2013 Scott Genius 700 – 650b Ride Report

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Genius 700 Series


Genius 700 SL
The all new Genius 700 SL features a totally re-designed frame optimized for 27.5″ (650b) wheels. The HMX carbon frame is offered in 150mm travel and Super Light (SL) component spec. This is THE ultimate Trail bike.

  • Frame:  Genius 27.5 Carbon HMX
  • Fork:  FOX 34 Talas 650b Factory, 3 modes, 150-120-Lockout
  • Shock:  Scott DT Nude2, 3 modes, 150-100-Lockout
  • Group:  SRAM XX / XO
  • Brakes:  Avid XO
  • Parts:  Syncros TR 1.0
  • Wheels:  Syncros TR 1.0 Carbon 27.5″
  • Price: $9,134.99

Genius 710
The all new Genius 710 features a totally re-designed frame optimized for 27.5″ (650b) wheels. The HMF carbon frame is offered in 150mm travel and high end component spec. This is THE ultimate Trail bike.

  • Frame:  Genius 27.5 Carbon HMF
  • Fork:  FOX 34 Talas 650b Factory, 3 modes, 150-120-Lockout
  • Shock:  Scott DT Nude2, 3 modes, 150-100-Lockout
  • Group:  Shimano XT
  • Brakes:  Shimano XT
  • Parts:  Syncros TR 1.5
  • Wheels:  Syncros TR 2.0 27.5″
  • Price: $5,774.99

Genius 720
The all new Genius 720 features a totally re-designed frame optimized for 27.5″ (650b) wheels. The HMF carbon frame is offered in 150mm travel and mid to high end component spec. This is THE ultimate Trail bike.

  • Frame:  Genius 27.5 Carbon HMF
  • Fork:   FOX 34 Talas 650b Evolution, 3 modes, 150-120-Lockout
  • Shock:  Scott DT Nude2, 3 modes, 150-100-Lockout
  • Group:  Shimano XT / SLX
  • Brakes:  Shimano SLX
  • Parts:  Syncros 1.5 Serie
  • Wheels:  Syncros TR 2.5 27.5″
  • Price: $4,724.99

Genius 730
The all new Genius 730 features a totally re-designed frame optimized for 27.5″ (650b) wheels. The 6061 alloy frame is offered in 150mm travel and mid to high end component spec. This is THE ultimate Trail bike.

  • Frame:  Genius 27.5 Alloy 6061
  • Fork:  FOX 34 Talas 650b Evolution, 3 modes, 150-120-Lockout
  • Shock:  Scott DT Nude2, 3 modes, 150-100-Lockout
  • Group:  Shimano XT /SLX
  • Brakes:  Shimano SLX
  • Parts:  Syncros 1.5/ 2.0 Serie
  • Wheels:  Syncros XC-55 27.5″
  • Price: $4,094.99

Genius 740
The all new Genius 740 features a totally re-designed frame optimized for 27.5″ (650b) wheels. The 6061 alloy frame is offered in 150mm travel and mid level component spec. This is THE ultimate Trail bike.

  • Frame: Genius 27.5 Alloy 6061
  • Fork: FOX 34 Talas 650b Evolution, 3 modes, 150-120-Lockout
  • Shock: Scott DT M3, 3 modes, 150- Lockout
  • Group: Shimano XT / SLX
  • Brakes: Shimano
  • Parts: Syncros 2.0 Serie
  • Wheels: Syncros XC-55 650b
  • Price: $3,149.99

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  • duder says:

    beautiful bike with a lot of quality bits and geo, but meh on a single pivot

  • PROEDGEBIKER.COM says:

    Looks like a spark

  • duderabides says:

    Meh, I’d ride a single pivot…..nothing wrong with ‘em. Bike looks great. Well done, Scott.

  • Wasupwitdat says:

    And my bikeshop guy said 650b wouldn’t go anywhere. I turned my Spark into a 650b two years ago and never looked back. Also dumped the Nude shock for a Fox RP3. That Nude shock sucks. The Fox is fantastic. Scott must be using a 29r fork because Fox hasn’t made that leap to 650b yet. I went with a White Bros. The bike is a dream now.

  • Izzy says:

    “an entirely new wheel standard”
    It’s statements like these that is fodder for 650B critics, and doesn’t help the 650B-ignorant.
    I’m still not a fan of switches. I went SS to simplify things. If I were to go full sus I’d rather go with a design that doesn’t require extra switches or levers to make it more efficient.
    That said, everything else on the new Genius screams engineering art. I love that linkage, and the dropout system is way cool. I also like how clean the rear brake mounting is. However, I’m no suspension expert, so this leads me to ask, how will this affect braking on this single pivot design?

  • Brad says:

    This is the future thanks scott

  • professore says:

    So far the best looking bike I’ve seen. I love how the linkage disappears. Well done Scott.

  • Daniel Owen says:

    Izzy, when you ride a single pivot bike you just don’t use the back brake as much,,, makes you a much faster rider,,, and anyway, with small rotors it should should not “brake jack”…. but SP do climb well as the tend to dig in…

  • SpruceHead says:

    Was this written by MTBR or by Scott? Anyone else concerned about snagging something on those cables hanging off the BB?

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