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Jul 2023 · Ben Haworth
This Scott Genius ST 900 Tuned is the most Scott-ish Scott we’ve seen for quite some time. A race bike for those who like to not-race.
Mar 2023 · Spencer Astra
The all-new Scott Genius incorporates the same bold, distinctly Swiss design as the Scott Spark 900 Tuned AXS we reviewed last year. The new bike tucks its rear shock, a trunnion-mounted Fox Float X Nude, entirely inside the frame for a package that’s both sleek and practical. Rest assured; this bike will turn heads at your local trailhead for the foreseeable future. In addition to its svelte appearance, I found the Genius to be an exceptionally capable 150-millimeter trail bike. Climbing aboard the Genius felt balanced, a sensation I attributed to its 77.2-degree seat tube angle. This bike puts you in an excellent, modern climbing position by keeping the front end planted to the ground on even the steepest uphill maneuvers. Another distinctive feature among all Scott bikes I’ve tested is the handlebar-mounted control center. The Genius has three left-hand levers: one to control the dropper and two additional levers to reduce the air volume of the shock and add a dash of compression damping to firm things up. It’s rewarding to reach for the lockout lever so easily. I’m typically a rider that reserves the lockout lever for only the most heinous road climbs but, with the Genius, I was reaching for it any chance I had—not out of necessity, but out of downright convenience.
Dec 2022 · Mike Kazimer
The new Scott Genius ST was the lightest, longest, and most expensive bike we had on hand for the Whistler Field Test
Very capable descender
Light weight helps on the climbs
Futuristic looks make it stand out from the crowd
Rattling dropper housing inside the large diameter downtube makes a racket.
Proprietary shock, thru-headset cable routing, and integrated cockpit can make maintenance and setup more time-consuming.
A do-it-all trail mountain bike with suspension that changes travel for climbing or descending, plus gorgeous looks. What's not to like?
Nov 2022 · Tom Marvin
A stable pedalling bike that'll get you up the hills efficiently, before happily barrelling down the other side, in an aggressive, yet playful manner.
Fast and efficient uphill
Poppy and engaging back down
Stiff frame/wheel/cockpit compromises hand comfort
Rear brake lacks oomph
Nov 2022 · Paul Burwell
It’s been five years since Scott launched a new Genius. That feels like like a lifetime, and not only in development terms compared to the current best trail bikes on the market, so what has Scott got up its sleeve (or in this case, seat tube) with the crafty new Genius? Need to know 29in wheel trail bike with 160/150mm of front and rear travel Integrated Suspension Technology with the rear shock mounted inside the frame ST version has three suspension modes: Climb, Ramp Control and Descend. Fox 36 Factory fork with Grip2 damper is NOT connected to the handlebar remote Full carbon chassis, carbon crankset, carbon wheelset and carbon one-piece handlebar. Adjustable head angle using a rotating Acros headset cup Full Syncros cable integration Bold new World Before we get into the details on the new Genius, let’s back up a bit. Scott became the majority shareholder in Bold Cycles back in 2019, as it had a unique frame design with an internal shock and some neat geometry adjustments. Bold is still running as an independent brand and came out with the new Linkin Trail last year, but Scott has spent over two years adapted the technology to suit its specific needs, the new 150mm travel Genius the fruit of those labours. There are some obvious practical benefits to hiding the shock inside the frame, but from a purely aesthetic point of view it makes the bike look incredibly clean. Apart from a little loop of brake hose and remote cable at the handlebar of the Genius ST 900 Tuned, there’s nothing to spoil that sleek silhouette. Other companies have dabbled with internal or partly hidden shocks but the rear shock on the Genius is fully housed inside the frame. To access the shock adjusters and air valve, you press on a little button on the shock door and it pops open. Even this little bit of technology is cool – it’s actually borrowed from NASCAR where it’s used to hold the bodywork on. Everything you need to make suspension adjustments – the air valve, rebound and compression dials – are just behind this door. You add air to the shock in the conventional manner but because you can’t see the O-ring, Scott has built an external sag indicator into the link, just behind the seat tube. The link is forged 7075 aluminium and features a splined axle design, almost like a BB spindle that allows Scott to run bigger bearings, which improves durability. The little sag indicator, which functions like the O-ring, is really neat too. Enclosing the shock means it’s protected from the elements, so the seals are going to last longer and even jet washing the bike doesn’t have the same consequences. Scott did hint at running rear shocks without seals for improved suspension feel, but currently it’s erring on the side of caution. We suspect that may be a feature on the next bike to get an internal shock though, and you don’t have to …Continue reading »
Lightweight, precise and incredibly clean. Independent fork adjustment on ST version
The price. The bar and stem are slightly unforgiving
Nov 2022 · Marco Toniolo
Today Scott is releasing their new Genius, an All Mountain rig with 29-inch wheels and 160 / 150mm of travel at the front and rear respectively. The thing that immediately catches the eye is the frame with the hidden shock absorber, along the lines of the Spark. Read on for a deeper dive… Geometry The bike on test is in size M. I am 179cm tall and I find myself straddling the M and L. In this case the 460mm reach was sufficient for a nice central position which, assisted by a saddle angle of 77.1° and a 440mm chain
All-new for 2023, the Scott Genius is now offered in two distinct versions. How do the two bikes ride? Read on for our Scott Genius review.
Stunning frame design
Lively & light-footed ride quality
The plush, split personality suspension
Incredible technical climbing agility
Easily adjustable head angle
Genius ST adds welcome option to range
Reliant on TwinLoc remote
Headset cable routing
Tight rear tyre clearance
Lack of mullet compatibility
Dropper post has developed some play
Genius Alloy SL 6011 custom butted / VLK Virtual 4 Link kinematic 27.5" (2.6 & 2.8) and 29" (2.4 & 2.6) tire compatible with Geo-BB adj. TBC Trunnion box construction / Boost 12x148mm
BB Standard: BB86/BB92, Press Fit
Marzocchi Z2 Air Rail 3 3-Modes / 15x110mm QR axle / tapered steerer 44mm offset / Reb. Adj. / Lockout / 150mm travel
Spring Type: Air
X-Fusion NUDE Trunnion SCOTT custom w. travel / geo adj. 3 modes: Lockout-Traction Control-Descend Reb. Adj. Travel 150-100-Lockout / 185X55mm
Spring Type: Air
SRAM DUB PF 92 MTB / shell 41x92mm
Syncros Pro Press Fit E2 / Tapered 1.5"-1 1/8" OD 50/62mm / ID 44/56mm
Syncros FL2.0 / 6061 Alloy 6° / integrated Top Cap / 31.8mm / 1 1/8"
Syncros Hixon 2.0 / Alloy 6061D.B. 12mm rise / 9° / 780mm Syncros Pro lock-on grips
Syncros Tofino 2.5 Regular
Syncros Duncan Dropper Post 31.6mm / S size 100mm / M size 130mm / L & XL size 150mm
SRAM NX Eagle 12 Speed
SRAM X1 Eagle DUB 32T
SRAM SX Eagle Trigger
SRAM SX-PG1210 / 11-50 T
SRAM CN NX Eagle
Shimano MT501 Disc
Type: Hydraulic Disc
Syncros X-30 / 32H / 30mm Tubeless ready
Stainless Black 15G / 1.8mm
Formula CL-811 / 15x110mm
Formula CL-148S / 12x148mm
Front: Maxxis Dissector / 2.6" / 60TPI Foldable Tubeless Ready / EXO, Rear: Maxxis Dissector / 2.6" / 60TPI Foldable Tubeless Ready / EXO
Shimano SM-RT30 CL / 203/F and 180/R