2022 Scott Genius 950

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2022 Scott Genius 950
Spec Level
Weight33.1 lbs
Travel150mm rear, 150mm front
ForkMarzocchi Bomber Z2
Wheels29″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetNX Eagle, SX Eagle
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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1 × 12 — 12 speed

Genius 950

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The Genius 950 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding up hills.

The Genius 950 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.

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Review: Scott Genius is a highly adaptable trail bike for big mountain days

Tyler BenedictNov 2022

A do-it-all trail mountain bike with suspension that changes travel for climbing or descending, plus gorgeous looks. What's not to like?

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Scott Genius ST 900 Tuned first ride review

Tom MarvinNov 2022

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

  • Clean aesthetics

  • Stiff frame/wheel/cockpit compromises hand comfort

  • Rear brake lacks oomph

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Scott Genius ST 900 Tuned first ride review - MBR

Paul BurwellNov 2022

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

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[First Look] The All New Scott Genius

Marco TonioloNov 2022

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

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First Look: 2023 Scott Genius & Genius ST

Mike KazimerNov 2022

The new Genius is available in three different frame configurations – there's the top level, full carbon version, followed by a version with a slightly different carbon layup and an alloy swingarm, and then the full alloy version.

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Nov 2022

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

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2021 Scott Genius eRide 920 review

KnutNov 2020

The Scott Genius eRide is a good looking bike. It looks like the other emtbs on the market in a lot of ways. But there are some differences. Different cockpit Scott is known for their Twinlock suspension lock-out system. There is a lever on the handlebars for firming up or locking out the front and rear suspension simultaneously. The lever sits under the handlebar at the left hand side. On many other bikes, this is where you will find the …

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SCOTT Genius 950 2020 on test – Long travel, confidence-inspiring, and a lot of potential

Christoph BayerAug 2020

If we had the choice, we would almost prefer to choose the SCOTT Genius 950 over the flagship model from our last trail bike group test. Check out our review to find out why and what this bike is capable of.

  • Riding position instils you with confidence

  • Efficient climber

  • Very comfortable

  • Wide tires make handling feel vague

  • Minimal tire clearance in the rear triangle

  • TwinLoc has to be used as otherwise the bike will bob as you pedal

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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 StandardBB86/BB92, Press Fit


Marzocchi Z2 Air Rail 3 3-Modes / 15x110mm QR axle / tapered steerer 44mm offset / Reb. Adj. / Lockout / 150mm travel

Rear Shock

X-Fusion NUDE Trunnion SCOTT custom w. travel / geo adj. 3 modes: Lockout-Traction Control-Descend Reb. Adj. Travel 150-100-Lockout / 185X55mm

Bottom Bracket

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

Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX Eagle 12 Speed


SRAM X1 Eagle DUB 32T


SRAM SX Eagle Trigger


SRAM SX-PG1210 / 11-50 T




Shimano MT501 Disc


Syncros X-30 / 32H / 30mm Tubeless ready


Stainless Black 15G / 1.8mm

Front Hub

Formula CL-811 / 15x110mm

Rear Hub

Formula CL-148S / 12x148mm


Maxxis Dissector / 2.6" / 60TPI Foldable Tubeless Ready / EXO

Disk Rotors

Shimano SM-RT30 CL / 203/F and 180/R

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