Straight from winning the UCI MTB World Cup XC race in Windham, Nino Schurter’s Scott Spark is in prime position on the Scott booth.
Interestingly Schurter has chosen the 27.5in-wheeled Scott Spark to race in preference to the Scale 27.5 carbon hardtail. The Spark is kitted out with DT Swiss suspension, tailor-made DT Swiss carbon tubular-rimmed wheels, and SRAM XX1 with Avid XX brakes.
Tyre tread on the Dugast tubs is fairly minimal for maximum speed, letting skilled handling take care of the rest.
A 38T front chainring provides the power on the 1×11 set up, with a minimalist chain keeper for a bit of security.
It’s nice to see team bikes still coated in race, erm, dust.
An X313 carbon-bodied rear shock with lockout takes care of rear suspension.
If you’re aiming to shave every last gram off the bike why bother with a top bearing cover on your headset?
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