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XC Pro Bike Check: new women’s U23 World Champion Jenny Rissveds’ Scott Spark RC 700 World Cup

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Jenny Rissveds won her first World Championship in the Sunday morning women’s U23 race, riding a new Scott Spark RC that she had just received only a week earlier. Like the two big races on Saturday, Rissveds rode a dominant race, again on a lightweight short travel full suspension bike for the technically challenging Nové Město na Moravě course. While the other big wins of the weekend were all on 29ers running tubeless tire setups, Rissveds alone was racing her new 27.5″ Scott Spark RC 700 World Cup with the newest in tubeless tubular tires glued to DT carbon rims. Get a closer look at the details and her race bike’s actual weight after the break…


Jenny Rissveds had been racing on a camouflaged version of the new Scott Spark RC (as well as the new Scale) since the middle of the race season, so she didn’t actually have to get used to a new ride in the week leading up to worlds. She just finally got to have her custom team painted bike in time for her biggest race of the season after the new XC bikes were officially announced last week.

Interestingly, while Scott announced a new Spark RC SL frame as part of the new 2017 models that gets new HMX-SL carbon fiber along with some new layup tricks to have the lightest frame. The Scott-Odlo team is apparently racing on the World Cup-level bikes that use the standard HMX carbon instead, that adds about 70-100g to total frame weight.

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Jenny Rissveds was one of the very few rolling on tubulars with the new 50mm/1.97″ Ori tubeless tubular tech from Dugast in their Fast Bird all-around tread and Flying Doctor casing. Her wheels use the same carbon tubular XRC950T rims that we’ve seen for several years in both 29″ & 27.5″ from the Scott-Odlo team and perennial race winner Nino Schurter. Handling suspension duties on the front end is the newest carbon-crowned DT Swiss OPM O.D.L. 100 Race team fork.


The Scott-Odlo team is sponsored by Ritchey Logic, and Rissveds races atop their regular round ti-railed Streem saddle and 2-bolt WCS carbon offset seatpost. She also joins teammates in clipping onto the bike with Ritchey WCS XC pedals.

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Like every other winner for the weekend, the young Swede raced on SRAM’s new Eagle XX1 drivetrain, with its 12 speed 1o-50 cassette. Rissveds spun a shorter 170mm set of cranks and a 34T X-Sync Eagle chainring.

As even her camo bikes earlier in the year did, Rissveds new bike gets a her name and home flag of Sweden custom painted on both sides of the seattube, just above the bottom bracket. The new Boost-rear end spaced Scott Spark RC has its 100mm of rear suspension handled by the new high volume R414 shock recently debuted by DT Swiss, in a metric sized and trunnion mount version.

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For her cockpit Rissveds ticks with the second tier Ritchey WCS line of components in neon yellow Team WCS livery, including a WCS C260 C220 alloy stem and flat (+5mm) WCS carbon handlebar. She adds on the 10g Superlogic Ritchey foam grips for a cush hold on the bar. Braking was taken care of by SRAM’s new Level Ultimate discs.

On the left side of the bar, in lieu of a shifter, she has a Two-in-One TwinLoc DT remote to lock out both fork and shock. She used a small Garmin Edge 25 GPS on the standard o-ring mount top her stem to track her ride and heartrate.


Rissveds race bike weighed in at just 9.53kg/21.01lb, still covered with at least 100g or so of World Champion race mud.


Jenny Rissveds just turned 22 a month ago, so she won’t have too much longer to race in her new rainbow stripes. I imagine she will do what she can to show them off for the rest of the year.


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7 years ago

1. The stem is a WCS C220, not a C260. 2. Her bike could be lighter, but she’s still riding the old XX1 cranks.

7 years ago

Anyone know if if she’s running a boost fork?

7 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Nope. DT does not make a Boost fork.

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