MTB Worlds Calling on N1NO's Home Soil
"I’m super familiar with the track here in Lenzerheide which I’m loving. My SCOTT Spark 900 RC World Cup is specifically tuned for this kind of conditions. Now having the World Cup Champion title under my belt and winning Gold with the Swiss team in the Team Relay is already something significant in the books. From now it’s all about defending my World Champion title“, Nino continues.
The Men's Elite race will take place Saturday, 3.30 pm CET. Athletes will have to race 7 laps; 4.2km per round (188m of climbing). Lenzerheide expects 15.000 spectators.
N1NO Schurter's Spark RC 900 Special Edition for Lenzerhheide
Nino Schurter rides one of the lightest, stiffest and fastest bikes available on the market, the Spark RC 900 World Cup. This 9.86 kg (incl. pedlas) race-dedicated full-suspension weapon is bred to win. For the UCI Worlds at Lenzerheide, SCOTT and Sram's designers worked together on a Swiss Army Knife style race design with tons of nice details.
Nino runs a 90mm stem-handle bar combo. The Fraser iC SL has a negative rise of -25° to keep the handlebars really low. The negative combo maximizes the advantages of Nino’s aggressive riding position. The pedals are Ritchey’s WCS V6.
N1NO's cockpit is all about integration and optimiziation. The front with its Syncros Fraser iC SL stem-handle bar combo not only is a true eye-catcher, even more with its red and white design; it also saves a precious 49 grams. SCOTT's proprietary TwinLoc enables N1NO to lock both Shock and fork for better climbing. A smoothly integrated Syncros mount for his Garmin device tops off the overall look.
The benchmark weight of 1779g (incl. shock and hardware) of the team's Spark RC 900 was not only achieved by utilizing the lightest and most exclusive HMX carbon fibers but also thanks to our sophisticated carbon lay-up process. The frame is made of 752 single carbon layers, all put together by hand. The heart of the frame is the Trunnion mount: the shock body extends between the two lower mounting bolts which results in more stroke for the same eye to eye length. The shorter shock enables a very compact frame and shock package, which integrates tightly to the seat tube.
The drive train
The SRAM XX1 Eagle Black Box 12-speed drivetrain moves Nino up the trail. Nino normally runs a massive 38-tooth chainring, depending on the course.
The standard is a 36-tooth though but in Lenzerheide, Nino chooses a 38 ring.
Sram Level Ultimate disc brakes slow him down when it’s time to step onto the podium. Nino uses 160mm rotors on the front and rear brakes.
The Wheels & Tires
DT Swiss's super-lightweight custom-painted XMC 1200 Spline Carbon 29” is Nino's choice for Worlds. Maxxis provide the best rolling tires, Nino runs the Aspen 2.25 for minimal rolling resistance and best grip in Lenzerheide.
Keeping the ride smooth, a 100mm Rock Shox SID World Cup Carbon RL3 Charger Black Box fork is paired with a custom 3-mode rear shock via our proprietary TwinLoc Suspension System.
Saddle, Post etc… :
The Spark’s saddle, seatpost, headset, bar stem, handlebar and grips are all from the Syncros stables
Specs of the Special Edition bike here
Specs: 2018 Spark RC 900 Worldcup 9.86kg (incl. pedals) Special Edition Wolrds Lenzerheide
Frame Scott Spark RC 900 Carbon HMX SL Custom
Fork Rock Shox SID World Cup Carbon / RL3 Charger Black Box Damper / Boost 100mm
Rear Shock Black Box / 100mm
Remote SCOTT TwinLoc
Headset Syncros FL1.5 / TIB bearing
Stem Handlebar Combo Fraser iC SL Special Edition” cockpit. -25° rise, 90mm virtual stem length, cut to 680mm width, 6° backsweep, 9°upsweep.
Seatpost Syncros FL1.0 SL Carbon / 10mm seatback
Saddle Syncros XR1.0 SL Carbon (narrow)
Grip Syncros Silicone
Pedals Ritchey WCS v6
Rear Derailleur Sram XX1 Eagle Black Box
Shifter Sram XX1 Eagle Black Box
Crank Set Sram XX1 Carbon Eagle DUB 175mm Q-168mm 38T
Chain Sram XX1 Eagle Gold
Cassette Sram XX1 Eagle Gold / 10-52T
Brakes SRAM Level Ultimate
Wheels DT Swiss XRC 1200 Spline 25 Carbon 29” Worlds Secial Edition
Tubulars Maxxis Aspen 29"x2.25 170TPI EXO TR 50ml sealant
Bottle Cage Topeak shuttle cage carbon
Computer Garmin Edge 20