- The wider hub spacing of the Spark 720+ (known as Boost) creates a stronger wheel. Again, Boost spacing is becoming the new norm, and having a Boost compatible frame will allow for upgrades, as well as offer up a stronger wheel for increased durability. This technology has been pioneered by SRAM, so you’re practically guaranteed to have Boost compatible components and parts available for years to come.
- The parts spec on the Spark 720+ is extremely good, and well thought out. With Shimano brakes, a 1x11 SRAM drivetrain and Fox suspension, the build uses the best of available technologies, focusing on the quality of every component in the system to create a bike that performs well under all riding conditions.
- And finally, the alloy frame creates a more durable bike for Texas riders. Yes… We’re saying it. We generally recommend alloy framed mountain bikes to our customers, simply because the trails here are so rocky. If you’ve ever knocked a boulder into the bottom of your downtube, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about. Today’s carbon mountain bikes are wonders of technology, and pretty dang tough, but the majority of our customers prefer the extra piece of mind an alloy frame can provide. Kicking up a rock and cracking a chainstay is certainly not something covered under any bicycle manufacturers warranty program.
For these reasons, we think the Spark 720+ is a pretty stellar buy for Texas riders. Plus, that mango color…
Call John, over at our Austin store, or swing by any of our other locations to learn more about the 720+. This is a quality product with a long list of race proven technologies that we’ll be happy to talk you through.