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Video | In Search of the Beginning with Nino Schurter

N1NO`s 5th chapter of his #huntforglory webisode is all about a journey to the roots of Mountain biking. The 3x MTB World Champion meets one of the Godfathers of Mountain biking, Tom Ritchey, at his home place in Skyline, Northern California. Tom Ritchey is the guy who was already racing bicycles, which we call “Mountain bikes” today, back in the 1970s on his backyard trails in the hills of Skyline and Santa Cruz. He built the first Mountain bike frame, and since those early days, every new invention has been chased by another.

Over the years Tom’s focus has shifted from frame building too component design, but his obsession with functional, lightweight and reliable equipment has not waivered. Many Ritchey designs and manufacturing methods have become industry standards.


Mountain bike racing has always been something Tom Ritchey was passionate about. 3x World Champion Thomas Frischknecht was part of Ritchey`s Racing team in the 1990ies. Still today, Tom creates World Championship winning parts for the top guys- like N1NO. As a Co-Sponsor of SCOTT-Odlo MTB Racing, Tom contributes to the Team`s success with innovative products and his experience.


“Tom Ritchey is a pretty down-to-earth guy. It`s amazing to meet and ride with this legend, and it`s a privilege to have him on our side. Check out Chapter 5 and watch how we treated the trails, of which Tom stated, “That`s where it all started”. ”
Nino Schurter.


N1NO and Frischi not only went out riding on the single tracks where Mountain biking was born, but Tom Ritchey also showed them where the first frames where welded and where all the inspiration came from. N1NO got to know more about the early days, and Tom Ritchey explained how Mountain Biking came into existence.

The Story of N1NO – The Hunt for Glory
Nino Schurter belongs on the list of the most successful mountain bike athletes in history. The UCI MTB World Cup dominator is the leader of SCOTT Odlo MTB Racing, the international XC team run by bike legend Thomas Frischknecht.

“N1NO – The Hunt for Glory” is Nino`s first set of webisodes. The video series features various chapters illustrating Nino`s colorful life as a professional mountain bike athlete during the pre-olympic year. It´s not only about how Nino prepares for the biggest goal of his career, the gold medal in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, but it‘s also about shredding trails, travelling around the world, and all the fun that mountain biking brings.

The Film Crew – High Quality and post production
The film crew in charge for the production is Christophe Margot – CINEMARGOT, Nicolas Jutzi & Team. Messieurs is in charge for all the after effects and digital art work. You`ll also see external support with film crews from around the globe such as Johan Badenhorst Cape Town / South Africa and Clay Porter in California. “In Serach of the beginning” was filmed by Clay Porter and John Reynolds of Metis Creative.

Text & Bilder: SCOTT Sports