This is my Spark 900sl xc race bike. frame is scott's top carbon offerings in stealth black with glossy decals. If batman raced mountain bikes this is what he would ride. 100mm of fox travel front and rear with 3 stage compression damping thumb switch that use countless times every ride. 2015 will be my 3rd 900sl so I am very used to the compression switch. I use it countless rides to adapt to the terrain. It becomes an integral part of the way you ride the experience. I could not ride without it now. Single front ring 32 or 30 depending on the race terrain or distance/time. xtr brakes that are simply the best available and work like a dream. ,syncros carbon trimmings all over including the wheels. It climbs like a beast weighs 22.5lbs with a drop post, crank brothers egg beater pedals and 2.2 tubeless maxxis ikons that i use 100% of the time regardless of conditions. I may just adjust the pressure for conditions. It handles downhills exceptionally well as it's very stiff laterally and easy predictable to guide. I run a drop post 95% of the time and only take it off for long events 6-9hrs where the course is not too technical or i really want to make a weight saving. This picture was taken on stage 6 of the trans rockies new race format the singletrack 6. which was single track overload. If you like back to back insanely fun trail thats the place to be.