You can make an argument for Nino Schurter as the current world's greatest mountain biker. Not only is the SCOTT Odlo pro team rider a three-time cross-country world champion (and recent winner at the Sea Otter Classic), but he's also a supremely talented bike handler. Tales of his technical trail riding abilities are legend within the sport. [Check out the video evidence below.]

So how did Schurter get so good? Genetic talent is of course huge. But Schurter is also an exceptionally hard worker. For an up close look at that ethic, SCOTT Sports just released the first chapter of Schurter's new webisode series, dubbed "N1NO: The Hunt for Glory."

This season is a pre-Olympic year, which is the overriding goal that will drive Schurter. Anything less than a gold medal at Rio 2016 will be a failure. This first episode provides an inside look at how Schurter prepares for the race season. But it's also about shredding trails, traveling the world, and all the fun that mountain biking brings. Have a look and click through the images below to see more behind the scenes images.


Here's Schurter taking on the uber techy trails of the Enduro World Series final at Finale Ligure, Italy.


And finally here's some stoke from a trail session in southern Utah. No doubt dude can ride a bike.


Check out Chapter 2 of Schurter's Hunt For Glory "On the Go" here.