Nino Schurter's Spark for Cape Epic 2022: Yanic explains its set-up in detail
The new Scott Spark already knows what it's like to win a World Championship and a European Championship, but its set-up for a race like the Cape Epic is a little different to what Nino Schurter would ride in a World Cup. Here, Nino's own mechanic explains in detail the set up of the bike with which Schurter will try to win this edition of the Cape Epic along with his teammate Lars Forster.
Remember that the Cape Epic 2022 can be watched live, here we tell you how to do it.
Nino Schurter's Scott Spark for Cape Epic 2022
At first glance there are two things that catch our attention, the first is that it seems that he will compete with the black and green model that we saw last year and not with the world champion special edition that he presented a few days ago, although that could change in the last hours. And the second is that now it seems that Nino Schurter will mount two bottle cages on the Spark.
The possibility of mounting two bottle cages is one of the new features of this latest version and it was something that the fans had been asking Scott for a long time. Although Nino used only one bottle cage in the last Tankwa Trek, for the Cape Epic he will use two, they will be from Topeak and one of them will have an inflation pump.
An important part will be the tyres, and for this race he has chosen Maxxis Aspen front tyres with 1.2 bar pressure and Aspen ST rear tyres with 1.25 bar pressure, both 120 TPI. The wheels will also change compared to a World Cup set-up and he will fit Silverton 1.0 S wheels which are more comfortable than the one-piece carbon model. As for the brakes, it will be fitted with 180mm front and 160mm rear discs.
In the Cape Epic you have to be pretty self-sufficient mechanically and for that Nino will carry a Samurai Sword flat tyre repair kit integrated in the handlebars, a quick link, some insulating tape around the seatpost, an inflation pump in the bottle cage and a small spare parts bag in the saddle where he usually keeps some inner tubes, flanges, wicks and tyre patches.
SCOTT SPARK N1NO 2022 edition full specifications
- Frame: SCOTT SPARK RC CARBON HMX SL CUSTOM
- Fork: ROCKSHOX SID ULTIMATE RD3 AIR/ BLACKBOX RACE DAY DAMPER 3 MODE, 120MM TRAVEL, 44MM OFFSET
- Rear shock absorber: ROCKSHOX NUDE 5 RLC3 TRUNNION
- Remote control: SCOTT TWINLOC 2 TECHNOLOGY, 3 SUSPENSION MODES
- Handlebars: SYNCROS FRASER IC SL WC / -40° / 90MM / 700MM
- Seat post: ROCKSHOX REVERB AXS 100MM, TITANIUM BOLTS
- Saddle: SYNCROS TOFINO REGULAR SL CHANNEL
- Grips: ESPUMA SYNCROS
- Pedals: HT COMPONENTS M2
- Rear derailleur: SRAM XX1 EAGLE AXS/ 12SPEED (10-50)
- Shifter: SRAM XX1 EAGLE AXS
- Crankset: SRAM XX1 EAGLE DUB WITH POWER METER, 175 MM / 36T or 38T CHAIN
- Chain: EAGLE SRAM XX1 CHAIN
- Cassette: SRAM XG-1299 EAGLE/ 10-50T
- Brakes: SRAM LEVEL ULTIMATE (180mm discs front and 160 mm discs rear)
- Wheels: SYNCROS SILVERTON 1.0 S
- Tyres: MAXXIS ASPEN 29x2.40WT 120TPI EXO/TR
- Bottle Cage: TOPEAK
- Liquid sealant: OKO MAGIC MILK HIGH FIBER