Scott E-Aspect & E-Spark Electric Bikes

In light of the fact that Richard Branson now owns, rides and cherishes a Scott E-Aspect 920, we thought it only right to shed a little more light on Scott electric mountain bikes in general, and as to the reasons why Richard may well have chosen the Scott above any other brand.

Scott Electric Mountain Bikes

The Scott company have been around for years, since 1958 in fact. Thanks to Ed Scott, skiing was revolutionised through his invention of the first tapered, aluminium ski pole all those years ago. From that point onwards, Scott went from strength to strength. In 1978, the Company opened its European headquarters in Givisiez near Fribourd, Switzerland where it operates from today. In 2011, Scott collaborated closely with Bosch regarding the development of electric bikes, and became the first company to offer a stylistically oriented and easy to operate E-Bike system. The range of Scott electric mountain bikes soon followed, and has evolved and developed year on year.

All Scott electric mountain bikes use the Bosch Performance Motor.

Hard Tail

Scott refer to their hard tail range of electric bikes as ‘E-Aspect‘ followed by a series of numbers that denote wheel size and spec. For example, the bike that Mr Branson rides is a Scott E-Aspect 920 – the ‘920’ element denoting that the bike is a 29er with ’20’ spec. Also within the range is a smaller wheel size 650b version, available in TWO different spec levels as a 650b, either a ’10 or a ’20’. The numbers that define the wheel size and spec level would be ‘710’ & ‘720’. So for example, the Scott E-Aspect 710 is the same basic specification (geometry, etc.) as the Scott E-Aspect 720 but has superior spec levels.

Also available is the Scott E-Aspect Contessa 720 that has a ‘feminine’ geometry.

Both E-Aspect 710 & 720 models sport high standards of equipment, but differ in the following way:

Feature E-Aspect 710 E-Aspect 720
Gearing Shimano XT RD-M781 SGS 10 Speed Shimano Deore RD-M610-L GS 10 Speed
Forks FOX 32 Float Evolution Air with CTD Rock Shox XC30 27.5″ Solo Air Poploc/Lockout
Brakes Shimano BR-M505 Hydraulic Disc Shimano BR-M447 Hydraulic Disc
Rims Alex X37 Syncros X37
Weight 18.58 kg 19.70 kg

Full Suspension

Scott refer to their full suspension range of electric bikes as ‘E-Spark‘ followed by a series of numbers that denote wheel size and spec level in the same way as it does for their E-Aspect range. The E-Spark doesn’t come as a 29″ option, but it does come in two spec levels, the Scott E-Spark 710 and the Scott E-Spark 720:

Feature E-Spark 710 E-Spark 720
Gearing Shimano XT RD-M786 GS Shadow Plus Shimano Deore RD-M615 GS Shadow Plus
Forks FOX 32 Float Evolution Air with CTD Rock Shox XC30 27.5″ Solo Air Poploc/Lockout
Rear Suspension Fox Nude X-Fusion 02
Brakes Shimano BR-M447 Hydraulic Disc Shimano BR-M447 Hydraulic Disc
Rims Syncros X37 Syncros X37
Weight 20.6 kg 20.7 kg

Hopefully, that’s provided a little more information on the range of Scott electric mountain bikes!