Scott Genius Mountain Bike Review

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March 18, 2016
 
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: Full Suspension Lock Out (Twin Lock)
Climbing
Downhill
Geometry
Weight

Cons: None

Recommendation: Great for someone looking for a "do-it-all" trail bike. The Twin Lock fully locks out the suspension from 150mm to 100mm then no travel (blow off valve as a safety in case of a hit), which makes climbing easy at the flick of a button and then downhill you get full access to the suspension. Light bike, easy to huck around with and controlled on the technical stuff. Went from a 2012 Specialized Enduro Comp and a 2012 Rocky Mountain Flatline Pro to just this Genius. Does what I need for both cases.





April 6, 2015
 
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: The bike is very versatile, and can accelerate very fast and has a lot of control. I rode this bike at Outerbike in Moab and it performed flawlessly.

Cons: The only thing I didn't like was the Syncros handlebar. It may have just been me, but the shape of it made it difficult to obtain complete control over the front tire and the rest of the bike when you need to lean back.

Recommendation: I highly recommend this bike, it is a thoroughbred enduro weapon that is just as fun to ride casually as sending off rocks.





October 1, 2014
 
Pros: Great for florida riding.

Cons: jack of all trades - expert in none

Recommendation: love it





August 11, 2014
 
Pros: Basic quiver of one bike. The twin lock is the best feature of the bike. The breaks are worth the upgrade from the 940 model.

Cons: It does everything well but doesn't do anything perfect. Not tubeless ready.

Recommendation: Versatile and worth the price but don't ask it to be anything more than a trail bike.





August 6, 2014
 
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: - Twinloc switch makes climbing easy
- Fairly light
- Blows through any technical terrain
- Competitive price
- Stealth dropper ready

Cons: - No internal cable routing
- Quick a few creaks and rattles to work out out of the box
- 3 rings is a pain

Recommendation: My first all-mountain bike so it is hard for me to say what is good or bad. Out of the box the bike was great. Over the first few weeks there was plenty of creaks, and cracks that needed to be worked out. One being the headset was lacking grease (checked and serviced by a mechanic), the other coming from the bottom bracket is yet to be assessed but is still very annoying.

The main reason I got this bike was the Twinloc CTD setup. I love my climbs and coming from a bike with a remote lockout it was a big selling point for me. Although this does limit abilities to add a dropper post in the future given the lack of space on the handle bars, I am hoping wireless droppers are coming soon. Coming from a 2x10 I have still yet to get used to the 3x10 setup. Through my research other bikes in this category had or didn't have it, but ditching the extra ring is an option for me in the future.

The bike is beautiful but the lack of internal routing from an aesthetics stand point is a shame. I haven't chipped the paint yet riding on quite a bit of rocky fire trail terrain which is impressive.

All-in-all with a few quirks in the first month of owning it I think it will be a strong bike for the future that will be able to handle anything my abilities can throw at it.





November 8, 2013
 
Pros: Easy-to-adjust suspension on the fly, fantastic geometry, performance, components... everything.

Cons: Spendy on the high-end, but there are a variety of different build levels.

Recommendation: Hands-down, one of the best bikes I have ever ridden. Stay tuned for my full review.



Scott Genius 4.60 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.