Scott Genius RC-10 XC Full Suspension

  • 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

User Reviews (7)

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LaMar   Cross Country Rider [Jan 05, 2011]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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

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

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Andre Dias   Cross Country Rider [Jan 09, 2010]
Strength:

Maneuverability, control, speed, lightness

Weakness:

riding position

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...

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
shagga   Cross Country Rider [Nov 08, 2009]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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!

Similar Products Used: giant anthem, cannondale sv1000, giant NRS1
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Glen 009   Cross Country Rider [Jul 06, 2009]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: Klein Attitude, Foes, Giant Anthem
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
canvas   Cross Country Rider [Jun 27, 2009]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used: scott scale 40 hardtail
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Mark   Cross Country Rider [Aug 07, 2008]
Strength:

overall great bike

Weakness:

None ID yet

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 !!!

Similar Products Used: Scott Pro Racer - Hardtail
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Brobbo   Weekend Warrior [May 17, 2007]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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