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 Post subject: Re: Scott Spark RC 650B
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:07 pm 
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Is it possible to ride with that clearance??

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 Post subject: Re: Scott Spark RC 650B
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:22 am 
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Mads Kock wrote:
Seattube clearance fully compressed - no problem!
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Talked with the carbon/fork guy today - he suggested to try it. He would ride it!


Great! Thanks for the photos!


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 Post subject: Re: Scott Spark RC 650B
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:02 pm 
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8,87 kg complete - that's fine :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Scott Spark RC 650B
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:11 pm 
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What are those red bolts on your caliper, Aluminum?


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 Post subject: Re: Scott Spark RC 650B
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:32 am 
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Yes :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Scott Spark RC 650B
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:38 am 
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Also on the IS-PM adapter?


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 Post subject: Re: Scott Spark RC 650B
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:59 am 
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Yes - just realised that I have ti bolts on the front brake. Must change :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Scott Spark RC 650B
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:59 pm 
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What was the weight with 26" wheels?


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 Post subject: Re: Scott Spark RC 650B
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:59 pm 
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About 8,5 kg with lighter handlebars, stem and 26" wheelset.

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 Post subject: Re: Scott Spark RC 650B
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:17 pm 
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Did my first testride today with the 650B wheelset on my Scott Spark RC. It was great to be back on my fully again and the wheels felt really good. Normally I don't hope for a muddy ride but today I wished for it because I wanted to check out if there would be any clearance problems.

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If I hadn't tried 29er before I think I would have thought it was the best because it feels fine and rolls good over technical parts but it felt a bit like missing that special rolling feeling that the 29er wheels have. The handling is much better than on my 29er - maybe because my fully frame is smaller but probably also because of the wheels. Much easier to throw the bike around.

Clearance wasn't a issue even though it looks tight front and rear - didn't hear any buzzing because of mud on the tires. Have a look :-)

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I would recommend it if you have the chance!

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 Post subject: Re: Scott Spark RC 650B
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:14 pm 
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I had a "properly" sized Fisher Marlin single speed (small for my 5'5", 30" inseam). Even with a custom valved Fox RLC fork (which was amazing btw, custom valving changes everything), it felt like a garbage truck lumbering through the forest. I'd gladly take the snappier feel of the 650b even if it means I'm a little slower in rock gardens and such.


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 Post subject: Re: Scott Spark RC 650B
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:37 pm 
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Sorry to hear that your 29er didn't fit you - mine 29er is just great and I still really like it. The Spark is just more fun when it get to bumpy :-)

New handlebars and some thoughts - feel free to comment :-)
http://kockensgarage.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/its-funny-how-things-works/

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 Post subject: Re: Scott Spark RC 650B
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:32 pm 
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I have the same bike with the DT XRC 100 fork. I'm looking at trying the 650B on the front as well but with a 2.25 Rocket Ron, do you think this is possible with your fork?


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 Post subject: Re: Scott Spark RC 650B
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:17 pm 
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I'm pretty sure that a 2.25" tire will be to wide and you have to modify the brake arch on the fork but then again - I don't know how much free clearance is actually needed.

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 Post subject: Re: Scott Spark RC 650B
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:32 pm 
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After a fair deal of rides on the 27.5" wheels it's a bit hard getting used to the 29er wheels :-)

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