Epic Bike Check: Nino Schurter's Scott Spark RC
Nino Schuter's Scott Spark RC 900:
- FrameScott Spark RC 900 Carbon HMX SL Custom
- ForkRockShox SID Ultimate Carbon
- ShockRockShox Nude RLC3
- Remote LockoutScott TwinLoc
- WheelsDT Swiss XMC 1200 Spline Carbon 30MM, 29″
- TyresMaxxis Aspen 2.25 EXO TR
- Handlebar and StemSyncros Fraser IC SL Nino Edition
- GripSyncros Silicon
- HeadsetSyncros Pro
- Top CapSyncros XR Computer Mount
- SeatpostRockShox Reverb AXS 100mm
- SaddleSyncros Tofino 1.0
- BrakesSRAM Level Ultimate Blackbox
- Brake rotorsSRAM CLX 160mm
- ShifterSRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
- Rear derailleurSRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
- CassetteSRAM XX1 Eagle
- Crank armsSRAM XX1 Eagle with Quarq power meter
- ChainringSRAM 36T
- Chain GuideSyncros
- Bottom BracketSRAM Dub
- PedalsRitchey WCS V6
- Bottle cagesTopeak Shuttle carbon with Race Rocket pump
- ComputerGarmin Edge 130
Although Schurter has been testing the SRAM Eagle AXS electronic and wireless drivetrain for some time, 2019 is the first year he will be racing the retail ready product. The XX1 Eagle AXS wireless shifter and electronic-shifting rear derailleur are the brain behind the new shifting system. Schurter has been known to ride a 38T chainring for shorter races but in the multi-stage Cape Epic he has elected to race with a 36T chainring, with a Quarq power meter.
The RockShox Reverb is also a new AXS product with electronic wireless actuation of the dropper seatpost. Schurter's mechanic has placed a blip button in the left silicone grip allowing him to easily activate the dropper post. A wire runs from the blip into the frame along the brake hose where it connects to a blip box for transmitting the signal to the dropper seatpost.
The fork and shock are supplied by the team sponsor, RockShox. The RockShox shock uses the NUDE technology that Scott favours for their three-position TwinLoc lockout system. The fork appears to be something new from RockShox, the label reads SID Ultimate. The team was shy on information about this model but we are speculating that it might be an upgraded model on the SID World Cup.
Schurter rides his signature Syncros Fraser handlebar and stem combination. The handlebar and stem are integrate into a single carbon component. The cockpit is finished off with a Syncros top cap for mounting Nino's Garmin bike computer and Sahmurai Sword bar end caps concealing tyre plugs. SRAM's Level Ultimate brakes are charged with the task of slowing down the world's fastest cross country rider.