The two most common adjectives used to describe the 2017 Scott Spark 745 are more often than not light and fast. And here at On Your Left, we couldn’t agree more. So mush so, we have a full rental fleet ready for you to test.
The 2017 model has undergone a complete overhaul compared to its 2016 predecessor.
The most noticeable difference is in the rear shock. The new design features a new vertical shock with alloy swing arm. This design weighs have as much as the shock arm on the 2016 model. The Boost axle spacing allows for both a wider shock, and more stroke length. With half the weight gone, and a Nude Trunnion shock with 120mm of travel, this bike has no problems keeping riders in control as they fly down even the rockiest of descents. Both the front and rear suspensions feature 3 different travel modes, allowing riders to quickly lockout and climb when necessary. With this bike, there’s no excuse to not climb for your descents.
And once you reach the top of your climb?Cut that suspension loose and enjoy a grin enducing descent with the Syncros remote dropper seat post. The combination of the new suspension upgrade and the Syncros dropper post make for a more confident and controlled decent. Whether you are ascending or descending, the SRAM NX1/GX1 1×11 drivetrain promises keep your shifting smooth throughout your ride, and the Shimano hydraulic disk brakes will keep you in control when things get a little hairy. Rounding out the specs are a pair of Maxxis tubeless ready tires. If that’s not enough of an overhaul for you, the frame itself has received almost a completely new geometry. The 2017 Scott Spark 745 has a longer reach and shorter stem. It also has a lower stack, stand over height, and chainstays with a bit more slack in the head angle. All of these geometrical improvements allow for more power and more control, which, basically translates to an overall more fun experience on the trails.
The 2017 Scott Spark 745 was created for those riders looking to blur the lines between XC and Enduro. Want to put in some big miles in the woods, while at the same time destroying table tops, berms, and rollers? Then this is the bike for you.