Scott Genius 700 SL 27.5 Full Suspension

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $9134.99

Product Description

The all new Genius 700 SL features a totally re-designed frame optimized for 27.5" (650b) wheels. The HMX carbon frame is offered in 150mm travel and Super Light (SL) component spec. This is THE ultimate Trail bike.

  • Frame: Genius 27.5 Carbon HMX
  • Fork: FOX 34 Talas 650b Factory, 3 modes, 150-120-Lockout
  • Shock: Scott DT Nude2, 3 modes, 150-100-Lockout
  • Group: SRAM XX / XO
  • Brakes: Avid XO
  • Parts: Syncros TR 1.0
  • Wheels: Syncros TR 1.0 Carbon 27.5?

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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Alessandro a All Mountain Rider

    Date Reviewed: June 29, 2013

    Strengths:    Weight, stiffness, handling, possibility of very wide range of configurations

    Weaknesses:    DT Swiss rear shock, but change that and get blown away

    Bottom Line:   
    9 in 10 reviews written about the Scott Genius 700 series basically state "what a bike, if it was not for the DT rear shock that can not keep up". True.

    Built up this bike starting from frame and shock as all Genius 700 series complete bikes were sold out since long over here and just one 700 SL frame in my size was left. Set it up very similar to factory specs out of the carbon wheels replaced by American Classic AM.
    The mix of very low weight, stiffness, handling and the wide range of configurations you can set thanks to the adjustable travel (160-120) fork, front-rear remote controlled CTD and even bottom bracket height, con easily make of it from a light and fast cross country bike to an aggressive trail one, at a finger's touch.

    First 2 rides and immediately realized the issue with the rear shock, good for climbing but going down is a bit of a nightmare.
    As many said , despite trying all possible sag settings it really can not keep up with the front Fox Talas, the rear wheel is sketching all around even on moderate obstacles, taking away most of the confidence needed to let the bike go.

    Went home a bit depressed, but feeling the potential of the bike (and the money already invested in it) decided to throw in the last effort and replaced the rear DT Swiss with an as well remote controlled Fox CTD Kashima.

    Boys!!! Next ride I was laughing by myself all the way up and down.
    As near to perfection as it can get, it floats on everything.

    Heard recently for 2014 Scott may be be considering the swap as well (?), bet so!
    If you got any Genius 700 this year make yourself a big gift and do it yourself.

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    Duration Product Used:   Up to 3 days long mountain tours

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized S-Works Enduro

    Bike Setup:   Scott Genius 700 SL frame
    Rear shock: Fox CTD remote controlled
    Fork: Fox Talas 34 160/120 mm remote controlled
    Drive train: X0 (36/22 chainrings with Gamut bash guard, Type 2 RD)
    Brakes: X0 Trail
    Seat post: Crank Brothers Kronolog
    Saddle: Crank Brothers Iodine 11
    H. Bar: Race Face SIXC
    Stem: Race Face Turbine
    Wheelset: American Classic All Mountain
    Tires: Nobby Nic 650b 2.25 rear, Hans Dampf 650b 2.35 front

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