Scott Genius MC-40 All Mountain Full Suspension

4.33/5 (12 Reviews)
Weight : 28.2 lbs


Product Description

  • Frame: Genius MC concept
  • Headset: FSA 9 alloy
  • Shifters: Shimano LX 585 Dual Control
  • Brake Levers: Shimano LX Disc
  • Brakes: Shimano LX Disc 180 mm front and 160 mm rear rotor
  • Crankset: Shimano FC-M 540 Hollowtech 22x32x44 T
  • Pedals: Shimano PD-M520 Clipless pedal


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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paulk a Weekend Warrior from Exeter

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2011

Strengths:    Briiant 'do everything' bike - climbs as well as my hard tail, the lockput switch on the handlebar has worked flawlessly through an entire english winter and Alpine summer, suspension plush.

Weaknesses:    Seat a bit wide; also have had multiple headaches with the Avid Elixirs.

Bottom Line:   
I'd recommend this bike strongly to UK weekend warriors; The suspension has behaved impeccably and the on the fly lockout will see you standing up and stamping past your awestruck friends; the only negative has been the Avid brakes, a brand which i will neer touch again due to repeated mechanicals, brake rub and even when they're working, a horrendous vibration noise.

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Favorite Trail:   Flaine to sixt fer a cheval

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   Evans cycles

Similar Products Used:   Prevoiously had a stumpjumper; this is lightyears better imho.

Bike Setup:   Xt throughout

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by LILLO73 a Weekend Warrior from BELLUNO, ITALY

Date Reviewed: October 22, 2010

Strengths:    Great flexibility to all conditions, very quick forks set-up on the hanlde bar, light weight for the setup (150mm). Tried in every condition 15km dowhill and 80km trip with 2000mt and it is great, really great. Traction mode works fine.

Weaknesses:    Cannot block only rear fork. Front derailleur (LX) can't get it setup perfectly!!! 2nd blade is supposed to works with all gears but in this bike is not. High PRICE. Due to the rear shock type (pull) it block itself when bracking

Bottom Line:   
It was my best purchasing for an all mountain bike: it works perfectly in every condition: extreme uphill, fast downhill and technical path as well as standard streets. Very precise and confortable downhill. Even if the price is high for the bike setup (and I added mavic crossmax ST), the overall value is very good.

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Favorite Trail:   Civetta Mountain

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   GIANT TRANCE, CANYON NERVE AM


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by t3chm@n a Weekend Warrior from Golden, CO USA

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2010

Strengths:    Awesome bike in nasty terrain. The rear genius shock is predictable and consistent. The 150 MM travel makes tough trails easier to ride. Very light for a mountain bike.

Weaknesses:    Pressure in rear shock is very high. Need special shock pump in order to tune bike

Bottom Line:   
Love this bike so far!

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Favorite Trail:   Rawhide , White Ranch

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2300.00

Purchased At:   Ajax Bike and Sport

Similar Products Used:   GT bikes, Cannonade Jekyll 2000


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dolphin trainer a Cross Country Rider from Holmfirth, Yorkshire, UK

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2009

Strengths:    Like the triple action rear shock at the flick of a lever from the handle bars. Handles well. Light at 12.5kg.

Weaknesses:    1 week after purchase I had to rplace the rear shock due to bottoming out. The new still did the same after about 4 months. The rear shock bush has gone, expensive to replace as part of full kit. HAd to replace rear wheel as bearings had gone, couldn't replace hub. Not happy with this part of it.

Bottom Line:   
Good bike but not happy with the expense of the parts had to relace. Never had to this with any other bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Glentress

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   UK


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wipeout2008 a Racer from Campbellton NB Canada

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2009

Strengths:    Rides well. Awesome adjustbale fox front shock. Great components. at 28lbs light enough to race XC but 6" travel enough for all mountain. Best do it all bike.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the new generation Genius 2009.

