint at the end, you'll be rooting for that 40 x 1o combo, too! :p
     
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  16. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    They do this in the Olympics????:gag::facepalm::stop::stop::stop:o_Oo_O
     
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  17. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Maybe that's where the bike industry is headed? It would be quite clever, actually, to make all bikes look like e-bikes.
     
  18. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    100% this. I think it's very intentional.
     
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  19. scan

    scan iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    How is stiffness increased with this location? I'm no engineer but this doesn't seem to add to stiffness.
    BTW way Scott already has e mtn bikes.

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  20. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    They say it is because of the Trunion Mounted Shock.
     
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  21. Dirtrider....

    Dirtrider.... Well-Known Member

    Location:
    RSM
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    RSD Middle Child Ti 29er
    Sweet looking bike... my new ibis should be ready late next week... :sneaky:

    You need to add a Porkchop bag and you're all set!!
     
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  22. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Anyone here know of a fabricator who can add a widened attachment to the down tube on my FEX to make it look cool? :rolleyes:
     
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  23. Grassblade23

    Grassblade23 Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Surly Karate Monkey
    I can use some spare cardboard and packing tape to knock out something for you. You still need to find a painter that can some some rad skulls or flames, though. And you are on your own when it comes to handlebar streamers and a card for the spokes.
     
  24. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
    I look at that and see a maintenance nightmare. I don’t know how hard/easy to install but I am sure someone in the back is cussing up a storm.
     
  25. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    Not to mention on the trail pressure and rebound adjustments.... looks like a real PITA with my fat fingers to turn that rebound, not to mention just removing the Presta cap.
     
  26. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
    I didn’t even notice there was a cable in there for the lockout, another nightmare to setup. I have some fat fingers as well and wouldn’t be able to adjust anything in there.
     
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  27. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I don't know if it is hard to work on, but it certainly doesn't look easy. I also don't care what it looks like if it performs. It can even LOOK like an eBike, as long as it isn't one. Still not sure I want to give up on hard tails though.
     
  28. Derek13

    Derek13 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Derek Smith
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower
  29. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Here's another good write up: https://www.bikeradar.com/news/2022-scott-spark-rc-spark-900/

    I love the look of this bike! Kinda' don't like the proprietary stem it requires, but once I figure out a length, I don't change them. I don't think the hidden shock would be that big of a deal in the real world. The bolts holding it are accessible externally, the valve looks readily accessible, and the compression/rebound adjustments are right there. Fishing the lockout cable is probably a hassle, but no more than on a dropper. Just have to do it once a year for service, the rest of the time it's set it and forget it! For a privateer racer or marathoner that has to do their own more frequent maintenance, I could see it being a hassle. But for weekend causal rider it's fine.
     
  30. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    Scott usurps the Blahr thread?

    I’m think of how much dirt I’ve wiped off my shock stanchion, and how much I missed that ended up in my shock. Enclose the shock, issue solved.
     
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