Nino’s Custom World Champs Bike

On Saturday, N1NO not only wants to win his 7th Rainbow Jersey, he wants to give it his all in front of his home crowd and once more prove to the world that he is the dominating force in mountain biking: “World Championships on home soil is going to be a true highlight of my career. I hope I can deliver what everyone is expecting from me. All the preparation went 100% according to plan so far, which makes me confident to deliver on Saturday”, N1NO says.

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.

The Cockpit: 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.

The frame: 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.

Brakes: 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.

The Fork: 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.


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