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Added a comment about feature Tested: Scott Genius LT 30 1/17/2012 10:48 AM
Scott Hart

Marc, the pedals are Canfield Brothers Crampon: http://www.canfieldbrothers.com/components/pedals

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Added a comment about feature Fast Five with Scott Hart 11/23/2011 1:31 PM
Scott Hart

Actually, shiz, you're right - there were some Ralf Hauser photos that ended up in one of the magazines. That, I can justify: Ralf was the boss. Neil could beat it, but when the editor-in-chief said "jump," I only asked "how high?" Very possible there were some stills... Flow issue one, I think. And thanks for the ride in the DeLorean. Fun to travel back in time and revisit the memories - thanks Vital!

And, Turman, I have a week before the pART Project auction ends! http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110778204336#ht_500wt_1310

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Added a comment about feature Fast Five with Scott Hart 11/23/2011 12:51 PM
Scott Hart

Pffft, no movies. Neil and I were roommates in the valley during the Superheros era and he filmed constantly, but only no-footers, whirly birds, Triple Lindys and all the trendy-at-the-time moves - like a prepubescent Zink doing chainstay grinds and rail hops (although I wouldn't mind to see some more big hops from the still-smallest Zink - because Howie still brings 'em!). However, I can hold my head high today because no matter how "persuasive" Neil was, I never bent to do any stair gaps for him. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for all the roommates... shame on you, Darebear!

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Added a comment about feature Fast Five with Scott Hart 11/23/2011 8:11 AM
Scott Hart

Sven, if you submitted pics of me to Flow, I think I know why they were never published... Before you put all your old mags in storage to move to New Zealand this winter, flip one open to the masthead again - are you forgetting that I was a founder of Flow? Still the best name for a MTB title, in my opinion...

And, k.shiz, I think I've only ridden off one roof in my life! And it was one of the few times I succumbed to the peer pressuring of Neil P. Sanders.

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cdsdad left a comment 6/14/2011 1:14 PM
cdsdad

Scott, I was wondering if you found it necesary to engage the travel adjust on the fork when the bike was in traction mode? Does the bike climb well when the fork is in it's full travel with the rear being in traction mode?

I just purchsed a Genius LT 20 and your review helped my decision in making the purchase.

Added a comment about feature Tested: Scott Genius LT 30 1/12/2011 1:06 PM
Scott Hart

I understand your apprehension with pull-shocks. The fact is: there are not a lot of them on the market. I have put some saddle time on only a few over the years. Back in the late ‘90s I raced cross-country on the prototypes of the Turner Stinger pull-shock design that Dave Turner eventually licensed to K2. And most notably, I rode andreviewed the Scott Ransom (the precursor to the Genius LT in many ways) a few seasons ago.

As for the tune-ability, the new DT shock on the Genius LT is a big jump forward from the previous Ransom unit (DT produced both). The new Equalizer 3 shock doesn’t seem to suffer from the same “dead feeling” ailment. However, it does produce a slightly less lively feel overall when compared to the conventional coil-overs we’ve all grown accustomed to.

The ability to adjust the spring rate to deliver three different travel modes (full, 60-percent and lock-out) does go a long way on the trail. It may seem like a compromise, but the ability to select the exact demeanor of the suspension in its multiple modes is the trade for the fine, minute responsiveness and fluidity of rivals like the Fox Float. But in my testing, the OTS on the LT 30 was able to deliver comparable performance within a usable range for most trail conditions and tune settings.

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