N1no Schurter – The Hunt For Glory – Bonkers cross training

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Nino schurter, scott sports, hunt for glory
XC racing is no longer a few laps of a field. Those are real rocks!

Nino Schurter is known as one of the most technically adept cross country racers these days. Cross country has become more and more technical over the years, where shorter loops are raced at high intensity with no chance of recovery.

Nino schurter, scott sports, hunt for glory
It might look silly, but you’ve got to do some of this
Nino schurter, scott sports, hunt for glory
…and this…
Nino schurter, scott sports, hunt for glory
…to achieve some of this

As well as working on his cycling skills and his fitness, Nino has a punishing program of gym work to keep him in top shape through the winter. It’s not just weights – it’s all sorts of bonkers multi-stressing exercises designed to work the core, mind, co-ordination and recovery. Try it sometime, eh?


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Chipps

Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (5)

    I’ve just done TWO circuits exactly like this – Then I woke up and had my Weetabix.

    Who’s this Noneno? Was he not the wee robot in Ulysses 2086?

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