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What's Inside the Scott Genius Carbon Frame? 4

Take a gander at the guts of the Scott Genius frame that's built with over 900 pieces of carbon weave.

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Scott had this complete cut-away of their new Genius frame which shows the carbon layup, how the cables route through the bike, and how various pivots and guides are built into the frame. It’s quiet interesting to see inside the bike which features Scott’s TwinLoc suspension system that provides both short- and long-travel modes.

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Scott Genius Highlights

  • Full carbon frame
  • 150mm travel front/rear
  • Boost rear
  • Horst Link rear suspension layout
  • Designed for 27.5 and 29 inch wheels
  • Flip Chip geo adjust
  • BB92 pressfit bottom bracket
  • E2 pressfit headset
  • Front derailleur compatible
  • Internal cable routing

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Scott has always taken pride in producing light bikes, and for the 2018 version of the carbon Genius, they set the bar even higher. The goal was lowest-in-class total frame weight, and although we have not been able to verify that claim, we have no problem believing Scott when they said they succeeded. We put the new frame on the scales at the launch and we saw it come in at an impressive 2180 grams, complete with shock, frame hardware, and protective elements such as the chain slap guard and the BB guard.

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Scott invested a lot of R&D resources into different carbon technologies, and ultimately came up with a design that involves more than 900 different pieces of carbon weave. The area around the BB was given extra attention, to make sure it would be strong enough to give the frame excellent power transfer characteristics thanks to a direct and strong connection between the bottom tube, the BB, and the chain stays. This part of the frame alone requires 150 individual pieces of carbon weave in the layup. The move to a shorter, Trunnion-mount shock also helps increase the stiffness and rigidity in this part of the frame. Cable routing is internal, and there is room for a Shimano Di2 battery in the frame as well.

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You can read Vital’s First Ride of the Genius 700 Tuned for more info on this high-tech all-mountain machine.

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