PRESS RELEASE: SCOTT USA announced today that it is the new title sponsor of what was SWISSPOWER Mountain Bike Team.
SCOTT-Swisspower MTB Racing is the teamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new name. While the name is new, the concept remains the same; the best Swiss mountain bike talents riding for an experienced, professional team under the guidance of manager Thomas Frischknecht and director Andi Seeli. The team also welcomes two new names, Marcel Wildhaber, a cyclo-cross specialist in the elite category and Roger Walder, a talented junior rider.
They kicked off the season with some podiums this past weekend at the Maremma Cup in Massa Marittima, Tuscany. Florian Vogel (shown above) capitalized on his early season form by taking out the win, and Nino Schurter followed him onto the podium making it a SCOTT-Swisspower MTB Racing one-two.
The team staged a hugely successful campaign during the years 2002-2008, amassing over fifty medals at international championships. The input of these professional riders has produced two of the lightest, most competitive XC racing bikes in the world, the Scale hardtail and the Spark full suspension bikes. Ã‚Â Click on the thumbnails to see these bikes.
HitÃ‚Â “more”Ã‚Â to seeÃ‚Â how much they costÃ‚Â (seriously)…
The Scott Spark full suspension bike weighs in at 20.26lbs (9.20kg, claimed). Ã‚Â MSRP: $12,419.99 USD.
The Scale hardtail is a full 2lbs lighter at 18.28lbs (8.3kg, claimed). Ã‚Â MSRP: $11,269.99 USD.
I’ve rolled around on the Spark, and it’s ridiculous. Ã‚Â It just makes you smile giddily how light it is. Ã‚Â Yes, it’s stupid expensive, but you owe yourself the chance to check it out. Ã‚Â They’ve got a dealers link page here, and if you’re in our neck o’ the woods (Greensboro, NC), Friendly Bike / Revolution Cycles usually has a few Scotts in stock to drool over.