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Genius LT 700 reviewed

21 January 2014

The 2014 Genius LT 700 Tuned was reviewed by the most important Mountain Bike Magazines in the business. Check out what the editors wrote about the new Enduro and All Mountain bike.


Enduro Mountainbike Magazine: "The SCOTT Genius LT connects worlds: never before has 170mm of rear travel been so efficient, so adjustable! This bike brings effective long travel to a whole new level of functional range. An extremely honest bike aimed at both ambitious racers as well as normal trail bikers - the concept and geometry are an absolute success."

Highlights: Enourmously adaptability of the 170mm chassis thanks to TwinLoc technology
Enhanced performance of the SCOTT Nude rear shock, developpedwith FOX
Love in the details: built-in chain guides, aggressive cockpit, and aesthetics

Source: enduro-mtb.com



Vital MTB US: “For 2014, Scott went back to the drawing board with their big-mountain, do-it-all Genius LT. The redesigned bike features 170mm travel, 27.5-inch (650B) wheels, aggressive geometry, and a simple lever that enables you to pedal it up anything you'd like to rally back down. (...) The LT offers a fun, lively ride that is easy to get off the ground. If you live for the downs, the Genius LT is a good bet. Any trail becomes tamable. Trail bike or DH ride? The LT puts both within reach. ” 

Source: Vitalmtb.com


BIKE Magazin GER: "The combination of acceleration, weight, travel and a successful geometry is impressive. The Genius LT owns a solid amount of travel on downhills without compromising in uphills."

Source: BIKE 10/2013


Dirt UK: "Scott have a wealth of knowledge and experience with Carbon which becomes very apparent on the hill as the feeling of Scott carbon is less harsh than many offerings from companies thin on know-how. The LT is one of a kind, like many Scott bikes.On descentsthis bike is offthe charts, the shape is simply sublime, I`d go as far as to say it`s possibly one of the best shaped mountainbikes I`ve evre ridden."

Source: Dirt Jan/2014


VeloVert FR: "With a total weight of 12.34 kg, big tires included, the Genius LT 700 Tuned is a real Enduro racing machine. From the first ride, this new SCOTT Genius LT seemed to be nicely born and delighted us."

Source: VeloVert Magazine 10/2013


Bike Magazine FR: "Magic descents: Rough downhills are the terrain where the LT offers a maximum of pleasure and efficiency. Let it be gaps or curves, the Genius LT kills it all."

Source: Bike FR, 11/2013

MountainBIKE GER: "The LT raises the bar with its new, high-end frame, 27.5” wheels and 170mm of travel. The extremely lightweight test bike we rode turned out to be a fascinating “Do-it-all” bike, charging everything from trails to Enduro."

Source: MountainBIKE 09/2013





Pinkbike: We review the capabilities of Scott's incredibly versatile Scott Genius LT 27.5. (...)Their popular big travel trail bike, the Genius LT, is the longest travel 27.5" option from Scott and its redesigned platform is claimed to make it a quiver-killing bike that can do it all. (...)The clean looking Genius LT, with its full carbon HMX frame and red and orange colour matched components, is definitely an eye catcher out on the trail. The frame itself is constructed using 200 individual pieces, a molding process that differs from traditional carbon monocoque frames. This technique allows Scott to build a more consistent frame even while utilizing the mass production process (...)Probably one of the LT's best attributes is its readiness to ascend, and whether it's short punchy climbs or hour-long dirt road slogs, the Genius makes it happen, climbing remarkably well with some help from the bike's remote actuated FOX CTD system. (...)

Source: pinkbike.com


Freeride GER: The fun factor on the new LT is extremely high. The suspension works in all race and trail situations harmoniously, especially in the open mode. It`s very stable and offers great handling thanks to the ultra-light weight. A perfect score: 10 out of 10!"

Source: Freeride Dec/2013

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