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Nobody could argue calling this bike the fastest in the world, underneath its owner it’s the undisputed number one proven by the Palmares displayed along the top tube, though there’s still space for at least one more. Nino Schurter has won the 2018 World Cup series finishing a perfect season winning each and every World Cup round, on this very bike.

Nino’s Scott Spark RC 900 is a real beauty, with amazing finishing touches and attention to detail everywhere you look.

We’ll let the pictures do the talking.

Medium frame Scott Spark RC 900, the ultra-light 29er XC race bike with 100mm of travel controlled by the Twinloc remote lever.

Nino in the rocks of Nove Mesto. Photo – Armin Kuestenbrueck/Red Bull.

The Champion alright…

Nino doing his thing in the final World Cup of the 2018 season, Val di Sole, Italy. Photo – Bartek Wolinski/Red Bull.

A 38 tooth SRAM Eagle chainring would be too hard to push for you, or I.

A neat touch, the little Nino character tucked away behind the seat tube.

That is right, only 9.38kg as seen here.

Nino swapped to a 29″ wheel Spark and Scale mid last year ahead of the Rio Olympics, which he won. He’s never raced a 27.5″ Spark since. A 90mm stem with massive negative rise helps the position he needs.

Slammed enough?

The move from DT Swiss to a complete SRAM bike meant RockShox for the champ.

The Twinloc lever toggles the rear shock travel amount, lock and also the fork compression adjustment with one lever.

A de-stickered FOX Nude shock is not an ideal scenario for the SRAM rider, though RockShox would surely be developing a shock to suit the bike.

DT Swiss carbon wheels with gold spoke nipples, so trick.

Gold SRAM XX1 drivetrain, of course.

2.1″ Maxxis Aspen tyres.

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