DECEMBER 2016 / MOUNTAIN BIKE ACTION 59
Spark 700 Plus Tuned: The plus version
of the Spark gets a beefed-up suspension
package with a 130-millimeter-travel fork
and 120 millimeters in the rear. Similar to
the rest of the line, it uses the new shock
mount and Twinloc remote to change the
suspension settings from the handlebar.
Plus for more fun: The Spark Plus gets a little more travel in the
front and a lot more fun combined with the 2.8-inch-wide tires.
We spent quite a bit of time riding this rig during our trip and
enjoyed the playful feel of this capable trailbike.
Prowl-R RS: Aside from a host of new bikes, Scott introduced
a new set of trail shoes for all-around riding. The Prowl-R uses
a two-compound rubber that lasts longer and gives riders more
traction. Scott built these shoes with a BOA closure system, scuff
guards and a fiberglass co-injected insole.
Some of the best: Crested Butte,
Colorado, is home to one of the most
organized trail networks in the country and some of the best singletrack.
The 403 and 401 are the most iconic
trails in the area and provide some
truly incredible riding experience.