Scott Genius LT 700 Review
The full-sus mountain bikes in the Scott Genius LT range are equipped with 27.5 inch wheels and plenty of high-tech components that make them suitable for riding on truly mountainous terrain. The descent-oriented geometry and suspension makes it possible to march them up to the top of the hill and down again while staying in one piece.
Scott Genius LT 720
A light alloy frame and tapered headtube make the Genius LT 720 a stiff and sturdy bike in spite of its low weight. You get the Fox 34 Float Factory CTD fork up front with a Fox Float shock at the rear, each of which offers three damper modes for additional versatility.
SRAM X9, X7 and X5 components are deployed in the drivetrain, with Shimano BR-M615 disc brakes doing a good job on each wheel. Syncros XC67 rims, DT Swiss Competition spokes and Schwalbe Hans Dampf tyres provide traction and stability.
|Scott Genius LT 720 Specifications 2014|
|Front Derailleur:||SRAM X5||Front Fork:||Fox 34 Float Factory CTD 170mm travel|
|Rear Derailleur:||SRAM X9||Rear Shock:||Fox Float CTD|
|Shifters:||SRAM X7||Brakes:||Shimano BR-M615 disc brakes|
|Gears:||10 speed||Rims:||Syncros XC67 Disc|
|Chainring:||38/24||Tyres:||Schwalbe Hans Dampf|
Scott Genius LT 710
A carbon frame for the Genius LT 710 lowers its weight when compared with its alloy sibling. The Fox 34 Float Factory CTD FIT fork gets paired with a Fox Nude shock at the back for 170mm of travel that comes close to matching dedicated downhill machines.
Shimano SLX BR-M675 J-Kit disc brakes are included, with a RockShox Reverb Stealth 125 seatpost with inside hydraulic remote system ensuring additional comfort. Schwalbe Hans Dampf EVO tyres with SnakeSkin compound complement the wheelset well.
Scott Genius LT 700 Tuned
The HMX carbon frame is lighter and tougher than ever on the Scott Genius LT 700 Tuned, using a carbon swingarm to further improve the design. A Fox 34 Float Factory CTD FIT fork with Kashima coating sits up front, along with a Nude shock tuned by Scott and adorned in its own layer of Kashima at the back.
SRAM XO1 and X1 drivetrain components and Shimano XTR M985 J-Kit disc brakes with metal pads make this an impressive all-mountain bike.