The 2014 Scott Genius 740 Bows Only to the 2014 Scott Genius LT
It's one of the first Giant bikes available in 650b platform, and it's really well specced for the price. It may not be the best option for your first bike, but if you're looking for a step up from your first mountain bike, you will find both value and quality in this machine.
The Genius has 150mm adjustable suspension front (and rear) suspension that's tunable via a lever on the handlebars. You can change from fully open and plush 150mm travel, medium 110mm of travel, or lock it out completely for grueling climbs.
The Drivetrain is a Ten speed Shimano with Deore Shifters, Shimano SLX Front Derailleur and Shimano XT Rear Derailleur. It even has the option of an oversized axle on the back with interchangeable dropouts that let you change between a traditional 135x10, 135x12 thru axle and the new 142x12 mounting standard.
Built in chainguard, internally mounted cables, entry level disc brakes, and it rides great. Why don't you come by one of our locations to take a test ride for yourself!
Check back later this week to see a review of the 2014 170mm Genius LT!