Nino Schurter uses SRAM prototype brakes in the Snowshoe World Cup
The SCOTT SRAM team paddock is an essential stop at any World Cup if you want to discover some of the components we will see in the future. Just stop and watch the mechanics at work on the bikes of Schurter, Forster and co. and you'll often find some prototypes like the SRAM brakes we've just seen.
We found a SRAM brake prototype on Nino Schurter's bike
We were observing Yannick checking out Nino Schurter's SCOTT Spark 2022 for the Snowshoe Short Track and the first thing that caught our attention was that it was already fitted with the new HS2 discs that SRAM introduced a few days ago.
But we followed the brake circuit and noticed something strange about the brake lines coming out of the brake levers. It was indeed a prototype, but the biggest change we noticed at first glance was the exit angle of the hose, which now is routed so that the hose goes directly to the steering, where all the cables now enter on the Spark. We also got the impression that the lever reservoirs are slightly closer to the handlebars.
The rear brake is indeed more integrated with this prototype, but remember that in SRAM both levers are symmetrical and this makes the new exit angle very strange for the front brake as the hose is a little forced to go towards the fork.
It may be that we are only looking at a prototype in the development phase and that there are still modifications to be made before the final version is ready.
We could also see that Nino is fitting a new chain guide with a larger surface area than the standard one.
Here you can take a look in detail at the whole assembly of Schurter's new Spark 2022 with which he is riding this season since it was presented.