This bike is really great. It does it all. Good trail bike for all terrains. Best bike for climbing I have ever ridden. I race XC with this bike and do not feel at a disadvantage even at 28lbs. I also ride the local bike park and this bike is all I need. The Fox forks are adjustable from 110-130-150mm. Every one should have these unless you are a weigh weenie.

Comfortable ride. I did part of a 24hr event on this bike (shared the ride with a 29er) and never had a problem.

Can't say enough about this bike. Great all around bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Sugarloaf Park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Pro X Sports Campbel

Similar Products Used:   Owned Giant Trance, Scott Reflex 25. Demo several other bikes.

Bike Setup:   Stock except the tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by hershey a Weekend Warrior from kennesaw

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2009

Strengths:    Bike is very fast and is easy to ride in tight conditions.Front and Rear shocks are amazing . Sram9 is incrediable

Weaknesses:    Rear shock takes some tinkering .

Bottom Line:   
I was use to riding a 29" MCR this bike makes the MCR look like a school bus on the trail . If i had one complaint it would be that it takes some tinkering with the rear shock to get it just right . The bike for the money is sick .

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Outspoken


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by daxiet a Cross Country Rider from South Africa

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2008

Strengths:    3 Mode rear shock (with remote selector), my favourite part of the rear shock is the Traction Control mode, spend 80% of my time in this mode. Sucks up a lot of the bumping.
Front shock is good, the U-turn is nice all be it I seem to stick to 130mm setting. Lock out on the rear and the bike feels just like a boaring hardtail, no matter how hard you pedal. Weight for a dual suspension bike in this price range is awesome. Mine weighs in at 12.5kg.


Weaknesses:    Front derailleur (LX) can't get it setup perfectly for the range I like to ride in, when on 2nd blade on the front, the chain rubs when in gears 1-3 on the rear. Sometimes does change down from the large front gear.

Front brake no matter what rubs. Tried a number of tricks, but it tends to provide unneccessary resistance. Could be a dud disc.


Bottom Line:   
Excellent bike, no regrets, perhaps if I could shop over again, I would choose a better shop to buy from.

Very comfortable, saves plenty energy by absorbing the shock transferred from the rear by the standard hardtail.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1850.00

Purchased At:   Cajees Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Last bike Schwinn Mesa, but it isn't near the class of the MC40.

Bike Setup:   Standard, will in the not too distant future upgrade the front derailleur.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by justinmd a Weekend Warrior from harrogate,n.yorks,uk

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2008

Strengths:    i have ridden the bike for 2 years and do very little maintainance on it,im ashamed to say,but thats testiment to the strength of the bike.great allround bike.good crosscountry bike,great downhill.it likes to jump too.it flatters its rider,makes me look and feel good on it.it gets good comments by other bikers on rides,even if some are bike snobs.only limited by the rider.

Weaknesses:    creaks a bit,but im heavy so maybe that has something to do with it?? could do with little bit more rear travel for some of the stupid riding ive done (stainburn forrest,uk).my mate purchased one at the same time and broke a rear suspension pivot on it,but it was replaced under warranty.had problems with pace rc40 carbon forks i upgraded to,not on normal spec,so dont worry. product weaknes: me,the rider.expensive shock service.

Bottom Line:   
the dogs. if you feel this bike isnt good enough for you then you are a far better/stupid rider than me and your name is probably steve peatt

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Favorite Trail:   stainburn,dalby forrest

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $3250.00

Purchased At:   boneshakers,harrogat

Similar Products Used:   marin shoeline trail,spec enduro,orange 5

Bike Setup:   set up as manufacture recommendations,put little more pressure in rear shock,its better.wound down pace forks from 140mm to 130mm,much better.spec enduro tyres are the way forward although there is small clearance for the rear tyre at 2.2.use a 2.0,much better

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rob a Cross Country Rider from Dunedin. New Zealand.

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2008

Strengths:    Adjustable rear travel(long travel, short travel & lockout-all from a handlebar lever). Fast. Great dependable Marzocchi forks. Shimano drivetrain, it just works.

