[Bike Check] Brendog’s Custom SCOTT SPARK 700

[Bike Check] Brendog’s Custom SCOTT SPARK 700


Brendan Fairclough happened to be in town for a day passing through Santa Cruz en route to Rampage.  After a quick shred with him in the morning, we figured that we may as well nab some photos of his rad new Scott Spark 700.  He’s definitely running a bit of an unconventional setup, but clearly it’s working out for him…

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Brendog is running the Spark 700 Plus Tuned frame; it’s meant for 29″ or 27.5″ Plus wheels but being the unconventional type, he runs standard 27.5″ wheels on this frame to get a freakishly low bottom bracket.  The frame has 130mm of rear travel, but he runs a 150mm travel FOX 36 up front to being the front end up, slacken it out a bit and make the bike a bit more aggressive.  Interesting setup for sure.

_IMC2292Deity cockpit – Black Label handlebar.  All black of course.

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And a Deity Cavity 50mm stem.

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Shimano XTR Di2 drivetrain.

_IMC2295Nice, clean routing with the electronic cable passing through the derailleur hanger.

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Fox EVOL Nude DPS out back with an internally routed lockout option going from inside the downtube straight to the shock.

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Brendog doesn’t use the lockout, but this is a better view of the porting/connection.

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Shimano XTR levers…

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…and Saint Calipers.

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Brendog’s signature DMR Deathgrips in Slim/Soft/Gum.  Good luck finding them.  Especially if you live in Europe.  Dialed lever for the FOX Transfer post._IMC2286 Fox Transfer post – 150mm travel._IMC2285Syncros saddle with Carbon rails to save a little weight.

_IMC2289DMR Brendog signature Vault Pedals.

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DT Swiss XMC 1200 wheels.  Boost spacing, carbon rims – surprisingly tough._IMC2302Straight pull spokes coming from the DT Swiss 240S hubs.

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Schwalbe Dirty Dan up front – trimmed down center knobs._IMC2307 Side knobs knocked clean off._IMC2296Schwalbe Magic Mary out back with LOADS of clearance.
_IMC2298 Some velcro on the chainstays to keep things running quiet._IMC2305

The linkage can be tightened with the T25 Torx that snaps into the rear axle. Nifty._IMC2283The Spark is super beefy down low and rather lean up top.  Brendog is loving it so we’ll try to line one up for test soon.

www.scott-sports.com
www.ridefox.com
www.dmrbikes.com
www.troyleedesigns.com
www.deitycomponents.com
www.schwalbetires.com
www.shimano.com


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