Well done Nino and Jenny. Two Mountain Bike Golds in Rio.

For the last few years we have been enjoying the Hunt Fort Glory videos of Nino’s preparation for Rio. Scott have been sending them every few weeks and it is amazing to see just what Nino has done to prepare physically and mentally for the Olympics.

You may recall that a few weeks ago I went out to see the new Scotts for 2017 and met the designer of the new Rio ready Scott Sparks. Scott have spent the last 3 years building the best and lightest racing hard tail (Scale) and full suspension bike (Spark) that you can buy in the world.

Nino Schurter Rio

The interesting thing for these riders is that they both chose full suspension, even on a course where riders said it was more suited to a hard tail. The other thing to note for all those out there that still question the benefits of a 29er over 27.5. The 29er is the undisputed fastest thing out there. I think that Jenny was the only person riding 27.5. She obviously didn’t need the extra speed.

Jenny Rissveds RioWith no home interest other than Grant Ferguson, who was there in preparation for Tokyo and on the day was a very creditable 17th . I watched both races supporting the bike. I have already ordered my Spark RC 900 World cup which looks the same as those being raced and so really enjoyed seeing them win. All credit to the riders, Jenny and Nino, but some must go to the team at Scott that have really pushed themselves to produce an Olympic winning bike.

Both riders have won the last few World Cup races on the new bike and both won the World Championships on the too.

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