If your rides involve a blend of exploring new places, climbing to the top on your own steam, descending hard and fast, then from our early impressions, we will back this bike with full confidence. I want my suspension working for any little bump to maintain traction climbing. Scott were keen to stress te point that the new Genius is not an enduro race bike, rather a trail bike with a wide range of versatility. For full details of who and what we match click Then just fill out this form, giving us the details of the offer. With a virtual stem length of 50mm and 760mm wide, it weighs only 290g.
I'd rather have better access to my dropper post lever then the suspension lever. It took almost a half an hour, but before I reached the top of the climb I had overtaken that group and pulled ahead. Buyer pays PayPal fees if applicable. For trail centers or more mellow trails, the middle setting can be an advantage. Send an email to , or give us a call during shop hours for any questions or concerns.
Agree on all the levers. Being part of the same group allows them to develop parts in conjunction with bikes. The lever itself is easy to work with, and although it does not outright mimic the movement of a shifter, it is intuitive in use. It's like the latest Shimano cranks having middle ring chainbolts being screwed straight into the spider like it used to be with granny ring only. Keep up the great work, bro???? Shape and Purpose The 2018 Genius represents a complete overhaul of the long-standing range. In moderately-technical terrain with continuous hits I felt like the bike was hanging out in the middle of the suspension travel. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time.
While complete build weights have not been released yet, according to some reports this puts the high-end Genius models in the low 27-pound range. Choices My accelerating distrust of plus tires was only confirmed yet again on this ride, with the 2. My travels have taken me across the United States multiple times, and now, around the world. If I had more time on the bike, I would have reduced the volume spacers in both shocks, or put some more aggressive and heavier casing tires on to really start pushing its limits. Carbon material added to reinforce the shock mount also stiffens the connection between the down tube, main pivot and bottom bracket, a key stiffness path. But as you begin to peel back the layers, what on the surface appears to be just a flashy new trail bike is oh-so-much more.
The problem is that while the three units look incredibly slender when viewed side on, they look fairly conventional from the front. Light weight is always a focus for the Swiss brand and this 150mm travel, carbon framed, 900 Tuned model weighs in at a svelte 12. The bike is poppy and playful, and the very low weight makes it easy to pick up and place where you want to. For more information, be sure to watch the video above. Yes these people put Hans Dampf or Ardent only for the roughest of trails they ride. It was only very recently that we , so it was very fresh in our minds how that bike performed. Compared to the outgoing bike, this one has shorter chainstays 438mm , a steeper seattube 75 degrees , longer reach across the range, and a super slack headtube 65 degrees to complement the longer reach.
Another traditional Scott hallmark is weight, or rather the distinct absence thereof. I enjoy all types of mountain biking, from ultra endurance cross country all the way up to chair lift-accessed downhill runs. Gone is the single pivot system and linkage driven shock mounted underneath of the top tube. One frame, two wheel sizes, and for many reasons. Scott were one of the first brands to push Plus sized tires two years ago, launching a wide range of bikes with the mid-fat offenders. Although our test loops did not include any particularly massive features, we still did our best to try and hit the bottom of the shock, without much luck. Now, it's combined with a single clamp with the Fox Transfer post and a Syncros grip.
There needs to be a reservoir shock on these bigger trail bikes. Good bye, complex catalogs and stock issues for the dealers. Also, it's worth remembering when bringing up that old arguement that some people like buying bikes from bike shops. Scott also offers a third, full lockout mode for going up in the most efficient manner possible. Not crazy about the bar design but the long and slack category for trail bikes is right up my alley. Same goes for the bars? The bike bobs quite a bit if left in the open mode, but there is still enough support in the suspension to not give you that sagged-behind-the-rear-wheel feeling, even on steeper climbs — testament to the steep seat tube angle doing its job. Get used to that middle position and lost of pressure if you buy one of these! Getting dirty, how does it ride? TwinLoc, the remote lever that simultaneously adjusts the front and rear suspension.
Good bye, confusing choices for the consumer. Cable routing is internal, and there is room for a Shimano Di2 battery in the frame as well. However, they are just about loud enough for everyday use and we were pleasantly surprised to find there was no obvious distortion within their narrow range of operation. There is plenty of room in the fork too. Scott is following this philosophy a long time now and is one of the brands with a very seamless integration, I mean apart from the amount of levers this bike is absolutely clean.
We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy. I found myself on a few occasions boosting my seat up my ass instead of unlocking the TwinLoc, giving the worst of both worlds heading into steep and gnarly sections. The head angle loses 2. I have lots of other parts also for the perfect combo, just let me know how you want it configured. To me, these semi lockouts are a crutch for poor suspension or poor riding techniques.
Just like most high end bikes the difference is that you don't have to reach down to adjust the suspension. I'm 6'5 and a 500mm+ reach is what I've been looking for. Oh yes, and ride we did. The geometry has been tweaked on the Genius as well, with a steeper seat tube angle 75. With the all new Genius, this phrase has never rung truer. Additionally they introduced a new multifunctional tool integrated on the inner part of the thru-axle itself. I run a 51mm offset 150mm Fox 34 27.