Sneak Peek: First Glimpse of Scott's 2014 Genius LT 700 29

After the massive update from the 2012 Scott Genius to the 650B (27.5-inch) wheel equipped 2013 version, it was only a matter of time until Scott also updated the Genius LT. The all-new Genius LT 700 also sports 650B wheels, 170mm of travel, and a new Nude shock manufactured by FOX (hooray!).

Sneak Peek: First Glimpse of Scott's 2014 Genius LT 700

No more pull shock here... Suspension duties are still controlled by Scott's Twinloc lever, changing the damping of both the front and rear simultaneously. Similar to the previous Nude shock, a flick of the Twinloc lever reduces the amount of sag and overall travel from 170mm to just 135mm.

Internal dropper post and derailleur cable routing, downtube protection, and cohesive graphics between the frame and components clean everything up nicely. SRAM X01 also does a nice job of keeping things tidy in the drivetrain department.

Sneak Peek: First Glimpse of Scott's 2014 Genius LT 700

Nino Schurter and Brendan Fairclough. So enduro.

Just like the Genius, the Genius LT has a chip in the rear shock mount that can be flipped to adjust the geometry. In its slackest setting the bike has a 66.3-degree head angle. Chainstays are 439mm long.

The race-ready and full carbon Genius LT 700 "Tuned" frameset, including dropouts and hardware,  weighs 2450 grams (5.4-pounds). The LT 710 version will sport a carbon front triangle and aluminum rear, and the LT 720 will be entirely aluminum.

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  • bturman

    7/20/2013 12:24 AM

    Check out the new Genius LT up close in this First Look slideshow -,6021/Slideshow,0/bturman,109

  • Nicholast

    6/25/2013 12:34 PM

    Thank you Scott for not using a pull-shock on this LT.

  • stephen.a.gous

    6/25/2013 11:36 AM

    i would so tap that

  • buttbongo

    6/25/2013 7:42 AM

    I'm all for making the bike more simple and flowing like they did here. 170-135mm is a perfect range. The problem is they basically made it like that pizza bike transition bottle rocket pivots and those 27.5 wheels on 170mm haaaaa. Thats one big floppy mess.

  • olijens

    6/25/2013 1:12 AM

    Whatever you do, DON'T look at Fairclough's crotch in that picture.

  • supercow

    6/25/2013 12:20 AM

    Might just be me being a dunce, but is it 170mm travel, adjustable to 135?
    Also, sorry to compare to a stumpy, but the main reason I won;t buy a stumpjumper, is because of the proprietary shock mount. Will you be able to mount any other after-market shocks on this?

  • tazer255zm

    6/24/2013 10:38 PM

    Thought it was a specialized at first glance.

  • JCL

    6/24/2013 10:31 PM

    Chainstays are perfect for a 170mm bike AM bike.

  • commanderagl

    6/24/2013 9:07 PM

    Chainstays are a bit long, the bb height looks about right compared to the amount of travel and intent (not a DH bike) as it is about in line with the axles (also it appears to be in the high setting in the pictures)

  • Wonny

    6/24/2013 6:41 PM

    A step in the right direction no doubt. Still, BB height looks high even for a 27.5.

  • loco.ola

    6/24/2013 5:51 PM

    Looks really long with a high BB

  • JimEG

    6/24/2013 6:05 PM

    Yes. 439 chain stays too. That's long by 29" wheel standards now.

  • tristan.henry

    6/25/2013 12:00 PM

    0.42mm shorter than the bronson, 8mm longer than the Intense carbine; I'd say it's right in the ballpark

  • loco.ola

    6/27/2013 2:54 AM

    Sounds about right, I just thought it looked really long and high in the picture. I'm sure when someone's on, it will sag into the travel and look a bit better too.

  • dhbobby

    6/24/2013 4:45 PM

    looks like a stumpjumper

  • Mr. P

    6/25/2013 3:20 PM

    Looks like a Minion.

  • rocnriderider

    6/24/2013 4:15 PM

    This bike is pretty nice but looks exactly the same as a Specialzed SJ. Why the hell bike brands copy each others...There is 2 designs that are always there (Trek and Specialized ). Personally, I prefer what Dorel (Cannondale and GT )does : innovative stuff.

  • bturman

    6/24/2013 4:58 PM

    While it may appear similar, there's much more to a bike than how it "looks."

  • rocnriderider

    6/24/2013 5:28 PM

    Well...The kinda lockout ''custom'' shock and 27.5'' wheels won't fool me.

  • MasterofStone

    6/24/2013 6:13 PM

    True it does look like a StumpJumper, but maybe you forgot about Santa Cruz their bikes are completely different from Trek and Specialized, same thing goes for GIANT, Banshee, Knolly, etc.

  • tbox

    6/24/2013 3:26 PM

    Sharp bike, looks like it will be very light for something with nearly 7 inches of travel

  • bturman

    6/24/2013 3:27 PM

    Weight is reported to be 12.4kg (27.3 pounds) for the lightest "Tuned" build.

  • Triber66

    6/24/2013 3:06 PM

    And it looks like a.....................KTM.

  • syngltrkmnd

    6/24/2013 3:18 PM

    Nothin' wrong with THAT!

  • Triber66

    6/24/2013 3:05 PM

    Good to see a non-red/white XO1 crank

  • Nicholast

    6/25/2013 12:32 PM

    I think that's an XX1 crank, not XO1.

  • Triber66

    6/25/2013 2:14 PM

    There were some different pics up earlier....

  • Nicholast

    6/25/2013 4:10 PM

    Awww, gotcha.

  • b-kul

    6/24/2013 3:01 PM

    good looking bike.