The latest teaser from Scott racing caught our attention for a number of reasons. First, and perhaps most obvious, is the radical departure from their current mountain bike design. With all of their current XC/Trail bikes sporting a shock that is in line with the seatstays, the downtube mounted DT Swiss unit on Nino’s new bike is hard to miss. Then there’s Nino Schurter himself. For a rider who has been predominantly on 27.5″ wheels, those 29″ Dugasts are a surprising sight. Perhaps it’s the new frame’s design with what looks to be pretty decent standover and a better fit for smaller riders.
Whatever the reasoning, it seems that we could be looking at the next generation Spark or at least some new full suspension XC weapon due out from Scott Sports in the near future…
It’s hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like the new bike could be running the new DT Swiss R414 High Volume rear shock that was just shown in April. DT Swiss mentioned that Nino Schurter had been testing the shock since it performed better than their ultra light XC shocks, and this seems to confirm it.
Notice anything else on the new ride?