Nino Schurter

    “I rode the XX my first time in march at the trainings camp in Tuscany. My first impressions was great. The biggest advantage for my was, that it's now possible to shift also under pressure in the front.”

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Posted In Athletes,Nino Schurter on February 1, 2010

Nino Schurter:
Switzerland
Scott-Swisspower MTB-Racing
Current World Champion

When you rode XX for the first time, what were your first impressions?
I rode the XX my first time in march at the trainings camp in Tuscany. My first impressions was great. The biggest advantage for my was, that it’s now possible to shift also under pressure in the front.

After having XX on your bike for both training and racing, what advantages do you feel the XX 2×10 gearing offers you?

  • Less shifting.
  • Better Q-factor.
  • You can shift also in the front under pressure.
  • The hole group is lighter.

Before XX, how much experience did you have riding 2×9?
I rode the last 5 years with 2×9. But there was no really good solution. That was nothing in compare to the XX.

What chainrings did you typically use – 26/39 or 28/42? How did you decide to use these gears?
I use typically the 26/39. In a cross country race I don’t need am bigger gear. And in the most climbings the 39 is enough, so you don’t have to shift that many in the front. Less stress for the chain.

If you had to choose one single favorite aspect of XX, what would it be?
Shifting in the front under pressure.