|All Photos Courtesy of Scott-Sports.com|
"My favorite bike so far"... "It did everything I want in a trail/ all-mountain bike" (2014 Bible of Bikes Tester - Bikemag.com)
Scott has already shown just how dedicated they are to 27.5" and 29" wheel formats by being one of the first bike brands to announce the exclusion of 26" wheel options for their trail and cross-country lineups.
The clean looking Genius LT has a full carbon HMX frame with red and orange color matched componentry. The frame itself is constructed using 200 individual pieces - which allows Scott to build a more consistent frame.
The geometry of this bike is well balanced, which, along with its lightness, gave the bike a snappy, playful character that can charge technical climbs and descents with aclarity.
There is an oval chip in the rear shock that lets you tweak the bottom bracket height by 7mm and head angle by 0.5 degrees to suit the terrain. Inside the new Nude shock, controlled by a bar-mounted TwinLoc lever is the genius behind Scott's Genius.
Push the switch to the first position to switch the shock from fully open, plush 170mm (6.7in) travel to 135mm (5.3in) travel Traction mode, where air volume and sag are also reduced automatically for a firmer feel. Push it one more time and you will lock the front shock out completely for climbing. Toggling between the shock modes simultaneously toggles the fork's modes too.
The Genius LT Tuned 700 has a full X01 11-speed package which helps keeps the price reasonable. Up front, the cockpit features a color matched 35mm bar and stem from Syncros (Scott's house brand) that offers a stiff, point-and-shoot feel that is a welcome addition when the trail gets rough. A Reverb Stealth seatpost makes on the fly seat adjustment simple, and Shimano's XTR Trail brakes give you all the reliable stopping power you so desperately need on the trail.
"If you are looking for a do-it-all bike and are coming from a cross-country background, the Genius LT is a solid big travel option. It's balanced feel, long wheelbase and remote actuated suspension adjustment make it a winner for riders looking to ride a long travel machine and still keep up with their buddies who may be on lighter, shorter travel bikes. And although there are options with similar travel that can descend quicker and with a more confident feel, the Genius LT makes up any lost ground when the terrain starts to include rapid elevation changes that allow its clever Nude shock to work to its potential." (Jordan Carr, pinkbike.com)
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