It’s been a while since we did a Pro Machinery feature, so here’s a look at Nino Schurter’s Scott Scale.
Earlier this week we brought you news of the all-new Scott Scale 899, which has been on something of a diet to bring the frame weight down below 900g.
A lot of the development is a result of the feedback from the Scott-Swisspower Team, including that of Nino Schurter, the young Swiss cyclist who won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and won the 2009 World Championships.
The bike doesn’t appear to feature many parts that are different to that which you would get as standard. There is of course the custom paintjob, which we very much like, including Nino’s name on the top tube. Very pro. Foam grips are a favourite with professionals seeking to save the odd gram, the handlebar is very flat and very straight – no bar ends however.
The wheel and tyre combination is something that is a little unobtainable by us mere mortals. Ritchey carbon tubular rims with handmade Dugast tubular tyres are a popular choice with the top riders at the World Cup level. Drivetrain and brakes are stock SRAM XX bits.
An impressive bike that goes straight on our list of most wanted bikes. Sure, we haven’t got the fitness to carry it off without looking out of place, but we’ve never let that hold us back in the past.