Scott Genius RC-10 XC Full Suspension

4.29/5 (7 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Frame: Scott Carbon CR1 HMF technology
  • Headset: FSA 9 alloy
  • Brake Levers: Avid Juicy Carbon
  • Pedals: Shimano PD-M540 Clipless pedal
  • Seatpost: Ritchey WCS Carbon
  • Spokes: DT Swiss new aero black
  • Rims: DT Swiss XR 4.1d 28H Black Anodized

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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by LaMar a Cross Country Rider from Saint George, Utah

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2011

Strengths:    Solid ride. Great climber. Love the traction control for the rear shock! I can adjust the rear suspension on the fly. For a race bike this is very comfortable and very durable. I've never had a problem with it.

Weaknesses:    Stand over height is a little high. Would like to have more room there. I replaced the tires pretty quickly.

Bottom Line:   
Love this bike. Super light and solid, but rides smooth. I still stop and stare when I pass it in the garage.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $5000.00

Bike Setup:   Stock with the exceptions of the tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andre Dias a Cross Country Rider from Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2010

Strengths:    Maneuverability, control, speed, lightness

Weaknesses:    riding position

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for professionals and amateurs alike, a bit tough on the riding position, but it is supposed to be a racing bike so confort not a big priority anyway...

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Favorite Trail:   Switzerland

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $4500.00

Bike Setup:   Basil frame with xo derraillers

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by shagga a Cross Country Rider from brisbane, australia

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2009

Strengths:    super responsive and always feels light, looks trick, rear shock adjustment 'on the fly', rides like a forgiving hardtail

Weaknesses:    had to replace the rear swingarm as cracked at shock pivot even when only used by sub 60kg rider. had to purchase pivot kit replacement after 1st yr too.

Bottom Line:   
i loathe riding a bike that feels like a lounge suite so this bike is perfect. it feels like a hardtail but takes the harshness from the ride. (i do have the setting perfect to my weight and yes i do max the shock out when i ride hard) great XC / marathon bike. absolute necessity to have riser bars due to steep head angle. another huge bonus is that every 'full susser' creaks after 6mths, but the scott after 3 yrs is a completely silent bike!

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Favorite Trail:   daisy hill

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Similar Products Used:   giant anthem, cannondale sv1000, giant NRS1

Bike Setup:   XC race

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Glen 009 a Cross Country Rider from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2009

Strengths:    Light, climbs well, shock works well- when working, no short cuts on groupset

Weaknesses:    Strength, heaps of non-std bits that you can't buy easily, no replaceable drop-out, flexy.

Bottom Line:   
A very high performing bike that is let down buy its break ability. I don't mind replacing bits but when it takes 6 months to get parts its just not worth it. I ended up getting a warranty frame after the first one cracked in the head-tube after 1 year of riding, but it took 6 months for one to arrive. Shock service is a nightmare as you have to send it away. As stated before it really is a high performance bike but poor durability and poor service. As soon as I got the replacement I sold it and got a Giant Anthem, which performs as well but you can ride it hard, knowing you can break stuff and it can be fixed with a trip to the LBS.
Buy one if you want it to look cool in your garage but not if you want to race it.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Similar Products Used:   Klein Attitude, Foes, Giant Anthem

Bike Setup:   XC race.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by canvas a Cross Country Rider from Indonesia

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2009

Strengths:    Rear shock works very well on off-road descending condition, it makes my knee comfortable from impact. 3 ways options of changing remote position is very helpful to switch from hard-tail mode to soft-tail.

Weaknesses:    Top tube too flat, i used to ride scott scale40. The different was that the latter was more inclined, that made it lighter when climbing the ascending route with obstacles.

Bottom Line:   
The bike can function well, both as a hard-tail bike when ascending road and as a soft-tail one when descending off-road condition. Thus, it saves the energy of the riders.

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Favorite Trail:   cross country

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $4500.00

Purchased At:   TRB

Similar Products Used:   scott scale 40 hardtail

Bike Setup:   wheelset SLR XT, seat WTB Yeti

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

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2008

Strengths:    overall great bike

Weaknesses:    None ID yet

Bottom Line:   
Alls good - best bike ever ridden to date
Good value as I did a rebuild from my Scott Pro Racer

In total 1 scott pro racer (now dismantled) and 1 scott genius RC10 for less than $1500 !!!

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Favorite Trail:   Any radical single track

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   my secret

Similar Products Used:   Scott Pro Racer - Hardtail

Bike Setup:   Fox Floats / XTR dual controls / XT crank / XTR rear derailluer / DT swiss

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brobbo a Weekend Warrior from Toronto

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2007

Strengths:    Pretty much all of it.
It rides quick, very little flex form my 230lbs frame.
Love the "on the fly" rear shock adjustment.
Awesome components.

Weaknesses:    Bars (Ritchie Carbon Rizer) are way too wide.
A S.O.B. to remove the seat post
Unable to replace the hanger.
The seat is awful
The rear shock air pressure is done in metric - but no where will it say so. - so make sure you have a shock pump that reads both.

Bottom Line:   
I was skeptical on this bike. After 2 rides, I love it. It seems to accelerate much faster than my Specialized.
It took a little getting used to the SRAM X-0 shifters, but love them now.
It can be front-end light when you dial up the Fox Talus to full and start doing hills.
To be able to adjust the the rear shock form full float, med-float and then to lock out is awesome. A feature you will never know you need, till you try it once.
Absolutely a fantastic bike all-round, just have to wait and see if it can stand the test of time and how good Scott is about supporting their products.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Stumpjumper FSR

Bike Setup:   So far the only change I have made is replace the Avid Carbon's for Shimanon XT-755 (4 piston)- much better modulation.

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