Photo of the day: Nino flying over the rocks

Focused, his eye on his line through one of the tricky rock gardens, 26-year-old Nino Schurter showing he’s the man to beat

Photo: SCOTT Sports/Marius Maasewerd

  1. serge the seal of death

    see i would say for that, 26inch 650b or 29er, its not going to make any differance.
    that is good bike skills riding stuff that most people would be using a trail built full sus for, and he is going flat out on some light XC hardtail.

    could that be the reason why he won, he was just much better then the rest?

    1. BHB 10.6.6

      Well isn’t that just stating the obvious ;-)

  2. Nobby

    Sorry Serge, it’s all about the wheel size. ;)

  3. Storm Ferguson

    Anyone know the weight difference bewteen the Scott (Schurter) and the Specialized (Kulavy and Stander)?

    1. Andy Murrell

      Last I heard, Schurters bike is 18lbs, Kulhavys Specilaized is 24lb

  4. David Arthur

    Good question Storm! Would imagine the weight of Stander and Schurter’s bikes (both hardtails) would be pretty similar. Kulhavy’s Epic must be a bit lighter, but can’t be by any more than a pound.

    I’d hazard a guess at 17-18lbs for Schurter’s Scott

  5. Henry

    That is not a photo from the Nove Mesto Na Morave world cup it’s from pietermaritzburg!!! Several clues, one Nino Schurter is not wearing the world cup leaders jersey, and has number 2 on his number board not number one as he was in Nove Mesto Na Morave and if that’s not enough he wasn’t running bar ends at Czech world cup round and was wearing black SIDI’s not white.

    Good grief, what lazy publishing!

    re weights
    I think Kulhavy’s bike is around 22lbs and Schurter’s scale is about 16lbs, I might be wrong but sure thats what Thomas Frischknecht said in commentary at round 1.

  6. andypaul

    I think thats Stander behind Nino and that 29 looks far too big for him….wonder how long it will be before spec get a 650b for him too..

    1. Henry

      Quite a long time I imagine as specialized have been fairly outspoken about 29er’s being a much better option and that they are not going to make a 650b bike any time soon.

  7. Ian Leitch

    Kulhavy’s S-Works is deemed the heaviest bike on the circuit amongst the top guys at a few grams over 20lbs. That said he is also the only fast guy at the front on suspension.

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