February 29, 2008 The Genius range of mountain bikes from Scott were designed with a variety of riding levels in mind, from crossing the Alps to a leisurely tour with friends. One of the standout features of the bikes is an adjustable rear shock system that is easily operated via handle bar levers.
The bikes combine an ultra light weight frame with the “smart” Genius TC dampening system that operates the rear shocks to the three adjustment positions via the handle bars. The “lockout” setting locks the rear shock for steep climbs, “traction” with 80 mm travel is the perfect choice for bumpy, root covered single trails and 130 mm “all travel” is designed for tough downhills. The fabricated frame is made from high-grade CR1 carbon with HMF carbon fiber, ILS intelligent linkage system, 3D custom butted alloy swingarm, SCR sealed cable routing and sealed aircraft bearings technology.
The front suspension all features FOX 32 Talas RL, air spring, rebound adjustable, lockout and three travel positions. The rear is the Genius TC system with traction mode and rebound adjustable.
The Genius range comes in four models, with the difference in price relating to the quality of components you’re after. The top of the line Genius MC-10 features Shimano XTR / XT 27 speed gears, DT Swiss XR1 wheelset, Ritchey Pro carbon and Shimano XT disc brakes. The MC-20 comes with Sram X-9 27 speed gears, Truvativ Firex 3.3 crankset, Mavic Crossride wheelset and Avid Juciy 5 disc brakes. The MC-30 has the same specs as the MC-20, minus the Mavic Crossride wheelset. Rounding out the group is the MC-40 for featuring Shimano XT / LX 27 speed, Shimano 542 crankset and Avid Juciy 3.5 disc brakes.
Available in Australia via Netti Atom, prices are AUD$5,199, $4,199, $3,499 and $2,899 respectively. The model is not available in the US.