The Scott Genius LT mountain bike range is designed to offer more travel for more challenging terrain. While the full suspension setups are intended to take the sting out of major impacts, you also get a good degree of efficiency thanks to the adaptive nature of the bikes.
Scott Genius LT 40
The Scott Genius LT 40 introduces the 6061 hydro formed and custom butted alloy frame, along with a host of impressive components which all pull in the same direction.
At the front you get the RockShox Lyric RLR fork which has been customised by the Scott team in order to make it suitable for this bike. With 140mm to 180mm of travel it can take the big hits and it is combined with the Scott Equalizer 3 shock at the back end.
The Scott Twinloc remote lever mounted on the handlebar makes it simple to manipulate the lockout at the front and rear using just one switch. You can therefore get between 110mm and 185mm of frame travel, which helps the bike to live up to expectations.
Components from various Shimano groupsets make up the drive train of the bike, while Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc brakes help to control the speed of the Alex AM-44 rims and Schwalbe Hans Dampf tyres.
Scott Genius LT 30
The same frame and suspension setup is retained for the Genius LT 30, but the Equalizer 3 rear shock bears discussing in more detail. It utilises a bespoke oil transfer system which means that the bike is very well balanced regardless of the status of the lockout thanks to the low centre of gravity. It also means that the three separate chambers which define the available travel are sympathetic to the requirements of the rider at all times.
Avid Elixir 7 brakes are lighter than ever, while Shimano SLX and SRAM X9 components help you to pedal efficiently across adverse surfaces. Schwalbe Hans Dampf EVO tyres are grippy and durable, helping to provide the suspension with even more flexibility. Meanwhile the KindShock KS i900 seat post and Scott AM saddle improve the rider’s comfort.
Scott Genius LT 20
If you want to experience the Scott Genius LT mountain bike range but want something that is a little lighter than the alloy options then this model will fit the bill as it utilises a carbon concept mainframe with IMP5 technology for strength and low weight.
Scott sticks with the winning formula of fork and rear shock, while SRAM X7 and X9 gearing and the same Avid brakes continue to serve the bike well. DT Swiss AM 20 rims are light and tough enough to withstand the challenge of all mountain riding, while the Scott Pilot 20 Pro alloy handlebar lets you get a grip on the bike without making you feel like you are having to wrestle to gain control.
Scott Genius LT 10
This model sits at the top of the Scott Genius LT mountain bike range and harnesses the same carbon mainframe technology as the LT 20. However, there are a number of alternative components on show which separate it from its stable mates.
First is the Fox 36 Talas 180 FIT fork with remote lockout. This replaces the RockShox fork found on the other models and does a good job of reducing the weight and offering a smoother, more fluid level of operation. The Scott Equalizer 3 rear shock is left intact here, letting you choose between full locking, traction mode or full travel as the situation necessitates.
The full SRAM X0 groupset makes up the drive train, while Avid Elixir 9RS Carbon disc brakes improve the power to weight ratio even further. There are yet more carbon elements, including the Syncros AM handlebar. The RockShox Reverb Stealth seat post is hydraulically damped and features a remote lockout system for all round shock absorption.