Bike Check: Nino Schurter's Scott Spark RC 900

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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