October 18, 2014
Flickable, Shifts great,
The 27.5 wheels get up to speed very fast compared to the 29er's.
Handling is spot on with far less body English needed to make snap turns, switchbacks are much more fun. Picking/ changing lines at the last second make riding faster more fun. Lofting the front tire and setting it down exactly where I need it for a different line is a breeze. I can pick lines while riding much faster, deeper into turns.
I did ride three bikes that cost over $3,000, I could not justify spending that much after riding the Spark 760
I got it on closeout for under $1500 at UBC.
It didn't cost $3500 or more so It's not way up on the cool factor :P
A great full suspension cross country/light trail bike.
But If your looking to bomb up and down double black diamond trails you should look at the Scott Genius