2019 Scott Genius 930 Bike

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Scott Genius 930 Bike - 2019

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The Good:

3 bikes in 1

The Bad:

front tyre

Overall Review:

I've just taken delivery of one of these and couldn't find a review of anyone who has actually ridden one.

First and foremost lets get the elephant out into the room. The twinlock......im sure if you test bikes and drive to bike parks then the twinlock makes no sense. But for those of us who live in the real world and have to ride to get off road, often up roads hills, then the lock-out is great.

The next thing is that if you view this as a 29er with 150mm suspension then again it makes little sense as there are better bikes in that sector - i just sold a Santa Cruz LT hightower so i know. What you are actually buying is a very good carbon 29er trail bike with 120/130mm with the ability to go down to a fully locked out hardtail with 2.6 tyres giving you some respite OR a 150mm bomber for

Overall Review:

I've just taken delivery of one of these and couldn't find a review of anyone who has actually ridden one.

First and foremost lets get the elephant out into the room. The twinlock......im sure if you test bikes and drive to bike parks then the twinlock makes no sense. But for those of us who live in the real world and have to ride to get off road, often up roads hills, then the lock-out is great.

The next thing is that if you view this as a 29er with 150mm suspension then again it makes little sense as there are better bikes in that sector - i just sold a Santa Cruz LT hightower so i know. What you are actually buying is a very good carbon 29er trail bike with 120/130mm with the ability to go down to a fully locked out hardtail with 2.6 tyres giving you some respite OR a 150mm bomber for the way down. Then it makes perfect sense - 3 bikes in one.

So how does it ride? very well but you have to be a thinking mans MTB'er. To get the best out of the twinlock you have to anticipate the terrain, constantly thinking ahead, that way you maintain the momentum that you have gathered. Use it as a means to bail-out on climbs or to gain some control when you are still in trail-mode hitting big lumps and it lags a bit. But anticipate and it delivers back in spades - making you faster, more efficient and generally enjoying the ride more.

Long-term I'm going to have to adapt the way i ride to fully appreciate it more as I'm so used to sitting on smoother climbs rather than the bikes suspension robbing me of effort when i stand. But i started MTB'ing on a rigid bike (30 years ago) so am used to 'honking' and climbing standing up. And i think with the lock-out and the big volume tyres the bike will be a genuine rocket up climbs. So forget all this steep seat angle nonsense - stand up and climb like a Columbia roadie!.  

So first impressions are very good. front tyres changed to a DHF wide, grips are Ergon and the eyelash of a mudguard has been replaced by a proper enduro guard.

The only other item is the integrated twinlock/dropped grip collar. It needs to be independent as my knuckles smash on the twin lever when its engaged. But a small and easy refinement to make. Oh and the saddle - damn it hurts but encourages me to stand i guess.

So all-in-all im loving it so far and cant wait for a dry period so i can really give it some beans. 

Specifications

Product Scott Genius 930 Bike
Model Year 2019
Riding Type Enduro / All-Mountain
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S (Low, High), M (Low, High), L (Low, High), XL (Low, High) View Geometry
Size S (Low, High) M (Low, High) L (Low, High) XL (Low, High)
Top Tube Length 569.7, 568.2 602.8, 601.2 633.4, 631.8 670.1, 668.4
Head Tube Angle 65°, 65.6° 65°, 65.6° 65°, 65.6° 65°, 65.6°
Head Tube Length 95 95 110 125
Seat Tube Angle 74.7°, 75.3° 74.7°, 75.3° 74.8°, 75.3° 74.8°, 75.3°
Seat Tube Length 410 440 480 520
Bottom Bracket Height 346.1, 340 346, 340 345.9, 340 345.7, 340
Chainstay Length 438, 436 438, 436 438, 436 438, 436
Wheelbase 1165.9, 1164.6 1198.9, 1197.6 1232.1, 1230.8 1271.3, 1270
Standover
Reach 405.9, 412 439.1, 445 466.1, 472 499.2, 505
Stack 599.7, 595.5 599.9, 595.5 613.7, 609.2 627.5, 622.8
* Additional Info All measurements are provided in mm unless otherwise noted
Flip Chip adjustable geometry: Low setting for 29" wheels, High setting for 27.5" wheels
Wheel Size 29"
Frame Material Carbon Fiber
Frame Material Details HMF carbon frame, alloy swingarm and link
Rear Travel 150mm
Rear Shock FOX Nude T EVOL Trunnion, Scott custom with 3 modes, adjustable travel 150mm-100mm, lockout, 185mm X 55mm
Fork FOX 34 Float Performance Air, GRIP3 with 3 modes, lockout, 15x110mm QR axle, 44mm offset
Fork Travel 150mm
Head Tube Diameter Tapered
Headset Syncros FL2.0 press fit E2
Handlebar Syncros FL1.5 mini riser, 7050 alloy, 12mm rise, 9°, 760mm width
Stem Syncros FL1.5, 2014 alloy, integrated spacer and top cap, 6°, 40mm length (S), 50mm length (M, L, XL)
Grips Syncros Pro lock-on
Brakes Shimano MT520 4 piston, SM-RT66 rotors (203mm front, 180mm rear)
Brake Levers Shimano MT520
Drivetrain 1x
Shifters SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Front Derailleur Direct mount (none included)
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
ISCG Tabs No
Chainguide Scott custom integrated
Cranks SRAM NX Eagle DUB Boost
Chainrings 32 tooth
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB PF integrated 41mm x 92mm
Pedals None included
Chain SRAM CN NX Eagle
Cassette SRAM NX XG1230, 11-50 tooth, 12-speed
Rims Syncros Revelstoke 2.5, 30mm tubeless ready, 28 hole
Hubs Syncros, 15x110mm (front), 12x148mm Boost with XD Driver (rear)
Spokes DT Swiss straight pull
Tires Maxxis Rekon 29 x 2.6", EXO, TR, 3C Maxx Terra, 120 tpi, Kevlar Bead
Saddle Syncros Tofino 2.0, chromoly rails
Seatpost Syncros Dropper 2.0 Remote, 100mm (S), 125mm (M), 150mm (L, XL)
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp Syncros single bolt
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 12mm x 148mm Boost
Max. Tire Size 29 x 2.6" / 27.5 x 2.8"
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
Colors Green/Orange
Warranty 5 years for frame and swing arm, 2 years for fork
Weight 30 lb 10.3 oz (13,900 g)
Miscellaneous TwinLoc suspension system, GRIP3 remote, 3 modes
Syncros Trail fender included
27.5" (2.6" and 2.8") and 29" (2.4" and 2.6") compatible with Flip Chip adjustable geometry
Price N/A
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