Weaknesses:    Rear suspension bearing not up to the job, far too small for the intended purpose & insanely expensive to replace, must buy as a complete kit even if only one bearing fails. I know because I am just in the process of replacing a second set of bearing. Very disappointing.

Bottom Line:   
Lovely bike, with innovative adjustable rear suspension, let down by poorly designed & very expensive rear bearings.
Aside from the bearing issues, this bike makes a great XC trail bike/race bike, fast on the flats & on the uphills, care needed on the downhills (but that could just be my lack of skills on the descents)

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Favorite Trail:   happy to ride anywhere

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Local bikeshop

Similar Products Used:   KHS, Avanti, Cannondale, Marin, Proflex, Specialized etc. MTBing for over 21 years

Bike Setup:   Mixture of LX/XT, good dependable stuff

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tim Vlastuin a Cross Country Rider from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2007

Strengths:    Rear lockout is ausome perfect for all mountain and xc race. love the rebound adjustability on both frount and rear shock. Loves downhill with the large amount of travel especialy being a xc bike.

Weaknesses:    cockpit loaded with scott components and my stem needs to be tightened frequently, crackling sound otherwise and looseness. deor hubs wanted to pay for better. dual control can be veiwed as a weakness or streangth of not rowding the cockpit

Bottom Line:   
This bike is great. I love it its light and the componentry is great, quality put in the right spots....xtr rear derailier. Rear shock lock out makes this a very versitile bike. Handles well and brakes make you stop....fast. need to consider changing to tubless tires, new stem and handlebars to make this a real good race and rec bike.

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Favorite Trail:   You Yangs

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3100.00

Purchased At:   Australian Money

Similar Products Used:   jamis dakar, specialized hardrock,

Bike Setup:   follow the air pressure settings for your waight. i thought i'd play round with it to find the perfect pressure but so far the givin pressure is best

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sarth a Weekend Warrior from Canberra

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2006

Strengths:    Beautifully balanced, easy to adjust suspension, has lockout system for rear shock, awesome handling, turns heads.

Weaknesses:    Seat post slips. Has some cheaper deore hubs, shifters etc. Mine had a dudd rear shock.


Bottom Line:   
This bike will make a slow rider into a fast one in weeks. The Fox Talas forks are the bomb and are a good reason to buy this bike over the MC50. XTR derailer changes gears smooth and whenever I want (some people don't like dual control levers though). Downhill this bike has superb handling. The front and back suspension work to keep those tires on the ground through bumpy terain so you get fantastic traction and control. Uphill you can lockout and away you go.
My bike initially had a dudd TC rear shock (was losing air between chambers). Shop replaced with another one no hassles. Been tip top since then.

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Favorite Trail:   Sparrow Hill

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Lonsdale Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Giant VT 2, Specialized Hardrock Sport

Bike Setup:   Standard 2004 Genius MC 40 setup.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by scottnofriends a Racer from Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2006

Strengths:    All-round superb machine. Goes up like a greased gerbil in Richard Gere, and comes down twice as fast (and smoothly). Beautifully designed fully-adjustable suspension.

Weaknesses:    Nothing serious. Comes with sissy deore hubs, cassette and cranks, so you'll need to upgrade- brake pads (LX) and tyres (Scott Cougar)need replacing too as they're low performance. Has my name written all over it.

Bottom Line:   
This bicycle is awesome, I ride it 100km weekly, mostly offroad. The Scott MC40 is a cross-country bike which is tough enough to class as a free-ride beast. It climbs like a spider-monkey on crystal meth (fast and fleet-footed), both in full suspension mode (5.1 inches) and 'traction control' (3.5 inches). On the flats it floats on 5 inches of front and rear air-springs without bobbing, and accelerates hard. Downhills are bliss; intense, insane, indestructable, ball-tearing high-speed bliss. The bike is light (12.5 kg) yet strong with excellent build quality. I highly endorse this black beauty, using the maximum quota of flamin' turds...

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Favorite Trail:   the world is my trail (the dry bits at least)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Treks and GTs

Bike Setup:   Standard, except for XT drivetrain and mavic wheelset

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