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Yanick-the-Mechanic is known as one of the most skilled mechanics on the XC circuit. As the main wrench for Olympic Champion Nino Schurter, he not only services the bikes of the fastest mountain biker on the planet, but that of the fastest team on the planet. As a chief mechanic of SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing, home of Nino, Olympic Champion Jenny Rissveds, Cape Epic Champion Matthias Stirnemann and others, Yanick is in charge of no less than 55 high end SCOTT bikes. Servicing Mountain Bikes, Cross Bikes and Road Bikes at the highest level is Yanick’s daily business. Check out and learn how to make your bike a better ride with our “How To” Series.

How to Make a Mountain Bike Race Ready

Brakes, bolts, gears, wheels, suspension- when your next Marathon or Cross-Country competition is near, you’ll want your rig to be 100% ready to race! Yanick-the-Mechanic knows what is really necessary for having your bike in the best condition. Check out how SCOTT-Sram’s head mechanic gets Olympic Champion Nino Schurter’s SCOTT Spark RC 900 fine-tuned for win after win.

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How to clean a Mountain Bike

If you didn’t think that cleaning your bike was a big deal, think again. There are several little details which will make you think twice about keeping your steed in pristine condition after watching and listening what Yanick-the-Mechanic has to say about it. Check out how SCOTT-Sram’s head mechanic gets the Olympic Champion Nino Schurter’s SCOTT Spark RC 900 clean again. 

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How to build a bike

Have you ever dreamt of building your own bike? For many mountain bikers, building a bike seems to be an undoable project. But putting together a full suspension frame actually isn’t that tricky. Check out how Yanick-the-Mechanic puts together Nino Schurter’s custom World Champion Spark RC 900 World Cup.

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