Eurobike: 2015 SCOTT Spark 700 Ultimate Di2 cross country bike

Ultralight dual suspension XC bike gets high-tech makeover

27.5 Cross Country Eurobike

Eurobike Mtbr

Eurobike Scott Spark Ultimate 700

While it may not be an e-bike in the traditional sense, SCOTT’S feathery new Spark 700 Ultimate Di2 comes with a remarkable amount of high-tech electronics. Equipped with both Shimano’s XTR Di2 electronic shifting system and FOX’s iCTD electronic suspension control, the new SCOTT may be a peek into the techy future of race bikes.

Eurobike Scott Spark Ultimate 700 Multi

The Spark’s FOX-built iCTD Nude rear shock can be adjusted electronically on-the-fly (top left), using wither the FOX handlebar remote or the Shimano XTR remote, which can be programmed to control the unit as well. The XTR Di2 rear derailleur (bottom left) moves the chain across Shimano’s new 11-speed, 12-40 rear cluster. The FOX 32 Float iCTD fork (bottom right) is controlled by the three-mode remote as well.

To get to its fighting weight of 22.27-pounds, SCOTT spares no expense, opting for a pair of their on Syncros carbon wheels, a full compliment of Syncros carbon cockpit parts, a full Shimano XTR electronic grouppo and a Schwalbe Rocket Ron EVO Kevlar tires.

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This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2014 Eurobike trade show in Freidrichschafen, Germany. For more from Eurobike CLICK HERE.

About the author: Don Palermini

Chicago-born Don Palermini became a cycling-based life-form in the sixth grade after completing a family road bike tour of his home state. Three years later he bought his first mountain bike to help mitigate the city's pothole-strewn streets, and began exploring the region's unpaved roads and trails. Those rides sparked a much larger journey which includes all manner of bike racing, commuting, on- and off-road bike advocacy, and a 20-plus-year marketing career in the cycling industry that landed him at his current gig with Santa Cruz bicycles. Now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, his four favorite words in the English language are "breakfast served all day," together in that order.

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  • Steve says:

    12-40 cassette? Assuming that’s a typo

  • Hurricane Jeff says:

    12-40 cassette is a typo, should be 11-40. Nice bike, I like Scott, especially the 27.5″ offerings. As far as electronic shifting goes, I’ll wait for SRAM to produce the wireless XX1 group, if they ever do….which I’m sure they will by 2016 or sooner.

  • Boris Lissanevitch says:

    Hi there,
    I wanted to ask what size ranges are available?
    Also gun metal finish and what finishes could one place order with? basically all list of possible options, for upgrade and else would be kindly appreciated.
    Many Thanks guys,
    Kind Regards,

  • mort brkr says:

    So…why is Scott so hard to find their msrp??? What is the big secret? Love that they list weights…this bike is nasty (sweet).

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