Scott Genius MC-30 All Mountain Full Suspension

4.33/5 (6 Reviews)
Weight : 27.5 lbs


Product Description

  • Frame: Genius MC Carbon CR1 Technology
  • Headset: FSA 9 alloy
  • Handlebar: Scott MC OS pro D.B. 12mm rise / 640mm
  • Pedals: Shimano PD-M520 Clipless pedal
  • Spokes: DT Swiss Champion Black
  • Rims: Mavic XM-317 Disc 32H Black Anodized


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by RBweb a Cross Country Rider from Slovakia

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2009

Strengths:    shock with 3 modes switched by remote lever,superlight frame,Horst link suspension, whith custom setup really best bike I have ever ridden: rocket acceleration,easy ascents, good descents,best suitable for technical singletracks and long trips.

Weaknesses:    a little short upper tube of the frame (L was OK for 181cm height).

Bottom Line:   
As new (2009) Genius uses faux-bar I have decided to buy "good-old" 2006 carbon version of the frame (new for reasonable price) and built superlight XC/trail bike. It's "all-rounder off-roader".

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Scott Genius MC 50, Specialized Stump FSR Elite, Haro Extreme X6

Bike Setup:   custom built 24lbs (10.98kg): RS Revelation fork(tuned suspension),Ritchey WCS carbon cockpit,Sram X.0 twist shifters,RD,cassette,chain,Shimano XT FD,Formula Oro brakes,Nope/Sapim wheels,Aerozine cranks,Specialized Phenom saddle,CycleKing Ultimate Carbon seatpost,ESI silicone grips,Look Quartz pedals,Schwalbe Rocket Ron tyres

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Max a Cross Country Rider from Auckland, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2008

Strengths:    Super bike for my kind of biking. Hardly any vibrations make it a good bike for hours of fun. Great sitting position and very responsive. Love to be able to lock the back.

Weaknesses:    Original tires are heavy and do not like muddy tracks or soft sand. Seat started making serious cracking noises and needed to be closed very tight. Disk breaks are not the best and need constant adjusting.

Bottom Line:   
Love this bike and recommend it to other riders of medium to good riding skills. Have used the bike at several races and have found it to be exceptionally versatile.

Good on ya Scott!

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Favorite Trail:   Rotorua MB Park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2400.00

Purchased At:   Pedal Pushers, Palme

Similar Products Used:   Porsche Bike FS with Cain Creek setup and Shimano components. Expensive, heavy and not as responsive as the MC30. Not a very good ride either.

Bike Setup:   Factory

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Brian Covey a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2008

Strengths:    Great suspension set up particularly ability to adjust travel and lockout while riding. Good geometry for long distance riding no back aches or knee aches! bounce while pedaling is negligable and absorbes the bumps really well.

Weaknesses:    suspension bush at bottom bracket comes undone very easily. Jockey wheels on derailleur are very prone to corrosion I have to dismantle and clean it after every ride when its muddy or they seize solid. Standard tyres are rubbish for muddy work as they float on the top of mud, get clogged easily and as a result provide little grip. For a Carbon frame I think its heavy.

Bottom Line:   
Good bike at sale price, i would have felt ripped off if i had paid full price. Seems to do pretty well at everything so great for cross country, not sure how it would cope with big air though.

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Favorite Trail:   South downs way

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $3100.00

Purchased At:   hargreaves bikes

Similar Products Used:   Univega flight 850

Bike Setup:   standard build but well worth spending some time getting it set up correctly on this bike it makes a lot of differnce to the ride.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Smith a Weekend Warrior from Manchester, Manchester, England

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2008

Strengths:    It's lighter than many comparable bikes with 130-125mm travel, bounces like Tigger on steroids, stops well, wouldn't be without the remote shock lockout, good component selection overall with quality where it counts. It's even fairly easy to set up the bike components too. Short(ish) wheelbase makes it quick steering for XC riding. It's an awesome bike!!

Weaknesses:    None that I have encountered. No seat post slip, no creaks or groans. Absolutely no dramas.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is waaaaay better than I will ever be. (Hell, a Chopper is probably too good for me). I would easily consider competing in amateur races with this bike as stock. No component issues at all. Great bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Loop de loops

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Trek

Bike Setup:   Absolutely stock. The only thing I would consider upgrading would be the wheels to something a little lighter.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Brett a Cross Country Rider from Blue Mountains NSW Australia

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2007

Strengths:    Great bike. Super fast and stable over rough terrain. Light and good to climb thanks to lockout on tail. TALAS forks very good and nice match to rear. Brakes awsome good power and modulation. postive shifting from SRAM X9.

Weaknesses:    Seat post slips down a bit over rough terrain. Bottom bracket a bit vulnerable in carbon ( chipped gellcaot off , replaced frame under awrrenty)Sipmle fix with 3M clear sheets lexan for protection. otherwise no faults

Bottom Line:   
Over all a great bike for cross country and long distance riding. Super smooth and stable.

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Favorite Trail:   anything in blue mountains

Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Peter Russell-Wilks a Weekend Warrior from England

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2007

Strengths:    Rear sus lock out via handlebar lever is a fantastic feature.

Weaknesses:    Creaky noises from seatpost / saddle

Bottom Line:   
This bike is just great! It's super fast both on and off road. I've only been cycling for a few months but on road I can keep up with my mates on racers and off road I'm now faster than most of my friends. The rear shock lockout/traction setting is simply the best. The lever on the handlebars allows you to adjust this on the fly so climbing up steep hills is easy and you can just breeze by other full sus bikes. The only downside is the seatpost / frame interface. The seat post creaks alot and seems to loosen off easily allowing the saddle to drop. This seems to be a common fault that allegedly can be solved by a carbon seat post - we'll see when one arrives next week... Overall, a fantastic bike. Its prettly light at 12.8kgs (Medium frame) and so far is pretty robust.

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Favorite Trail:   Cannock Chase

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Bike Setup:   Pretty standard, new tyres about it at the mo

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