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How come none of the weight weenies are talking about this bike? Scott claims it weighs 2.1kg...which is around 4.7lbs I believe. This seems awfully light for a FS bike. I'm seriously considering building one up - but I am in US...so that's a bit scary.
Anyone have this bike?
Talk to me.
 

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honest 2.4 kilos...

my best friend Andy from Eclipse has a RC10. the frame itself is light however the shock is heavy making the frameset weigh an honest 2.4 kilo. still light enough though as it performs great.the remote lockout with 3 different settings is doing a perfect job.it's stiff an nimble.very good!
 

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Not sure this will be released in the USA..

I just found out my team sponsored LBS is trying or going to be a Scott dealer....so since EP was ringing thru my head on a new road bike I checked out Scotts web site and I do not see under the "North America" info that any of the Genius bikes will be available.
Could be wrong though!

KMan

markom said:
Scott 2005 models (Carbon Genius + carbon HT):
http://www.singletrackworld.com/article.php?sid=1407
or
http://www.bikemagic.com/news/article/mps/UAN/3905/v/1/sp/

I saw some news that Scott would be establishing bike sales network in US during this year... No further info though.
 

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KMan said:
I just found out my team sponsored LBS is trying or going to be a Scott dealer....so since EP was ringing thru my head on a new road bike I checked out Scotts web site and I do not see under the "North America" info that any of the Genius bikes will be available.
Could be wrong though!

KMan
I had to dig up the news:
http://www.bicycleretailer.com/bicycleretailer/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000478781
and latest:
http://www.bicycleretailer.com/bicycleretailer/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000549533

I don't know how they have solved possible patent issue with Specialized patent on Horst link, definitely much bigger deal in US than in Europe!
 

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license

Yea singletrack mentioned that the FSR license is only good for US, so they can do whatever they want in Europe - although SCOTT was quoted in Singletrack I think as designing their suspension from the ground up, and they didn't use anyone's design. If you look at the RC though it looks derivative, but I guess there are only so many ways to make a 4 link suspension. The pivot points at the dropouts are in a different spot for sure though. That's a bummer because I really wanted to give this frame a go - but didn't want to get slammed on the Euro conversion. Maybe a scott dealer in the USA can still acquire one, but maybe not sell them on the floor or something...... who knows.

TheRedMantra said:
Scott dealers in N America
They dont have the Genius listed on the new site, but they do have the Genius Contessa .
 
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