2014 Scott Genius LT- First Look

First Look: Scott Genius LT

Scott Genius LT- first look

Details

• Intended use: All-mountain
• Revised suspension platform with dual-travel Fox Nude shock
• 170mm travel front/rear, rear reduces to 135mm in Traction Control mode
• 66.3 degree head angle (in open setting)
• SRAM X01 drivetrain
• 27.5″ wheels
• Weight: 27.33lbs (12.42kg)

The new Fox Nude shock

The Fox Nude shock which Scott describe as the “heart of the suspension,” it may look fairly normal, but inside, the shock replicates the dual-travel feature of the more complicated three-tube pull shock of the 2012 Genius LT.

SCOTT Sports Introduces the all new 2014 Genius LT on Pinkbike

First impressions:

We had little time to get a proper feel for the new Genius LT. This was amplified by the fact that Gstaad is still at a fairly early stage of their impressive trail building program. While we never felt we had the chance to experience the bike in the environment it was designed for, the first aspect of the new LT that struck us was how easy it was to just get on and ride – the cockpit feels comfortable, the linkage undemanding and even through our first tentative descents with the bike, we felt at ease. This is always a good place to start, because once you feel settled with a bike you can start to push on and see how far you can take it. Secondly, we were surprised how often we found ourselves reaching for the Traction Control mode on the shock when there was pedaling to do. The adjusted pedaling position and shock settings do make a real difference, They make the bike lively going up the hill, living up to Benoit’s claim that their system means people can live with longer-travel bikes far more easily. We look forward to a complete review of the 2014 Genius LT, put to task in a true all-mountain environment. - Matt Wragg
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