1. Frame: Scott Spark 900, Carbon
Fiber, 100mm Travel, 29”
"The bike is so light and handles amazingly well. It is very stiff when you're pedaling but forgiving when pounding downhill.
It's a pure race machine."
2. Fork: RockShox RS1, 100mm
"This fork is incredible. It maximizes
stiffness while cornering and is buttery
3. Tires: Maxxis Ikon, 3C/EXO/TR,
"I have been training on these tires in
the rugged Tucson terrain. They provide
awesome traction, but, most important in
the unforgiving desert, they are very punc-ture-resistant. I will also race this tire in a
lighter casing at select courses."
4. Tubeless system: Stan's NoTubes
"The Maxxis tires set up tubeless with
Stan's sealant work great. It is pretty much
the standard now for cross-country-style
5. Rims: SRAM Rise 60 wheels
"The wheels are very stiff and light. It's
easy to get tires to mount up tubeless with
these rims as well."
6. Spokes: Stainless steel Solo
spokes. The spokes are Sapim
CX-Sprint straight-pull black spokes
(294mm). The wheels use Solo Spoke
technology, which means there is
only one spoke length used for the
7. Front hub: SRAM Rise 60 hub
"Very predictable steering with the RS-1
8. Rear hub: SRAM Rise 60 hub
"Great engagement with the SRAM
Double-Time Ratchet System."
9. Brakes: SRAM Guide Ultimate;
160mm Centerline rotors
"These brakes are incredible—very
light, great modulation and very easy to
activate. These brakes are so easy to
engage, your hands never get tired."
10. Handlebar: Truvativ Noir T30
Flat Bar, 10-degree sweep, 700mm
"Comfortable hand position and great
control. Of course, they are light as well."
11. Bottom bracket: SRAM PressFit GXP
12. Grips: ESI
13. Cranks: Quark XX1, 175mm
"They are very stiff, so all your power goes
directly to propelling you forward. They are
also very durable, so you don't have to worry
about rough terrain."
14. Chainring: SRAM XX1, X-Sync,
Direct Mount, 34T
"The XX1 drivetrain has revolutionized
mountain biking. It eliminates the front
derailleur and dropped chains."
Todd Wells and his
Scott Spark 900