Gallery: Nino Schurter's Scott Spark RC 900 Gold Edition
On the back of an Olympic Gold Medal and an XC World Championship, Nino Schurter’s 2017 race season has started with a bang, with the Swiss rider bagging wins at Cape Epic and the first round of the World Cup in the Czech Republic — his 21st World Cup win in total.
Just before the Olympics last year, Scott redesigned the Spark from the ground up, and with the accolades the bike has already earned, it’s clear the Swiss brand got something right.
For his 2017 World Cup debut, Schurter was riding a special ‘Gold Edition’ of the Spark RC 900.
The frame is made with Scott’s top-end HMX carbon and each of Schurter’s World Championships, and his Olympic win, are commemorated along the top tube — if he keeps on the same track, he’s going to need to start riding a bigger frame.
Schurter’s team switched from DT Swiss to Rockshox this year. But that looks like a Fox shock to usJochen Haar / Scott Sports
This year Schurter’s team has a new title sponsor (Scott-SRAM), and has swapped from DT Swiss to RockShox suspension.
At the front, Schurter is running the new 100mm Sid WC fork complete with a carbon crown and tapered steerer tube. However, with the Spark’s new Trunnion Mount rear suspension design, the Swiss rider is running what appears to be a de-stickered Fox shock.
Being that Schurter’s bike is a ‘Gold Edition’, SRAM’s XX1 Eagle drivetrain is very fitting, but the gold doesn’t stop there. His DT 240 hubs get a bit of bling, as do the wheels, only marked with a DT Swiss decal, and #Goldstandard — though we believe they’re the latest DT Swiss XMC 1200 Spline Carbon 29 rims.
It seems Ritchey has missed an opportunity to complete the motif by not commissioning a gold set of Ritchey WCS v6 for this ride.
Schurter has swapped Ritchey finishing kit for Syncros this year, and his bike sees a Syncros XR1.0 SL Carbon saddle, which of course says Schurter’s name in gold, as well as an extremely aggressive -25-degree stem that would be near impossible for a mere human to comfortably ride with.
Yup, that’s what a -25-degree stem looks likeJochen Haar / Scott Sports
Frame: Scott Spark RC 900 Carbon HMX SL Custom
Fork: Rockshox SID World Cup Carbon / Charger Black Box Damper / Boost / 100mm
Rearshock: Rockshox Deluxe Black Box / 100mm
Remote: SCOTT TwinLoc
Stem: Syncros XR1.5
Handlebar: Syncros FL1.0 SL Carbon T-Bar
Seatpost: Syncros FL1.0 SL Carbon
Saddle: Syncros XR1.0 SL Carbon
Grip: Syncros Foam
Pedals: Ritchey WCS v6
Rear: Derailleur SRAM XX1 Eagle
Shifter: SRAM XX1 Eagle
Crankset: SRAM XX1 Carbon Eagle
Chain: SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold
Cassette: SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold / 10-52T
Brakes: SRAM Level Ultimate
Wheels: DT Swiss XMC 1200 Spline Carbon 29”
Tyres: Maxxis Aspen 2.25 x 29
Bottle: Cage Topeak shuttle cage carbon
Check out the gallery at the top to see more of the world champ’s race bike.