First Look: All-New 2014 Scott Genius LT 4

<b>Introducing the 2014 Scott Genius LT 700 Tuned. After a major overhaul, this rig looks clean and means business. Dan Roberts fills us in.</b>

<b>For 2014, the Genius LT goes from 185mm to 170mm travel with a new suspension design. The bike also has improved climbing geometry, making it more suited to all-day adventures.</b>

<b>All said and done, the HMX carbon frame weighs 2,450 grams including shock and hardware. That's 400 grams less than last year. Huge.</b>

<b>Going up! We had the opportunity to ride the new bike in Deer Valley, Utah, home to some rowdy terrain.</b>

<b>Ryan Condrashoff on the gas.</b>

<b>With 170mm of travel and pretty aggressive geometry to work with, just about any trail becomes tamable.</b>


<b>A semi-integrated tapered headtube and internal everything routing clean the front end up nicely.</b>

<b>12x142mm IDS-SL dropouts reduce swingarm flex. They can also be adapted to 12x135mm or 5x135mm if desired.</b>

<b>The LT offers a fun, lively ride that is easy to get off the ground.</b>

<b>Goodbye DT Swiss Equalizer 3, hello Scott-FOX Nude shock - a component that will land on the 2014 Scott Spark and Genius as well.</b>

<b>The use of two internal air chambers allows you to remotely adjust the volume of the shock while simultaneously changing the damping characteristics.</b>

<b>Scott's Twinloc lever switches between three modes: 1. Descend = 170mm travel, full air volume, supple damping 2. Traction = 135mm travel, reduced volume, increased damping 3. Climb = 0mm travel, reduced volume, locked-out damping</b>

<b>The 170mm FOX fork simultaneously switches between Climb, Trail, and Descend modes, but remains at 170mm travel in both Descend and the middle Traction/Trail mode.</b>

<b>This geometry adjustment chip allows you to change the head angle by 0.5-degrees and bottom bracket height by 6mm. In its slackest setting, the bike has a 66.3-degree head angle and 346mm BB height.</b>

<b>Railing! We found the bike to handle best when it's setup low and slack, offering more snap in the turns and ability over the rowdy stuff.</b>

<b>Barny Rubble - the rock garden that struck fear into the hearts of former NORBA downhill racers.</b>

<b>Calm and composed through the Rubble.</b>

<b>Trail bike or DH ride? The Genius LT puts both within reach.</b>

<b>The LT features a new 35mm diameter carbon Syncros bar and stem. At 760mm they offer enough width for just about anyone.</b>

<b>A Press-Fit 92 bottom bracket, direct front derailleur mount, and optional integrated chainstay-style chainguide (not shown) highlight the BB area.</b>

<b>Floating from turn to turn with ease.</b>

<b>Do it all? It's certainly possible.</b>

<b>If you live for the downs, the Genius LT is a good bet.</b>

<b>Effortless style. Condro kills it.</b>

<b>Effortless style. Condro kills it.</b>

<b>Effortless style. Condro kills it.</b>

<b>Effortless style. Condro kills it.</b>

<b>The Genius LT 700 Tuned retails for $7,600 and will be available around Interbike. It will also come in the $5,550 LT 710 and $4,000 LT 720 models.</b>

<b>Watch the LT in motion with Brendog, Nino, and Theo, then cruise over to <u><a href=""></a></u> for more details.</b>

For 2014, Scott went back to the drawing board with their big-mountain, do-it-all Genius LT. The redesigned bike features 170mm travel, 27.5-inch (650B) wheels, aggressive geometry, and a simple lever that enables you to pedal it up anything you'd like to rally back down.

Photos by Brandon Turman and Scott Sports -
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